Henry Wang, Principal of TMD Holdings and 3E Group, is opening the Soon to be Famous chicken franchise’s first location in West Virginia.
Layne’s Chicken Fingers, the fan-favorite chicken franchise out of Texas, is opened a new location to Morgantown, WV opening on June 27th at 461 High St, Morgantown, WV 26505. The new location will give Morgantown residents a chance to find out what has made Layne’s an iconic name in Texas. (Hint: chicken fingers don’t get much crispier than these.)
After many years in corporate America, Wang decided it was time for a change. When he discovered Layne’s and spoke with the corporate team, he knew it was a great opportunity because of the shared mindset. Now, Henry Wang, Principal of TMD Holdings and 3E Group is opening the brand’s first location in the state.
“To be able to have something as rich in history as Layne’s and to be the first franchisee outside of Texas is really exciting,” Wang said. “To be able to work with our team to take this and make it even larger in the way we plan to is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us. I’m so excited about it.
The menu will feature irresistible twists on classic fried chicken fare, including a three-finger chicken sandwich served on Texas toast, a fried chicken club sandwich with bacon and cheddar and of course, chicken fingers served with insanely addictive sauces like buttermilk ranch, honey mustard, BBQ and Layne’s — a tangy, zesty in-house creation that has become a go-to among loyal customers.
Layne’s new Morgantown location is the latest addition to the fast-growing franchise brand’s roster of thriving restaurants.
“We’re thrilled to have connected with Henry, who will be a valued asset to the Layne’s team. He has a clear excitement about bringing this brand to Morgantown, and we couldn’t be happier to be on this journey with him,” said Samir Wattar, chief operating officer. “This is another great step for the Layne’s Chicken Finger system.”
The franchise has plans to reach 100 units in markets across the country within the next four years and is actively recruiting franchisees who want to join the growing brand. Top markets for development include Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico and Florida.
Founded in 1994 in College Station, the original location became a Texas A&M legend known for its small-town charm, friendly service, iconic chicken fingers and secret sauce. While opening corporate locations across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the leadership team focused on fine tuning its operations and starting to franchise. Now, the company is planning to bring Layne’s Soon to be Famous™ Chicken Fingers to the rest of the world with plans to open 100 locations in the next four years. Learn more about franchising: https://www.layneschickenfingers.com/franchising/.
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