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Ohio’s Sunny Street Café Plans 40 Stores In Texas

Texas Business reports: COLUMBUS, Ohio—The breakfast-lunch chain Sunny Street Café signed a 40-store development agreement for Texas with Cafe Management Systems.

The restaurant chain tapped Robert Andersen to grow the brand in Texas over the next 10 years. Currently, two to four new restaurants are slated to open in the next 12 months in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area under Andersen's management.

Target development areas include Tarrant, Collin, Denton and Dallas counties.

“Sunny Street Cafe has tremendous growth potential in Texas, and Robert is the right individual to fast track development of the brand in the state,” said Sunny  Street Café president Scott Moffitt in a prepared statement. “He has achieved remarkable franchise system growth results with other brands and has a proven track record in launching emerging restaurant concepts.”

Andersen's company Cafe Management Systems, which has exclusive Sunny Street Cafe rights in Texas, will be responsible for all day-to-day operations and marketing support for existing and new restaurants in Texas. He also will recruit qualified multi-unit developers and single-unit franchisees to open additional restaurants in Houston, San Antonio and Austin as well as Dallas/Ft. Worth.

In addition to Cafe Management Systems, Andersen is the chief executive of Jackhammer Franchise Development Company, which provides sales and development consulting for emerging restaurant concepts. He helped launch the franchise programs for Boston Pizza, Cowboy Chicken, MOOYAH Burgers & Fries and Twin Peaks Restaurant chains. 

He is also the president and owner of Vesta Restaurant Group, a restaurant development and operations company, which operates Cowboy Chicken restaurants in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

“Breakfast/lunch is a fast growing segment, and Texas is underserved in that day part,” Andersen said. “Sunny Street Cafe offers fabulous fresh food, superior customer service and a focus on the local community.”

Sunny Street Cafe targets locations in suburban retail strip centers, anchored by grocery stores in new developments. New restaurants are approximately 3,500 square feet to accommodate weekend crowds. Currently, there are four Texas locations in Murphy, The Woodlands, Haltom City and North Richland Hills.

Sunny Street Café operates 14 franchised locations in Ohio, Texas and Missouri.