Burger 21, a better-burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., announced it plans to expand in the Phoenix market with future franchise development. The company currently has two Arizona locations in development in Scottsdale and Chandler, both expected to open later this year. To date, Burger 21 has 12 open locations and 18 franchised restaurants in development across the country.

“Burger 21 is dedicated to providing guests with a unique better burger experience,” says Dan Stone, vice president of franchise development for Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21. “We’ve seen a strong interest in our brand in Arizona, and we’re looking for additional franchisees to help us bring Burger 21’s chef-inspired burger creations and hand-crafted signature shakes to even more locations throughout the Greater Phoenix area.”

To further fuel Burger 21’s expansion in the area, the company will be exhibiting at The National Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo May 3–4 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Local entrepreneurs are invited to meet with the brand’s franchise development team at booth No. 207 to learn more about growth opportunities. Additionally, Burger 21 will host a live webinar on April 17 at 2 p.m. to drive national expansion.

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