A little pinch of the Lone Star State could be coming to Happy Valley.
Mooyah Burgers, Fries and Shakes hopes to find an entrepreneur who will open a franchise in State College, according to Mooyah Director of Franchise Sales Jordan Duran. Franchise partners have opened a location in Dickson City and signed an agreement for the Philadelphia area.
Duran called the Texas-based chain a fast-casual restaurant with better burgers and high-end food quality. He said the company wants to take a “natural” east to west movement across Pennsylvania. The company, he said, also has high success in college communities while still appealing to families, making State College a targeted town.
“Our quality is the difference maker, 100 percent Angus beef,” Duran said. “Everything is fresh and never frozen.”
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The menu includes turkey burgers, black bean veggie, grilled chicken and “protein variety and freshness that really helps us standout.”
Interested franchisees should have $250,000 liquid capital and have a net worth of $600,000, according to Duran. He also said potential franchisees should have “the hospitality gene,” and business and leadership experience.