January 28, 2008 // Franchising.com // - Firkin Group of Pubs, the largest and fastest growing pub chain in North America recently signed a large franchise development agreement with The Marcil Group. The plan will bring 60 restaurants to nine states in the Midwest. The Marcil Group, a private, self-advised real estate operating company focused on acquisitions in stable, growing markets, expects to open their first Firkin pub in North Dakota by summer of 2008.
"The Firkin Group of Pubs fulfills an untapped market here in the Mid West," says Mike Marcil, Marcil Group CEO. "They offer great food in a fun atmosphere—everything a traditional English pub should have. Firkin is a great investment and we are looking forward to opening our first restaurant as soon as possible."
The Marcil Group will be developing Firkin Pubs in nine states including Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. The company is expecting to open their first pubs in the Fargo and Grand Forks areas of North Dakota as soon as summer of 2008.
The Firkin Group of Pubs is the most popular neighborhood pub chain in Canada, and recently captured the title of the largest English pub chain in the United States. Serving spectacular food in a friendly, pub-like atmosphere it draws families, students and professionals alike. Firkin currently has 42 open locations in North America, including 11 stores in seven US states, and expects to have 1,000 pubs in development by 2010.
About The Firkin Group of Pubs:
Stanley Adelson and Ian Fisher opened their first pub, Fox and Firkin, in Toronto in May 1987. It was the idea of a traditional English neighborhood pub – where people could enjoy good drink and food in good company – that quickly built a stable of regulars. Selections range from a variety of beverages and delicious meals including: traditional English pub fare like fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches, as well as a selection of entrée dishes such as Bangers and Mash, Shepherd's pie, salads and—of course—a wide assortment of draft beers on tap and in the bottle. If you are interested in franchising with The Firkin Group of Pubs please visit www.firkinpubs.com.
About The Marcil Group:
The Marcil Group is a real estate operating company (REOC) with divisions that include Development, Property Management, Asset Management, Brokerage Services, Capital Markets, Restaurants and Insurance. The company specializes in acquiring and developing residential and commercial real estate holdings and other related businesses. For more information on The Marcil Group please visit www.marcilgroup.com.