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Tin Drum Asiacafe inks largest franchise deal to date Pan Asian, fast casual restaurant concept signs 7-unit development agreement; First in Tennessee

ATLANTA, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tin Drum Asiacafe, the popular Atlanta-based Pan Asian restaurant concept, announces the signing of a seven-unit development agreement in Nashville, Tennessee with CANUSA ENTERPRISES, a regional restaurant group. The agreement is the first in Tennessee. Tin Drum currently boasts 13 units across Georgia and Alabama and plans to open up to eight additional units this year.

"After thorough market research, we're confident in our decision to begin development of Tin Drum in TennesseeNashville specifically," said Steven Chan, Tin Drum's Founder and CEO. "This is our largest franchise deal to date."

"We selected Tin Drum for the exceptional quality of the food, the growth potential of a Pan Asian concept and how we felt about doing business with Steven Chan, Tin Drum's CEO," said Fletcher Elkington, with Memphis based Elkington Real Estate Group represents CANUSA ENTERPRISES.  "We believe Tin Drum is one of the most unique concepts in America and believe the Nashville market is a perfect fit." 

All Nashville Tin Drum units will be designed to feel like a lively, bustling street-side cafe in Asia with edgy, urban and upbeat decor – a reflection of Chan's childhood in Hong Kong. The bold menu at each location is to include more than 35 items made with both traditional and non-traditional Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Indian influences along with the chain's 15 signature sauces.

The fast casual concept, which recently opened a unit in Roswell, Georgia, is actively pursuing franchisees in the southern states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and the Carolinas. For information, visit www.tindrumcafe.com.

About Tin Drum Asiacafe:

Atlanta-based Tin Drum Asiacafe features Asian street-inspired cuisine at its 13 southeastern locations, made fresh to order and at a great value. Recently named "One to Watch" by QSR magazine, Tin Drum's Pan Asian menu features more than 35 items made with Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Indian influences and 15 signature sauces. Certified by HealthyDiningFinder, the chain features kiosks equipped with health-based software that allow patrons to order based on individual dietary goals, along with a diverse gluten-free menu and vegetarian options. The fast-growing chain offers franchising opportunities throughout the Southeast. For more information, visit www.tindrumcafe.com or join Tin Drum on Facebook.  

Media contact:  Ellen Hartman (678) 399-3335, ellen@hartmanpr.com 

SOURCE Tin Drum Asiacafe



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