Burger 21®, the new fast casual concept founded by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., is looking to South and Central Florida for franchise expansion. The company launched an aggressive growth strategy in September 2011 to bring its 21 chef-inspired burger creations and hand-dipped signature shakes to more cities across the U.S.
In just over a year of operation, the concept was named one of “12 Burger Chains to Watch in 2012” by Burger Business and “One of the Top 50 Restaurants in the Tampa Area” by the Tampa Bay Times.
Founded in 2009, the first corporate-owned Burger 21 restaurant opened in Tampa, Florida, in November 2010, and the second opened in Carrollwood, Florida in October 2011. Two more locations are in development and will open later this year. In addition, the company has signed two deals for a total of three franchise units in the Orlando market. Exact locations for the new Orlando restaurants have not been determined yet; however, the brand is targeting Lake Buena Vista, Dr. Phillips and Winter Garden.
To learn more about franchising opportunities with Burger 21, please contact Dan Stone, vice president of franchise development for Front Burner Brands at 813-425-6208 or email@example.com.