MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes broke new ground this week in Hoover, Alabama, as our burger franchise opened its latest U.S. location! The Hoover location, which is the third MOOYAH in Alabama, also earns the very important distinction of being the FIRST location in the entire world that features our new 2020 restaurant design.
Franchise Owners Denney, Jordan and Carrie Barrow, who also own two Birmingham-area MOOYAH locations, told Yahoo! Finance what made them decide to expand the reach of their business ownership past their hometown. “Opening our MOOYAH restaurant in Hoover is going to be great because so many people from Hoover visit our other locations,” said Jordan about the latest addition to his family’s franchise portfolio. “This will give us an opportunity to service a new part of Birmingham where we live, go to church and are involved in community activities.”
As parents to four children, the Barrows are thrilled to be part of a family-friendly burger franchise and have spent the better part of the past decade focused on providing Birmingham residents with the high quality, outstanding service, and fun environment associated with the MOOYAH brand. “It’s been about eight years since our original location opened,” Jordan explained to Franchising.com. “My father, my wife and myself are the franchisees for the state of Alabama and we’re from the Birmingham area. It’s truly locally-owned and operated. We’re invested in the business, the community and our family’s reputation as excellent business owners.”
“The Barrows are a great example of what a true family-owned and operated franchise business can become.
– Tony Darden, President & COO, MOOYAH
MOOYAH President & COO Tony Darden expressed his admiration of the Barrows as Franchise Owners, along with his desire to see more family-owned MOOYAH franchises in the future. “The Barrows are a great example of what a true family-owned and operated franchise business can become,” he told Yahoo! Finance. “With this third location, they are continuing to build their presence across Alabama and bringing our ridiculicious food to new Guests across the state. We would love to sign more family operators into our system who want to be a part of our special, growing brand.”
The official unveiling of the new MOOYAH prototype in Hoover, which was covered by the foodservice trade publication Fast Casual, lists the updated logo, dining zones and seating arrangements, closed kitchen, digital menu board, and specialized shelving areas for to-go and third-party delivery orders as the top features of our new look. All of these modifications, particularly the redesigned kitchen, are specifically engineered to create an even more satisfying MOOYAH experience for our valued Guests.
“With this new prototype, we are excited about the fact that we can focus more on the Guest experience.”
– Jordan Barrow, MOOYAH Franchise Owner- Birmingham/Hoover, AL
Jordan Barrow explains, “The original MOOYAH concept is like a fast-casual restaurant where the cook line is exposed, whereas the new stores will have an insulated kitchen. The whole delivery aspect is the future of restaurants and we’ve seen great success in our two other Birmingham locations. With this new prototype, we are excited about the fact that we can focus more on the Guest experience.”
Our sleek new upgrade has even caught the attention of Restaurant Dive, who named us one of the 7 most dramatic restaurant redesigns of 2019! The elevated look and feel of MOOYAH is getting a great deal of notice from industry experts and interested franchise investors alike, and we’re thrilled to finally be opening the doors to the first MOOYAH restaurant built in the updated style.
MOOYAH’s commitment to giving Guests the best burger franchise experience ever doesn’t stop with our fresh new look- our all-new Vegan Burger, the latest addition to our exciting Lifestyle Burger Menu, made its Hoover debut at the store’s grand opening. The plant-based burger, which features a Dr. Praeger’s® black bean patty, fresh avocado sponsored by Avocados From Mexico®, sautéed mushrooms, BBQ sauce, lettuce, and tomato on a non-GMO potato bun, is our latest offering designed to align with our Guests’ dietary preferences as they work to achieve their individual health and wellness goals. Whether they stop into our all-new Hoover, AL location or any other MOOYAH restaurant nationwide, burger fans who crave more than an average experience can be treated to something you just don’t see every day- a hamburger franchise that cares about delivering the best burger EVER to every customer we serve!
The Hoover location is the first of many MOOYAH restaurants that will be featuring our fresh new look- 12 new restaurants are slated to open this year, while 10 existing MOOYAH locations are scheduled to be remodeled in the new design by the end of 2020. It’s our goal to have all new and existing MOOYAH burger franchise locations featuring the sleek new design by 2024. The grand opening of our Hoover, Alabama location is a landmark event in MOOYAH history, and we couldn’t be more excited!
For aspiring MOOYAH Owners who dream of bringing an elevated “better burger” franchise experience to their community, we’ve got good news! 2020 is the start of a new era for growth for us, backed by the strength and expertise of our world-class Executive Team, we’re focused on awarding franchise opportunities in territories all across the United States. We’re looking to partner with qualified candidates who share our vision of bringing an upscale burger in a fun, relaxed setting to their local communities. Think you may be MOOYAH material? Visit our franchise website to learn more about who we are.