Wayback Burgers (US) Continues National and International Growth
14 Aug 2018 - Wayback Burgers announced franchise development success in Q2 2018. The second quarter was filled with multiple transactions, franchise expansions and significant growth in exciting new places, both domestically and internationally.
This continued success and growth is receiving acclaim from franchising’s most respected magazines. In fact, Franchise Times recently highlighted Wayback Burgers’ growth tear and named the brand one of its Top 200+ franchises – Wayback Burgers earned the #373 ranking in the annual list featuring franchising’s top brands.
Recently ranked as a top 10 best fast casual restaurant franchise by franchiserankings.com, Wayback Burgers has grown to more than 160 locations worldwide. The rapidly growing franchise chain has active locations in 30 states throughout the United States and four additional continents around the globe. That includes Argentina, Brunei, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco. In Q2, Wayback Burgers expanded its reach into Canada, Asia and Europe.
Wayback Burgers is becoming a household name in more corners of the world. International developments include:
An additional subfranchise agreement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with another restaurant under construction.
A restaurant in Lahore, Pakistan opened its doors in Q2, and construction is underway for a second location. Workers are also constructing a restaurant in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia.
In Europe, Wayback Burgers reached a Master Franchise agreement to bring cooked-to-order burgers to Ireland.
And the Canadian expansion took important steps in Q2, with the sale of a franchise in Manitoba and a letter-of-intent agreement for a Master Franchise in British Columbia.
Wayback Burgers introduced itself to more guests in new locations in the United States in Q2. The leading burger brand opened new restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Moreover, Wayback Burgers signed two new leases (Pooler, Georgia, and Pottstown, Pennsylvania), sold two additional franchises and is currently supervising 18 new restaurants under construction.
Wayback Burgers Executive Vice President, Bill Chemero, says Q2’s success is indicative of the company’s commitment to quality service.
“It’s an exciting time to be part of the Wayback Burgers family,” says Chemero. “We’ve just launched our mobile ordering & loyalty app, a true game changer for us, and we’ve forged a partnership with a great charitable organization, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America—a partnership/association that makes us very proud.
“In addition to those exciting announcements, through a dedication to hard work, a focus on quality and the desire to provide a unique and traditional experience, the company’s footprint is quickly expanding here in the United States as well as key international locations. We have garnered a reputation for delivering the best burgers and the best service. It will continue to take a collaborative effort to not only meet, but exceed, our growth expectations … and I know, with passionate franchisees and dedicated support personnel at the corporate office and out in the field, we have the team to do it.”
Q3 already has the makings of another successful quarter for Wayback Burgers. Seven additional restaurants are scheduled to open coast-to-coast, including Irving, Texas; Milford, Delaware; Reno, Nevada; Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Tulare, California; Atlanta, Georgia and Secaucus, New Jersey.
Potential franchise partners can also find Wayback Burgers at upcoming franchise shows including:
August: Consolidated Concepts Conference
September: International Franchise Sales Show (Germany)
October: Market Vision
October: National Association of Convenience Stores
October: Wayback Burgers Franchisee Convention
“The trend to deliver a timeless, satisfying meal with a wide variety of menu items the entire family can enjoy will never grow out of fashion,” says Chemero. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished up to this point in 2018, but we will remain steadfast and focused on the opportunities on the benchmarks set before us. We began 2018 on a positive note and with great momentum. I’m optimistic everyone associated with Wayback Burgers is eager to finish the year on a similar note.”