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2014 - Best Franchise Deals

QSR unveils its fifth-annual Best Franchise Deals report, a collection of upstart brands building a foundation for robust growth, emerging concepts clamoring for a spot on the national stage, and well-known names seeking deeper inroads into the American consciousness. Read More...

Burger 21 plans first Austin location

Burger 21, a Tampa, Florida-based burger chain is set to open its first Austin restaurant in 2015, the company announced Wednesday. Read More...

Moneymakers! 25 Dream Biz Startups

Adam Booken & Bruce Booken have a father/son partnership as franchisees of Burger 21. Burger 21 is an award winning, better burger franchise featuring 21 chef-inspired burger creations, crafted signature shakes, fresh salads and more. Burger 21 is now seeking single- and multi-unit operators with restaurant and/or business experience to join its unique fast casual dining concept. Adam and Bruce are both attorneys and Adam (son) left his job of being an attorney to operate and run the restaurant full time. Read More...

Between the Buns

Burger 21 seeks to appeal to both gourmet and traditional burger lovers. “The idea is to take chef-inspired recipes, create burger creations that the consumer couldn’t easily make at home, and give them that gourmet profile without the gourmet price tag,” says Dan Stone, vice president of franchise development for Front Burner Brands, which owns Burger 21. Read More...

Thinking Inside the Bun

Interview with Chef Shane Schaibly who gives the inside scoop on Burger 21 and its chef-inspired menu offerings. Read More...

Burger 21 Opens Its First Virginia Restaurant at Loudoun Station

Businesses are starting to pop up at Loudoun Station, with Burger 21 being the latest to fling open its doors in the development near one of Ashburn’s future Metro Silver Line stations. Burger 21 – a creation of Front Burner Brands, which also founded The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. – has a prominent corner space at Loudoun Station, 43800 Central Station Drive.  “We are very excited to open the first Burger 21 in Virginia,” said franchisee Ray Patel. “My team and I are excited to bring Burger 21’s‘beyond the better burger’experience to Ashburn and surrounding communities.” Read More...

Budget Tips

"Through my 24 years of franchising experience, I've learned that the key to running a successful business is to set achievable goals that ultimately produce results to foster growth." Read More...

Dominator Operators

Charles Haney understand the power of people.  The New Jersey-based multi-unit franchisee interviewed 800 people before handpicking a crew of 60 for his first Melting Pot restaurants.  Since then, he's open a Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse, and more recently, Burger 21, with more on the way. Read More...

Family Business

Running a restaurant isn't east for anyone, but when your business partners are family members, like Dennis Saller and his daughters, having a strong foundation and developing a thick skin are key. Read More...

THE DISH: Burger 21

“It’s a retro feel with fun music to go along with it,” co-owner Corley Steward said. “Obviously the centerpiece of the restaurant is the shake bar, being able to make the hand-spun milkshakes in front of our guests is a big thing.” Read More...

Burger 21 heads West with first Arizona Agreement

The fast casual concept has partnered with Dan Lenhauser, a local franchise veteran with experience operating Subway restaurants.  Lenhauser will open the first Burger 21, with plans for additional units. Read More...

Burger 21 Opens First Georgia Restaurant in Buford

“We are extremely excited to open Burger 21 in Buford in the Mall of Georgia area,” said franchisee Corley Steward. “From our chef-inspired menu and old time hand-dipped shakes to our gluten-free menu and pet-friendly patio, everything about us is unique and exciting. Our fast casual environment gives our customers the quality of a true gourmet burger experience with the flexibility of fast, customer-focused service.” Read More...

Burger 21 Opens for Business in Georgia, N.C. To Follow

“The expansion into two new states marks a major milestone for Burger 21 as we strive to introduce the Atlanta and Charlotte markets to our diverse menu of crafted burgers and hand-dipped shakes,” said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 president and chief concept officer of Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21. “We see these cities as key markets for expansion over the next few years, aiming to develop 15-20 units in Atlanta and an additional 10 in Charlotte through franchise opportunities.” Read More...

Burger 21 Hits Jersey

Burger 21 has expanded the brand to the Northeast with the opening of its first New Jersey location in Voorhees, according to a company press release. Currently, Burger 21 has seven restaurants open and 17 franchised locations in development along the East Coast. Read More...

Franchise Focus - Singular sensations

...Luckily for some would-be business owners, that approach to growth is not universal. Some franchisors say they welcome the one-at-a-time or even one-and-done set.

"We are open to single-unit deals," said Dan Stone, vice president of franchise development for Front Burner Brands. The Tampa, Fla.-based company owns the Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., GrillSmith and a new better-burger concept, Burger 21.
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On The Cutting Edge

Three burgers sit on a clean counter. On the left is an OMG double-stacked burger, piled high with cheese, apple-wood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and red onions. To the burger's disgust, a bite has been taken out. "What burgers would eat if burgers could eat burgers," reads the end line of Burger 21's ad. Read More...

Burger 21 signs fourth franchise deal

Burger 21, founded by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., has announced that it has signed a franchise deal to open one location in Vorhees, N.J., in spring 2013. The deal expands the concept’s footprint to the Northeast and its total units to 10. The new development is part of Burger 21’s aggressive growth campaign for national expansion. Read More...

2012 Top 100 Movers & Shakers - Trends

Unlike building a better mousetrap, building a better burger doesn't always require cheese, but non-frozen meat and fresh toppings are necessary ingredients... brothers Bob and Mark Johnston, founders of The Melting Pot, recently launched Burger 21. Read More...

Moving Beyond Better Burgers

In November 2009, Burger 21 came to be when the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. fondue restaurant franchise envisioned a fast-casual, "beyond the better burger" concept that featured 21 chef-inspired burgers with appetite appeal from the gourmet to the traditional burger lover. Read More...

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