Irving, Texas — Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has signed a 50-store agreement with Richard Maddox, which will include expansion into the South with new markets in Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee, and growth within Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, existing markets for the brand. Additionally, all 50 locations included in the agreement will be constructed to accommodate a drive-thru, a first for the brand.
The Texas-based restaurant group is recognized for its Baja-style fare with nearly 150 franchise- and corporate-owned locations in 17 states.
“As we look to add new Fuzzy’s Taco Shop franchisees we are focused on qualified, experienced restaurant operators who can maintain the integrity of the brand,” says Paul Damico, CEO of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. “Richard’s experience with fast-casual restaurants and franchised brands makes him exactly the type of franchisee we are looking for.”
In October 2021, Damico announced plans to double the size of the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop brand in the next 5 years.
Maddox’s first two Fuzzy’s Taco Shop locations are scheduled to open in the first half of 2022 in Auburn, Ala., and Albany, Ga., with plans to open up to four more units by the end of the year.
Founded in 2003 near the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop® is a fast-casual restaurant serving Mexican favorites with a splash of Baja. For more information, visit www.myfuzzys.com.
SOURCE: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop