Nationwide Development Continues with Wayback Burgers adding their 36th State Owned and Operated by Native
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Nationwide Development Continues with Wayback Burgers adding their 36th State Owned and Operated by Native

Nationwide Development Continues with Wayback Burgers adding their 36th State Owned and Operated by Native

Wayback Burgers is adding the 36th state to their list of locations in 2023. After adding the 35th state, Missouri, last year they are thrilled to now expand into Louisiana.  The new agreement signed for the New Orleans, Louisiana location will be owned and managed by native Lionel Nelson. Lionel comes to Wayback Burgers with a hospitality background where he spent his college days working at a local hotel and worked his way up from dishwasher to management roles and eventually in the hotel restaurant where he discovered his love for interacting with people and the restaurant business. Today, after running a successful Real Estate Developer and Construction company, along with being an active real estate broker Lionel and his wife had the pleasure of seeing their last kid off to college, he is excited to finally fulfill his dream of owning a restaurant. This will be the first food business in his portfolio. He said when he first laid eyes on the Wayback Burgers classic burger, he had to have it. Lionel and his wife Kewa then attended Discovery Day in Pooler, GA where they met a local franchisee and learned more about the brand. Besides the quality, delicious food they liked the simplified operations process at Wayback Burgers which helped in their decision making.  His favorite menu item is the Cheeeesy burger and a milkshake and Kewa loved the chicken and tots.  Lionel’s goal is to open multiple Wayback Burgers restaurant locations and bring quality product to his community.

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Founded in 1991 in Newark, Delaware, Wayback Burgers is a Connecticut-based fast-casual franchise with a reputation for cooked to order burgers and thick, hand-dipped milkshakes, served in an environment that hearkens back to a simpler place and time — when customer service meant something, and everyone felt the warmth of the community. Wayback Burgers currently operates in 35 states with over 170 locations nationally and internationally in Brunei, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, The Netherlands and Manitoba, Canada, Ireland, and Japan. Through its executed international master franchise agreements, Wayback Burgers plans to open in 38 provinces/countries, including the South Africa, Ireland, Japan, Germany, the Dominican Republic and in Canada, Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, The Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, and British Columbia.

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Published: January 20th, 2023

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