Checkers & Rally’s Named Top Restaurant Franchise by Franchise Business Review

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Iconic Restaurant Chain Spotlighted as No. 3 in the Top 25 Brick & Mortar Opportunities Special Report

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Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers®), an iconic restaurant chain, is proud to announce it was ranked as the No. 1 restaurant franchise by Franchise Business Review in its Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises for 2015 special report. The brand was ranked No. 3 overall in the Top 25 Brick & Mortar Opportunities category.

Franchise Business Review’s Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchise report rates the “Best of the Best” and findings are split into two categories: Top 25 Brick & Mortar Opportunities and Top 25 Service Multi-Unit Franchises.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Franchise Business Review, and we’re proud that our team and family of franchisees have achieved this award by working together,” said Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development for Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc. “We look forward to providing one of the best franchising opportunities in the U.S. to the growing number of franchisees joining our brand, and as we open new locations, we are happy to offer the famous Checkers & Rally’s experience to more guests.”

Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences, surveyed more than 6,000 multi-unit operators with at least three units who represent more than 300 leading brands across North America. The market research firm asked questions in the areas of financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and productive development, core values and general satisfaction.

“An industry review is a great validation for our continuous efforts to find ways to strengthen and enhance the relationships we have with our franchisees,” said Durham. “As we grow to more than 800 locations, we will continue providing franchisees of varying backgrounds with personal support so they can continue building a successful restaurant business.”

Checkers continues to add craveable menu selections and introduce daring flavors to its fans. Options such as Monsterella Stix, Cold Creations and the original Big Buford® aim to bring the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors to hungry guests. The company continues to innovate, and remains true to its commitment to provide “Crazy Good Food” at an exceptional value.

Checkers continues to grow, with opportunities for ownership available in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C., among other cities. The brand is coming off a highly successful 2014, in which it opened 35 new locations and crossed the 800 restaurant count mark. Checkers continued four straight years of positive system-wide comp sales in 2014 and the brand continues to grow, signing 65 new franchisees in the last two years. Checkers & Rally’s entered 2015 with more than 80 restaurant sites approved for development in 2015, and in the first two months of the year, the brand has already approved 10 new franchisees.

About Checkers & Rally's Restaurants, Inc.
Based in Tampa, Fla., Checkers & Rally's Restaurants, Inc., an iconic and innovative drive-thru restaurant chain known for its "Crazy Good Food," exceptional value, and people-first attitude, operates and franchises both Checkers® and Rally's® restaurants. With more than 800 restaurants and room to grow, Checkers & Rally's is a proven brand with flexible building formats that is aggressively expanding across the country. Checkers & Rally's is a place where franchisees and employees who work hard can create opportunity for themselves, their families, and their communities. In recent years, the brand has been awarded several of the industry's most prestigious awards including: No. 1 restaurant franchise in Franchise Business Review’s Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises for 2015, Top 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine, ""Best Drive-Thru in America"" by QSR Magazine and the "Hot! Again" award from Nation's Restaurant News. For more information about franchise opportunities with Checkers & Rally's, please visit


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