Huey Magoo’s Rooster Tenders franchisees are doing work on a few areas in Jacksonville and two in St. Johns County, with plans for additional.
The 3 Jacksonville web pages are in Jacksonville Seashore, Mandarin and Arlington. The St. Johns locations are together U.S. 1 and in Beachwalk.
3 far more are predicted in Duval and at least one much more in St. Johns, for 9 whole.
There are independent franchise groups for Duval and St. Johns counties.
Each are aggressively on the lookout. Both equally are performing hard to get the suppliers open,” claimed Andy Howard, president and CEO of Orlando-based mostly Huey Magoo’s Restaurants.
“We have a good deal of self-confidence in Northeast Florida,” Howard explained July 26.
Howard stated the area is densely populated and near the chain’s headquarters. He reported College of Central Florida graduates in Jacksonville are familiar with the model.
“We’ve experienced the Jacksonville marketplace on our radar for several, a lot of decades,” Howard claimed.
Huey Magoo’s options grilled, hand-breaded or “sauced” hen tenders, salads, sandwiches and wraps. It states its tenders are produced fresh new with no antibiotics, hormones, steroids or preservatives.
The chain features dine-in, takeout, delivery as a result of 3rd-bash services, push-through and curbside pickup, dependent on the web site.
Michael Phillips, a previous franchisee for Minimal Caesars Pizza and Jersey Mike’s Subs, retains the rights for Huey Magoo’s in Duval County, exactly where he intends to open six models.
Through Birdbox Ventures LLC, he has active initiatives at the Beach locations and in Mandarin and Arlington.
• In Jacksonville Beach, Phillips intends to open up Huey Magoo’s in September in a leased 1,600-sq.-foot room at 3952 S. 3rd St. in the South Beach Regional searching middle.
The place is an conclusion unit with a pickup window. It is in the segment of merchants anchored by The Property Depot.
Birdbox Ventures submitted a recognize of graduation with the Duval County Clerk of Courts for Kaneco Development LLC to remodel the area.
The cafe will be the 20th for Huey Magoo’s.
• In Mandarin, Birdbox Holdings LLC, Phillips’ enhancement business, compensated $915,000 on Might 11 for an pretty much 1-acre previous financial institution web site at 10560 Aged St. Augustine Road, at Hartley Road.
121 Money Credit Union issued two mortgages totaling $1.7 million.
The city calculated a mobility cost of $65,082 for a 38-seat cafe. Phillips intends to redevelop the 4,000-sq.-foot setting up for two tenants, comprising a 2,500-sq.-foot Huey Magoo’s travel-thru unit and a 1,500-sq.-foot retail person.
He desires to open the cafe Jan. 1.
• In Arlington, Phillips said he has a making beneath deal near Jacksonville College, but declined to say wherever.
He intends to open up it in late spring.
“For the up coming three we are searching for spaces in Duval in which we imagine we will have a excellent in shape,” he stated, mentioning Bartram Park and Southside.
He is wanting at land, current free-standing buildings and leasable house.
“I am trying to invest in as much authentic estate as I can with this venture” Phillips claimed.
Phillips, also vice president of retail transactions with Jacksonville-primarily based Primary Realty, is doing work with the St. Johns County franchisee to discover internet sites, as very well as with other community and national principles.
In January, Huey Magoo’s announced it will open 3 restaurants in St. Johns County, but did not say the place.
The St. Johns franchise group, BMZ of St Johns LLC, is owned by Michael Benedict, Bobby Zitzka and operating companions Josh and Sarah Miller.
Benedict formed businesses to invest in the properties and lease them to the franchise team.
He said July 27 BMZ will lease the two the previous Krystal at 2490 U.S. 1 S. and the Beachwalk assets.
Each of these Huey Magoo’s will have generate-thrus.
• At the U.S. 1 internet site, Benedict hopes to open Huey Magoo’s this calendar year.
“We are finalizing all of the programs and will be going to bid early up coming week,” he mentioned.
Refluctions 75 LLC, led by Benedict, paid $1.4 million on July 9 for the property, a 2,555-square-foot building created in 1998 on 1.08 acres.
The group will remodel the shut Krystal for Huey Magoo’s.
• At Beachwalk alongside County Highway 210, HCSH Land Holdings LLC, comprising Benedict and Zitzka, has assets underneath deal to build a two-tenant building that will involve a Jimmy Hula’s cafe.
Benedict hopes to open in the vicinity of the conclude of 2022.
Benedict and Zitzka also are associates in ParkerStark Administration, which owns the grasp franchise legal rights for Jimmy Hula’s alongside the east coastline of Florida.
As the master franchisor, ParkerStark can grant territories and franchises.
Benedict also is setting up a Jimmy Hula’s at 709 S. Ponce de Leon Highway in St. Augustine.
The operating husband or wife for equally Jimmy Hula’s is Charles Bernard.
Benedict said just about every Huey Magoo’s will be 2,200 to 2,500 sq. ft. Each individual Jimmy Hula’s will be about 3,500 sq. toes.
The groups system to establish a minimum of a few of each and every strategy in the St. Johns County region.
Benedict is CEO of Benedict Marketing, primarily based in Port Orange.
Huey Magoo’s explained June 16 it has sold 200 franchises in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina and Ohio.
It stated its 2021 grand openings include the Jacksonville and Jacksonville Seashore restaurants and in St. Augustine.
Huey Magoo’s has 18 dining places open up, comprising 14 in Florida, 3 in Georgia and 1 in Mississippi. Most of the Florida dining establishments are in the Orlando location.
Matt “Huey” Armstrong and Thad “Magoo” Hudgens launched Huey Magoo’s in 2004, working with their childhood nicknames.
Howard, a 10-yr Wingstop veteran, said he purchased the business 5 years in the past.
“My full vision was to find a business design advancement like Wingstop with chicken tenders,” he mentioned.
He expanded the design of inline strip facilities to stand-alones and, importantly, travel-thrus.
Howard mentioned franchisees choose their places and make investments about $650,000 to $2 million to produce their dining places, based on no matter whether they lease the areas or get and develop.
He stated Huey Magoo’s continues to promote franchises, and that Clay County is out there.