BurgerFi Inks New Development Deals With Three Multi-Unit Franchisees
Better-burger Chain Accelerates Growth With Expanded Bi-Coastal Footprint
June 02, 2017 // Franchising.com // NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. - BurgerFi, one of the nation's fastest growing, all-natural "better burger" restaurant concepts, announced today that it has signed development deals with three multi-unit franchisee groups. The deals mark BurgerFi’s further expansion in the Southeast and Northwest.
BurgerFi inked deals include:
- BullaFi, LLC will build a total of three new restaurants in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
- QSR by RAM, LLC, will open two restaurants in Alabama and Georgia.
- H&F Investors, LLC will develop a total of four restaurants in Oregon and Washington.
“BurgerFi partners with experienced, multi-unit franchisees, who possess both the focused commitment and infrastructure capability to successfully operate our fast-casual concept, said Corey Winograd, Chief Executive Officer of BurgerFi. “These franchisees reflect our strategic initiative to surround ourselves with successful business operators who understand the restaurant industry. Our current pace of new development deals echoes the enthusiasm of consumers coast-to-coast for the BurgerFi brand.”
The better burger chain is poised for growth, with $135 million in system-wide sales projected for 2017, an increase of $28 million over 2016. BurgerFi currently boasts 97 stores, 19 of which opened last year, with another eight new stores added since the beginning of the year. The chain is set to add twelve more stores through 2017, bringing the total to 109 by year’s end.
BurgerFi will open its 100th restaurant at its first non-traditional location at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport this summer.
Established in 2011, BurgerFi is among the nation's fastest-growing better burger concepts with a projected 100 restaurants to be open by mid-2017. The concept was founded by gourmet chefs committed to serving fresh food of transparent quality. BurgerFi uses only 100% natural Angus beef patties with no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals or additives. BurgerFi was included in Inc. magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies List, #4 on Fast Casual’s 2017 Top 100 Movers & Shakers list, and ranked on Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500.
The company was also ranked in Technomic's top three on its list of fastest growing small chains; was ranked as one of the top 10 fastest and smartest-growing brands in franchising and a leader in the better burger category by Franchise Times in their Fast and Serious list for 2017; and received the TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence. Visit www.BurgerFi.com for more information.
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