North Palm Beach, Fla., and Philadelphia — BurgerFi, one of the nation's fastest growing, all-natural "better burger" restaurant concepts, has signed a franchise agreement with Philadelphia-based Aramark. The global dining services partner will operate BurgerFi’s first college campus location at Temple University in Philadelphia.
The Temple University restaurant, which will be located at the newly renovated Howard Gittis Student Center food court, becomes BurgerFi's second Philadelphia location and is expected to open its doors to students and visitors in August 2017.
"Developing this new location with Aramark brings immense value to our expanding franchise network, and we are excited to see BurgerFi at a college campus such as Temple," says Corey Winograd, chief executive officer of BurgerFi. "We value this relationship with Aramark, a world leader in bringing innovative restaurant brands to large-scale venues."
BurgerFi announced its first non-traditional site agreement with HMSHost last month. Also an established leader in the food service industry, HMSHost will operate the new BurgerFi restaurant at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
This year, BurgerFi plans to open approximately 20 new restaurants, primarily through franchise development, and is targeting Virginia, Washington D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and New York for domestic expansion.
Established in 2011, BurgerFi is among the nation's fastest-growing better burger concepts with a projected 100 restaurants to be open by mid-2017. For more information, visit www.BurgerFi.com.