Already a well-known name in the South and a highly-decorated brand in the restaurant industry and franchising community, Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries is expanding its Tennessee presence and bringing its All-American, retro-themed diner to Lawrenceburg, the largest city on the state line between Chattanooga and Memphis. The new restaurant, the fourth in the Volunteer State, will open on March 12 and will employ 50 team members.
With the new restaurant located at 2132 N Locust Ave, residents and visitors to Lawrenceburg will experience an inviting dining experience with fresh, never-frozen burgers, premium sliced cheesesteaks piled high on steamed hoagies, and frozen custard made in-house every day. With its open-grill design, the kitchen’s dedication and care when handcrafting meals is front and center.
“We are very excited to open the fourth Hwy 55 in Tennessee and bring good times and great food to the fine folks in Lawrenceburg,” says Jacob Cothren, part of the Tennessee area development group, which includes his parents, Eddy and Judy Cothren, as well as brothers Cade and Wesley. “Hwy 55 already has a stellar reputation in the county, state and beyond for having the best burgers you’ll find anywhere and we are excited to welcome our new neighbors and friends.” As part of the master franchise agreement, Hwy 55 is planning to open an additional 46 locations in the Tennessee area in the next seven years.
While celebrating its 26th year in business, Hwy 55 has sold the rights to more than 1,000 franchise locations around the world. Hwy 55 has also signed franchise agreements for West Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky and southern Indiana and Virginia in the past year. The brand plans to open approximately 25 locations in 2018.
“I founded Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries 25 years ago, to provide something that I felt was missing: great food, friendly service and honest value,” says Hwy 55 president Kenney Moore, who flipped every burger himself for the brand’s first two years of business. “Those principles continue today at all of our restaurants and we will look forward to treating more people in Lawrenceburg and other areas in this great state in the coming years.”
In keeping with Hwy 55’s continued mission to give back to the communities it enters, Hwy 55’s Andy’s Charitable Foundation will donate 10% of sales from the restaurant’s first three days to the Kid’s Place – a Child Advocacy. Andy’s Charitable Foundation is Hwy 55’s most visible commitment to community involvement.