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Young Entrepreneur To Develop Checkers Location With Father's Support »

September 03, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

26-year-old Fatima Ahmad Already has more than a Decade of Fast-Food Experience
Tampa, FL. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 - Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers®), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, continues to attract experienced and business-savvy entrepreneurs eager to grow with the innovative brand. For example, its newest franchise owner, Fatima Ahmad, has more than 12 years of experience in the quick-service industry - yet she is only 26 years old. She plans to open her first Checkers restaurant this spring in Fredericksburg, Va., with the support of her father Masood, another longtime restaurant franchisee and operator.
Fatima began her career in the restaurant industry at age 14 as a crew member at Wendy's, and she kept working in the quick-service industry through high school, including at a Subway restaurant Masood owned and operated...

Franchising All-Star Offers Guidance To New Multi-Unit Rally's® Franchisees »

July 23, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

50-Unit Franchise Owner/Operator Partners with Arby's Franchisee to Reach Untapped Areas
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Tampa, Florida - Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc. (Rally's®), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, continues to attract business-savvy entrepreneurs hoping to help expand the brand's presence across the nation. In the brand's latest developments, husband and wife team, Fatima and Malik Hashim, have joined existing Rally's multi-unit franchisee and cousin, Aziz Hashim, to help expand Rally's presence across California.
Aziz Hashim, who is the founder of National Restaurant Development, Inc. (NRD), was recently recognized in Nation's Restaurant News' 2014 '50 Most Powerful Leaders' for setting the standard for multi-unit development...

McDonald's Veteran Franchisee Adopts Rally's® »

July 21, 2014 at 8:00AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

After 44 Years with McDonald's, Entrepreneur Comes Out of Retirement to Open Rally's Restaurants
July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Tampa, Florida - Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc. (Rally's®), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, continues to attract seasoned franchising professionals seeking new opportunities with a powerfully growing brand. Joining the ever-increasing Rally's team, Louis Stallman will help the brand expand across Ohio with his first opening at 34001 Vine St., Eastlake, Ohio.
In celebration of the new restaurant in his hometown, Stallman successfully opened his restaurant in April with record crowds.
"We continue to move Rally's forward by strengthening our presence in existing markets and increasing our brand awareness by partnering with experienced franchisees such as Stallman," Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development for Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc...

15-Year Checkers® Restaurant Manager Fulfils Dream Of Ownership With Brother's Support »

July 07, 2014 at 7:59AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Siblings Combine More Than 30 Years of Franchise Industry Experience to Develop Checkers in Buffalo
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 - Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers®), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, continues to attract experienced and business-savvy entrepreneurs eager to grow with the innovative brand. Highlighting the business opportunities that the brand offers, Gail Gentry, who has been a Checkers restaurant manager for more than 15 years, will be relocating to Buffalo, New York to open her first Checkers restaurant with her brother, Bill Nowak.
After more than 30 years of combined experience in the franchising industry, the duo will fulfill their aspiration of owning a restaurant in July 2014 with the opening of their first Checkers restaurant at 2563 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY...

Popeye's And Little Caesar's Franchisees Add Checkers® To Growing Business Portfolio »

June 27, 2014 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Experienced Franchisee Partner to Take On New Opportunity
June 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Tampa, FL - Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers®), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, continues to attract experienced entrepreneurs hoping to continue the brand's growth in new and existing markets. In the brand's latest developments, long-time friends and business partners Zeyad Farr and Khaled Hajahmed opened their first Checkers restaurant at 1801 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY on March 25, 2014.
"We continue to move Checkers forward by increasing our brand awareness through franchising relationships with growth-focused entrepreneurs like Zeyad and Khaled. Based on their experience and success with their other ventures, the pair is well positioned for success," Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development of Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc...

Former McDonald's Employee Buys Seven Rally's Restaurants And Plans To Open Six More »

February 11, 2014 at 10:04AM PST | Source: Checkers Drive In

Franchise industry expert aims to add six additional rally's restaurants to Virginia.
Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 - Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc., the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, has announced plans to expand its presence in Virginia with the opening of two new Rally's restaurants in 2014. The brand's growth will be spearheaded by Craig and Debbie Leonard, food franchise veterans, who hope to add six more units to their current portfolio of seven restaurants by 2016.
"We're very excited to have Craig and Debbie take Rally's to the next level in Virginia," Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development for Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc. said. "This team's extensive experience in the food franchise industry, the capital investments planned and their enthusiasm for our unique, bold flavors will ensure that we will see outstanding growth and success in the region...

From Rags To Riches: Former Refugee Helps Drive Checkers® Success In Wisconsin »

December 09, 2013 at 5:34AM PST | Source: Checkers Drive In

Former Fried Chicken Restaurateur Drives Existing Checkers Location’s Sales Up By Over 4 Percent
Wisconsin Rapids, WI (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 - Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers/Rally’s®), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, is excited to announce the transfer of ownership of the restaurant at 1840 8th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494, to Ghani Ashan.
Ashan, who has an inspirational story of arriving in the U.S. as a refugee from Afghanistan, has applied his strong work ethic to reposition the existing Wisconsin Rapids location for success. The restaurant’s sales and operations have improved significantly since Ashan’s acquisition, with sales increasing by over 4 percent...

