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Dallas 'man-cave' eatery chain hits Gulf Coast


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  • | 2:34 p.m. August 2, 2013
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BRADENTON — Twin Peaks Restaurants, a Dallas-based casual dining chain that bills itself as the “ultimate man-cave concept,” plans to open four locations on the Gulf Coast from Bradenton to Naples.

Twin Peaks Restaurants, according to a news release, signed a development agreement with Miami-based Warm Restaurants. Ricky Warman, who operates 31 Papa John's pizza restaurants in the Miami area, runs Warm Restaurants. Warman also operates two Genghis Grill locations in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, according to the release.

A Mexico City native, Warman plans to open Twin Peaks locations in Bradenton, Fort Myers, Naples and Sarasota. The first one is planned for Naples sometime next year.

“We first learned about Twin Peaks at the multiunit franchising conference in Las Vegas a while back,” Warman says in the statement. “I was very intrigued and after talking to the franchise team and hearing about all of the amazing growth opportunities, I was hooked.”

Twin Peaks, which was named a “hot concept” by Nation's Restaurant News, a trade publication, serves beer, burgers, wings and nachos in a mountain-lodge setting. The locations have multiple TVs for sports events. The restaurant calls its wait staff, known for their red plaid tops, Twin Peaks girls. Its slogan is “Eats. Drinks. Scenic Views.”

Twin Peaks, founded in 2005, has 38 locations in 17 states. Its first Florida location opened earlier this summer on International Drive in Orlando. The chain plans to open 25 locations in Florida over the next decade.

 

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