June 14, 2017 // Franchising.com // BOSTON - Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s), the casual dining concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, announced today a two-unit agreement that will be the company’s debut in Massachusetts. The first location is expected to open this year.
The two locations will be owned and operated by Mineshkumar (Manny) Patel, who also co-owns a Boston’s restaurant in Casa Grande, AZ. Patel is a seasoned franchising veteran, owning and operating multiple brands including Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Subway, Häagen Dazs Shoppes, in addition to Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels. The two locations, which will range between 5,000 and 6,000 square feet, will create approximately 60 new jobs for the area.
“The Boston’s brand is very well known in this market as we have thousands of visitors from Canada travel to our city each year, bringing with them the love of our food and dining experience,” said Patel. “In terms of casual dining options, we believe there is nothing like Boston’s and we look forward to introducing the brand to the Boston market.”
Boston’s brand name actually stems back to 1964 when company founder and Greek immigrant Gus Agioritis, visited Boston and fell in love with the city. After his visit, he took the namesake back to Edmonton, Alberta and opened the first Boston Pizza and Spaghetti House. Current day Boston’s offer its guests a contemporary, sit-down family dining atmosphere with a separate sports bar, allowing for family and friend gatherings of all sizes. While the brand specializes in gourmet pizza and pasta, its menu features nearly 90 items including salads, sandwiches and a variety of sports bar favorites such as burgers, wings and ribs giving guests an offering of traditional American cuisine.
Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar’s U.S. operations are based in Dallas, and currently has 27 locations operating in 15 states. The company’s sister brand, Boston Pizza, has over 400 locations throughout Canada and is the No. 1 casual dining brand in the country.
Boston’s is both a family-friendly casual dining restaurant and an energetic sports bar, all under one roof. For over 50 years, Boston’s has specialized in providing a relaxing atmosphere and food from scratch to parties of all sizes. With Boston’s brand promise, “We’ll make you a fan,” and 80+ menu items, primarily made in-house, they deliver on having something for every occasion and taste. Boston’s is recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top three full-service restaurant brands. The company is also currently ranked No. 176 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2017 Franchise 500 list and was named as the No. 1 Restaurant & Sports Bar in the Sports Bar/Pubs category this year by the magazine. Additionally, the brand is ranked No. 162 on the magazine’s ‘Top Global Franchises” list and No. 91 on the 2016 Franchise Times Top 200 (Plus 300) list. With sales exceeding $1 Billion in system-wide gross sales, Boston’s grows through franchising and is currently looking to expand around the US and Mexico. Visit www.ownabostons.com today.
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