Site Management Group Of Subway, Papa John’s, Sonic And Auntie Anne’s Brings Checkers® To Walmart »

October 24, 2013 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Twin Towers Trading Site Management to Open and Manage Three Walmart Locations
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 - Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers®/Rally's®), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, is expanding its presence across the nation through a new signing with Twin Towers Trading Site Management (TTTSM). The burger chain, which traditionally focused on drive-thru, will open non-drive-thru restaurants in three additional Walmart locations. The Site Management Group, which has brought food services to more than 1,800 Walmart stores, will open and manage three Checkers restaurants across North Carolina and Mississippi.
TTTSM will open the doors to its first North Carolina Checkers location in Walmart in mid-November and anticipates that its two Mississippi restaurants will start serving customers in February 2014...

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. Announces 2013 Best Of The Best Award Winners »

October 16, 2013 at 7:36AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Brand honors top franchisees, employees and suppliers at company’s annual convention held Sept. 16-20 in Orlando.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 - Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, honored its outstanding franchisees, employees and suppliers during the company’s "Best of the Best" Awards Ceremony at its annual National Convention held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando from September 16-20, 2013.
The awards recognize franchisees and employees who have achieved great success over the past year, and have made an impact in their markets across the country.
"These awards showcase our tremendous franchisees and company operators and the passion they have for our brand," Rick Silva, CEO of Checkers/Rally’s said...

Veteran Subway Owner And Former Checkers Manager Boldly Expands Checkers In The Northeast »

October 14, 2013 at 8:36AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Legendary quick service drive-thru chain awards Gupreet Singh with deal to develop Checkers restaurants in Connecticut.
Bridgeport, CT (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 - Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, has announced plans to expand into Connecticut with its new signing with Gupreet (Goldie) Singh to open new restaurants. The longtime Checkers shift-manager and Subway owner will lead growth in the state, a previously underrepresented market for the burger brand.
"This signing shows the Checkers’ brand is attracting entrepreneurs who see opportunity to grow the brand in states with open territory for restaurant expansion," Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc...

Former McDonalds Executive And Investment Banker Expand Checkers® In South Florida »

September 18, 2013 at 4:43AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Legendary Quick Service Drive-Thru Chain Awards Finishline Foods Development in West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 - Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, is excited to announce Corey Kipp and Rikki Vaughn have been approved to open new Checkers restaurants in the West Palm Beach market.
“South Florida is a large territory with incredible room for expansion. We’re excited to bring Corey and Rikki on board to grow the brand,” Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. said. “Corey and Rikki have made tremendous progress in just a few short months on their 1209 North Dixie Highway restaurant which will open next month...

Checkers® Inspires Growth From Within: Legendary Quick Service Drive-Thru Chain Awards Location Supervisor With Ownership Opportunity »

September 09, 2013 at 10:09AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Chand Sharma, Noted for his Commitment to the Company, Takes Over Existing Savannah Location
Savannah, GA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 - Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, is excited to announce transfer of ownership of the restaurant at 301 Mall Blvd., Savannah, GA, 31406 to Chand Sharma.
“Checkers has a big presence in Georgia and we’ve very thrilled to have long-time Checkers employee Chand join the team as an owner and bring his well-rounded experiences to launch the location to new heights,” said Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. “Our owners and employees are the driving force behind our brand’s success and this newest development shows healthy progress toward achieving future growth goals...

Bold Flavors To Brand New Locations; Rally’s® To Expand Into West Branch, Michigan »

September 04, 2013 at 11:50AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Mike & Joyce Stuck, Longtime Big Boy Restaurant Owners, Awarded Quick Service Drive-Thru Franchise As Part of Legendary Brand’s Planned Expansion in Michigan
WEST BRANCH, Mich. (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 - Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, is excited to announce the planned opening of a Rally’s restaurant in the West Branch market, spearheaded by local entrepreneurs, Michael and Joyce Stuck.
This signing is the most recent for the iconic restaurant chain, which continues to open new stores by attracting new entrepreneurs as part of the brand’s ongoing expansion plan to grow in new and existing markets.
“We’re very excited to have Mike and Joyce join our family of franchisees,” Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development for Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc...

Checkers®/Rally’s® Launches "Potato Skin It 2 Win It" »

February 27, 2013 at 8:11AM PST | Source: Checkers Drive In

Largest Double Drive-thru Chain Celebrates Loaded Potato Skins Launch with National Contest; Guests Have Chance to Win FREE Loaded Potato Skins or Loaded Fries for a Year
TAMPA, Fla. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Feb. 27, 2013 - Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers/Rally’s), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, is celebrating its Loaded Potato Skins new product launch with “Potato Skin It 2 Win It,” a national contest taking place from Feb. 18 – March 18, 2013, where 10 lucky fans will win FREE Loaded Potato Skins or Loaded Fries for a Year.
“Potato Skin It 2 Win It” invites Checkers/Rally's guests from across the country to try the new Loaded Potato Skins and take a photo or shoot a video showing how they slam or stuff Loaded Potato Skins in their mouths, faces, etc...

