Checkers & Rally’s Welcomes 10 New Franchisees to Kick Off 2015

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Quick-Service Restaurant Chain Welcomes New Franchisees in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Memphis and New York with Extensive QSR Backgrounds

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Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc., (Checkers® and Rally’s®) is building on the tremendous momentum the brand experienced to close out 2014, ending March with ten new franchisee partnerships and has plans to add 40-50 new locations ready to serve up crazy good food to customers throughout the country.

The new crop of entrepreneurs to the Checkers and Rally’s system brings a wealth of restaurant and franchise experience from a broad cross-section of successful national brands demonstrating the strong opportunity for experienced franchise operators to diversify their portfolios with the brand. Checkers and Rally’s surpassed 800 locations in December, and the brand continues to attract highly qualified franchise partners as they continue to grow across the country. In the first three months of 2015, the brand opened seven new restaurants.

“We have developed a formula for success that is attracting the attention of quick service industry veterans who recognize the unique opportunity to grow with the Checkers and Rally’s brand,” said Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development for Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc. “We’re excited to welcome our newest franchisees aboard, and are even more delighted to share our delicious food and exceptional service with guests from New York to Texas and everywhere in between.”

January saw the addition of 3 experienced food franchisees with brands such as 7-Eleven, Dunkin Donuts and KFC in Virginia New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, New York metro and Long Island areas. February followed with 3 more franchisee signings in Houston, Memphis and Georgia with restaurateurs with food experience at the Burger King and Subway brands. In March, 2 additional franchisees rounded out the quarter with restaurant backgrounds in Subway and Texas Burgers.

Checkers has enjoyed incredible growth recently, signing nearly 100 new franchisees in the last three years and has achieved four straight years of positive system-wide comparable store sales.

While plenty of companies might take a moment to coast on their accomplishments, Checkers and Rally’s is showing no signs of slowing down. Not only did the company approve 28 new franchisees and open 35 new restaurants in 2014, the brand closed out the year by opening eight new restaurants in December alone. The company also entered an exciting partnership with distributor Willow Run Foods Inc., in the final quarter of 2014 that will help further the brand’s reach into upstate New York and the New England area.

“Our franchise opportunities continue to attract talented, passionate entrepreneurs who are excited about growing new restaurants and generating an unbeatable return on investment,” Durham said. “With new site opportunities popping up every day, more and more people are finding that partnering with Checkers and Rally’s is a recipe for success.”

Ownership opportunities continue to spring up across the nation, including in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.

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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