September 17, 2013 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Twin Peaks Restaurants today announced an extended development agreement with St. Louis Lodge Ventures, LLC to open the concept’s first restaurants in Missouri.
St. Louis Lodge Ventures is made up of longtime Kansas City restaurateurs - Paul Khoury, his son Patrick Khoury and Tom Petersen. The group’s original agreement for three Twin Peaks restaurants in Kansas City has been expanded to include five additional locations in the St. Louis area.
"We knew Twin Peaks had the recipe for success and with the opening of our first restaurant in Kansas City this past spring, we’ve experienced it firsthand," said Patrick Khoury, the group’s spokesperson. "From the beginning, we hoped we’d be able to expand our territory with Twin Peaks and taking on the St. Louis market was the perfect addition to our plans."
St. Louis Lodge Ventures opened the first of its three Kansas City Twin Peaks locations in Olathe this past April and is set to open its second area restaurant early this coming spring with the third to follow late next fall.
"We’ve got a good feel for the concept now and are excited to continue our expansion in Kansas City as well as introduce Missouri to Twin Peaks," added Khoury. "Twin Peaks is an exceptional brand and we can’t wait to give new guests in St. Louis a taste of everything we have to offer."
The group will be scouting possible restaurant sites around St. Louis in the coming months with plans to open their first area location by the end of next year.
With 43 locations open in 18 states, Twin Peaks is a sports-themed restaurant known for its rugged mountain lodge atmosphere, homemade comfort food, 29-degree draft beer, high-definition televisions and – its signature assets – the Twin Peaks Girls.
More information on Twin Peaks, including locations and franchise information is available at www.TwinPeaksRestaurant.com.
Founded in 2005 in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville by successful restaurant veterans Randy DeWitt and Scott Gordon to meet the needs of an untapped market, Twin Peaks features high-quality food and ice cold draft beer served by friendly and attractive Twin Peaks Girls in a mountain sports lodge setting. Twin Peaks was named a "2010 Hot Concept!" by Nation's Restaurant News and among Restaurant Business magazine’s 2011 "Future 50" concepts and 2013’s Top "Social Media 50" brands. The national chain has 43 locations throughout Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.