Customizable Burger Franchise Continues Expansion in New Jersey With New Skillman Restaurant
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a fast-casual, “better burger” chain, is ready to make its debut in Central New Jersey. MOOYAH’s Skillman location is slated to open October 5, 2015 at 1378 Rte. 206. The restaurant will be owned and operated by the father and son team, Jerry and Andrew Candelino, and will mark the third MOOYAH location in the state of New Jersey.
“My son has always wanted to be a part of a franchise business,” said Jerry. “When we discovered MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, we knew it was the perfect fit for us and we are excited to bring this great brand to Skillman.”
When Andrew graduated from the University of West Virginia, he and his dad started looking into different franchise restaurant opportunities. Jerry first learned about MOOYAH while building a kitchen for Anthony D’Amore, owner of New Jersey’s first MOOYAH in Garwood. Everything fell into place after meeting Anthony and learning about the brand. Shortly after, Andrew took a job working as a manager at the MOOYAH in Garwood. After learning the business hands-on, Andrew knew exactly what they had found in MOOYAH, and the Candelinos were ready to take the leap and join the MOOYAH Family.
“Working up in New Jersey’s first MOOYAH, I got to see what a great brand this is,” said Andrew. “I have seen firsthand the love and excitement for MOOYAH that exists in the Garden State, and we are now thrilled to bring one home to Skillman.”
MOOYAH is rapidly expanding in New Jersey, and has no plans to slow down. In fact, it seems that the future for burger lovers in New Jersey is brighter than ever. The brand recently opened a location in Old Tappan, NJ and a fourth opening is scheduled for Somerset, NJ later this year.
“The state of New Jersey is falling in love with MOOYAH,” said Michael Mabry, chief operating officer of MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes. “Our Garwood location has already proven to be a success, and with the newest restaurant coming to Skillman, we are excited for the rest of the Garden State to see what we are all about.”
At MOOYAH, Guests have the advantage of choosing from a variety of bun options, such as baked in-house artisan white or multigrain wheat buns and hand-crafted lettuce buns to accompany the never-frozen 100 percent American beef patty, all-natural Jennie-O turkey patty or the mouthwatering black bean veggie patty. Each gourmet burger can be customized with five cheese options, applewood smoked bacon, sliced avocado, along with nine free veggie toppings and 11 free sauces.
MOOYAH French fries come together in a six-step process that takes a total of 24 hours to completely prepare. A delightful combination of constant attention and a little magic help transform U.S. #1 Idaho potatoes into perfect, crisp-on-the-outside and fluffy-on-the-inside fries. Guests also have the choice of savory sweet potato fries. Never one to forget dessert, MOOYAH offers real ice cream shakes, allowing Guests to choose from 10 flavors ranging from vanilla to Hershey’s chocolate to Reese’s to strawberry banana and more.
In 2015, MOOYAH is on pace to open 30 new locations and reach the milestone of 100 before the close of the year. The booming better burger brand is set to enter several new states in 2015, with the first MOOYAH restaurants in Indiana, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida scheduled to open this year. Additionally, the brand will increase their established presence in states including California, Texas, Illinois, and Louisiana, with five more scheduled openings in New Jersey alone. The brand continues to spread the unique MOOYAH experience beyond domestic borders too. MOOYAH will open their first restaurant in Qatar in 2015, marking the 7th country MOOYAH has entered outside the U.S.
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MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a fast-casual, “better burger” concept offering mouthwatering made-to-order burgers, French fries hand cut from Idaho potatoes, and real ice cream shakes. Founded in 2007, the Plano, Texas-based company serves fresh, lean American beef, all-natural Jennie-O turkey burgers, black bean veggie burgers, buns baked in house daily, real cheeses and toppings made from garden-fresh veggies. While many Guests dine in-restaurant, MOOYAH also offers online ordering and carry out for Guests on the go. In 2014, MOOYAH was named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of the top 500 franchise brands and ranked No. 12 in Fast Casual Magazine’s annual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, a list they have been at the top of for several years in a row. The brand also landed on the list of the Top 10 FastCasual Growth Chains by Technomic, Inc. In 2013, the brand was ranked 1st overall in Restaurant Business’s Future 50 list. For more information on MOOYAH, its menu or franchising opportunities, please visit www.MOOYAH.com. Connect with the brand on www.facebook.com/MOOYAH and follow on Twitter @MOOYAHBurger.