Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Celebrates Total Solar Eclipse on August 21 with $1.99 “Fly Me to the Moon” Shakes

Hwy 55 Renames its Famous Oreo Shakes for the Special Day

August 15, 2017 // Franchising.com // Mount Olive, NC - As America falls under the path of a total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, Hwy 55 Burger, Shakes & Fries is renaming its popular Oreo Shakes “Fly Me to The Moon” and selling them for $1.99 on the special day, all day nationwide at participating locations.

“We are always looking for a reason to treat our valued guests to the world’s greatest shakes and we thought the eclipse was a great opportunity to serve them all day for a special price,” said Hwy 55 president Kenney Moore, who started the brand 26 years ago. “While folks will be seeking the ‘path of totality,’ we know that all roads will lead to Hwy 55 and we will be ready with our incredible shakes.”

In addition to best-in-class shakes, 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.

While celebrating its 26th year in business, Hwy 55 has sold the rights to more than 1,000 franchise locations around the world. Hwy 55 has also signed franchise agreements for Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky and southern Indiana and Virginia in the past year. The brand plans to open approximately 25 locations in 2017. In addition to appealing to the burger-loving public, Hwy 55 has the full attention of the restaurant and franchising industries. Hwy 55, which is the official restaurant of National Hamburger Day and National Cheeseburger Day, won BurgerBusiness.com's "Best Burger" in 2012 and in 2014. In addition, 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 for the second consecutive year and a "Next 20" restaurant brand by Nation's Restaurant News.

About Hwy 55

Hwy 55, the official restaurant of National Hamburger Day and National Cheeseburger Day, is 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. Founded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1991, Hwy 55 reflects founder Kenney Moore's commitment to authentic hospitality, incredible service and the world’s best burgers. As the Hwy 55 has grown, the industry has taken notice, with the brand winning BurgerBusiness.com's "Best Burger" in 2012. In 2016, for the second consecutive year, Hwy 55 was named a top 500 Franchise in the United States for by Entrepreneur magazine. It has also been acknowledged by Franchise Business Review as a top restaurant franchise in the country and by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Next 20” restaurant brand. Hwy 55 currently has 137 locations in 12 states, Denmark and the United Arab Emirates. Fans are invited to like Hwy 55 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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