Fresh off the heals of the announcement that Krystal is looking to open 15-20 restaurants in New Orleans over the next year and Bayou Burger has plans for another 5 restaurants in the metro area, the North Carolina-based breakfast chain Toast Café is currently eyeing real estate for expansion into the New Orleans market.
CityBusiness reports that the breakfast chain is considering as many as six new franchised locations in New Orleans. Co-Founder and CEO Robert Maynard said the company is evaluating locations in the Garden District and Central Business District but has so specific spots in mind just yet.
Maynard and business partner Brian Burchill opened Toast Café in 2005 in Huntersville, N.C., out of a small house that was converted into a restaurant. The business expanded to three locations in the Carolinas and evolved into a franchise operation in 2013.
“We offer a great breakfast on steroids,” Maynard said. “We have dishes like scrambled eggs and meatballs, or peanut butter and jelly pancakes. This goes beyond the casual breakfast segment.”
The typical Toast Cafe range from 3,000 to 4,000 square feet with outside dining space.
Maynard is also considering two to three locations in Baton Rouge near the LSU campus and downtown.