Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, is excited to announce transfer of ownership of the restaurant at 301 Mall Blvd., Savannah, GA, 31406 to Chand Sharma.
“Checkers has a big presence in Georgia and we’ve very thrilled to have long-time Checkers employee Chand join the team as an owner and bring his well-rounded experiences to launch the location to new heights,” said Jennifer Durham, Vice President of Franchise Development of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. “Our owners and employees are the driving force behind our brand’s success and this newest development shows healthy progress toward achieving future growth goals. We look forward to elevating brand recognition in the Savannah area.”
Sharma has seen great success in a short time with Checkers, starting in 2011 when he began working at the Savannah location while achieving a degree in organizational psychology at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Sharma assumed his supervisor role during the hard economic times that affected other businesses in the area. He credits his proficiency in leading QSR concepts to his parents, Ramesh and Anita Sharma, who previously owned four successful Georgia-based Dairy Queen locations for more than ten years. As an owner, Sharma said that he plans to channel his ambition and energy to grow the Checkers brand in new areas, and has high hopes of opening additional locations in Georgia and Florida next year.
“When I started with Checkers, I knew this was a brand I could build a strong relationship with because they inspire longevity, while providing support for all franchisees and employees,” the 26-year old said. “I am proof the Checkers model is successful and rewards loyalty, as I’ve had the same employees since starting with the brand two years ago. With my hands-on approach and my dedication, I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.”
Checkers continues to add craveable menu selections and introduce daring flavors to its fans. Options such as Loaded Potato Skins, Cold Creations and the original Big Buford® aim to bring the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors to Checkers’ hungry guests. The company continues to innovate, and remains true to its commitment to providing “100 percent beef, 100 percent quality and 100 percent flavor.”
“With 90 locations open in Georgia, Checkers is well-positioned to expand into new territories and help new and existing franchisees run successful businesses in the competitive quick-service segment,” Durham said.
Checkers continues to grow, with opportunities for ownership available in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C, among other cities.
For Checkers and Rally’s franchise information, please visit http://www.checkersfranchising.com.
Checkers/Rally’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. is the largest double drive-thru restaurant chain in the United States. The company develops, owns, operates and franchises both Checkers and Rally’s restaurants. Based in Tampa, Fla., it has almost 800 restaurants open across the U.S. In recent years, the brand has been awarded several of the industry’s most prestigious awards including: “Best Drive-Thru in America” by QSR Magazine and the “Hot! Again Award” from Nation’s Restaurant News. For more information about Checkers, please visit http://www.checkers.com.