Protein Bar & Kitchen celebrates a milestone for the company with its first-ever multi-unit franchise agreement which will bring the brand to Northwest Indiana through an initial location in Crown Point. News of this signed agreement further validates the rapid growth of better-for-you food concepts. According to the 2024 IFA Economic Outlook Report, the number of franchise establishments in the industry are forecasted to increase by 2.2 percent this year and the economic output is expected to reach $301B. With this impressive projected growth, Protein Bar & Kitchen is seeing an increased interest in its franchise opportunity from aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.

The location in Crown Point is located at 122 E 109th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307 and slated to open in July of this year.  The location will also feature the brand’s first drive-through experience – marking the next step in the brand’s evolution in providing convenient and on-the-go food and beverages for customers.

Expanding Protein Bar & Kitchen’s footprint is a seasoned multi-brand and multi-unit restaurant franchisee. With a long-standing history in the restaurant industry with leading brands, the Protein Bar & Kitchen leadership team believes this franchisee is the ideal candidate for the brand with ample years of experience in the space. In addition to experience in the restaurant industry, Protein Bar & Kitchen invites those with a passion for accessible healthy eating options and involvement in the franchise industry to join its growing system.

“As consumer demand continues to rise for protein-packed, healthy meal options, we are excited to welcome our very first franchisee to Protein Bar & Kitchen,” says Jeff Drake, CEO. “The all-day power of protein is growing in popularity, and as we grow our footprint across the nation, we look forward to bringing PBK to Crown Point.”

Protein Bar & Kitchen began strategic franchising efforts with their refined store prototype that offers a smaller footprint along with a seamless dine-in, carry-out, delivery, mobile app + online ordering and catering customer experience. With a leadership team that has a collective 90+ years of experience, Protein Bar & Kitchen has positioned itself as an emerging leader in the space. However, it is more than a better-for-you fast casual concept – Protein Bar & Kitchen is an active lifestyle brand that extends far outside its four walls.

As pioneers in the fast casual better-for-you space, Protein Bar & Kitchen continues to own the category and remain at the forefront of protein-packed culinary innovation. The brand has developed its menu with 15+ protein options for every body, and a set of rotating flavors and ingredients across all dayparts to keep the menu fresh and exciting.

As a result, year-over-year Chicago store sales were up 27 percent, as well as continued suburban growth with a sales increase of 17% in 2023. As consumers continue to prioritize healthy options, Protein Bar & Kitchen stakes its claim as the restaurant of choice for unique and flavorful protein shakes, smoothies and food with new menu innovations and limited-time-offers set to debut throughout 2024.

Protein Bar & Kitchen is looking to partner with qualified and engaged individuals seeking single and multi-unit opportunities. The brand delivers exceptional food and made-to-order beverages in a minimally complex environment leading to smaller real estate footprints and reduced buildout costs with nearly $1.385 million average annual revenue.

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