Togo’s Eateries Inc. has signed its first multi-unit franchise agreement in Utah. The sandwich chain plans to develop six new restaurants over the next several years in the Salt Lake City area, with the first location scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2014. This latest agreement is part of Togo’s plan to grow to 400 units along the West Coast.
First-time franchisee Ben Massimino grew up as a fan of Togo’s in California. As current President and CEO of a real estate development company in Park City, Utah, Massimino hopes to build his portfolio with the sandwich franchise by developing additional Togo’s restaurants in other counties in the state.
“As a longtime Togo’s fan, I am thrilled to be the first franchisee to bring a West Coast favorite to Salt Lake City,” Massimino said. “There are many transplants from California living in Utah, myself included, who are looking for a fresh dining alternative that serves up quality food at a great price. I have no doubt that Togo’s will help to fill this void in the market.”