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Restaurant Business: Eggs Up Grill Ranks Among The Future 50

August 2, 2020
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The breakfast, brunch and lunch brand continues to be poised for growth, raking #11 on the list   

Eggs Up Grill has once again ranked among the Future 50, featured in Restaurant Business Magazine. 

CEO Ricky Richardson sitting down for lunch at Eggs Up Grill

Eggs Up Grill ranks #11 on the list, improving the brand's performance over the previous year, ranked at #49. The brand is boasting two consecutive years of record growth. In 2019, Eggs Up Grill had 20% system sales growth and finished the year with 37 locations. 2020 should end with 47 open.

According to Restaurant Business, "this year’s class of America’s up-and-coming chains faces an uncertain future. But as the coronavirus hit, these small and innovative concepts were characteristically quick to adapt, repacking menu items into meal kits, creating pop-up drive-thrus and more."

In the last seven months, Eggs Up Grill has opened in seven new neighborhoods with 4 - 6 more restaurants expected to open by the end of 2020, leading to a record year of growth. This growth speaks to the strength of the business model, even during a tough economic climate, and the timeless product offering, led by a team focused on franchisee success. 

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