May 05, 2008 // Franchising.com // - Columbia, MD — Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries, a Maryland based fast casual restaurant chain is the most recent addition to The Franchise Registry, a listing of approved Small Business Administration (SBA) companies.
According to the SBA website, The Franchise Registry is a good example of helping small business owners through cooperation between government and industry. The dedicated efforts of SBA employees, franchisees, franchisors, and lenders have led to streamlined eligibility guidelines and operating procedures that will reduce costs and processing time and help SBA serve its customers better. The Registry lists names of franchise companies whose franchisees enjoy the benefits of a streamlined review process for SBA loan applications.
"Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries is a popular and rapidly growing restaurant chain with four stores open throughout Maryland and Virginia and another 50 currently in development throughout the east coast," says David DiFerdinando, company President. "Now that we are SBA approved, I know that our growth will move at a faster pace because we will be even more attractive to prospective franchisees."
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries brings the boardwalk experience to life providing customers with made to order burgers and fries in a fun, beach themed atmosphere. Already four stores strong, the concept is growing rapidly and expects to have over 1,000 stores in development nationwide by 2013.
As the sister company of Boardwalk Fries - the only national french fry brand in the United States - Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries has nearly 30 years of corporate brand recognition. Brothers, Dave and Fran DiFerdinando, created the quick casual concept Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries in 2007. Inspired by the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, the concept provides customers with a fresh, made to order burger and fries experience in a family-friendly, beach-themed environment. If you are interested in learning more about franchising with Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries please visit www.boardwalkfriesandburgers.com.