Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, the casual dining concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, announced the signing of a development agreement that will debut the brand in North Dakota. The first location is expected to open this year in West Fargo.
The North Dakota locations will be opened by operating partner Tyler Birkland, who also owns a Boston’s restaurant in Prince Albert, Canada. Birkland is a seasoned Boston’s employee, having started with the company in 2005 as a bartender with Boston Pizza in Canada. Along with franchise partners Gregg Most and Jim Werschler, the group currently operates 14 restaurants throughout Saskatchewan, Canada, and Birkland is spearheading development into the United States. They are targeting Bismark, Minot and the greater Fargo area for future development.
“The Boston’s experience is a fit for everyone, whether you’re looking for a casual place to catch the game or need a quality take-out or delivery option to cater dinner with your family—you can’t get that everywhere,” says Birkland. “It is clear West Fargo is the ideal place to introduce the brand in North Dakota, and we look forward to serving the community for many years to come.”
Boston’s in North Dakota will offer its guests a contemporary, sit-down family dining atmosphere with a separate sports bar, allowing for family and friend gatherings of all sizes. While Boston’s specializes in gourmet pizza and pasta, its menu features nearly 90 items including salads, sandwiches and a variety of sports bar favorites such as burgers, wings and ribs giving guests an offering of traditional American cuisine.
“It’s fantastic to see the enthusiasm for the brand in Canada, a 390+ unit chain north of the border, continuing down into the states with sophisticated and passionate partners such as these,” says Eric Taylor, president of Boston’s U.S. “We look forward to establishing our brand in a new market and welcome the community of Fargo in with open arms.”
Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar’s U.S. operations are based in Dallas, and currently has 28 locations operating in 22 states. The company’s sister brand, Boston Pizza, has more than 400 locations throughout Canada and is considered the No. 1 casual dining brand in the country.
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