DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As 2015 comes to a close, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar marks the end of a successful year with the announcement of its 10th Mexican location opening. This opening brings the company one step closer to its goal of bringing a total of 26 new locations to the country over the next 2.5 years. The growth in the Mexican market this year reinforced the need for another Support Center (corporate headquarters), which opened in Mexico City this past September.
Boston’s appeals to Mexican culture by offering its guests a contemporary, sit-down family dining atmosphere with a separate sports bar, and kid’s area, which allows for family gatherings of all sizes. While the brand specializes in gourmet pizza and pasta, its menu features nearly 90 items including salads, sandwiches and a variety of sports bar favorites such as burgers, wings and ribs giving guests an offering of traditional American cuisine.
The impressive growth in Mexico has been driven by franchising expert, Ericka Garza, whose focus is specifically on developing franchise efforts within Mexico. Since joining the Boston’s team in 2013, Garza has helped sign deals for 17 locations which include expanding areas with existing franchisees and new groups. Currently, Boston’s has Mexican locations open and operating in the following areas:
- Mérida—3 locations total
- Campeche—1 location total
- Cd. Del Carmen—1 location total
- Viallhermosa—2 locations total
- Chihuahua—1 location total
- México D.F. (Santa Fe)—1 location total
- Tuxtla, Gutierrez—1 location total
In addition to the established locations, Boston’s Mexico development plans for 2016 include:
- Veracruz—1 location planned
- Monterrey —1 location planned
- Playa del Carmen —1 location planned
- Coatzacoalcos —1 location planned
- Puebla —1 location planned
“Boston’s is creating a name for itself in the crowded casual dining industry both here in the U.S. and abroad by appealing to both the consumer and franchise owner by providing two experiences under one roof,” said Boston’s COO, Troy Cooper. “Having both a sports bar and family-friendly dining area creates two forms of revenue streams for franchise owners and two experiences for guests, making it an ideal franchise opportunity and dining experience.”
Validating that the brand is not only seeing success south of the border, in 2015, Boston’s ranked amongst the America’s best franchises and is currently ranked No. 71 on Entrepreneur magazine’s ‘America’s Top Global Companies’ list, No. 420 on the magazine’s Franchise 500® list and No. 89 on the 2015 Franchise Times Top 200 (Plus 300) list. Looking ahead to 2016 and beyond, the brand will reignite its domestic franchise sales efforts and to gear up, Boston’s launched a new franchise development website. Boston’s is looking for qualified franchisees with current or prior full-service restaurant hospitality/service experience, a strong business acumen and analytics, and a strong desire to deliver a high level of service that exceeds customer’s expectations.
Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar’s U.S. operations are based in Dallas and the company currently has 28 locations operating in 22 states. The company’s sister brand, Boston Pizza has more than 375 locations throughout Canada and is considered the No. 1 casual dining brand in the country.
Boston’s is both a family-friendly casual dining restaurant and an energetic sports bar, all under one roof. For over 50 years, Boston’s has specialized in providing a relaxing atmosphere and fabulous food to parties of all sizes. Boston’s motto is “We’ve gotcha covered,” and with 80+ menu items, primarily made in-house, they deliver on having something for every occasion and taste. The company is currently ranked No. 71 on Entrepreneur magazine’s ‘America’s Top Global Companies’ list, No. 420 on the magazine’s Franchise 500® list and No. 89 on the 2015 Franchise Times Top 200 (Plus 300) list. With sales exceeding $1 Billion in system-wide gross sales, Boston’s grows through franchising and is currently looking to expand around the US and Mexico. Interested in opening in the Midwest, Texas, Southern California or Michigan? Visit http://franchise.bostons.com/ today.