Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Signs Two New Franchise Agreements and Continues Growth in Atlanta
On the heels of the recent national franchise launch, Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, a fast casual concept focused on fresh, affordable, authentic Asian street food, announced today the signing of two franchise agreements to open new locations in Newnan and Alpharetta, Ga. in 2016. Tin Drum currently has 12 restaurants in Greater Atlanta and is actively seeking potential franchise candidates to continue expanding the brand’s presence in the market.
Among the new franchisee partners is Fayetteville-based Altaf Popatiya. With nearly 10 years of experience in the service industry, he previously owned and operated convenient stores and gas stations with his wife and sister-in-law. Popatiya signed an agreement to develop a Tin Drum restaurant in Newnan, which he expects to open in the first quarter of 2016. While an official location has not been identified, the franchisees are eyeing somewhere along Bullsboro Drive. Popatiya plans to open additional locations in the state once the Newnan restaurant is up and running.
Alonso Nava and Patricia Gomez have also recently signed an agreement to open a Tin Drum in Alpharetta. Nava and Gomez will open their restaurant in early 2016, with hopes to eventually open more locations in the coming years. Prior to becoming Tin Drum franchisees, the two owned and operated a hotel and restaurant in Venezuela for nearly a decade where they gained extensive experience and knowledge in the hospitality and service industries.
“Tin Drum Asian Kitchen is on the verge of explosive franchise growth, and our success over the past decade is a testament to the brand’s adaptable business model, and of course, the quality and authenticity of our menu items,” said Charles Watson, vice president of franchise development for Tin Drum Asian Kitchen. “Asian concepts are on the rise in the fast casual sector, and we’re aggressively looking for qualified entrepreneurs eager to jump on the trend and join a brand that is poised for tremendous growth.”
To keep up the momentum in the market, Tin Drum Asian Kitchen franchise executives, including chief executive officer, Mike Rotondo, and vice president of franchise development, Charles Watson, will host a special event on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 7-9 p.m. Local entrepreneurs are invited to learn about franchise opportunities with the fast casual brand and will be treated to food samples and a tour of the café. The event will be held at the Tin Drum Asian Kitchen located at 2566 Briarcliff Road NE in Atlanta.
“We’re headquartered in Atlanta so this is home base for us, and we are excited to expand our presence within the community and beyond,” added Watson.
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