A hamburger chain with multiple locations in Texas and California is planning to build more than 50 new outlets in both the East and West this year.
Based in Plano, Texas, Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes says it wants to put up at least 15, and perhaps as many as 20 shops in metro Phoenix alone.
The build-out plan for Phoenix may take up to a decade to complete, with an initial 3 or 4 possibly starting up later this year.
The company, which has around one hundred locations nationwide, also announced plans late last year to build up to 30 new outlets in Florida.
Founded in 2007, the Mooyah chain’s stock in trade is a burger made of fresh, never-frozen certified Angus Beef. Customers are also offered the choice of a wide variety of vegetables for those burgers as well as the company’s own Mooyah Sauce.
The company’s outlets vary in size between 2,400 and 3,000 square feet, although a location opened last year in Orlando measuring 4,100 square feet. Some, but not all, of the stores have drive-through features, while others offer dining areas.
The company is also in the process of renovating five of its locations, with plans to renovate a total of ten by the end of the year.
Besides Texas and California, Mooyah’s outlets are clustered in southeast Louisiana, as well as the upper East coast.
By Garry Boulard
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