Wayback Burgers opened its newest restaurant in Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan on April 14, 2018. This is Wayback Burgers’ first location in Pakistan and in areas surrounding Lahore.
The newest Wayback Burgers restaurant, owned by Ejaz Chaudhry, Imran Zahoor, Kamran Zahoor and Imtiaz Chaudhry, is located at 56-GCP Housing Society, Opposite Shoukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan. After managing and owning several concepts for a number of years, including a Wayback Burgers restaurant in Washington state, Ejaz, Imran, Kamran and Imtiaz bought master franchise rights for Pakistan. The business partners expect to have two Wayback Burgers restaurants operating in Lahore by the end of 2019 and expect to open 2-3 more annually in the coming years.
Ejaz says Wayback Burgers was the perfect fit for him because he loves the company’s “throwback” culture and community first values.
“We saw an opportunity to bring a brand to Pakistan that offers better quality burgers and shakes,” said Ejaz. “After opening our first Wayback Burgers restaurants in the USA, which obviously included trying the food and seeing the operations, it was an easy decision to bring the brand to Pakistan. We will serve excellent food that fulfills our guest’s needs quickly, courteously, and in a cleaner environment than our competitors.”
Wayback Burgers Director of International Development, Jason Murawski, is impressed with Ejaz, Imran, Kamran and Imtiaz’s success to date and believes the company’s fast casual burger concept is a perfect fit for Lahore, Pakistan and surrounding communities.
“We are thrilled Ejaz, Imran, Kamran and Imtiaz are bringing Wayback Burgers to Lahore, Pakistan” said Murawski. “Working in the food industry for a combined 80+ years, this team possesses the perfect skill set to be successful as Wayback Burgers master franchisees. Plus, they are deeply committed to their community and support countless local organizations. After traveling to Lahore for the opening and seeing the response of the consumers, I know we have a winner. We expect Ejaz, Imran, Kamran and Imtiaz to flourish with Wayback Burgers and we look forward to helping them develop new locations throughout Pakistan.”