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Entrepreneur Magazine: Eggs Up Grill Ranks #16 on Top 200 Food Franchise List

September 11, 2020
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The breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise received the recognition in Entrepreneur for the full-service category  

Eggs Up Grill, a breakfast, brunch and lunch brand with 40+ locations recently received a nod from Entrepreneur Magazine's for their annual Top 200 Food Franchise list, ranking at number 16. Since its founding in Pawleys Island, South Carolina in 1997, Eggs Up Grill has set itself apart from the competitive breakfast segment thanks to a community-centric culture, magnetic guest appeal, compelling economics and strategic growth throughout the Southeastern U.S. 

Guests are greeted at Eggs Up Grill in Spartanburg

The brand, which stands out as a compelling franchise opportunity with over 20 years of success, strong financials and 11 quarters of same-store sales growth through 2019, is well-positioned for growth throughout the Southeast.  Eggs Up Grill is on track to reach the 100 location mark by mid-2022, signing agreements for 10 additional locations across the region over the last 90 days.  Those deals include 6 locations in Virginia, 3 in the Orlando market and one in the Huntsville, Alabama market.  

The Entrepreneur ranking pointed to Eggs Up Grill's 35% growth in the last year, and 95% growth rate over the last 3 years. And momentum hasn't slowed down as the brand continues to rapidly expand across the Southeast.  In the last 60 days, the brand signed deals to develop 10 additional restaurants.  Six of those restaurants are in Virginia, 3 restaurants are in the Orlando, Florida-market.  A franchise partner is also opening our first restaurant in Alabama in the Huntsville market.

The growth and success also led to Eggs Up Grill recently ranking #11 on Restaurant Business's list of the Future 50

To read the article, click here.

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