Checkers And Rallys Scores High On Franchisee Satisfaction »

October 26, 2012 at 4:09AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Franchise Business Review Posts Recent Survey Findings Online
October 26, 2012 // Franchising.com // Portsmouth, NH - Checkers and Rallys has better franchisee satisfaction than many of its competitors, according to a recent survey conducted by Franchise Business Review, an independent market research firm based in Portsmouth, NH.
The survey asked franchisees questions related to training and support, system communication, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity, business lifestyle, and overall satisfaction with their business. Fifty-nine percent of Checkers and Rallys franchisees participated in the Franchise Business Review satisfaction survey. The full results are available at www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.
Checkers and Rallys is a national food franchise with 776 locations nationwide...

Legendary Quick Service Drive-Thru Chain, Checkers, Looks To Partner With Baltimore, DC, Virginia Entrepreneurs »

August 31, 2012 at 10:11AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Tampa HQ Franchise Targets Existing Markets, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Virginia, to Build Brand Presence; Executives Travel to Baltimore to Educate Entrepreneurs on Multiple Build-Out Options and Impressive Company Growth
August 31, 2012 // Franchising.com // Clearwater, FL – Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, will host a Discovery Day event on September 14, 2012 at BWI Marriott Hotel (1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD). This invitation-only event will take place from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and is part of a strategic expansion strategy Checkers has undergone to fuel continued growth throughout the country and to build the brand's presence in existing markets, including Baltimore, Washington D...

Checkers Kicks Off 2011 With 12 New Restaurants Planned For Development  »

February 23, 2011 at 7:56AM PST | Source: Checkers Drive In

Four New Agreements Signed for New York, Detroit, Philadelphia & Baltimore TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. announced today it has signed agreements with four franchisees to develop 12 new restaurants in the West Bronx, New York City, Detroit, Philadelphia and Baltimore over the next several years. Checkers' development in these major metropolitan cities is part of a strategic growth strategy to expand the brand's presence in existing markets, as well as in new regions across the country.

Locations targeted for development include: Four units are to be developed in the West Bronx by Vijay Ghei of Fordham Foods (USA), Inc. The first restaurant is scheduled to open in November 2011 with the remaining three are to be completed by 2014...

Checkers Franchise Announces Four New Restaurants Planned For Brooklyn  »

September 20, 2010 at 8:48AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In

Kalex Partners LLC to Open First Restaurant in September 2010 TAMPA, FL - (Marketwire) - Checkers® Drive-In Restaurants announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with Kalex Partners LLC for four new restaurants in Brooklyn, New York. The first restaurant is scheduled to open at 491 Nostrand Avenue in late September. Kalex plans to open three more Checkers restaurants over the next five years. Checkers' development in Brooklyn is part of a strategic growth strategy to expand the brand's presence in existing markets, as well as in new regions across the country.

"Checkers is excited to expand its footprint in Brooklyn with Kalex Partners LLC," said Checkers' Chief Development Officer Lynette McKee, CFE...

New Checkers Restaurants Feed A Hungry Downtown Atlanta Crowd  »

February 25, 2010 at 8:28AM PST | Source: Checkers Drive In

New Locations Now Open and Serving Signature Burgers and Fries ATLANTA, GA --(Marketwire) - The Downtown Atlanta business crowd, residents and visitors alike now have delicious new burger go-to options for lunch and dinner. Checkers® Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. recently opened two new locations at 61 Broad Street in the Fairlie-Poplar District and at 231 Peachtree Street N.E. in the Peachtree Center. The Fairlie-Poplar restaurant has a small seating area and serves walk-in customers Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Peachtree Center location is open in the food court from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

"This is our ninth Checkers franchise in Atlanta, and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our loyal guests," says Checkers franchisee Aziz Hashim, CEO of National Restaurant Development, Inc...

Checkers Restaurants Nearly Doubles Openings In 2009 Despite Economy  »

November 18, 2009 at 9:35AM PST | Source: Checkers Drive In

Double Drive-Thru Leader Opens 35+ Locations Across the Country in 2009 November 18, 2009 // Franchising.com // Tampa, FL – Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, announced today that the company has experienced substantial growth across the U.S. in 2009 with more than 35 new restaurant openings, a 70 percent increase over 2008.

The new Checkers locations were in markets including New York, Florida, Michigan and Indiana, among others. These new restaurants represent one of the single largest number of openings in one year for the more than 20-year old company.

"The openings in 2009 were some of the most challenging in our history due to the current economic climate," said Rick Silva, chief executive officer of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc...

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