Best Dang Biscuit Franchise Inks Tennessee Area Representative Deal

Best Dang Biscuit Franchise Inks Tennessee Area Representative Deal

Rise Southern Biscuits and Righteous Chicken seeks franchisees for Tennessee as brand continues nationwide expansion

Best Dang Biscuit Franchise Inks Tennessee Area Representative DealRise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken, the nation’s fastest growing biscuits and fried chicken concept, today announced an area development agreement for the state of Tennessee that extensively increases franchise expansion opportunities. Area development representative, Fred Fordin, has committed to opening a minimum of 15 Rise locations throughout Tennessee over the next five years, and already has two locations up and running.

“The State of Tennessee is lacking in breakfast options in the fast casual space, and I felt Rise was the perfect concept to bring to the area,” said franchisee Fred Fordin. “Rise is a homerun in any environment. Even with the decrease in tourism, the locals still want their chicken biscuit delivered right to their home.”

His two locations in Nashville and Germantown, Tennessee, have managed to maintain momentum and growth through the COVID-19 pandemic. This is due, in part, to the Rise rebranding initiative that was led by Rise Founder Tom Ferguson.

“I realized the future of QSR was moving towards online orders and delivery, so we leaned into technology and online ordering,” said Ferguson. “We implemented these changes in all of our franchise locations by the end of February 2020, so we were in good condition when the pandemic hit.”

Best Dang Biscuit Franchise Inks Tennessee Area Representative Deal

Recently named to QSR magazine’s 40/40 List for 2021: America’s Hottest Startup Fast Casuals, Rise is partnered with Fransmart, the industry-leading franchise development company behind household brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries and The Halal Guys, as its exclusive franchising partner to grow the brand.

“With prime real-estate availability, attractive lease options and a protocol to convert existing units quickly and inexpensively, now more than ever is the time to invest in a brand like Rise,” said Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart.

Fordin is seeking franchise partners to develop the territory, with some markets readily available. To learn more about franchising with Rise, visit

Best Dang Biscuit Franchise Inks Tennessee Area Representative Deal

Rise was founded in 2012 by Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, Tom Ferguson. Described as a mixture of ‘old school, new school and our school,’ Rise serves up unique chicken sandwiches, biscuit and donut offerings and is constantly rotating in new features to keep the menu fresh and intriguing. Rise’s innovative concept and expansive growth earned the brand the #27 spot on Fast Casual’s 2016 ‘Top 100 Movers & Shakers’ list, and was also ranked as one of ‘The Best Biscuits In The U.S.’ by Food & Wine Magazine. Rise currently operates 16 locations in six states, with over 100 units in development in major U.S. media markets. For more information, visit

Fransmart is the global leader in franchise development, selling over 5,000 franchises worldwide and turning emerging restaurant concepts into national and global brands for 20 years. Company Founder Dan Rowe identified and grew brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries, QDOBA Mexican Grill, and The Halal Guys from 1-5 unit businesses to the powerhouse chains they are today. Fransmart’s current and past franchise development portfolio brands have opened thousands of restaurants globally. Fransmart and their partner brands are committed to franchise development growth. Follow Fransmart on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. For more information, visit