Please Pizza Sites will open in Alaska after signing a four-unit development agreement with Greg And the Katherine Bersinger. Persingers are multi-brand operators with Firehouse Subs and Cold Stone Creamery locations. The first Blaze Pizza is set to open in Fairbanks. In Southern California, the duo is brother and sister man And the David Chandy It signed a two-unit agreement for restaurants in Indio and Colton. The Chandi family also operates Del Taco and Subway restaurants and owns real estate, and Blaze stores are expected to open in the family-owned shopping plazas.
Taco Jones Signed the largest franchise agreement in the history of the brand, a 50-unit agreement with Meritage Hospitality Group For new restaurants to be built over the next five years, along with the option to develop another 150 locations. Meritage, rated No. 13 in the Franchise Times Restaurant 200, is Wendy’s largest franchisee with more than 300 restaurants. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Meritage also operates its own concepts such as Stan Taco and Twisted Rooster. The company plans to open its first Taco Jones restaurant in western Michigan in 2022.
Eggs Up Grill Expands in Tennessee with Ken Bates, holder of the former Little Caesars franchise. Bates, who has increased his Little Caesars restaurant count from 24 in four states, will open the first of five Eggs Up locations this year in Johnson City.
mycology Signed a five-unit franchise agreement with Rob, Laurie Wylie and Michael Gordon of wolf crash To open locations in Idaho. Laurie Wylie, president of Crash-Coyote, worked in Pieology in Chino Hills, California, and decided to become a franchisee after moving to Idaho.
Hot Wings Sites will open in Southern California following the signing of an 18-unit district development agreement with Reza Medali. Operator QSR Hoots adds to a portfolio of 15 Blaze Pizza stores and two Subway stores. Hoots Wings began franchising in late 2020 and earlier this year signed a 60-unit agreement.
Qdoba eats mexican Three multi-unit agreements were signed for a total of nine locations in Indiana, Nebraska, and Maryland. Tony Roble He is the franchisee in Indiana, where he will open three restaurants in the Fort Wayne area and increase his portfolio that also includes Smoothie King. in Nebraska, Troy BenesOmaha-based Elite Nebraska Real Estate owner, will develop three units. Qdoba’s convention in Maryland is also for three restaurants.
plus batteries Signing a 10-unit development agreement with the existing multi-unit franchisor Danny Moses For locations throughout Nevada and Utah. Moos operates six stores in the Las Vegas market, plus one in Texas. He plans to open new Plus battery units in Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, Nevada, as well as Utah stores in Cottonwood Heights, Bountiful, Ogden, Spanish Forum, Farmington, Toile and Logan.
Brooklyn dumpling storea robotic dumpling concept, has signed a six-unit agreement with franchisees in New York City Michael Scheinman And the Nick Sambogna. The two will open locations across Brooklyn and are the third franchise group to sign a multi-unit deal since the brand began franchising in 2020.
Buncheon, a Korean concept of fried chicken, signed two multi-unit agreements for a total of eight locations. in Michigan, Danny HanAnd the Eunji Jeong And the Myung Seung, who come from sushi restaurant backgrounds, will open five stores in Troy, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, Farmington Hills and Lansing markets. In Cincinnati, franchisees Max Low And the Hong Chung It will open three Bonchon locations. Zhong also owns three seafood restaurants, and with Lui the duo have over 25 years of restaurant experience.
3 degreesan infrared sauna studio franchise, signed a district representative agreement with the father and son duo Mikhail And the Matt Weiss To develop 50 sites in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. They also own an Envy massage franchise with a few locations in the Chicago area.
Dave’s Spicy Chicken Will expand into Northern New Jersey after signing a concession agreement with Amit Patel for 14 sites. Battle is a former multi-unit franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings and Blaze Pizza. Dave’s is also expanding in Boston with franchisee Jamal Burritt.
Roll-M-Up Takitos Signing a development agreement with a holding company Aurora Group For nine locations throughout California’s Riverside County. The group, which is also a franchisee of Los Angeles-based Silverlake Ramen concept, plans to open Roll-Em-Up restaurants in Corona, Eastvale, Riverside, Temecula, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Murrieta, Moreno Valley, Perris and El Cerreto.
