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The Winter Park opening marks the second MOOYAH restaurant for Tareq Qarman, who has spent the last 16 years in the foodservice industry, and opened his first MOOYAH in Orlando at the start of the pandemic a little over a year ago. Opening on June 9, 2021, the restaurant will be located at 1040 Orlando Ave, Winter Park, Florida.

“I first came across MOOYAH’s Instagram and was drawn to the fresh aesthetic. After realizing burgers are a staple for many families, I decided it was finally time to branch out from dessert and tap into my prior foodservice experience,” Tareq Qarman said. “Even though last year was one of the most challenging years for restaurants, I was so impressed with the MOOYAH Leadership Team’s support. I knew I wanted to continue growing with them, and I am looking forward to opening this new location to bring our high quality food to even more families in the Orlando area.”

Tareq’s first job out of high school was cashiering for the Golden Corral located in Orlando’s Hollywood Plaza. There, he was quickly promoted from cashier to assistant manager, eventually becoming an associate manager, and going on to work for the company for a total of 16 years.

Tareq then began looking for a franchise opportunity that would allow him to utilize what he’d learned. He ended up landing on Ben & Jerry’s and eventually developed five locations. As he looked to diversify his franchising portfolio, he opened a MOOYAH restaurant, the largest location in the system, on International Drive—the very same street where the Golden Corral he had worked is located.

“We are looking forward to watching Tareq continue his success as he opens a new location quickly after opening his first location,” said MOOYAH’s VP of Operations, Mike Sebazco. “He has been a strong addition to our franchise system. His years of experience and determined attitude combined with his love for our brand make him the ideal person to expand our brand throughout the Orlando area.”

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