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Lenny’s adds another 80 franchise restaurants in TX

A few months ago we reported that Lenny’s signed a deal to open 125 Lenny’s Sub Shops in South Florida. Now the company is working on 80 franchise restaurantsin Texas.

The 80 new stores will be developed in Texas’ Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties.

Len Moore (the “Lenny’s” in “Lenny’s Subs”) and his wife Sheila opened the first Lenny’s Sub Shop in Bartlett in 1998. Since then the company has spread like wildfire, making the move to franchising in 2001. The company currently has 63 franchise restaurants, with more than 300 franchises in nine states on the way, hoping for 500 by 2008.

What were you doing in 1998? Going from 0 to 300 franchises in 4 years is quite an accomplishment. How many more sub franchises can the market handle? The founder has extensive franchise restaurant industry experience. He held management positions with a number of companies including Chick-Fil-A, TGI Friday’s, Olive Garden and Ruby Tuesday’s.

We’ve mentioned Lenny’s on Franchise Pundit a few times before.

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