Based in New York City Mighty Queen BBQ Party It will grow outside the Northeast after signing a multi-unit agreement with TBBQ Group To open up to 10 locations in the Tampa, Florida market.
Chill In Nitrogen Ice Cream Signed two multi-unit agreements for Miami and Dallas. granted to him Rafael Mesa It will open two locations in the Doral and Kendall neighborhoods of Miami. granted to him Harold Gernsbacher He signed a two-unit development agreement in Dallas and his first lease was signed. When the ice cream shop opens later this year, it will be the brand’s first outside of Florida.
Young Hut Will open its first locations in North Carolina after signing a three-unit agreement with Michael HopkinsAnd the Michael Donnie And the Tim Webster Website development in Charlotte. The trio expect to open the first unit of their marijuana-themed sub-store this fall.
Plumbing Plumbing + Drain Signed a six-unit agreement with a Colorado franchisor Thomas Lilly, who will open four concept locations for plumbing installation and repair in Denver and two in Boulder.
Pete Will Clinic Expands with locations in New Hampshire, where the brand has signed a three-unit agreement with Shadraq projects. The group’s first clinic is expected to open in October in Manchester.
Happy Joes Pizza and Ice Creamwith locations concentrated in the Midwest, will open restaurants in Florida after signing an area development agreement with the franchisor Christina Tennant for the southwestern region of the state.
Physiotherapy and balance centersIt recently signed a series of multi-unit franchise and master franchise agreements. master franchisees Lauren And the Shawn Johnson, the former operators of the coffee and juice concept, will develop Fyzical in the Austin, Texas market. Lauren is also a member of the Fyzical franchise sales team. Fellow key franchisees and corporate executives Scott Thayer And the Robert Hope Signed to Fyzical Expansion in Charlotte, North Carolina. Also in Charlotte, a couple, Aaron And the Kristen Beck And the Dan And the Sarah FinertyAgreement for three physical sites.
In Colorado, Fyzical has signed three-unit agreements with Steve And the Keri Henning For locations in Denver, and with Aaron And the Lindsey Carter For Colorado Springs. in Georgia, chitan And the Sandia Polavaram We have an agreement to open three locations in Dunwoody, during the concession Scott NicksD., a former senior vice president at SunTrust Bank, has signed on for positions on Chamblee and Decatur. Matthew Lipsky, a naval officer, from three locations in Winter Haven, Florida, completed multi-unit engagements; attorney Chris Orlando and his three units in Allentown, Pennsylvania; And the john And the Vien Wheatley With two physical locations, in Beavercreek and Centerville, Ohio.
ManageMoveda landscaping franchise, on a two-unit agreement with Kevin Amin For Travis and Williamson Counties in Texas, both of which are part of Metro Austin.
International Development News
On the Mexican border Grill and Cantina Signed a master franchise agreement of 60 South Korean stores with JRW Corporation. JRW operates 12 On The Border restaurants in the country, with an agreement to increase its number of businesses to 28 as it has signed with sub-franchiseries to develop those 60 additional locations. In January, JRW also became the exclusive licensee of On The Border retail products in the Southeast Asian markets of South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
papa johns It expanded its partnership with its largest franchisee, Drake Food Service InternationalTo open more than 220 restaurants by 2025, including more than 170 across Latin America, Spain and Portugal. DFSI already operates more than 280 locations in these markets. As part of the agreement, DFSI will also open 50 new restaurants in the UK over the next four years. It recently bought over 60 Papa John’s restaurants in London, making it the brand’s largest franchisee in the country. DFSI CEO Ignacio Astete leads and holds major Papa John’s franchises in Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Spain, Portugal and Guatemala. The company also has three locations with its own concept, Just Burger, in Santiago, Chile.
pizza And it will expand its international presence by signing an agreement with Walid Haider, Chairman of the Board of Directors Azalea Investment In Dubai, for five restaurants in Qatar. The first Pizza Inn in Doha is scheduled to open in March 2022, and Haider has the option to open additional stores. Pizza Inn is part of the Rave Restaurant Group, and is also the franchisee of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn Express.
Dane Brands Will expand across funky restaurants in Ontario, Canada, by signing an agreement with Kailash Casal, head of the Toronto-based investment firm K2 Group, for at least five IHOP locations. The first is due to open at the Bellville truck stop site. K2 Group invests in hospitality, oil and real estate assets across Canada.