Tulsa, OK, July 28, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Beautiful Brands International (BBI), a Tulsa-based fast-casual restaurant innovation company, today reported record franchise unit sales and store openings of its franchised brands for the first and second quarter of 2012. This includes a record breaking 63 units opened in the first and second quarters, 84 new stores under construction and and a total of 231 locations open around the globe.
“I’m very excited about these numbers and the growth we’re seeing worldwide,” says David Rutkauskas, BBI Founder and CEO. “Each year we continue challenge ourselves, innovate and break records to make our mark as the premier innovator of fast casual. There’s no question our growth confirms our huge investment appeal and our track record for generating sales success.”
BBI set its highest sales mark to date in 2011, selling over 370 franchises and master franchise agreements. The company is already on pace to smash that number with 200 franchise deals in the first quarter of 2012 alone with such innovative brands as CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar, Smallcakes A Cupcakery, Camille’s Sidewalk Café, and FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Cafe.
In addition, BBI has surpassed last year’s first quarter store openings by more than double plus, has 76 stores under development slated to open in less than 18 months.
“Already 2012 is one for the books and next year promises to be even stronger,” says Rutkauskas. “We have a lot of milestones to look forward to, thanks to the fantastic appeal of our brands, our social media engagement with customers around the world and the beautiful simplicity of our brands.”
With over 25 years of expertise in retail, new concept development, and restaurant franchising and growth in the fast-casual industry, BBI has created an impressive portfolio of widely successful brands, ranging from fast casual sandwich to fast casual sushi cuisine. Currently, BBI has 231 locations open around the world in states such as California, North Carolina, Minnesota, Arizona, Florida, Colorado, Missouri, Texas, South Carolina, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma, as well as countries including Venezuela, Portugal, U.A.E., Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, Mauritius, and Qatar.
BBI, a Tulsa, Oklahoma restaurant innovation company founded in 2008 by David and Camille Rutkauskas, is responsible for the development and successful launch of worldwide, franchised brands including Camille’s Sidewalk Café, FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Cafe, Rex’s Chicken, Caz’s Chowhouse, Dixie Cream Donut Co., Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery, CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar, Sushi Freak, Top That! Pizza, Roxberry Juice Co., Smallcakes A Cupcakery, MyCamille’s, and Fresco Wood Fired Italian Kitchen. For more information on BBI visit www.beautifulbrands.net.