Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop and Wing Zone Announce First-of-its-Kind Partnership with RaaS
Fast-Casual Restaurant Franchises Sign Deal with Restaurant as a Service to Develop Ghost Kitchens in So. Cal, Oregon and Washington State
August 03, 2022 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS - Two fast-casual restaurant franchises announced a partnership today with RaaS (Restaurant as a Service). This news comes not long after both Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop and Wing Zone unveiled development plans that will expand each brand’s brick and mortar footprint in states across the country. The RaaS deal demonstrates yet another move towards industry dominance within both the sandwich and wing categories.
RaaS supports existing restaurant concepts by managing operations inside a ghost kitchen facility. The group partners with distinctive and celebrated brands to help them operate profitably by leveraging experience and maximizing revenue within the delivery channel. Since 2017, RaaS’s primary focus has been fulfilling demand and helping expanding its partner brands to new territories. This most recent deal with Capriotti’s and Wing Zone began with the acquisition of two ghost kitchens in Los Angeles, followed closely by the development of two more location in the LA market. The acquisitions are complete and RaaS will have the ghost kitchen locations in Anaheim and Glendale, California open by the end of July.
“RaaS is the pre-eminent management company for ghost kitchens and we are eager to partner with an industry-leader to help expand our brands into even more territories across the country,” said David Bloom, Chief Development and Operating Officer for Capriotti’s and Wing Zone.
RaaS operates its own brands, however, the development agreement with Capriotti’s and Wing Zone represents a unique move for the company as they are just beginning to partner with franchise brands.
“Capriotti’s is an ideal partner to help anchor our ghost kitchen units given it’s standing as best in category and we are excited to help expand it and the Wing Zone brand into new locations,” said Drew Padnick, President of RaaS.
Last month, the award-winning wing franchise launched the first Wing Zone 2.0 location in Las Vegas.
Founded in 1976, Capriotti’s is most famous for its 40-year nightly tradition of slow-roasting whole, all-natural turkeys in-house and hand-shredding them each morning to feature in a variety of subs. This includes The Bobbie, the shop’s acclaimed best-seller, made with homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo on a soft roll. Founded in 1993, Wing Zone is an international fast-casual restaurant franchise known for its cooked-to-order, flavor-fused chicken wings, and tenders. Both brands are backed by a corporate leadership team that offers a continuous support program for franchise partners through online and field programs.
SOURCE Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop and Wing Zone
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