Dave's Hot Chicken to Grow in Southern California

    Industry News | March 4, 2020
    Dave's Hot Chicken
    Dave's Hot Chicken

    Dave's Hot Chicken inked a franchise agreement to grow in Southern California. 

    Dave’s Hot Chicken, announced it has inked a franchise agreement with the Wesselink family of Elevated Restaurant Group to open 10 locations throughout Orange County, South Los Angeles, and the South Bay region.

    As part of the deal, the Wesselinks will look to grow the Nashville Hot Chicken concept throughout the Los Angeles area. The Wesselinks’ team will focus on adding locations in nearby cities, including Long Beach, Torrance, Anaheim and Downey.

    “My first bite of a chicken tender from Dave’s Hot Chicken told me that they’re doing something special,” said Clinton Wesselink, who oversees restaurant operations for Elevated Restaurant Group. “The quality and flavor profile of the chicken is unlike anything else I’ve ever had. After meeting with their leadership team, we knew that the opportunity to invest was too good to pass up. Our team is excited to continue growing Dave’s Hot Chicken throughout Southern California.”

    Elevated Restaurant Group, a subsidiary of Coast to Coast Commercial, is an Orange County-based, family-run investment group owned by Clinton, Devon, and Richard Wesselink. For the last 30 years, the Wesselink family has been involved in the development of restaurants and commercial retail sites throughout Southern California, including numerous Sonic Drive-In and Jack in the Box locations.

    “We are so excited to grow the Dave’s Hot Chicken brand alongside a group so well aligned with our company’s goals and culture. Being a multi-generational, family-owned business, Elevated Restaurant Group has high integrity and strong operational standards,” said Shannon Swenson, vice president of franchise development at Dave’s Hot Chicken. “Our team is very confident that they will be great franchise owners to build the brand’s presence in Orange County and South Bay.”

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