Rise Biscuits Donuts, Durham, North Carolina’s, award-winning concept featuring both sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options, announced the signing of a multi-state development agreement that will introduce the Rise concept to Georgia, South Carolina, and Kentucky.
MDO Holdings, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based investment and management firm with a current portfolio of over 30 companies including such outstanding brands as O2 Fitness, Happy+Hale, Cyclebar, and RISE Biscuits Donuts. MDO Holdings joined the Rise franchise system in June 2016 to develop locations in Georgia and South Carolina. In November MDO Holdings increased their development commitment to include Kentucky, bringing the total to almost 30-units. Their first store is projected to open in early 2017.
“We have always been fans of the Rise concept and brand, once we met the team we quickly discovered they share the same commitment to providing a great product and world class customer experience. We believe partnering with hard working, principled, and conscientious companies creates success. We found this with Rise and are excited to join them in their journey,” says Michael D Olander Jr, CEO of MDO Holdings.
In 2014 Rise partnered exclusively with Fransmart, the franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill, to grow the Rise brand. In the past two years, Rise has opened 6 more locations and has signed development agreements in nine states. With almost 100 units in development, Rise is poised to continue expanding throughout the United States.
Rise was founded in November 2012. Described as a mixture of “old school, new school and our school”—incorporating trending menu items from around the country like cronuts, putting our own Rise spin on it, and perfecting everything by listening to customers through both in-store feedback and social media. The brand serves up unique biscuit and donut flavors, with the menu constantly rotating in new features, as well as locally brewed coffee, in a to-go format that keeps our footprint at a minimum and keeps the long lines moving quick and efficiently