Chanticleer Holdings' BGR the Burger Joint® Opens First Texas Franchise Location in Dallas
CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - July 13, 2015) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), owner and operator of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced today that BGR the Burger Joint® ("BGR") will open its first Texas franchise location in Dallas at 3001 Knox Street. The grand opening takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, marking its twenty-second BGR location and Chanticleer's fifty-second location of all of its brands.
This opening is the first of a 25 unit franchise agreement with Entrepreneur Smith, LLC. Scott Smith, owner of Entrepreneur Smith, LLC, is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business. Smith was a franchisee for Domino's Pizza, where he successfully opened 14 locations, sold his business in 2014, and soon after signed a franchise agreement with BGR in December of 2014 with the focus of expanding the BGR brand in the southwest region of the U.S.
Mike Pruitt, CEO of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc., stated, "We acquired BGR with the intent of expanding the brand's footprint both domestically and internationally. With this opening, we continue to make progress on our strategy to convert the 80+ BGR franchise locations that are under development while also identifying additional markets and franchise opportunities. We expect BGR to do very well in Dallas, a city that respects and appreciates a high quality burger and a proven brand."
"We are very excited to have this opportunity to introduce the 'best burger' concept to the Dallas market. Knox Park is known for upscale shopping and dining, an ideal location for BGR's first location in Texas," said Ed Kelley, President of Franchising, BGR the Burger Joint®. "Our award winning menu that includes sushi grade ahi tuna, lobster, lamb, pork tenderloin, proprietary turkey and, last but not least, our Prime USDA dry aged, hormone free, beef burgers -- all grilled over an open flame and cooked to order -- is sure to appeal to Dallas diners and we look forward to opening more locations in the coming years."
About BGR the Burger Joint®
BGR the Burger Joint® is helping lead the better burger market with a menu designed around our commitment to using only the highest quality ingredients. BGR's menu is designed around an exclusive blend of Prime, Dry-aged burgers, grilled over an open flame. BGR operates stores domestically and internationally, with franchise opportunities in both markets. For more information, visit www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com, or follow us on Facebook (/BGRBurgerJoint) or Twitter (@BGRBurgerJoint).
About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Chanticleer Holdings (HOTR), together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates restaurant brands in the United States and internationally. The Company is a franchisee owner of Hooters® restaurants in international markets including Australia, South Africa, and Europe, and two Hooters restaurants in the United States. The Company also owns and operates American Burger Co., BGR: The Burger Joint, and owns a majority interest in Just Fresh restaurants in the U.S.
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