Wayback Burgers, the burger franchise brand, has announced the results of Q1, which includes a system-wide sales increase of 26.2 per cent and a comparable-store sales increase of 24.19 per cent.
Over the last year alone, the burger brand has awarded 124 franchise agreements, including a momentous master franchise agreement in Japan, as well as an agreement with Next Meats Co., a Japanese meat alternative venture. Wayback has already opened the first location from the master franchise agreement in Tokyo.
The brand made a foray into the ghost kitchen space too, and partnered with Reef Kitchens to open 25 locations across the U.S. in major cities. In the same time, Wayback oversaw 13 remodels and the opening of 18 new locations.
“We are very proud of the Wayback Burgers brand for having a successful 2021,” said Patrick Conlin, president of Wayback Burgers.
“We can’t thank our franchisees and guests enough for supporting the brand this past year. There was great enthusiasm, dedication, hard work and execution day in and day out by our franchisees and their teams that resulted in a record year for Wayback Burgers, despite challenges in the supply chain and labor. As we begin 2022, Wayback Burgers is well-positioned for even greater success.”
The brand says it plans to open between 15-20 restaurants in 2022.