starry birdone of the nation’s first super premium fast food concepts, today announced the launch of its nationwide franchise program to expand the brand into select markets, after closing a $12 million fundraising round led by KarpReilly . Founded in 2016 by Aaron Noveshen and The Culinary Edge (TCE), a leading food and beverage innovation agency, Starbird currently operates 12 units throughout California and several virtual brands in the region. The company plans to double its number of units over the next 18 months, with its first franchise stores expected to open in the second quarter of 2023.
To support the brand’s new program, Starbird recently welcomed Daniel Lecocq as Vice President of Franchise Development. Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the franchise industry to the table and will play a vital role in helping Starbird scale the business by aligning with notable franchise partners.
“I knew Starbird was ready for growth when I joined the team. There is a tremendous opportunity in the market right now for franchise owners to invest in Starbird and join the future of fast food,” said Daniel Lecocq, Vice President of Franchise Development at Starbird, “I am thrilled to be able to help launch the franchise program and lead the brand’s expansion into new territories across the country.”
Known for its crispy, handmade chicken, bold flavors and chef-driven innovation, Starbird delivers an unparalleled customer experience paired with an optimized menu and technology solutions to meet consumers’ growing needs for convenience and convenience. ‘accessibility. The brand’s chicken is never raised with antibiotics, is individually hand-breaded in a secret blend of gluten-free flours and spices, and is served with one of Starbird’s nine savory house sauces. Starbird also offers a suite of virtual brands under the Starbird name, including Starbird Wings, Starbird Salads, Starbird Bowls and the brand’s plant-based vegetarian concept, garden bird.
“The launch of Starbird’s national franchise program means so many exciting things for our brand. This expansion gives us the opportunity to bring our truly delicious chicken to more states and positively impact the communities we call home,” adds Aaron. Noveshenfounder and CEO of Starbird.
Starbird franchise opportunities are available in states across the United States including Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, and Florida.
The brand is currently looking for experienced Multi-Unit Operators looking to diversify their portfolio through area development engagements in a minimum of five stores each over a maximum of three years. Applicants must have restaurant and business experience, as well as a minimum net worth of at least $3 million and liquid capital of $1 million. For traditional and non-traditional units, operators who meet the preliminary qualifications can expect an investment ranging from $1,138,074 to $1,588,963.
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