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Congratulations are in order for MOOYAH Franchise Owner Emad Tawfik, who opened the doors to his Middleburg Heights, Ohio burger franchise on Monday, November 4. This is Tawfik’s first MOOYAH location, as well as the only location in the state of Ohio…so far! marked the momentous occasion with a November 5 article sharing the good news and introducing the franchising world to one of our newest owners. also reported on Tawfik’s triumph on the day of his Grand Opening. With this kind of serious buzz, Emad’s new MOOYAH location is sure to be a hit with Cleveland-area burger fans!

Although MOOYAH is undoubtedly America’s best burger franchise, the MOOYAH opportunity is not Emad Tawfik’s first experience with operating a burger joint. Emad first left his native city of Cairo, Egypt in 1999 and moved to Cleveland to pursue a career in banking, but took a job at a local Burger King restaurant to make ends meet while he searched for jobs in his chosen field. However, what was originally meant to be a part-time job became a 20-year career as Tawfik moved up the career ladder, eventually becoming Director of Operations and overseeing 40 burger locations in two territories. 

“When I got introduced to MOOYAH, I fell in love with the quality, freshness and the amount of choices they have, and I decided to bring it to Ohio.”Emad Tawfik, MOOYAH Franchise Owner

Emad’s burger franchise pedigree made him an ideal candidate for the MOOYAH opportunity, and he was approached by a MOOYAH representative about investing in a hamburger restaurant for sale. His veteran status in the burger industry helped him to know right away that he was dealing with a high-quality product.

As a veteran in the burger franchise business, Emad knows that location is everything, which is why he chose to open his MOOYAH location in the comfortable Cleveland suburb of Middleburg Heights. Tawfik’s MOOYAH location will be within close proximity of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Baldwin Wallace University and the site of the Cleveland Browns’ training camp. Tawfik believes that his MOOYAH location will be ideally situated for high-volume traffic thanks to the number of people who frequent these busy spots.

As someone who is used to overseeing a large number of burger franchise locations simultaneously, Tawfik definitely has his sights set on acquiring additional MOOYAH locations in the near future, and sees immense potential for the Better Burger franchise brand throughout Ohio and other nearby areas. “I used to run 40 restaurants, so I’m definitely opening more than one,” he told We’re excited to have Emad Tawfik in the MOOYAH family, and wish him all the best in his new Middleburg Heights location!

Emad Tawfik’s story is a true inspiration to anyone who has ever dreamed of owning and operating a burger franchise. If you have been seeking out a hamburger restaurant for sale in your community and are less than impressed with what competitor burger franchise concepts like Smashburger are offering, it’s time to discover the MOOYAH difference! We provide our Franchise Owners with world-class support from our highly-experienced Executive Team, so that even if you don’t have 20 years of experience in the burger biz, like Emad does, you can still operate a successful, lucrative business. Click here to visit our franchise website for an in-depth overview of our Better Burger concept, and what sets us apart from the rest. 

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