Grégoire, the trailblazing fine-fast-casual restaurant concept, is wrapping up a pivotal year, not only celebrating its 21st anniversary, but also a year of strategic growth, innovative advancements and community engagement. Founded in 2002 by French-trained chef Grégoire Jacquet, the brand has revolutionized the culinary scene by offering high-quality, fine dining-style food in a convenient carry-out format.

“It has been a learning experience for us — a year of setting up and really finding out what works,” Jacquet says. “We’re focused on fine-tuning the digital experience for our customers and adding new platforms for delivery, ensuring that our operations are strong and our supply chain is well-established. We are looking for our first franchisee and are excited about the potential growth.”

And the results speak for themselves — the brand has seen steady YOY growth over the past few years, with revenues coming in at $1.54 million in 2022, up from $1.18 million in 2019. Now, Grégoire is ready to bring that lucrative model to more communities across the country.

It’s rewarding to know that we’ve had the support of the community for all these years,” says Jacquet. “Today, consumers don’t want to choose between quality and convenience — they are eager for higher-quality options that don’t require full, sit-down service. Grégoire fills that void with a unique rotating menu, which changes quarterly to reflect the seasonal availability of locally sourced ingredients, and consistently fantastic housemade recipes, available on-the-go.”

The secret ingredient, Jacquet says, is the brand’s unique culinary hub-to-store kitchen model, which leverages preparation and distribution centers for the fresh, housemade ingredients that make Grégoire stand out.

Looking ahead to 2024, the focus will be on further franchising efforts, particularly in the Bay Area. The ideal Grégoire franchisee will have a deep passion for serving food and a thorough understanding and appreciation of where food comes from. Owners should also be well-versed in customer service and love interacting with the people of their community.

“Our goal is to sign our first franchisee by year-end, showing our readiness to start and grow rapidly,” says Jacquet. “Grégoire franchisees will have the opportunity to follow a proven system and benefit from decades of experience in the restaurant industry.”

Now, with its newly launched franchise opportunity, franchisees have the chance to invest in Grégoire on the ground floor and partner with a brand that is poised to disrupt one of the biggest segments in foodservice. Early franchisees will have their pick of prime real estate and work closely with the brand’s executive team as they build one of the most promising franchises in the industry.

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