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MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Steps up to #41 on the 2021 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers List

The Texas-based “better burger” franchise has been nationally recognized for its innovation and commitment to franchise growth for the 17th year in a row.

After a year of turbulence for the quick-service restaurant industry, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes has come out on the other side stronger than ever with leadership announcing an advanced timeline of drive-thru implementation and franchise growth.

That progress was recently recognized by Fast Casual, whose Top 100 Movers & Shakers list has been ranking restaurant brands focused on innovation for the past 17 years. This year, MOOYAH was recognized for its leadership and contribution to the industry over the past year by ranking  #41 on a list of 75 national brands and 25 leaders. 

In 2020, the MOOYAH leadership team was committed to revamping its interior restaurant design and franchise development strategy, which was instrumental in the brand’s success over the past year. The brand also improved its digital ordering and curbside pickup options last year. Now, MOOYAH is embarking on another store-design refresh and is scouting markets to implement the brand’s inaugural drive-thru, a plan that was initially scheduled for 2022.

“We have made it possible for our Guests to access us the way they want to,” said Mike Sebazco, MOOYAH’s VP of Operations. “And by doing that, we’ve already hit our 2022 goals for both digital and loyalty transactions. So this year, we are committed to continuing that progress. Adding drive-thrus is the obvious way to do that.”

MOOYAH currently plans to open two to three drive-thru locations by the end of 2021 and was able to achieve these plans early due to the revamped restaurant design in 2020. MOOYAH was also able to reduce Guests’ wait times due to the new kitchen display system technology and faster cooking equipment. The roll-out of the drive-thru was not only accelerated due to consumer needs but also the wants and needs of MOOYAH Franchise Owners. 

Additionally, MOOYAH expanded its footprint throughout the United States in 2020, with a notable opening in Times Square, New York, and plans to double the size of the franchise system in the next four years. 

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes is looking for qualified Franchise Candidates in major cities across the U.S., including Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix, Nashville, Richmond, Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham. Learn more about franchise opportunities here

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The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers List can be viewed here.