July 26, 2017 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, FL - Burger 21®, an award-winning "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, will celebrate the grand opening of the first Arkansas location in Little Rock on July 31 as the brand introduces one of the most diverse chef-inspired menus in the country to the community. Highlights include an opportunity for guests to win free Cheesy Burgers for a year.
The celebration will begin at 10:45 a.m. at 12319 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72211. The first 100 guests to dine in the new location will receive a Burger 21® swag bag and a $5 gift certificate valid towards their next visit. Guests are encouraged to sign up for the B21 Loyalty App in order to enter for a chance to win free Cheesy Burgers for a year. To be eligible, guests must download the app, sign up and scan their loyalty receipt from opening day.
“I’m very excited to introduce Burger 21’s unique menu and dining experience to the Little Rock community and the state of Arkansas. I can’t wait to share it with all our guests,” said Allen Hurst, owner and operator of Burger 21® Little Rock. “Now that the restaurant is up and running, it’s time to welcome guests in to celebrate!”
Burger 21®’s menu features a variety of beef and non-beef burger creations including the Loaded Spud, Tex-Mex Haystack, Chicken Parmesan and Spicy Thai Shrimp burger. Additionally, all Burger 21® locations offer fresh salads, hand-crafted shakes, hand-breaded chicken tenders, and a variety of gluten free options.
A true testament to the impact businesses can have in their communities, through its “B Charitable” initiative, Burger 21® donates 10 percent of its restaurants' sales on the 21st of each month to schools, local charities and various causes to support the communities in which they operate.
“Giving back to the community that supports us is a unique opportunity and I am honored to be a part of a franchise network that makes philanthropy a high priority,” said Hurst. “We can’t wait to start partnering with different causes to support in our neighboring community.”
Recognition for Burger 21® includes being named one of the 10 best franchises to buy in 2017, winning the “Better Burger” category of the Franchise Times Zor Awards. The brand has also been named ?Entrepreneur? Magazine’s Top New Franchises and? Restaurant Business’? 50 Fastest-Growing Small Restaurant Chains of 2016. Additionally, the company has been ranked on Fast Casual's Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” for the last four consecutive years, while Burger 21® Founder and President? Mark Johnston? was acknowledged as one of Fast Casual’s “Top 25 People” of 2014 for his strategic leadership in the brand’s growth and development. Burger 21® also was named one of? QSR's "Best Franchise Deals” of 2014.?
For the latest special offers and promotions, download Burger 21’s “B Loyal” app from the? Apple App Store? or ?Google Play, upon download guests will become eligible to receive a free Cheesy Burger.?For more information on Burger 21®, please visit ?burger21.com? and follow Burger 21® on Facebook.
With 22 locations now open in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia, and approximately 15 in development in 11 states, Burger 21® is a “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise concept founded in 2010. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Burger 21® is a chef-inspired brand with offerings including 21 unique burger creations ranging from hand-crafted, freshly ground Certified Angus Beef®? to chicken, turkey, vegetarian, shrimp and tuna burgers, fresh salads, all-beef hot dogs, chicken tenders and an extensive shake bar including hand-crafted shakes, floats and sundaes. Since its inception, the company has provided more than $196,670 in contributions as part of its “B Charitable” initiative, in which it donates 10 percent of its restaurants’ sales to local schools and charities on the 21st?of each month.
SOURCE Burger 21®