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Franchise Influencers: Samir Wattar, Chief Operating Officer, Layne’s Chicken Fingers

As part of our annual Influencer Issue, 1851 Franchise has enlisted the help of the franchise community to compile a list of the top people making moves in the franchise industry.

By Savannah BilboStaff Writer
Updated 11:11AM 03/22/23

Samir Wattar

Chief Operating Officer

https://www.linkedin.com/in/samir-wattar-0a4187a/

Samir Wattar is a veteran of the restaurant industry with 30+ years experience in restaurant operations and management with established high growth and start up companies. Samir is progressive, decisive, innovative and is highly valued for expertise in interpreting corporate vision and strategy, translating objectives into actionable plans, and providing leadership to multi-functional, cross cultural teams. His past roles include Senior Director of Operations at Pollo Campero, Vice President of Franchise Development & Supply Chain at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, Vice President of Supply Chain at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and currently the Chief Operating Officer at Layne’s Chicken Fingers.

About Layne's Chicken FingersFounded in 1994 in College Station, the original location became a Texas A&M legend known for its small-town charm, friendly service, iconic chicken fingers and secret sauce. While opening corporate locations across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the leadership team focused on fine-tuning its operations and starting to franchise. Now, the company is planning to bring Layne’s Soon to be Famous™ Chicken Fingers to the rest of the world with plans to open 100 locations by the next four years.

Total Locations: 9

Investment Range: $656,000 to $1,280,500

Franchise Website: https://www.layneschickenfingers.com/franchising/

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.

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