December 01, 2017 // Franchising.com // Mount Olive, North Carolina - Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, the widely-celebrated retro diner already famous for its best-in-class burgers, shakes & fries, is turning its attention to another popular food category: Salads.
The industry darling today debuts a new menu at its 135 restaurants that features many changes including new sandwiches, new burgers and a new side. Yet perhaps the most striking addition to the menu is the addition of four new made-to-order salads, as follows:
“With our new salads, we’ve essentially eliminated the ‘veto vote’ from our diners’ decision-making process,” said Hwy 55 president and founder Kenney Moore. “While we’ve built our brand by being different and doing things our own way, we always listen to our guests and respond. We embrace change and will always do what we can to give our guests what they want. They asked for salads and they are going to love ours!”
In addition to the new salads, Hwy 55 will make all menu items combo options and introduced several new selections, including:
And while the burger brand’s foray into Crinkle Cut Fries was met with industry acclaim, Hwy 55 guests missed the diner’s Straight Cut Fries, so they are back along with a new can’t miss side: Tater Tots. Finally, it wouldn’t be a Hwy 55 menu without some new burger magic, so the brand, which is the official restaurant of National Hamburger Day and National Cheeseburger Day, will debut the following:
Once a well-kept secret in tiny but vibrant Mount Olive, North Carolina, Hwy 55 now operates 135 restaurants in 12 states and has sold the rights to more than 1,000 franchise locations around the world. Hwy 55 has also signed franchise area agreements for Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Montana, southern Indiana and Virginia in the past year.
Hwy 55 has not only resonated well with the burger-loving public, the restaurant and franchising industries have taken notice as well. Hwy 55 won BurgerBusiness.com's "Best Burger" and in 2014, 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.
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 135 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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