The dumpling automat concept has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement to develop at least six locations in Brooklyn with aims of developing 500 units in the next five years.
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop has signed a deal with local New York City-based franchisees, Michael Sheinman and Nick Sampogna, who will develop at least six units in the Brooklyn area.
The Stratis Morfogen founded brand has already opened its flagship location in New York’s East Village.
“From the moment we heard about the concept on a beach in Miami, we were interested. We’ve known Stratis for many years and have admired his success in the restaurant industry,” said Sheinman.
“We are excited to be working together and look forward to changing the way the world sees dumplings. Dumplings have been around for centuries and until today, no one has re-imagined what could be done with them. This is a game changer in the fast food industry, and we are glad to be a part of it.“
The six-unit deal was concluded a few months after the opening of the brand’s flagship location. This marks Brooklyn Dumpling Shop’s third multi-franchise deal and is aiming to reach 500 units in the five years.
“We had to find the perfect franchise group to make our brand thrive at a high level in the Brooklyn market, especially since it’s our namesake,” said Stratis Morfogen, owner of Brooklyn Dumpling Shop.
“I couldn’t think of a better, more respected group with a strong and successful business track record of over 30 years to take this on like Nick, Mike and Tal. We welcome you all to this exciting culinary journey we’re about to take.”
“It’s no surprise that Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is expanding like wildfire. The creativity, convenience and consistency of the concept coupled with its model built to keep operational costs low is the investment opportunity of a lifetime,” said Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart, Brooklyn Dumpling Shop’s franchise development partner.
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop’s automat restaurant is open 24 hours a day with dining until and midnight as well as takeaway and delivery facilities.