Multi-Unit Sonic Franchisee Sees Great Future with Salsarita’s
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina is bringing fresh to Lewisville, Texas courtesy of Barton & Agha, LLC. Set to open mid-summer, the Lewisville restaurant is one of six locations rolling out in the metroplex over a four year period. Plano, Frisco and Allen are the target areas for these locations.
The principals of the company behind the deal are Mohammad Agha, Chris Barton and Cayce Barton, who have owned and operated a multi-unit fast-food restaurant franchise for more than 40 years.
These exciting new locations for Salsarita’s come in a year when the company is experiencing growth throughout the country. Backed by restaurant industry veteran Phil Friedman, CEO of Salsarita’s, multiple deals have been put in place to bring restaurants to areas including Alpharetta, Georgia; High Point, North Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Oxford, Mississippi all within the year.
“Salsarita’s is a perfect fit for us and our first location will be in the mall anchored by Nebraska Furniture,” said Barton & Agha’s Mohammad Agha. “We love Sonic but the market is fairly full here and we had looked at a Salsarita’s in Longview and felt it would fit in very nicely with our group. We like that it’s a completely different concept and segment known as quick casual. We also were very impressed with Phil Friedman and his outlook for the chain for the future.”
“Bringing Salsarita’s to Lewisville with these wonderful partners provides another tremendous opportunity to reach a large audience with a fresh new look,” said Friedman. “Salsarita’s is a concept that has demonstrated success in universities, airports and malls and the Lewisville location is primed to replicate that success.”
Founded in Charlotte, N.C. in 2000, Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina offers Mexican favorites such as five flavorful house-made salsas, custom burritos, tacos, nachos and salads made fresh to order with an extensive selection of proteins, toppings and fillings. Salsarita’s was acquired by franchise industry veteran Phil Friedman in 2011 and operates more than 75 locations in 18 states, including eight that are company-owned. For more information, visit www.salsaritas.com, like on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/salsaritas and follow on Twitter and Instagram @salsaritas.