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Eggs Up Grill to Open in Winter Garden This Summer

Construction to begin this month at West Point Commons WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept is starting construction on a new restaurant that will open this summer in the West Point Commons Shopping Center. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, friendly service, and inviting […]

Former Eggs Up Grill CFO Explains Why He Left to Become Multi-Unit Franchisee

This article was published March 14, 2021 on Hometown Headlines in Rome, Georgia: By Natalie Simms After 30 years in various corporate roles for companies across the country, local Eggs Up Grill franchisee Andy Wright decided he wanted to build a business of his own. So, he left his job as Chief Financial Officer of Eggs Up […]

Eggs Up Grill Experiencing Rapid Growth in 2021; Locations Boast Fresh New Interior Design

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Eggs Up Grill projects another record year with rapid growth underway. The breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept will open 12-15 of its newly designed restaurants across the Southeast, reaching nearly 60 locations by the end of 2021. All of the new restaurants feature the Brand’s refined and refreshed restaurant design, ensuring these locations become a welcoming, […]

Eggs Up Grill Begins Construction for Restaurant in Fort Mill

FORT MILL, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept is starting construction on a new restaurant that will open this spring at Springfield Town Center in Fort Mill. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, friendly service, and inviting atmosphere, is located at 516 Mercantile Place.  This is […]

Eggs Up Grill Featured on NBC Station; Multi-Unit Owner Spotlighted

Eggs Up Grill franchise partner Heath Greene is up and running with the first of three restaurants he is developing in the Savannah, Ga. market. WSAV-TV sat down recently to speak to Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson and Greene about the new location. “I knew it was time for a change after years in […]

Eggs Up Grill CEO explains why ‘Breakfast Isn’t Dead’

QSR Magazine recently hosted a virtual meetup “Breakfast Isn’t Dead:  Restaurant Experts Talk Tips, Tricks and Strategies.”  Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky participated in this panel where he talked about how Eggs Up Grill franchise partners worked to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and dine-in restrictions by expanding our revenue streams. Ricky shared how […]

Black History Month Spotlight Shines On Eggs Up Grill Franchise Partners

RIVERVIEW, Fla. — Priscilla Conyers is realizing early success in her journey as one of the owners of Eggs Up Grill in Riverview, Florida. The podcast For Realness Sake featured Priscilla in a recent episode during Black History Month.  Conyers talked about how important it is to have representation as a local business owner in the community. “Just […]

Eggs Up Grill Invites Guests to “Eat Happy”

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – With Valentine’s Day around the corner signaling the start of a season of springtime celebrations, Eggs Up Grill is rolling out a limited time menu with three new items and an offering of sparkling drinks. Guests are sure to “Eat Happy” enjoying a savory Coastal Crab Cake Benedict and decadent Chocolate Covered Strawberry […]

Eggs Up Grill on track to open more than 12 locations in 2021

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch brand, is anticipating 2021 being a record-breaking year for development with 12-15 new restaurant openings.  The brand is making progress toward those openings with six leases currently signed, and more expected before the end of the first quarter.  The success of the franchise partners […]

Eggs Up Grill Ranked #1 in Breakfast Restaurants in Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive Franchise 500

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch brand, was recently ranked #1 in the Breakfast Restaurants category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. The Franchise 500® ranked Eggs Up Grill for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and […]

Eggs Up Grill unveils three new weekday specials

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A fan-favorite for breakfast, brunch and lunch, Eggs Up Grill will have new menu items this fall that are guaranteed to make guests smile.  Biscuits, Bowls & Burgers provides three limited-time offers that serve as a satisfying meal, whether guests are dining in or taking out. This promotion has the country covered, […]

Eggs Up Grill is ready for America to Awaken to Bacon – and Biscuits, Bowls & Burgers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – As its restaurants return to full-service (operating within recommended safety guidelines), Eggs Up Grill is ready to welcome back its neighbors with a new lineup of bacon dishes guaranteed to make guests smile. The new Awaken to Bacon promotion starts June 18 in all 43 locations. It features four all-new, limited-time dishes […]

Open to Serve!

During the COVID-19 outbreak, our restaurants are OPEN providing guests with dine-in, takeout, delivery, and online ordering options.  Thank you for supporting your local Eggs Up Grill.

Eggs Up Grill introduces Family Breakfast Bundles for Take-Out and Delivery

          SPARTANBURG, S.C. – As the nation practices social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19, Eggs Up Grill is offering the Family Breakfast Bundle to provide guests with a worry-free meal option featuring the brand’s signature home-style cooking in a convenient take-out package. Available at all Eggs Up Grill locations […]

Protecting Your Health

Thank you for taking the time to read this communication from Eggs Up Grill as we believe it is important to share with you how we’re responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.  We want to assure you that at your local Eggs Up Grill, your health, safety and happiness is our #1 job.  […]

Eggs Up Grill Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

              Eggs Up Grill is featured in the March 2020 issue of  Entrepreneur Magazine, detailing the history of our company and the new growth and expansion of the brand. CEO Ricky Richardson said it best, “What’s so appealing about Eggs Up Grill is the level of authenticity that comes with […]

