Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly

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July 25, 2006

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In This Section:
Bennigan's Up To 30 Units In South Korea
Lenny's Subs Continues Aggressive Expansion
Church's Isn't Chicken About Opening New Units

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Bennigan's Up To 30 Units In South Korea
Bennigan's has opened its 30th South Korean restaurant. The unit operated by franchisee RiseON, is located in Bucheon, and marks the chain's 48th international unit. Two more stores are expected to open in South Korea by the end of the year.

Other international stores are located in Cyprus, El Salvador, India, Ireland, Mexico, Panama and Qatar. More are planned for the Bahamas, Egypt and elsewhere.


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Lenny's Subs Continues Aggressive Expansion
Lenny's Franchisor LLC has announced an agreement with JCP Renascent Group to open as many as 41 Lenny's Sub Shops in the Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nev., as well as Sacramento, Calif., markets. The franchising arm for Lenny's Sub Shops says the California investor group was awarded franchise rights in three northern California counties and three counties in Nevada.

Lenny's is on an aggressive growth path to open up to 500 units in the next few years. The chain recently opened restaurants in several new markets, including Charlotte, N.C.; Las Vegas and San Antonio, and execs have signed franchise agreements for Kansas, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

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Church's Isn't Chicken About Opening New Units
Church's Chicken, which passed $1 billion in sales this year after becoming independent, has signed franchise agreements with four new franchisees.

The agreements cover territories in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Texas. The four are Crossroads Foods, Jonesboro, Ark.; MR Corp., Philadelphia; Alamo Group of Investments, Houston; and BF Zak Enterprises, Waxahachie, Texas.

Church's plan is for agreements resulting in 150 new units this year, according to Doug Pendergast, Church's executive v.p. and chief franchise officer. So far, franchises for 75 new stores have been awarded this year.

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