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TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Burger 21®, a brand-new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today its second restaurant in Arizona will certainly open in Chandler on Nov. 3 at 2855 W. Ray Road. To celebrate along with the community, the very first 100 guests to visit the restaurant on opening day will certainly receive a free Burger 21 t-shirt and all of guests will certainly have actually the opportunity to enter for a opportunity to gain a free tailgate grill.
The brand-new restaurant is locally-owned and operated by current Burger 21 franchisee Dan Lenhauser, that opened the brand’s very first western U.S. restaurant located in Scottsdale earlier this year. Lenhauser is a seasoned multi-unit Subway franchisee along with much more compared to 15 years of experience in the Phoenix market.
“I’m thrilled to expand Burger 21’s presence in Arizona along with the opening of the brand-new Chandler location,” said Lenhauser. “Burger 21 has actually a unique culture and a diverse menu that appeals to a wide array of guests. We have actually already built a loyal adhering to at the Scottsdale location and I have actually no doubt that the Chandler community will certainly additionally like our gourmet burgers devoid of the gourmet price.”
Burger 21 Chandler features 21 unique, chef-motivated burger creations, hand-crafted signature shakes, gourmet hot dogs, hand-breaded chicken tenders and fresh salads served in a contemporary-style diner atmosphere along with fast, high-touch service.
Highlights of Burger 21 Chandler include:
- 60 brand-new group members hired in Chandler
- Approximately 2,400 square feet
- Seating for 70 customers inside the restaurant
- Patio along with seating for 50 customers
With the opening of the Chandler location, Burger 21 will certainly have actually 15 Bistros open and much more compared to 20 franchised locations in development across the country.
“We’re delighted to build our presence in the western United States along with the opening of our Chandler location and will certainly stay committed to our expansion efforts in the market,” said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 president. “Provided the early triumph of Burger 21’s very first restaurant in Arizona, we aim to make another 10 units in the better Phoenix metropolitan area over the next several years.”
The restaurant is open everyday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday. To learn much more concerning Burger 21 Chandler, please call the restaurant at 480-899-0781 or visit www.burger21.com. Follow Burger 21 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and join the B21 Club to receive the current Burger 21 special offers and promotions delivered straight to your inbox.
Burger 21 was named one of QSR’s “Finest Franchise Deals” and additionally made the No. 5 ranking in Fast Casual’s Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” of 2014, up from No. 22 the prior year. Additionally, Burger 21 President Mark Johnston was acknowledged as one of the “Top 25 People” for his continued strategic leadership in the growth and development of the brand. Last year, the franchise’s gluten-free menu received the No. 1 ranking in the “Top 10 Menu Innovations” category.
As the brand continues to expand across the U.S., Burger 21 is seeking single- and multi-unit operators along with restaurant experience to join its upscale fast casual eating concept. Franchisee candidates need to have actually a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $200,000 per unit. Burger 21 will certainly be made through both single-unit agreements and Area Development Agreements. Depending on the genuine estate site selected, franchisees can easily expect the total investment for one restaurant to be approximately $422,083 – $974,395. The first franchise fee is $40,000; however, reasonable franchise fees apply for Area Development Agreements of four or much more units.
About Burger 21
With 15 locations open in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Virginia, and much more compared to 20 in development in seven states, Burger 21 is a “beyond the much better burger” fast-casual franchise concept founded in 2010. Burger 21 is a chef-motivated brand along with offerings including 21 unique burger creations ranging from hand-crafted, freshly ground Certified Angus Beef® to chicken, turkey, vegetarian, shrimp and tuna burgers, fresh salads, all-beef hot dogs, chicken tenders and an extensive shake bar including hand-crafted shakes, floats and sundaes. Burger 21 is an affiliate of Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. For much more information, visit http://www.burger21.com.
About Front Burner Brands
Front Burner Brands is a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. It is affiliated along with the corporate owners of and its management services extended to The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., founded in 1975 along with much more compared to 130 locations in North America and much more compared to 20 locations currently in development, Burger 21 along with 15 locations open in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Virginia, and much more compared to 20 in development in seven states, and GrillSmith along with 5 locations in the Tampa Bay area. For much more information, visit http://www.frontburnerbrands.com.
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