Fast-casual Middle Eastern concept is franchising, kicking off this new direction with a 10-store deal.
A popular Middle Eastern food service has joined the franchising market. Naf Naf Grill announced its entrance into the franchising ring and has already signed its first deal.
A well-known 316 Investments affiliate, Fan the Flame LLC, signed with Naf Naf Grill in a “ten-store exclusive area development deal in Central Indiana,” according to Yahoo Finance. The ten locations will be throughout cities like Indianapolis, Bloomington, Lafayette, Fort Wayne and more.
But the good news doesn’t stop there. The company has added a new team member as a result of this development. David Vernon, an industry veteran of 30 years, is joining Naf Naf Grill as Vice President of Franchise Sales. Vernon joins Naf Naf Grill as the former Chief Development Officer of Wingstop and previously, Vice President of Franchise Sales at Sonic Drive-In.
With the addition of Vernon and a successful investment partner launching the company into franchising, Paul Damico, CEO of Naf Naf Grill, is excited for the future of the brand, stating that “franchising is a critical component of [Naf Naf’s] growth strategy” and he is thrilled to partner with such an experienced investment company and with an incredible franchising specialist.
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