DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2014 continues to be a year of incredible momentum for Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, a full-service restaurant franchise specializing in a chef-driven menu of signature gourmet burgers, chopped salads and creative sides. Over the past year, the company hired fine-dining veteran Tim Kast as its corporate chef, saw record-breaking sales at the newest Denver restaurant, implemented a new incentive program to accelerate franchise development and today is announcing its growing presence in the established markets of Charlotte and Denver and expansion into a new state.
Breaking into Tennessee, current franchise partners CPR Burgers, LLC, which opened the brand’s first franchised location in Greenville, S.C., will help Bad Daddy’s expand the brand into Knoxville, Tenn. and is expected to be open in the spring of 2015.
Burger lovers in the Denver area will soon be able satisfy their cravings at a new Bad Daddy’s location in Aurora’s Southlands shopping center opening in January. The new location will be the third Bad Daddy’s in the Denver area after seeing record-breaking success at its most recent location in Northglenn. Also, building on its strong presence in its home market of Charlotte, Bad Daddy’s will open its fourth North Carolina location in Mooresville Town Square at 279 Williamson Rd. in the coming months.
“To see our first franchise owner invest in a second location that brings the brand into a new state for us is a testament to the success and strength of the Bad Daddy’s system. We are excited to see the great team behind CPR Burgers grow their territory into Tennessee and we look forward to bringing Bad Daddy’s to Knoxville,” said Boyd Hoback, CEO of Bad Daddy’s Franchise Development. “In 2015, we plan to accelerate franchise expansion in targeted markets utilizing the recently revealed incentive program. Our goal is to find experienced, multi-unit operators with a passion for food and the necessary finesse to properly execute the menu.”
Bad Daddy’s is currently looking for qualified franchise partners in the mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest. An average Bad Daddy’s location is roughly 3,500 to 4,000 square feet, giving customers a full-service restaurant experience, in a small box location with a high energy atmosphere. The smaller footprint also provides franchise owners with an opportunity for attractive unit-level economics, with mature stores averaging $2.5 million in sales. Investment levels range from $590,000 to $1.4 million, which includes the franchising fee, build-out costs, training, equipment and inventory.
Bad Daddy’s culinary differentiators include burgers made from a proprietary premium blend of ground chuck and brisket topped with house made cheese and scratch made sauces with customizable options. Reviews rave of unique burger toppings such as buttermilk country-fried bacon, house-made American cheese, scratch made pesto and the specialty Bad Daddy’s sauce. The restaurant also offers customizable salads, a full gluten-free menu and regional menu items that incorporate local flavors. High-energy rocker music, local beers showcased across the bar and décor distinct to the neighborhood adds to a unique brand personality.
About Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, founded in 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a full-service, gourmet burger concept featuring a chef driven menu of gourmet signature burgers, chopped salads, appetizers and sandwiches with a full bar that offers a selection of microbrews and handcrafted cocktails. Currently with nine locations and a licensed location in the Charlotte airport, the small footprint restaurants offer guests a high-energy atmosphere that appeals to a broad consumer base. For more information on franchising opportunities available, please visit www.baddaddysburgerbar.com/contact-franchise.