Like much of the rest of the economy, the 2008 economic meltdown brought a massive slow-down to the quick-service franchise industry. The combination of tightfisted money lenders and general economic uncertainty put franchise businesses in a near impossible position when it came to accessing capital.
Burger 21, announced today it has provided more than $127,000 in contributions through its “B Charitable” initiative since its inception. The brand donates 10 percent of its restaurants’ sales to schools and local charities on the 21st of each month to support the communities in which it operates.
Burger 21, an award-winning fast casual, announced today that it has signed franchise agreements to develop an additional restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and its first restaurant in McAllen, Texas. The Tampa-based chain currently has Texas locations in development in Irving and Austin. To date, Burger 21 has 15 open locations and 25 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
Burger 21, a better-burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., signed a franchise agreement to develop its first restaurant in Chicagoland, marking the brand’s entry into Illinois. Additionally, the company signed a franchise deal for the development of one restaurant in Dallas. Burger 21 currently has 15 open locations and more than 20 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
Burger 21, a better-burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., announced it is targeting the Greater Washington, D.C., area for future franchise development. Target cities include Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and Rockville, Maryland; Alexandria, Arlington, Manassas, and Gainesville, Virginia; and downtown D.C.
Burger 21, a better-burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., announced the signing of its first franchise agreement in Michigan. Set to open in Ann Arbor, this Michigan location expands the brand’s national footprint to 10 states.
Limited-service brands today are increasingly trying to figure out how to effectively market to their older customers while continuing to attract Gen Y/Millennial (born between 1980 and 1994) and Gen Z (born after 1994) customers.
Burger 21, a better-burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., announced its first restaurant in the western U.S. will open in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday, July 21. To celebrate with the community, the first 100 guests to visit the restaurant on opening day will receive a free Burger 21 t-shirt, and all guests will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a free tailgate grill.
Tampa, Florida-based Burger 21 announced today it has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement to develop three additional restaurants in the Atlanta area. As part of this deal, the three restaurants are targeted to open in the Buckhead, Cumberland Mall, and North Druid Hills areas.
When it comes to developing a quick-service concept, Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison understands that the economic model remains a large piece of the puzzle. In creating a strong franchise deal that fosters company growth, however, Morrison and many other quick-service leaders know that many other tiles complete the mosaic, including corporate support, marketplace differentiation, and sales momentum.