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Franchise Times: Former Fridays President Set to Crack Growth at Eggs Up Grill

January 15, 2020
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CEO Ricky Richardson joined Eggs Up Grill in July 2018, shortly after the brand was acquired by private investment firm WJ Partners and shortly put a strategy in place to open 100 restaurants by mid-2022. The seasoned CEO claims he was drawn to the brand due to the growth opportunity, among many other factors. “I wanted to bring my background someplace to help with growth,” said Richardson in the Franchise Times interview.

With more than 35 years of multi-unit and franchise operations experience, including 20+ years with TGI Fridays, where he served as president and chief operating officer, overseeing more than 500 restaurants, Richardson is fueling Eggs Up Grill’s growth with 18 projected openings in 2020, followed by 20+ openings in 2021.

The franchise brand, which seeks franchisees who are, “authentic and community minded” is an appealing franchise opportunity for both single and multi-unit operators with roughly $900,000 AUVs, and family-friendly operating hours of 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., an appealing factor for both franchisees and employees alike.

“Our franchisees are able to enjoy a successful and profitable business, or businesses while being able to be there for your family when it matters most,” said Richardson.

Under Richardson’s leadership, the brand projects to reach 100 restaurants by mid-2022. To read the full Franchise Times article, please click here.