February 03, 2009 // Franchising.com // Columbia, MD, — Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries franchisee, Tony Ratliff, has locked down a lease for his first Boardwalk location in Atlanta, Georgia. The new location can be found in the Shoppes of Druid Hills location on the corner of North Druid Hills and Briarcliff Road and should be open by the summer of 2009. Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries is a Maryland-based fast casual restaurant chain that brings the boardwalk experience to life through delicious made to order burgers and their famous Boardwalk fries. Ratliff signed a master franchise deal with Boardwalk and plans to open 50 restaurants throughout Georgia.
Ratliff is in the process of looking for more prime real estate in Atlanta and the metro Atlanta area and is actively pursuing qualified candidates interested in franchising with Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries in Georgia.
"Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries offers great food at a reasonable price," says Ratliff. "It has everything that a quick casual burger concept should have – delicious burgers and fries and a clean, comfortable, fun and family-friendly atmosphere. We are sure that Boardwalk will prove to be a lucrative investment for us and future franchisees."
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries features delicious, fresh, 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.
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries has nearly 30 years of corporate brand recognition as the sister company of Boardwalk Fries, the only national french fry brand in the United States. Brothers, Dave and Fran DiFerdinando, created the fast casual concept in 2007 driven by their love of the boardwalk experience and Boardwalk fries. Inspired by the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries offers customers fresh, made-to-order burgers and fries along with an authentic boardwalk experience in a family-friendly, beach-themed environment.