Boardwalk has announced the opening of Boardwalk Fries Burgers and Shakes at 691 Tasman Drive, Sunnyvale, California. This newest 2800 square foot location provides additional outdoor seating for 25-30 people. Boardwalk is excited to continue its expansion in California, showcasing an updated menu that also includes over 112 varieties of craft beer. This location will provide a test pilot as its first Boardwalk location serving craft beer. Boardwalk feels the craft beer will complement its varied menu, including famous Boardwalk Fries.
The new décor includes 25 TVs, offering customers an entertaining, energetic, and family-friendly atmosphere, while also appealing to those who enjoy a casual sports-bar environment.
About Boardwalk: Boardwalk is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland and brings over 33 years of brand recognition. To inquire about franchise opportunities, contact Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes at http://www.boardwalkfries.com/franchise
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries continues expansion in the Middle East. Adding to its development in Riyadh, Boardwalk's multiunit developer has expanded its area by signing a second agreement with Boardwalk to develop the entire country of Saudi Arabia. Two Boardwalk restaurants opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: last June at Tahksosy Road, and then October at the Azizyah Complex in the Maazar District. The third location will open this month. The successful openings and sales for these first two locations led the developer to enter into a second development agreement for the remaining territories of Saudi Arabia.
The multiunit franchise restaurateur for Boardwalk originally committed to open at least seven restaurants in Riyadh, and now, with the signing of this new development agreement for all of Saudi Arabia, has committed to no less than an additional five restaurants.
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries Inc. announced that one of its master franchisees in the Midwest has received six I-526 approvals from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the construction and operation of six new units of Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. The master franchisee who received the six I-526 approvals plans to continue using the EB5 program to finance the company's growth. The Master Franchisee has already submitted several more I-526 petitions for additional Boardwalk units, and expects to receive approvals shortly.
Dave DiFerdinando, president of Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes, expects the master franchisees nationwide to add a significant number of new units using the EB-5 program to obtain the necessary financing. "These six I-526 approvals are a very big step for us. They are proof that our brand and our business model are solid. It also shows that EB5 investors can play a big role in our franchisees' continued expansion," DiFerdinando says.
Marc Hyman, an EB5 consultant based in Santa Barbara, California, suggested to DiFerdinando and his company, Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes, that the EB-5 program could help his company's franchisees build out more units in a very cost-effective manner. Hyman worked with Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes' management team to map out a strategy for capitalizing on the EB-5 program. Hyman subsequently introduced Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes to a team of professionals who developed the now successful EB-5–financed growth strategy.
"Marc Hyman brought the EB-5 program to our attention because he saw an opportunity that we weren't even aware of. He continued to show us how EB5 could finance our franchisees' growth, and to top it all off, he introduced us to all the right people," says DiFerdinando, adding that " throughout the process, Marc Hyman urged us to be patient, because he knew that our brand and our business model were an ideal match for the EB-5 program."
Dave DiFerdinando and Marc Hyman plan to continue working together to expand the number of franchisees who use the EB5 program to add units in their territories. Together they are developing Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes' fast-casual restaurant format so that it can continue to accommodate the needs of the EB-5 program. "The upcoming changes in the EB5 program will likely shift the focus of the program away from major real estate development projects," says Hyman, adding " the EB-5 program was initially designed to help smaller businesses create jobs and that is exactly what Boardwalk franchisees will be doing, thanks to the EB-5 program."
Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes is planning its fifth location in Cochrane, Alberta, located 18 km west of the Calgary city limits. Cochrane has is the second largest town of Alberta, with a population of 17,580. Cochrane offers welcoming western culture to its residents and visitors alike. Known as a popular destination for ice cream and coffee, Boardwalk's plans are to complement the town's food offerings with its family friendly menu, including its famous Boardwalk Fries and fresh never frozen burgers. Opening is planned for February, 2016.
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries, Inc, Franchisor, t/a Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes maintains its corporate office in Columbia, MD, and brings over 33 years of brand recognition and experience to its concept. To inquire about franchise opportunities or for more information about Boardwalk please visit boardwalkfries.com/franchise.