August 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // Burlington, NC - Alamance County has welcomed its new favorite burger joint so the highly-lauded Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries is throwing a 50's style party to thank the community.
On Saturday, August 20th, Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries will celebrate the people of Burlington at its newest restaurant at 1183 University Drive, Suite 110. With numerous locations already in North Carolina, the Burlington restaurant adds to the burger brand’s state-wide profile.
The celebration will feature a classic car cruise-in, face painting, a bouncy house plus great giveaways throughout the day. Hwy 55 will also offer $3 burgers and a free scoop of custard (one per person).
"The Burlington community has welcomed our Hwy 55's family-friendly concept so we wanted to dedicate a party to thank them for their support,” said Brett Klooz, Hwy 55’s Burlington operator.
In keeping with Hwy 55’s continued mission to give back to the communities it enters, the restaurant is making a $1,000 donation to the local Alamance Partnership for Children, whose mission is to support Alamance County families in creating and sustaining nurturing environments for their children. The donation is from Andy’s Charitable Foundation, Hwy 55’s most visible commitment to community involvement and the local franchise owners who donated 10% of their sales the first three days (up to $1,000).
With 126 units and growing quickly, Hwy 55 boasts a fresh, All-American diner experience with fresh, never-frozen burgers, premium sliced cheesesteaks piled high on steamed hoagies, and frozen custard made in-house every day. With its open-grill design, the kitchen's dedication and care when hand-crafting meals is front and center.
“I founded Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries 25 years ago to provide our guests with great food, friendly service and honest value,” said Hwy 55 president Kenney Moore, who flipped every burger himself for the first two years. “Those principles continue today at all of our restaurants and I’m excited that our first location in Burlington, it has already been a success in a short amount of time. We look forward to being a continued part of the community and welcoming more guests to our new spot.”
Hwy 55 has resonated with the burger-loving public, while the restaurant and franchising industries have taken notice of the growing concept as well. Hwy 55 won BurgerBusiness.com's "Best Burger" in 2012 and in 2014, Franchise Business Review named Hwy 55 one of the best restaurant franchises in the country. The brand also was recently named a top 500 franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine and a "Next 20" restaurant brand by Nation's Restaurant News.
Hwy 55, a retro-themed diner that features fresh, never-frozen hand-pattied burgers, house-made frozen custard, and other classic favorites in a unique open-kitchen setting, was founded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1991. Hwy 55 reflects founder Kenney Moore's commitment to authentic hospitality and fresh food. Widely known in the state for its fresh food and service that exceeds expectations, the chain won BurgerBusiness.com's "Best Burger" in 2012. It also was recently named a top 500 franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine and a "Next 20" restaurant brand by Nation's Restaurant News. HWY 55 currently has 126 locations in 10 states, Denmark and the United Arab Emirates. Like HWY 55 on at https://www.facebook.com/Hwy55burgers or follow us at https://twitter.com/hwy55burgers. For more information, visit https://www.hwy55.com.
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