Joe Pfahler with Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite recently brokered a deal with Bojangles to open its first ever location in Stafford County.
The restaurant plans to open a 3,800 SF restaurant at the Celebrate Virginia North Shopping Center off Route 17 in Stafford. The restaurant will be located on a 1.3 Acre pad site adjacent to Sonic, which is currently under construction.
Bojangles plans to break ground in September and aim to open by January 2016.
Pfahler worked with Franchisee Stan Seymour, who also owns six locations in Roanoke, to bring a store to Stafford. Seymour plans to add 15 to 20 locations from Richmond to Washington D.C. over the next few years.
Fast Casual and Quick Service Restaurants Positioned for Growth
Bojangles adds to the list of fast causal and quick service restaurants (QSRs) that are expanding throughout the region. The growth in this industry isn’t expected to slow anytime soon as year over year these concepts are generating strong sales gains.
Chipotle, who added their first Stafford location Q4 2014, falls into the top of list in the fast casual industry posting sales growth of 17% in 2014 . Chipotle plans to open two more locations in the Fredericksburg region in 2015.
In May of this year, Cook-Out opened in the City of Fredericksburg. This is Cook-Out’s first location in the Fredericksburg Region and marks the company’s most northern location. Cook-Out plans to open and operate multiple locations throughout the area.
Popeyes started construction on a new location at the Harrison Crossing Shopping Center in Spotsylvania County with plans to open Q3 2015. Harrison Crossing has become a hub for QSRs over the past year with Wendy’s, McDonald’s, and Taco Bell all adding a location at the development.
The Fredericksburg region will witness the continued growth in the Quick Service and Fast Casual Restaurant sector while area brokers and county EDA offices work together to attract new concepts to the area.