Twin Peaks franchisee La Cima Restaurants, LLC, has signed an agreement with its franchisor Front Burner Restaurants, which expands La Cima's franchise territory to include the Tampa, FL market. La Cima will develop Tampa, Clearwater and Saint Petersburg, opening a minimum of six Twin Peaks restaurants in the area.
"We understand the strength of the Twin Peaks brand and the markets the restaurants perform well in, and we feel that the Tampa market has tremendous and valuable growth potential," stated Coby Brooks, La Cima Restaurant, LLC, founder. "Our territory previously included Orlando, so it made sense operationally to take over the neighboring Florida market."
In 2012, La Cima opened its first Twin Peaks restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by 5 additional locations in the southeast spanning 5 of its 6- state territory. In the next 8 months, the company is on schedule to open one new restaurant every month, beginning in September with the Twin Peaks in Pensacola, Florida.
Joe Hummel, La Cima's COO, stated, "Our team was assembled for fast growth and precise accurate expansion, and that is our goal. At the end of 2015 we will have designed, built, and opened 15 units in just over 3 years. This could only be accomplished by having an exceptional team and the steadfast support of corporate Front Burner Restaurants."
Twin Peaks is a mountain-lodge themed sports restaurant known for its man-cave setting and beautiful Twin Peaks Girls. The restaurants feature made-from-scratch food, 29 Degree Beer, and state-of-the-art TV packages. Twin Peaks was named a "2010 Hot Concept!" by Nation's Restaurant News and was included among Restaurant Business magazine's 2011 "Future 50" concepts and 2013's Top "Social Media 50" brands.
Based in Atlanta, GA, La Cima Restaurants, LLC, is a restaurant holding and management company, operating six Twin Peaks Restaurants in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The company's founders draw from over 150 combined years of experience in the casual dining industry. Lead by Coby Brooks, the former CEO/President of Hooters of America, LLC, La Cima has assembled a team of experienced restaurant executives and operators.
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