Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar Attracts New Franchisees

Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar Attracts New Franchisees

Dallas-based Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s), a full-service, pizza-themed, casual dining restaurant and sports bar, today announced it will be expanding with new franchise locations set to open this year in Fontana, California and Fenton, Michigan. A new Villahermosa, Mexico location opened Wednesday, July 11. The Villahermosa restaurant is Boston’s fourth location in Mexico, with three additional restaurants scheduled to open by the end of 2013.

“The opening of three new locations this year shows the growth and opportunity Boston’s offers throughout the U.S. and Mexico for motivated entrepreneurs,” said Mike Best, chief operating officer. “Our goal at Boston’s is to be available for our franchisees every step of the way, from world-class training to hands-on support long after the initial restaurant opening. Our franchisees get much more than a great concept; we assist from the very beginning with site selection, market evaluation and provide prototype plans and construction management expertise.”

Rrok Dedivanaj, franchisee for Boston’s Fenton location, is no stranger to the franchise process. Dedivanaj currently owns and operates two other restaurants in Michigan.

“Operating two restaurants for the past eight years, I have had a hand in all aspects of running a franchise business from marketing and design to operations and development,” said Dedivanaj.

“After looking for my next move in the franchise industry, I was immediately excited when I learned about Boston’s. They are equipped to assist franchisees from start to finish and help us grow our business once opened.”

Ranked as “one of the 200 best franchise systems worldwide” in 2011 by Franchise Times, there are now more than 45 Boston’s locations throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Boston’s features many unique traits that set it apart from other local dining venues, including two distinctive experiences under one roof. Guests enjoy the upbeat, casual dining atmosphere that is perfect for individuals, families, teams and groups of all ages, while the lively, sports-themed bar features local sports memorabilia and flat-screen televisions to showcase sports and events.

Boston’s menu promises something for everyone with gourmet pizzas and pasta, along with a wide variety of other great dishes, such as wings, ribs, burgers, entree size salads and sandwiches, and one of the largest kid’s menus you will find anywhere. Boston’s also has a wide selection of choices for the health conscience on its “Healthy Hits” menu selections and gluten-free pizzas for guests who suffer with Celiac Disease or are gluten intolerant.

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Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar mirrors its sister company, Boston Pizza, the No. 1 casual dining brand in Canada. Introduced in the U.S. in 1998, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar is franchised by Boston Pizza Restaurants, L.P. Boston’s offers a contemporary, sit-down family dining atmosphere with a separate sports bar customized with local team memorabilia. The result is a fun, high-energy setting for families and sports enthusiasts alike. While Boston’s specializes in gourmet pizza and pasta, its menu features nearly 100 items including salads, sandwiches, and a variety of sports bar favorites such as burgers, wings and ribs. With annual system wide sales approaching $1 billion, Boston Pizza and Boston’s have more than 390 outlets throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Boston’s grows primarily through franchising and is scheduled to open three new restaurants in 2012. For more information, visit