BurgerFi, among the nation’s fastest growing, award-winning gourmet burger chains—with 78 locations and 100 units expected to be opened by the early part of 2016—is proud to announce the opening of its first international location in Mexico City. In a deal with EFIT SA DE CV, 40 BurgerFi locations are planned for Mexico City and the surrounding areas over the next five years, with an expected 1,000 new jobs created in the market.
CEO Corey Winograd says, “We’re extremely pleased to have arrived to the monumental milestone of opening our first international BurgerFi location. The timing of international expansion has been an important next step for our continued strategic growth. We are excited to be working with the EFIT SA DE CV team, who has demonstrated the genuine passion, industry, and deep infrastructure experience we looked for in our first partner to expand BurgerFi’s presence internationally.”
BurgerFi will continue its “burgerfication of the nation” mantra, following its ''Never Ever” program policy by selling only burgers that are steroid, antibiotic and growth hormone-free, without any chemicals or additives. In true, environmentally friendly BurgerFi fashion, the new Mexico location will feature chairs made entirely from recycled Coca-Cola bottles, tables from compressed recycled wood and ceiling fans that conserve electricity.
EFIT SA DE CV is comprised of three partners, Luis Antonio Ortiz Dominguez, Alan Jaber, and Abraham Cohen, who have vast experience in operating, constructing, and designing successful U.S.-based franchise chains.
“We are honored to have been selected by BurgerFi as their first international partner,” says Luis Antonio Ortiz Dominguez founding partner of EFIT SA DE CV. “We look forward to bringing the fresh, all-natural, hormone-free concept to Mexico and replicating the success of the brand internationally.”
Domestic growth efforts for 2016 include new restaurants in Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, and California, just to name a few. Other international locations are already under development in the U.K. and Panama.