QSR brand Layne’s Chicken Fingers has opened the first of six units in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas. The first restaurant, located in Denton, opened on Nov. 21st, according to a press release.
The restaurant is helmed by franchise owners Scott and Heather Davis, who signed a six-unit franchise deal with Layne’s Chicken Fingers. The Denton Layne’s is located just outside Dallas/Ft. Worth.
“When I read an article that Layne’s was franchising, I called almost immediately to start digging in and getting a better idea of what all it took to open,” Scott Davis said in the press release. “We have a lot of operational experience, but it comes down to people. That is the key element we are looking for, and it is without a doubt Layne’s HQ team’s greatest strength. We wanted a great partner to develop the market together.”
The Davises are eyeing Burleson, Arlington and Mansfield and are considering signing another multi-unit deal in the future.
“We will likely do more than six locations. We have our eyes on other markets for the future to do another six to 10 locations,” Scott said.
“We’re thrilled to have connected with Scott and Heather, who will be a valued asset to the Layne’s team. They have a clear excitement about bringing this brand to Denton, and we couldn’t be happier to be on this journey with them,” Samir Wattar, chief operating officer, said in the release. “This is another great step for the Layne’s Chicken Finger system.”
Layne’s Chicken Fingers has an ambitious plan to open 100 franchise locations by the year 2025. The brand is targeting states such as Texas, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma for further expansion.