On September 14th, MOOYAH opened the newest (and largest) location in Orlando, FL. The sprawling 4,100 sq. ft. restaurant is located on world renowned International Drive, in close proximity to Orlando’s most beloved theme parks. The restaurant also has a 900 sq. ft. arcade inside! Franchise Owner, Tareq Qarman, set out to expand his portfolio beyond his six Ben and Jerry’s stores to showcase his extensive years in the food service industry when he came across MOOYAH.
“I first discovered MOOYAH on Instagram. When I got the chance to taste the brand’s ‘better burgers’, I thought it was amazing. I loved the customizable concept, and as an ice cream guy, I was really impressed with the milkshakes. They use real ice cream, not just sugar and milk. They care about creating a quality product. That’s what sold me.”
Construction on the space began on March 9th, just days before the nation was brought to its knees by Coronavirus. But, in true MOOYAH fashion, we were able to figure out ways to make progress while keeping the safety of everyone involved top of mind.
With the ability to hold up to 134 Guests at a time, the International Drive location complies with the COVID-19 safety regulations implemented by both the state of Florida and MOOYAH. Tareq is offering socially-distanced indoor and outdoor seating, a contactless third-party delivery and to-go station in addition to requiring all employees to wear masks and daily temperature checks.
“As Tareq opens his first MOOYAH restaurant, we are looking forward to expanding our presence across Orlando with him,” said MOOYAH President Tony Darden. “Orlando residents are starting to crave our quality menu, and now, even more visitors will gain additional access to our ‘better burgers’ and superior customer service. With Orlando being a top tourist destination in the U.S., we are hopeful that even more Guests will fall in love with our brand and want to become Franchise Owners in their hometowns, helping expand the MOOYAH footprint across America.”
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