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Burger 21 Targets New Jersey, New York And Pennsylvania For Additional Development Opportunities »

June 16, 2015 at 6:58AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

'Beyond the Better Burger' Concept to Exhibit at International Franchise Expo in NYC June 20-22
June 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, today announced it is targeting the Tri-State Area - including communities in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania - for future expansion. The Tampa-based fast casual concept aims to develop new restaurants in Long Island, the New York City boroughs and northern New Jersey, as well as upstate New York and in Pennsylvania. Currently, Burger 21 has 14 open locations and more than 20 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
"We are thrilled about the growth Burger 21 has experienced throughout the country and extremely optimistic about our future development in the Northeast," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 founder and president...

Burger 21 To Open Second North Carolina Restaurant In Cary On June 8 »

June 01, 2015 at 7:03AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Host Two-day Fundraiser to Support Cary Family YMCA June 8-9
June 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, announced today its second restaurant in North Carolina will open in Cary on Monday, June 8 at 14220 Bradford Green Square in The Bradford Shopping Center. To celebrate, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from the first two days of business to the Cary Family YMCA. Additionally, the local community is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony and check presentation on Tuesday, June 16.
The new restaurant is locally owned and operated by new Burger 21 franchisee Mitch Neal, who has opened eight restaurants in the Raleigh market over the last 10 years...

Burger 21 Introduces New And Enhanced Menu Items Nationwide »

May 20, 2015 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Focuses on Brand Development with Latest Menu Enhancements
May 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, announced today it has rolled out several new and enhanced menu items in order to appeal to the changing taste preferences of its guests. In addition, the brand has added a smaller milkshake option to the menu and its 10 Certified Angus Beef® burger options will now be prepared in a third-pound size.
"Menu innovation is at the heart of our brand and with the rollout of these latest menu items, we're providing our guests with more variety than ever before," said Mark Johnston, president of Burger 21...

Burger 21 Set To Expand In Florida And Georgia  »

May 05, 2015 at 8:38AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

With Signing of New Franchise Agreement in Melbourne and Lease Agreements in Atlanta
Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Open New Restaurants in Both States Later this Year
May 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, an award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise, today announced that it has signed an additional franchise agreement with the brand’s very first franchisee, Dennis Saller, to develop its first restaurant in Melbourne, Fla., at The Avenue Viera shopping mall. Additionally, the Tampa-based chain signed lease agreements for its Snellville and Johns Creek, Ga., locations. To date, Burger 21 has 15 open locations and more than 20 franchised restaurants in development across the country...

Burger 21 Launches Latest Phase Of Expansion Strategy With Strong Focus On Traditional Development »

April 29, 2015 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Under Consideration for Spot in Newly Renovated Tampa International Airport and Announces Rapid Growth in Home State of Florida
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, today announced the latest phase of its franchise development strategy to increase the brand's presence in non-traditional venues across the country. This announcement comes on the heels of its recent bid submission for space in the newly renovated Tampa International Airport, which will be granted in early June. The Tampa, Fla.-based company is continuing to experience rapid growth, especially in its home state of Florida.
As part of its non-traditional development strategy, Burger 21 will roll out its first breakfast menu, which will be exclusively available at future airport locations...

Burger 21 To Open Second South Florida Restaurant In Fort Lauderdale On April 27 »

April 22, 2015 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Celebrate New Restaurant with Prize Giveaways on Opening Day
April 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, announced today its second restaurant in South Florida will open in Fort Lauderdale on April 27 at 2949 N. Federal Highway. To celebrate, the restaurant will be giving away Burger 21 t-shirts to the first one hundred guests.
Attorney-turned-restaurant owner, Adam Booken, left the corporate world to follow his life-long dream of business ownership. He, along with his family, also own and operate the Burger 21 location in Davie, Fla., located at 2451 S. University Drive, which opened last year. As a Burger 21 franchisee, Booken has been able to combine his love for great food with his desire to support the local community...

Burger 21 Exceeds $127,000 In Contributions To Support  »

February 17, 2015 at 10:34AM PST | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain's Restaurants Donate 10 Percent of Sales on the 21st of Each Month to Benefit Local Schools and Charities Nationwide
February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, announced today it has provided more than $127,000 in contributions through its "B Charitable" initiative since its inception. As part of the brand's unique culture, Burger 21 donates 10 percent of its restaurants' sales to schools and local charities on the 21st of each month to support the communities in which it operates.
"Since opening our doors five years ago, we've made giving back a part of our brand culture and we're proud of what we've accomplished thus far," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 founder and president...

