Checkers to Open 14 Locations in Philadelphia by 2018

By Francis Hilario | Philadelphia Business Journal
|  Saturday, Jun 28, 2014  |  Updated 2:09 PM EDT
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Checkers to Open 14 Locations in Philly by '18

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Checkers plans to open 14 new locations in Philadelphia by 2018. Late-night business accounts for 30 percent of business, Durham said.

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. signed a development agreement with a local franchisee in order to expand its growth in the Philadelphia market, almost doubling its restaurant base from 23 to 40 by 2018.

In an effort to penetrate the Philadelphia market, Checkers sold three of its company-owned restaurants to Jay Pandya, a multi-unit Checkers franchise owner, and president and CEO of Rohan Group, through a development agreement. Pandya currently owns and operates more than 100 restaurants, including two Checkers locations in Allentown, Pa. and Bethlehem, Pa.

And this is big news, according to Jennifer Durham, vice president of franchise development of Checkers and Rally's Restaurants. Read more about the new complex on PBJ.com.

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