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Eggs Up Grill CEO Looks Ahead to 2021

January 18, 2021
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The breakfast franchise is positioned stronger than ever as the franchise of choice for entrepreneurs.   

Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson led a webinar detailing how now, more than ever, Egg Up Grill is the right brand for franchising in the restaurant segment. 

The brand's record of success, talented leadership team and strong franchisees has proven sustainable even during the challenges of 2020, making the recovery of 2021 even stronger.

You can watch a special recording of the event detailing:

  • How the brand has quickly pivoted to exploit off-premise revenue and profit opportunities, growing that segment to over 20% of total sales, 4 times what they were pre-pandemic.
  • The work underway to maintain those sales levels even as the overall industry begins its recovery in 2021, including the evolution of the Brand’s new restaurant prototype.
  • Explicit initiatives to improve restaurant-level profitability and ongoing margin growth.
  • Industry-leading steps the Brand took to help franchisees navigate the immediate impacts of the pandemic, from operational standards focused on team member and guest safety, to assisting them as they worked through the PPP process.

About Eggs Up Grill:

Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles from sunup through 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. Recently ranked as the no. 1 breakfast franchise by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power, Eggs Up Grill is experiencing record growth across the Southeast. Originally founded in Pawleys Island, S.C., by restaurateur Chris Skodras, Eggs Up Grill now has 47 locations and is headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C.  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 U.S. with plans underway to reach the 100 restaurant mark by 2023. For more information, visit