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MOOYAH Burger, Fries & Shakes Ranks Among Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500 List

The better burgers, fries and shakes brand landed No. 432, jumping back on the list this year.

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes ranked No. 432 on Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500 list.

Entrepreneur’s annual list examines trends in the franchising industry. To be eligible for this year’s list, franchisors had to be seeking new franchisees in the U.S. and/or Canada and have a minimum of 10 units open and operating as of mid-2020. More than 1,100 brands applied to make this year’s ranking.

Those selected to be on the coveted list were evaluated for factors such as costs and fees, franchisee support, size and growth, brand strength and financial strength and stability. 

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes was founded in 2007 in Plano, Texas by restaurant industry veterans Rich Hicks and Todd Istre. It’s fast-casual, “better burger” concept offers made-to-order burgers, French fries hand cut from Idaho potatoes and real ice cream shakes. MOOYAH was ranked among Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises of 2018. In 2017, MOOYAH was named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list, Franchise Times' Fast & Serious list of the smartest growing franchise brands, and was ranked #11 on Fast Casual Magazine’s annual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, a list the brand has been included on every year in the last ten years of rankings. MOOYAH has over 70 locations across the U.S. 

For a full list of the 2021 Franchise 500 ranking, visit