Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries to Open New Location in Gresham, OR

February 27, 2013 // Franchising.com // Gresham, OR - Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries® is bringing their famous fresh cut Boardwalk Fries® and fresh, made-to-order burgers to their new location in Gresham, OR. The new Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries ® is located at 2067 NE Burnside Rd in The Oregon Trail Shopping Center. The chain is set to open their third location in the Portland, OR area with a grand opening celebration of events from Thursday, March 14, 2013 through Sunday, March 17, 2013. Residents of Gresham will be able to enjoy the traditional boardwalk experience of eating fresh cut Boardwalk Fries ® with endless dressings, like Old Bay and apple cider vinegar.

Master Development Agent & Owner Lucky Patel states, “I am excited about bringing Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries ® to Gresham, OR after having successful openings in our first two locations in the Portland area with our Beaverton and Tigard restaurants. Community involvement is always important to the Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries ® brand. I am excited and proud to be bringing new jobs to the Gresham community. I am also looking forward to being a member of the Chamber of Commerce and supporting the local community in any way our restaurant can.”

David DiFerdinando, President of Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries ®, states, “We are very excited to see the continued expansion in Oregon. Oregon is a relatively new market for our concept. However, with the energy and commitment of our development agent and franchisee, Lucky Patel, the momentum continues to build as he opens his second location, with many more to come. The residents of Oregon will soon be able to experience our food and atmosphere throughout the state. This is a very exciting time. As our concept continues to expand, so does the recognition of our brand in new markets, such as Oregon.”

In the summer of 1980, brothers Dave and Fran DiFerdinando were strolling down the world famous boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. They, like many other vacationers, had childhood memories of summer vacations there enjoying the rides and food favorites, like fresh cut fries. They had the idea to make the beach style fries accessible to everyone around the country, not just those at the beach. And Boardwalk Fries® was born.

"Why would customers wait in line for just French fries," everyone asked? The answer is because they are fresh-cut every morning, cooked multiple times in a special recipe, lightly salted, served piping hot, made to order. The two DiFerdinando brothers opened the first Boardwalk Fries in White Marsh Mall, White Marsh, Maryland, in 1981 and by 1987 they had franchises from coast to coast. As time passed, customers began asking for more. They wanted a burger to go with their fresh-cut Boardwalk Fries ®. It couldn't just be any burger, it had to be consistent with their concept of a fresh product.

The only solution was a never frozen, hand formed burger that was prepared every morning and made to order. Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries ® was born!

The chain's core menu items include fresh ground beef patties, fresh cut Boardwalk Fries®, grilled chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, salads, and shakes. All sandwiches and fries are made to order, and always with the freshest of ingredients.

Customers can stop by Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries ® grand opening week of events from Thursday, March 14th through Sunday, March, 17th.

Grand Opening Events:

  • Thursday, March 14, 2013
    Grand Opening Day Celebration
    11am – Chamber of commerce ribbon cutting, Live DJ – Z100’s Felix, games, prizes & more!
    11am-2pm – Free single burger with no purchase necessary!
  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    Free “Fry-day”
    Enjoy “Fry-day” with Boardwalk! All customers Friday will receive free fries with purchase of a sand which and drink.
  • Saturday, March 16, 2013
    Kids Entertainment Day
    12pm - 3pm – Clown, face painting, and magic! One free kids meal with adult purchase of burger and fry!
  • Sunday, March 17, 2013
    SnowCap Fundraiser
    12pm - 6pm – Come out to Boardwalk between 12pm and 6pm and part of proceeds will go to the snowcap foundation. Feel free to bring canned food, clothing, and items to help those in need.

About Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries

Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries® is the sister company of Boardwalk Fries ® - the only national French fry branded concept in the United States. With over 30 years of corporate brand recognition and experience, they have been expanding at a rapid pace, including internationally. Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries ® was ranked on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List. For more information about Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries ®, visit www.boardwalkfreshburgersandfries.com.

SOURCE Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries

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