TAMPA — Burger 21 announced it has signed two multi-unit franchise agreements that allow for the development of seven new restaurants in Florida over the next several years.
According to a news release, the agreement allows for expansion into the Fort Myers-Naples corridor, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Davie and Pembroke Pines.
“We're thrilled to continue our expansion in Florida and build a presence for the brand in the southern part of the state,” says Mark Johnston, Burger 21 president and chief concept officer, in the release.
The company launched an aggressive growth strategy in fall 2011, and has since signed franchise agreements with nine entities in seven states to develop a total of 20 franchised units on the East Coast from New York to Florida, the firm says in a release.
The Tampa-based burger franchise chain, developed by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., currently has six restaurants open in Florida. The chain is managed by Front Burner Brands.