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Food Newsfeed: Eggs Up Grill Gears Up for a Southeast Takeover

September 26, 2019
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Ricky Richardson, CEO speaks with Food Newsfeed about the brand's development plans throughout the Southeast  

The South Carolina based breakfast and brunch franchise is strategically targeting growth in markets throughout the Southeast. With a new leadership team in place and plans to expand to new territories in Tennessee and Florida in 2019, the brand  is committed to fully supporting its franchisees and has heavily invested in technology, real estate and training programs over the past year in order to do so.

This Eggs Up Grill guest can't help but smile, inspiring smiles all around her

Ricky Richardson’s more recent hire as CEO has outlined a plan for aggressive growth, following the company’s acquisition in March 2018 by WJ Partners, a private investment firm with a background in scaling multi-unit concepts.

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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