Cheshire, Connecticut-based Wayback Burgers reported positive gains in 2021, including a system-wide sales increase of 26.2% and a comparable-store sales increase of 24.19%, according to a company press release.
In the last 12 months, it awarded 124 franchise agreements, including a master franchise for Japan. It also oversaw 13 remodels, opened 18 locations and partnered with Reef Kitchens to operate 25 ghost kitchen locations within major cities throughout the U.S.
“We are very proud of the Wayback Burgers brand for having a successful 2021,” Patrick Conlin, president of Wayback Burgers, said in the release. “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 chain, which has over 166 locations, plans to add 15 to 20 restaurants in 2022.