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Triangle Business Journal: S.C.-based breakfast franchise plans multiple locations in Raleigh

July 10, 2019
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Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson shares the brand's plans to bring 12-15 new restaurants to Raleigh/Durham over the next ten years.  

Bolstered by existing franchise-owned locations in Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs, Spartanburg-based Eggs Up Grill is planning significant franchise growth in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina with a plan to bring 12-15 new restaurants in the next decade.

Eggs Up Grill has everything to make you smile

Recently, the Triangle Business Journal talked to Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson who came on board after the company was acquired by private investment firm WJ Partners and sees opportunity in Raleigh, Durham and surrounding cities to find qualified and passionate franchisees who want to bring Eggs Up Grill to their neighborhood. "I don't have a single franchise partner that has picked up and moved for the business opportunity,” Richardson told the Triangle Business Journal. “It's been bringing the business opportunity to the community that they already live in or are a part of…What really sets it apart is amplifying the benefit of our brand with that local connection."

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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