Brevard Achievement Center (BAC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, that serves people with disabilities, announced that it will bring the first of five Teriyaki Madness restaurants to Florida under the ownership of Brevard Achievement Center Franchise LLC (BAC Franchise), a wholly owned subsidiary of BAC. The inaugural Florida location will open on July 31 within Colonial Plaza in Orlando with a second location to open in late fall at the Crosslands shopping center in Kissimmee. All BAC Franchise locations will be managed by general manager Zack Zonker.
Besides bringing delicious, healthier, fresh Asian food to the metro Orlando area this year and Brevard County in 2016, owning the Teriyaki Madness franchise will give BAC an additional opportunity to fulfill its mission to assist people with disabilities achieve personal success. This will be accomplished in two distinct ways: Net proceeds from each restaurant will be used to supplement underfunded programs and services at BAC recently impacted by government budget reductions, and employment opportunities will be available at each location for people with disabilities.
“A year ago our agency’s board and leadership realized that it was time to create a new line of revenue that would give us a solid means of fulfilling our mission for years to come,” says BAC president and CEO Amar Patel. “When the idea of buying a franchise was put forth, we thought it was definitely worth investigating.”
Through their research, the BAC team learned that purchasing a premium fast-casual restaurant franchise was the right choice and that Teriyaki Madness was the perfect fit. The franchise not only had a simplified menu that consisted of fresh, healthier food options, as well as signature, made-from-scratch sauces that the BAC team knew would appeal to local customers, but Teriyaki Madness also offered sophisticated systems and an interactive support staff. All agreed that the partnership had the right ingredients for success.
“We are proud to partner with the Brevard Achievement Center to help provide employment to people with disabilities and create a sustainable revenue stream to fund the nonprofit’s important mission,” says Erin Hicks, executive vice president of Teriyaki Madness.