March 17, 2010 // Franchising.com // Columbia, MD. — Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries, known for its fresh, made to order hand pattied burgers and fresh cut fries, has signed a master franchising deal with Florida entrepreneur Irene Jung for 50+ units throughout Florida. The Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries concept currently has 5 locations open in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and California, and will soon be opening a sixth location in Sandy Springs, Georgia. There are an additional 188 Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries restaurants in development in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries, Irene Jung was Corporate Controller for Mediacopy. With facilities in the USA, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, Mediacopy produced videocassettes and DVDs for Hollywood movie studios and had annual sales in excess of $150 million dollars.
Jung plans to open four corporate locations in South Florida and then begin franchising the rest of the state.
"I investigated several fast food franchises, and fell in love with the Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries concept. It is the "here and now" of fast food. Everything is fresh and made to order. Florida is ready for a better tasting, more authentic burgers & fries experience," said master franchisee Irene Jung.
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries has expanded rapidly in the United States, attracting several restaurant industry veterans including the former CEO of Caribou Coffee and former COO of Jersey Mike's. With a successful partner in place for the entire state of Florida, Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries will continue to expand its global vision with a development focus in Europe, Asia and the rest of the Americas.
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries brings the boardwalk experience to life, providing customers with made to order, fresh ground, hand pattied beef burgers and fresh-cut Boardwalk fries cooked in 100% peanut oil in a family atmosphere. The New York Times ranked Boardwalk Fries on their 2008 baseball stadium culinary scorecard, and AOL Small Business listed Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries in their 2009 "Next Big Chain" report.
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 fast 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 environment.