NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BurgerFi, one of the nation's fastest growing, all-natural "better burger" restaurant concepts, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with HMSHost for the operation of a BurgerFi restaurant at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. HMSHost will operate the brand's first airport location. Propelled by the company's ongoing expansion, and recent surge in franchise development, this new agreement demonstrates the BurgerFi brand's growing strength and widespread appeal.
"We are excited to develop our first BurgerFi airport location with HMSHost, an established leader in the food service industry, which adds immense value to our growing franchise network," said Corey Winograd, Chief Executive Officer of BurgerFi. "Over the past five years, the efforts of our dedicated corporate team and franchisees have propelled BurgerFi from a regional brand to a national, industry leader, poised for strategic growth, and we look forward to accelerating this momentum."
HMSHost, which provides food and beverage services for 120 airports throughout the globe and 99 motorways in North America, will be opening the new BurgerFi at the bustling Florida airport's Terminal One, with an anticipated opening date of May 31, 2017.
This year, BurgerFi plans to open approximately 20 new restaurants, and is targeting Virginia, Washington D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and New York for domestic expansion. With global demand, and enormous development opportunities, BurgerFi is poised for another year of impressive growth.
Established in 2011, BurgerFi is among the nation's fastest-growing better burger concepts with a projected 100 restaurants to be open by mid-2017. The concept was founded by gourmet chefs committed to serving fresh food of transparent quality. BurgerFi uses only 100% natural beef with no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals or additives. BurgerFi was included in Inc. magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies List, recognized among Fast Casual's Top 50 Movers & Shakers and Top 100 Brands, and ranked on Entrepreneur's 2017 Franchise 500. The company was also ranked in Technomic's top three on its list of fastest growing small chains and received the TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence. Visit www.BurgerFi.com for more information.
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