MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is ready to satisfy the taste buds of burger enthusiasts in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The restaurant, opening on Friday, October 25, will be located at 3388 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach. The Virginia Beach opening marks the first MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes restaurant for Keval Shah and Sanjay Patel, business partners and MOOYAH franchisees. The team plans to bring an additional two restaurants to Virginia Beach over the next few years.
Prior to franchising, Shah owned a construction company for 18 years. It wasn’t long before he had the idea of opening a business of his own. Patel and Shah opened a Cold Stone Creamery together in Norfolk and they later experienced MOOYAH firsthand and knew it was a concept that they both wanted to join.
“We were at MOOYAH eating one of their delicious burgers one day and just decided to go for it,” says Shah. “We were really enticed by the menu, especially the Double Diablo specialty burger with jalapenos and Cholula, and we liked that MOOYAH is accommodating to any diner. MOOYAH has options that work for keto, vegetarian, and really any nutritional preferences. MOOYAH provides a large variety of options to our Guests, and it’s a great-tasting, high-quality product.”
Amy Mitchell will be the store manager for the Virginia Beach MOOYAH, and is excited about the opportunity. “I’m from the UK and have been in America for over two years now,” says Mitchell. “We came to the land of opportunity to make a better life for my kids and I think it’s been great. I’m working for a great business and I love engaging with customers and talking to them about my background. I think MOOYAH is going to be a hit here in Virginia Beach.”
Not only will the team be serving up out of this world burgers, but they will also be providing discounts for seniors, military, and concert goers at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach. Shah and Patel have plans to add two additional locations in Virginia Beach, creating more than 60-plus jobs total.
“With locations already in Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg, this first of three Virginia Beach locations is setting us up to double our presence in Virginia,” adds Tony Darden, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes president and COO. “We are accelerating our franchise development efforts, and we are looking for qualified Franchise Owners across the country who want to join our franchise family and bring our mouthwatering made-to-order burgers to new communities.”