Burger 21 Expands Presence In Texas With Signing Of Franchise Agreements In Dallas And McAllen »

January 27, 2015 at 11:23AM PST | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Exhibit at Franchise Expo South in Houston, Feb. 5-7
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, today announced that it has signed franchise agreements to develop an additional restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and its first restaurant in McAllen, Texas. The Tampa-based chain currently has Texas locations in development in Irving and Austin. To date, Burger 21 has 15 open locations and 25 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
"We are pleased with the success that Burger 21 has already experienced in Texas and optimistic about our future growth throughout the Midwest," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 founder and president...

Burger 21 Marks Another Successful Year Of Franchise Growth »

January 12, 2015 at 8:51AM PST | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Opened Five New Restaurant; Signed Franchise Agreements for 13 Locations in Six States in 2014
TAMPA, Fla. - Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, announced today strong growth in 2014 with 10 new franchise agreements signed representing 13 future restaurants. As part of this development, Burger 21 will bring its first franchise locations to three new states including Illinois, Michigan and Texas later this year. Currently, Burger 21 has 15 open locations and more than 20 franchised restaurants in development in seven states.
In 2014, Burger 21 announced the opening of five new restaurants, including its first franchise locations in Arizona, New York State and Virginia...

Burger 21 Signs Franchise Agreements To Open First Restaurants In Chicago And Dallas »

November 03, 2014 at 9:42AM PST | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Expands Brand Footprint to Midwest and Plans for Second Texas Location
November 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today it has signed a franchise agreement to develop its first restaurant in Chicagoland, marking the brand's entry into Illinois. Additionally, the company signed a franchise deal for the development of one restaurant in Dallas. Burger 21 currently has 15 open locations and more than 20 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
"We are thrilled to announce the signing of these new franchise agreements that will bring our chef-inspired brand to Dallas and Chicagoland for the very first time," said Mark Johnston, president of Burger 21...

Burger 21 To Open Second Arizona Restaurant In Chandler On November 3rd »

October 29, 2014 at 9:04AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Celebrate New Restaurant with Prize Giveaways on Opening Day 
October 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today its second restaurant in Arizona will open in Chandler on Nov. 3 at 2855 W. Ray Road. To celebrate with the community, the first 100 guests to visit the restaurant on opening day will receive a free Burger 21 t-shirt and all guests will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a free tailgate grill.
The new restaurant is locally-owned and operated by current Burger 21 franchisee Dan Lenhauser, who opened the brand's first western U...

Burger 21 Seeks Additional Franchisees For Greater Washington D.C. Expansion »

October 22, 2014 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain to Host Franchising Executive Roundtable on Nov. 2 
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today it is targeting the Greater Washington D.C. area for future franchise development. Target cities include Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park and Rockville, Md.; Alexandria, Arlington, Manassas and Gainesville, Va.; and downtown D.C.
To fuel expansion in the region, Burger 21 will be exhibiting at the Capital Franchise Expo, Nov. 1 and 2 at the Dulles Expo Center, booth No. 209. In addition, the Tampa-based franchise's development team will also host a franchising Executive Roundtable on Nov...

Burger 21 Introduces Corporate Chef To Lead Menu Innovation »

September 16, 2014 at 6:42AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Promotes Mike Remes to Culinary Leadership Role
September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // Tampa, Fla. – Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today the promotion of Mike Remes to Burger 21 corporate chef and field trainer earlier this year, a strategic move that gave Burger 21 its own dedicated corporate chef for the first time. In this role, Remes manages all aspects of the brand's menu development, including its monthly featured burgers and shakes, while overseeing training and operations for all new restaurant openings across the country.
"It is our pleasure to recognize Mike's leadership and contributions to the success of Burger 21's restaurant operations," said Mark Johnston, president and chief concept officer of Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21...

