August 01, 2017 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s), the casual dining concept that combines both a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, closed out the first half of 2017 with impressive mid-year growth marks. Boston’s enters the second half of the year with 22 franchise agreements signed for new or emerging market development. All of the franchise agreements signed in the first two quarters of the year are for multiple units and will double the brand’s nationwide footprint.
Most recently, the brand signed a multi-unit agreement to open its first location in Massachusetts. The two-store signed deal will debut the brand into the state and will bring approximately 60 new jobs to the area. The first of the two locations is expected to open this year. In addition, Boston’s has signed a two-unit deal in North Dakota, a three-unit agreement in California bringing the total restaurant count in the state to four and finally, a large-scale agreement to expand the brand’s presence in Texas.
“Our mindset is to offer our guests a truly unique dining experience, and we believe the recent expansion numbers speak for themselves,” said Eric Taylor, President of Boston’s. “It is clear that there is a national demand for our concept and as we continue to grow, our focus will continue to be on catering to those seeking quality food and drinks in a welcoming and fun atmosphere.”
At the beginning of the year, Boston’s set a company goal to reach 40 signed agreements by the end of the year and with the strong performance in Q1 and Q2, the brand is on pace to reach that milestone. Earlier this year, Boston’s launched a brand refresh which more closely aligns the company to its Canadian counterpart, Boston Pizza. The brand has also taken home multiple prestigious accolades including being listed among Entrepreneur’s Best of the Best franchise list. The list recognizes the 105 companies that ranked at the top of their industry categories in the publication’s annual Franchise 500® ranking.
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Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar’s U.S. operations are based in Dallas, and currently has 27 locations operating in 16 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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