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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...

Burger 21 Targets Phoenix, Arizona For Franchise Expansion »

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

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain to Exhibit at Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo, May 3-4 
April 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., announced today it plans to expand in the Phoenix market with future franchise development. The company currently has two Arizona locations in development in Scottsdale and Chandler, both expected to open later this year. To date, Burger 21 has 12 open locations and 18 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
"Burger 21 is dedicated to providing guests with a unique better burger experience," said Dan Stone, vice president of franchise development for Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21...

Burger 21 Expands Presence In Atlanta With Signing Of Two New Franchise Agreements »

February 27, 2014 at 7:29AM PST | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain to Host Franchise Webinar March 13 to Fuel National Expansion 
February 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., announced today it has signed two new agreements to develop three units in the Atlanta area. Alex Kim has signed an agreement to open a restaurant in Johns Creek, Ga., later this year, while new multi-unit franchisee Jim McGlynn will open two restaurants, targeting sites in the South Alpharetta and Perimeter Mall areas. To date, Burger 21 has 12 open locations and 19 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
Last year, the company opened its first franchised restaurant in Atlanta across from the Mall of Georgia...

Burger 21 Ends 2013 With Significant Same-Store Sales Growth; Increased Average Unit Volume »

January 27, 2014 at 7:12AM PST | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Signed Eight New Franchise Agreements to Develop 14 Units and Opened Five Restaurants in 2013
TAMPA, Fla. - Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., announced today strong growth in 2013 with eight new franchise agreements signed to develop 14 units as part of its aggressive growth strategy to bring its crafted burgers and hand-spun shakes to more cities across the country. The average unit volume increased from $1.47 million to $1.75 million, a 19-percent increase over last year. Additionally, the company reported a 2.6-percent same-stores sales increase for its first two company-owned restaurants in Tampa, Fla...

Burger 21 Opens First Restaurant In Virginia »

January 13, 2014 at 7:06AM PST | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Brings Its Beyond the Better Burger Concept to Ashburn
TAMPA, Fla. - Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., has announced the opening of its first restaurant in Ashburn, Va. located at 43800 Central Station Drive. This location is one of four units to be developed in the Greater Washington, D.C. area over the next several years. Currently, Burger 21 has 11 restaurants open and 17 franchised locations in development across the U.S.
"We are very excited to open the first Burger 21 in Virginia," said franchisee Ray Patel. "Our new restaurant will provide guests with a unique dining experience that encompasses a variety of chef-inspired menu options at a great price...

Burger 21 Announces Grand Opening Of First Fort Myers, Fla. Restaurant »

December 17, 2013 at 7:19AM PST | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Signs Additional Agreement in Sarasota
TAMPA, Fla. - Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., has announced the grand opening of its first restaurant in the Fort Myers, Fla. market, located in the Gulf Coast Town Center at 9902 Gulf Coast Main Street, D150. Furthering its expansion in Southwest Florida, the brand also has signed its second franchise agreement for the Sarasota market. Currently, Burger 21 has 10 restaurants open and 18 franchised locations in development across the U.S.
"We're extremely happy to continue our expansion in Florida and build a presence for the brand in new parts of the state," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 president and chief concept officer and president of Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21...

Burger 21 Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Of First Orlando, Fla., Restaurant »

December 09, 2013 at 8:43AM PST | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain Experiences Success at First Franchised Location
TAMPA, Fla. - Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its first franchised restaurant located at the Shoppes at Millenia in Orlando, Fla.
Burger 21 Millenia is locally owned and operated by Dennis Saller, Burger 21's very first franchisee, and his two daughters, Whitney Prieto and Mary Alison Saller. The family aims to open at least two more locations over the next several years.
"I'm very pleased with how the community has embraced our restaurant during our first year in business," said Saller. "As first-time franchise owners, we didn't know what to expect, but our first year has far exceeded our expectations and we have built a solid foundation with a loyal customer following that will help our business continue to grow...

Burger 21 Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary & Tremendous Growth Year »

November 18, 2013 at 8:35AM PST | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Doubles Open Units in Past 12 Months 
TAMPA, Fla. - Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., is celebrating three years of success since opening its first restaurant in Tampa, Fla., in November 2010. Over the past year, the "beyond the better burger" concept has doubled its number of operating restaurants. Currently, Burger 21 has nine restaurants open and 18 franchised locations in development throughout the U.S.
"Since the launch of the unique concept featuring 21 crafted burgers, Burger 21 has experienced impressive growth and success in every market we've entered," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 president and chief concept officer and president of Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21...

Burger 21 Signs Two New Franchise Agreements In Pompano Beach, Fla. & Tempe, Ariz. »

October 22, 2013 at 6:31AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain to Host National Franchising Webinar on Oct. 24
TAMPA, Fla. - Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., today announced plans to develop one restaurant in Pompano Beach, Fla., and one in Tempe, Ariz. Dan Lenhauser, who recently became Burger 21's first Arizona franchisee, has signed an additional agreement to develop a second restaurant in the Phoenix market, while new franchisees will develop a location in South Florida. To date, Burger 21 has nine open locations and 18 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
"It's gratifying to see a strong interest in Burger 21 from both new and experienced foodservice operators," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 president and chief concept officer and president of Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21...

Burger 21 Experiences Record Sales At First Atlanta Location; Seeks Additional Franchisees For Metro Atlanta Expansion »

August 29, 2013 at 4:12AM PDT | Source: Burger 21

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain to Host In-Market Executive Roundtable on Sept. 8 
TAMPA, Fla. - Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., announced today its first Atlanta location, which opened three weeks ago, experienced record sales in its first two weeks of operation. To build on this momentum and enable further growth for the brand in the Metro Atlanta area, Burger 21 will be exhibiting at the Franchise Business Opportunities Expo in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 7 and 8 at the Cobb Galleria Center. In addition, the Tampa-based franchise will host on Sept. 8 an Executive Roundtable at the Buford Burger 21 restaurant for qualified candidates who are interested in learning more about growth opportunities in the market...

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