GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Glory Days Grill, an award-winning sports grill and bar with both corporate and franchised locations, is proud to announce the signing of the first franchise agreement in North Carolina. New franchisees, Chris, Doug and Warren Holmes of Everlong, Inc., expect to open the quintessential neighborhood sports concept during the summer of 2017 in the Raleigh area. The entrepreneurial trio anticipates the restaurant opening will create about 75 new jobs.
"Strong commercial and residential growth in the Triangle area makes it an exciting place to work and raise a family. We want Glory Days Grill to be the place residents go on a regular basis," said Chris Holmes, Glory Days Grill of Raleigh franchisee. "I have always wanted to own my own business, and I am eager to bring Glory Days Grill's great food, outstanding service, and real-time entertainment to the people of Raleigh."
Chris Holmes, a 20-year resident of the Triangle area, will be operating the business alongside his father, Doug Holmes, and uncle, Warren Holmes. Chris Holmes has nearly 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry and 20 years of sales and customer service experience, including Guardian Angel, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, and Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club.
In addition to the new franchise agreement in Raleigh, Glory Days Grill is currently seeking qualified franchisees in Burlington, Greensboro and Greenville. The brand is rapidly expanding in North Carolina with other opportunities for experienced entrepreneurs.
"We are thrilled to welcome the Holmes team into our Glory Days Grill family and look forward to opening our first North Carolina restaurant," says Jeff Newman, Co-Founder and President. "We are excited to expand into this new market and are dedicated to Glory Days Grill's success and future growth in the Tar Heel State."
Glory Days Grill is looking to add qualified franchisees to help grow the brand throughout North Carolina in communities such as Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Asheville, Fayetteville, Hickory, Wilmington, Jacksonville, Greenville, Burlington, Rocky Mount and New Bern, among others. Candidates should have business experience, preferably in the restaurant industry; $750,000 in liquid assets and a minimum net worth of $1.5 million; and an initial investment of between $1.4 million and $2.1 million.
Opening its first restaurant on April 16, 1996 in Burke, VA, Glory Days Grill has grown to 27 company owned and franchised restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Florida. The award-winning sports grill and bar plans to open another 20 locations by 2020. Glory Days Grill's success and reputation have been built on three pillars of focus, including excellence in food, a love of sports, and generosity in the community. Glory Days Grill currently has franchise opportunities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
About Glory Days Grill:
Glory Days Grill is a full-service, sports-themed family restaurant featuring great food at very affordable prices, outstanding service and real-time entertainment. Every restaurant brings together award-winning menus accompanied by numerous large screen televisions tuned to a variety of sports, cartoons, news and entertainment offerings. Tables and booths have individual volume-controlled speaker stations adding to the guest's enjoyment. Many locations have private banquet facilities and all feature catering services. Glory Days Grill has been named Best Casual Theme Restaurant, Best American Restaurant, Best Sports Bar, and has also received accolades for Best Ribs, Best Chili, Best Burger and Best Bartender. Glory Days Grill founders, Richard Danker, Bob Garner, and Jeff Newman currently own and operate 20 Glory Days Grill restaurants in the tri-state area comprising Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Glory Days Grill also supports 7 franchised restaurants in Richmond, VA and Tampa, FL. For more information, visit www.glorydaysgrill.com or www.glorydaysfranchising.com.
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