BurgerFi, one of the nation's fastest growing, all-natural "better burger" restaurant concepts, announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with HMSHost for the operation of a BurgerFi restaurant at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. HMSHost will operate the brand's first airport location. Propelled by the company's ongoing expansion, and recent surge in franchise development, this new agreement demonstrates the BurgerFi brand's growing strength and widespread appeal.
"We are excited to develop our first BurgerFi airport location with HMSHost, an established leader in the food service industry, which adds immense value to our growing franchise network," says Corey Winograd, chief executive officer of BurgerFi. "Over the past five years, the efforts of our dedicated corporate team and franchisees have propelled BurgerFi from a regional brand to a national, industry leader, poised for strategic growth, and we look forward to accelerating this momentum."
HMSHost, which provides food and beverage services for 120 airports throughout the globe and 99 motorways in North America, will be opening the new BurgerFi at the bustling Florida airport's Terminal One, with an anticipated opening date of May 31, 2017.
This year, BurgerFi plans to open approximately 20 new restaurants, and is targeting Virginia, Washington D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and New York for domestic expansion. With global demand, and enormous development opportunities, BurgerFi is poised for another year of impressive growth.