Twin Peaks franchisee La Cima Restaurants, LLC, has signed an agreement with its franchisor, Front Burner Restaurants, that expands La Cima's franchise territory to include the Tampa, Florida, 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," says 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, followed by five additional locations in the Southeast. In the next eight months, the company is on schedule to open one new restaurant every month, beginning in September with the Twin Peaks in Pensacola, Florida.
"Our team was assembled for fast growth and precise accurate expansion, and that is our goal," says Joe Hummel, La Cima's COO. "At the end of 2015 we will have designed, built, and opened 15 units in just over three years. This could only be accomplished by having an exceptional team and the steadfast support of corporate Front Burner Restaurants."