Toledo,Ohio-based Balance Grille aims to open 10 stores in Columbus, Ohio, via franchising, and believes its “no-manager policy,” will attract the right partners.
With 75% of its employees trained as shift leaders, through its peer-to-peer management system, an average employee tenure of 2.46 years, and a wait list for employment, the chain continues to change the way restaurants look at labor relations, according to co-Founder Prakash Karamchandani.
“Columbus has always been on our list of markets we are interested in introducing Balance Grille to,” he said in a company press release. “We are excited by the idea of meeting consumer demand by bringing Balance Grille closer to Columbus fans who are already familiar with the brand, as well as, introducing Balance Grille to those who may have not heard of it before.”
Including its plans for expansion in Columbus, the brand is targeting approximately 40-plus locations over a five-year period in select markets, partnering with multi-unit operators through five-store minimum area development commitments. Operators can expect an initial investment of $747,482 to $1,138,116 per location.
“Our ideal partner is someone who is passionate about the brand and its culture, has an entrepreneurial spirit, and has prior experience as a multi-unit operator,” Karamchandani said in the release. “We strongly put an emphasis on community here at Balance Grille and believe that our operators will not only help us reach new markets, but also continuously improve our brand.”