Franchise Interviews meets with the Toast franchise opportunity. In their time as actors and musicians in New York City, Robert and his friend Brian Burchill made a ritual of home-cooked omelets made from scratch in the company of good friends. Their passion for fresh-made food and an appreciation for the warmth of home inspired the duo in 2005 to open Toast Café (Toast) - a gourmet better-breakfast concept. Toast has since expanded to three locations in North Carolina, including restaurants in Davidson, Dilworth and Ballantyne.
With their focus on creating a better breakfast dining experience, the now-former entertainers have a hit on their hands and well on their way. In response to growing customer support and demand for more, Burchill and Maynard have decided to add franchising to the menu and look to dominate the 7am-2pm brunch daypart and expand throughout the country.
Toast Café's story began in 2005 in Huntersville, N.C. in a small house-turned-restaurant where best friends Brian Burchill and Robert Maynard opened their first breakfast spot. News of their fresh-made breakfasts and fun atmosphere spread. The concept quickly grew to three locations, serving new and loyal clients dishes such as made-from-scratch portabella mushroom benedict and avocado omelets. Never compromising fresh ingredients or friendly service, the demand for Toast kept growing. To satisfy its family of patrons' pleas for more locations, Toast evolved into a franchise system in 2013. Dining customers always can expect impeccable service because at Toast, "every server is your server." Breaking through the boring casual breakfast segment, Toast will continue spreading its success to new communities across the United States. Listen to the interview to learn more about Toast.