Burger 21 To Open Second North Carolina Restaurant in Cary on June 8

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. Neal is a seasoned multi-unit restaurant owner with more than 20 years of experience in the franchise industry.

"As a huge fan of Burger 21's food, I'm excited to bring our unique selection of burgers and shakes to the people of Cary, N.C.," said Neal. "Burger 21 has a distinctive culture, diverse menu and a strong commitment to the local communities it serves, which truly differentiates the brand from other 'better burger' concepts. Cary is a great family-oriented community with a vibrant economy, so I see great opportunity for growth in the market and have no doubt that the local community will love our gourmet burgers without the gourmet price."

The Cary Burger 21 will feature 21 unique, chef-inspired beef and non-beef burger creations, hand-crafted shakes, gourmet hot dogs, hand-breaded chicken tenders and fresh salads served in a contemporary-style diner atmosphere with fast, high-touch service. Additionally, on the 21st of each month, the restaurant will offer a featured burger creation and signature shake available for an entire month.

Highlights of Burger 21 Cary include:

  • 55 – 65 new team members hired in Cary
  • Approximately 3,101 square feet
  • Seating for 122 customers inside the restaurant
  • Patio with seating for 34 customers

The new restaurant will serve guests daily from 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday. To learn more about Burger 21 Cary, please call the restaurant at 919-462-0900 or visit www.burger21.com. Follow Burger 21 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and join the B21 Club to receive the latest Burger 21 special offers and promotions delivered straight to your inbox.

Recognition for Burger 21 includes being named one of Fast Casual's Top 50 "Movers and Shakers" for the last three consecutive years. Additionally, Burger 21 President Mark Johnston was acknowledged as one of Fast Casual's "Top 25 People" of 2014 for his continued strategic leadership in the growth and development of the brand. Burger 21 also was named one of QSR's "Best Franchise Deals" of 2014.

To learn more about ownership opportunities with Burger 21, contact Ashley Pollard, franchise development manager, at 813-425-6252 or apollard@burger21.com, or visit www.burger21franchise.com.

About Burger 21

With 16 locations now open in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Virginia, and more than 20 in development in seven states, Burger 21 is a "beyond the better burger" fast-casual franchise concept founded in 2010. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Burger 21 is a chef-inspired brand with offerings including 21 unique burger creations ranging from hand-crafted, freshly ground Certified Angus Beef® to chicken, turkey, vegetarian, shrimp and tuna burgers, fresh salads, all-beef hot dogs, chicken tenders and an extensive shake bar including hand-crafted shakes, floats and sundaes. Since its inception, the company has provided more than $127,000 in contributions as part of its "B Charitable" initiative, in which it donates 10 percent of its restaurants' sales to local schools and charities on the 21st of each month. For more information, visit http://www.burger21.com.

SOURCE Burger 21


Ellie Mannix
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