Rise Biscuits Donuts, the nation’s fastest growing biscuits and donuts chain with over 160 units in development across the country, announced a multi-unit franchise deal for Southern California that will officially stretch the brand from coast-to-coast. Franchisee Bill Propster, an industry veteran who built a career operating Domino’s locations for six years, is plotting locations for San Fernando Valley and Ventura County, hoping to open at least one Rise store per year.

“Rise’s craveworthy food has already gained a huge national following that continues to grow each day, and while Southern California has a lot of trendy and notable concepts, the one that’s missing is Rise Biscuits Donuts,” says Propster. “I’m thrilled to be re-entering the restaurant franchising industry with such an innovative brand, and have full confidence that Rise’s namesake biscuit and donut offerings will be a welcome addition to Southern California.”

Rise Biscuits Donuts was founded in 2012 by Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, Tom Ferguson. Described as a mixture of ‘old school, new school and our school,’ the Rise menu boasts unique biscuit creations and rotating donut flavors like Créme Brulee, Pineapple Basil, and Maple Bacon. Their signature flaky biscuits can be enjoyed on their own, or cut and stuffed with premium fillings like buttermilk-brined fried chicken, crispy bacon, country sausage, egg, cheese, and more. All of Rise’s offerings are made with the highest quality ingredients throughout the day, ensuring guests are able to enjoy fresh biscuits and donuts on each visit.

Since first opening as a single storefront in Durham, North Carolina, the brand has grown to include 18 stores across 8 states and has over 160 units in development. The Southern California franchise deal is the latest addition to Rise’s budding empire and solidifies the brand’s coast-to-coast takeover.

Rise Biscuits Donuts is partnered with Fransmart, the industry-leading franchise development company behind household brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries and The Halal Guys, as its exclusive franchising partner to grow the brand. Rise is currently looking for experienced franchisees and qualified investors to introduce the concept to major media markets across the country.

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