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Eggs Up Grill Announces Todd Owen as VP of Franchise Development

November 1, 2019
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Spartanburg, S.C. — Eggs Up Grill has announced the appointment of Todd Owen as its new VP of Franchise Development. Todd is assuming responsibility for leading Eggs Up Grill growth by recruiting new qualified franchise partners into the rapidly expanding brand’s system.  Owen brings a rich background in successful franchise development, leading sales and business development with brands that included Qdoba Mexican Eats, spearheading growth from 60 to more than 600 locations.

“We selected Todd after a thorough and extensive search of the industry's top talent in franchise development," said Ricky Richardson, CEO of Eggs Up Grill. "Todd joining our team marks the next step in our commitment to offering best-in-class support to our franchisees, we're thrilled to welcome Todd to the Eggs Up Grill team and know that he will make an immediate impact on our growing franchise community."

He is now responsible for leading Eggs Up Grill’s efforts in recruiting qualified franchisees and assisting existing owners with developing their strategic growth plans as they reinvest and add new Eggs Up Grill restaurants to their portfolio. Owen shares Eggs Up Grill’s commitment to supporting prospects and ensuring its franchisees are set up to build a successful business through the brand.

“It’s a privilege to serve the team, guests and franchisees at a such a beloved and growing brand,” said Owen. “I look forward to supporting our franchisees and contributing to growth. We are on a journey to grow the Eggs Up Grill brand, the business, restaurants and equity for the company and our franchise partners.”


Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles from sunup thru lunch. The aromas of freshly brewed coffee, savory bacon and hand-cracked, farm-fresh eggs on the griddle and warm, attentive team members will make you feel right at home. We are “neighbors serving neighbors” daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Originally founded in Pawleys Island, S.C. in 1997 by restaurateur Chris Skodras, Eggs Up Grill has grown to 36 locations across the Southeast and is headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C.  With strong AUVs and consistent comp sales momentum, it’s no wonder existing franchisees are reinvesting in the brand, accounting for half of its projected 40% growth in 2019. In 2018, private equity firm WJ Partners acquired Eggs Up Grill, building the team and priming the brand to rapidly grow in more communities across the US with plans underway to reach the 100-location mark by 2022. For more information, visit