Smashburger signs franchise agreements for a further 63 restaurants
According to a report published on the website, restaurantnews.com, Smashburger, one of the nation’s fastest-growing fast casual “better burger” restaurant concepts, has welcomed five new franchisees to its network who together will open up 63 new restaurants around the USA.
The report reveals that this means that Smashburger’s franchise pipeline now totals 463 locations, which are due to open their doors to the public over the next few years. It will also mean that the franchise will be entering four new markets.
In an interview, Dave Prokupek, Chairman and CEO of Smashburger said, “We are very pleased to welcome our new franchisees to the Smashburger family and look forward to leveraging their experience gained from successfully operating other growing restaurant concepts. Consumers’ response to the Smashburger concept has driven our positive same store sales growth for the first quarter and has put us ahead of schedule with our franchise commitments. We are right on track with our openings, with 100 restaurants across 31 markets and we look forward to working with our new franchisees to introduce Smashburger in new markets across the country.” (kbp)