Hank and Harry’s, a South Florida-based New York style deli is thrilled to announce they will now be offering franchise opportunities nationwide spearheaded by Martin O’Dowd, new Vice President of Business Development. O’Dowd’s resume boasts over 35 years in the restaurant industry serving as president of five public and private brands such as Rainforest Café, Famous Dave’s BBQ and Hurricane Grill & Wings. 

“We are lucky to be adding someone of Martin’s stature at such a pivotal inflection point,” says Co-Founder Richard Booth. The Miami Beach flagship location opened in March 2017 as well as a second location to open in South Miami in November and a third location in the Aventura Mall food court expansion in December. This is a milestone for the new restaurant brand and a significant opportunity to build a strong brand presence nationally. 

As the brand continues to expand across South Florida, Hank and Harry’s Deli is currently seeking single and multi-unit operators to join its team to bring their signature New York favorites to multiple markets. Hank and Harry’s offers an upscale fast casual deli concept serving breakfast, lunch and dinner where guests have the option to dine-in, takeout, or delivery and large scale off-site catering is also available.  Hank and Harry’s features traditional deli favorites setting themselves apart by not only appealing to clientele of all ages with incredible, high-quality homemade food but also with contemporary and edgy branding.

Hank and Harry’s is the brainchild of Miami restaurateurs, Buzzy Sklar and Richard Booth who are beyond excited about expanding the new upscale fast-casual eatery concept. “Since our flagship opening in March this year, we are receiving many inquiries regarding franchise opportunities for Hank and Harry’s. We believe the concept will be successful and profitable in any city, and we look forward to working with our future franchisees helping to expand our national footprint,” says Sklar. 

Each location will be decked out in Hank and Harry’s signature décor adorned with gold ceilings, black and white tiled flooring, walls lined with subway tile and interactive digital menu boards. Hank and Harry’s also just launched an interactive order & pay mobile app available on iTunes and Google Play. By downloading the app customers will have the ability to order directly from their smart phones for take-out, eat-in and delivery receiving $5 off their first order. The app features include an exclusive customer loyalty rewards points program, a welcome gift for each user, user-friendly menu, store locator, geo-targeted news and special offers section and tailored user profiles creating a dynamic brand experience.

Staying true to their roots, each authentic New York style menu will feature deli classics including “Mile-High” Corned Beef and Pastrami sandwiches, bagels, bialys and ‘schmears,’ knishes, matzoh ball soup and Black & White cookies. Putting a new twist on the made-to-order salads already available, they will now be offered in a wrap option-think-The Chef Salad Wrap. In addition, a new Hank & Harry’s Original, Stuffed Knishes where the add-ons are endless including brisket, pastrami, corned beef, turkey pastrami, etc. Traditional Italian favorites will also still decorate the menu including Brooklyn style deli heroes such as “The Hot Italian” and “The Godfather.”

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