Paul Altero and Bill Hart opened the first Bubbakoo’s Burritos restaurant in 2008 in Point Pleasant, N.J. The restaurant was in a 1,200 square-foot location connected to a Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurant. It was an instant success.
A Loyal Following on the Jersey Shore
Since its opening, Bubbakoo’s has been in high demand for residents of the Jersey Shore. So much so that its founders opened more restaurants along the Jersey Shore.
The eight restaurants have all flourished, to the tune of average unit volumes of around $725,000 in 2014, with two locations, including the first and smallest one in Point Pleasant, grossing more than $1 million.
Why the name Bubbakoo’s? It was coined by Altero and Hart and meant to evoke a place of escape and happiness, so each restaurant is beach-themed.
Bubbakoo’s has also relaunched delivery, after a two-year hiatus, and even has a mobile app for ordering and payment. So, what’s the next logical step for this growing chain? You guessed it. Bubbakoo’s is ready to start franchising. As opportunities arise, they’ll open new restaurants in neighborhoods where they can build bridges with local residents.
More Than Just Another Burrito Joint
As the name implies, the restaurant focuses on burritos, but what’s different is that Bubbakoo’s offers 16 different proteins, including six types of chicken (shredded, grilled, fried, Buffalo, barbecue and ghost pepper), carnitas, Sriracha pork, barbecue pork, steak, ground beef, Buffalo shrimp and a steak-and-shrimp combo. For vegetarians, Bubbakoo’s offers bean-cheese-guacamole or batter-fried jalepeños.
If that’s not enough, how about panko-crusted fried rice-and-cheese balls covered in nacho cheese with a choice of toppings, including mango, bacon, peppers and onions. For dessert? Chocolate tacos, fried Oreos and “Love Chips,” fried tortilla chips drizzled with caramel or raspberry sauce.
Looking for Franchisees
Bubbakoo’s is looking for high-energy, motivated professionals with ample restaurant management experience and a passion for guest service. Does this sound like you? Then think about owning your own Bubbakoo’s Burritos.
Bubbakoo’s team of experts has developed a one-of-a-kind support system, designed to provide you and your staff with the training and tools required to run a productive business. With your access to the Bubbakoo’s Burritos business franchise model and brand, you will be given the following tools and support: location assistance, headquarters-based training, supplier assistance, ongoing training and field support and marketing assistance.
So what are you waiting for? Become the next Bubbakoo’s franchisee!
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