Burger 21 To Open First New York State Restaurant In Albany On Aug. 25 »

August 18, 2014 at 8:07AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Expands Brand Presence to Seven States 
TAMPA, Fla. - Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today its first restaurant in upstate New York will open in the Albany area on Monday, Aug. 25 at 622 New Loudon Road in the Village at New Loudon in Latham. To celebrate with the community, the first 100 guests to visit the restaurant on opening day will receive a free Burger 21 t-shirt and all guests will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a free tailgate grill.
Locally-owned and operated by Mike Stygles and Bruce Anderson, Burger 21 Albany features 21 unique, chef-inspired burger creations, hand-crafted signature shakes, gourmet hot dogs, hand-breaded chicken tenders and fresh salads served in a contemporary-style diner atmosphere with fast, high-touch service...

Burger 21 Expands Brand Presence To 10 States With First Michigan Franchise Agreement »

August 13, 2014 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain Also Signs Franchise Deals for Raleigh, N.C. and Ocala, Fla.
August 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today the signing of its first franchise agreement in Michigan. Set to open in Ann Arbor, this Michigan location expands the brand's national footprint to 10 states.
Additionally, the company signed two franchise agreements for single units in Ocala, Fla., and Raleigh, N.C. The new deals are part of the fast casual concept's aggressive growth strategy to expand its presence in new and existing markets nationwide. To date, Burger 21 has 13 open locations and 25 franchised restaurants in development across the country...

Burger 21 To Open First Arizona Restaurant In Scottsdale On July 21 »

July 14, 2014 at 6:58AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Scottsdale Location of Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Donate 10 Percent of Sales to 100 Club of Arizona on Opening Day 
July 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today its first restaurant in the western U.S. will open in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday, July 21 in Seville Shopping Center located at 7001 N. Scottsdale Road. To celebrate with the community, the first 100 guests to visit the restaurant on opening day will receive a free Burger 21 t-shirt and all guests will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a free tailgate grill.
In addition, ten percent of all proceeds on opening day in Scottsdale will be donated to the 100 Club of Arizona, a local non-profit that provides assistance to statewide public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, paramedics and their families...

Burger 21 Building Strong Presence In Atlanta; Plans Three More Restaurants »

July 02, 2014 at 7:15AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Atlanta Becomes Burger 21's Largest Development Market with Total of Eight New Restaurants in Development
July 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today it has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement to develop three additional restaurants in the Atlanta area. As part of this deal, the three restaurants are targeted to open in the Buckhead, Cumberland Mall and North Druid Hills areas.
"We are very excited about this opportunity. This allows our family to share our favorite burger experience with everyone in the Atlanta area," said new Burger 21 franchisee Chris Bastecki...

Burger 21 Plans To Open Its First Restaurant In Lone Star State »

June 11, 2014 at 9:59AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain to Host Franchise Webinar June 26 on Heels of First Austin Restaurant Agreement 
June 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today it has signed a franchise agreement to develop its first restaurant in the Lone Star State. Burger 21 will soon bring its 21 unique burger creations and hand-crafted shakes to Austin, Texas. To date, Burger 21 has 12 open locations and 20 units in development across the country.
"It's a very exciting time in our company's history as developing a Burger 21 in Texas marks the brand's expansion into its ninth state," said Dan Stone, vice president of franchise development for Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21...

Burger 21 Ranked No. 5 Restaurant Among Fast Casual's Top 100 "Movers And Shakers" »

June 05, 2014 at 7:03AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain's President Recognized as One of "Top 25 People" 
June 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., has been named one of Fast Casual's Top 100 "Movers and Shakers" of 2014. As the youngest concept of the top 10 brands, Burger 21 ranked No. 5, up from No. 22 last year, based on its double digit increase in average unit volume and recent expansion. In addition, Burger 21 President Mark Johnston was recognized in the publication as one of the "Top 25 People" for his continued strategic leadership in the growth and development of the brand.
"We're honored to be recognized as an industry leader for the second consecutive year," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 president and chief concept officer of Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21...

Burger 21 Accelerates Expansion Plans For Charlotte, N.C., Market »

May 21, 2014 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain to Exhibit at Local Franchise Expo, May 31 - June 1 
TAMPA, Fla. - May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today that it is accelerating its growth plans for Charlotte, N.C.
The brand aims to develop four or more new restaurants throughout the Charlotte metro area, as well as additional units across the state. To support this initiative, Burger 21 will be exhibiting at the Franchise Business Opportunities Expo in Charlotte, N.C., May 31 and June 1 at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo. To date, Burger 21 has 12 open locations, including one location in Charlotte's Ballantyne area, and 20 franchised restaurants in development across the country...

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