Eggs Up Grill Expands to Easley and Clemson

              Franchisees Darby Smith and Jackson Turner, received coverage in the Greenville News and the Greenville Journal. Smith and Turner are developing 5 restaurants in the Upstate of South Carolina. Smith is a longtime restaurateur and Turner is part of a 20-unit Wendy’s ownership group.         […]

Eggs Up Grill offers fresh new flavors this spring

                SPARTANBURG, S.C. – To celebrate the start of spring, Eggs Up Grill is rolling out three fresh new menu items for a limited time. The fan-favorite spot for breakfast, brunch and lunch will feature its Strawberry Éclair French Toast, Texas Farmhouse Omelet and Good Morning Burger from […]

From Franchisor to Franchisee: Why Eggs Up Grill Was An Opportunity The Brand’s CFO Couldn’t Resist

            Spartanburg, S.C. — Eggs Up Grill’s CFO Andy Wright is trading in his title for that of a multi-unit franchisee, jumping at the opportunity to invest in the brand that’s experiencing rapid growth across the Southeast.  Wright joined Eggs Up Grill in 2018 in conjunction with WJ Partners acquiring […]

Why Full-Service Franchising is Staging a Comeback

            “We started focusing on what made us successful, which were those franchise owner-operators who are very hands-on and connected to the communities they do business in.” FSR magazine interviewed CEO Ricky Richardson about the success Eggs Up Grill has had because of the community engagement of our franchisees. To […]

Eggs Up Grill Featured on WSPA-TV (CBS Affiliate)

              Eggs Up Grill’s Spartanburg General Manager Chris Eubanks recently appeared on WSPA-TV, a CBS Affiliate, to discuss the brand’s new menu items and menu innovation at the Spartanburg test kitchen. Eubanks shared several items with the station, including a Shrimp and Grits Omelette and Peaches & Cream Pancakes, […]

Franchise Times: Former Fridays President Set to Crack Growth at Eggs Up Grill

            CEO Ricky Richardson joined Eggs Up Grill in July 2018, shortly after the brand was acquired by private investment firm WJ Partners and shortly put a strategy in place to open 100 restaurants by mid-2022. The seasoned CEO claims he was drawn to the brand due to the growth […]

Eggs Up Grill Rolls Out Shrimp and Grits Omelet, Baked Peaches and Cream Pancakes and better burgers

            SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill – the fan-favorite spot for breakfast, brunch and lunch – is offering two new permanent menu items and an improved burger lineup in all 36 locations on Monday, Nov. 18. Developed in the test kitchen and company restaurant in Spartanburg, S.C., the Shrimp […]

Eggs Up Grill: Expanding Despite The Intense Competition

            “Watch out, Denny’s and IHOP, because Eggs Up Grill is gaining on you.” Forbes interviewed Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson about the growth of the brand and the secret sauce that leads to success! Click to read more about the future of our brand and how Eggs Up […]

New Menu Items Coming To Eggs Up Grill

                Eggs Up Grill Powdersville Owner Debi Brannon appeared on Carolina Morning to talk about the new burgers, peaches and cream pancakes and shrimp and grits omelet that is part of the new menu roll out brand wide.  To watch the entire segment, click here.

Why Brand Culture Can Make or Break a Restaurant

            FSR Magazine talked to Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson about how we develop and strengthen our brand culture, from building a great team and menu to setting the perfect scene to, ultimately, making customers want to come back for more.  Here’s what he had to say: In one […]

Eggs Up Grill Announces Todd Owen as VP of Franchise Development

                Spartanburg, S.C. — Eggs Up Grill has announced the appointment of Todd Owen as its new VP of Franchise Development. Todd is assuming responsibility for leading Eggs Up Grill growth by recruiting new qualified franchise partners into the rapidly expanding brand’s system.  Owen brings a rich background […]

Waking Up To Franchise Opportunity

            Nation’s Restaurant News recently featured Eggs Up Grill on the cover of the October Breakfast Journal.  The article, Waking Up To Franchise Opportunity, spotlights the growing breakfast segment and why owners are attracted to our brand.  Click here to read the article.        

Eggs Up Grill Makes Its Mark

            Eggs Up Grill is featured on the cover of the November issue of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine. The entire digital issue is also available online here. The article gives great insight into the new prototype and plans for the future.      

Eggs Up Grill’s Ricky Richardson and Mike McClure on Atlanta Business Radio

                Eggs Up Grill’s CEO, Ricky Richardson and franchisee, Mike McClure sat down with Atlanta Business Radio to speak on the brand’s success, recent growth and relationships between the leadership team and their franchisees. Click to listen to the segment!    

How Restaurants Can Boost Efficiency Without Shortchanging Guest Experience

            FSR Magazine details how “Eggs Up Grill’s strategy is to get a high volume of customers in and out without rushing them.”  Click to read more about how our POS system, team member training and our simple operations helps our franchisees succeed.    

Eggs Up Grill Positions for Growth

            Restaurant Development + Design Magazine is showcasing our new prototype design “that’s breaking ground in a number of ways!” Click here to read what our CEO Ricky Richardson has to say about how the restaurant is designed with both guests, and franchisees in mind and positions our brand for […]

Eggs Up Grill Named to Franchise Times Top 200+ List

              Eggs Up Grill was named to the Franchise Times  Top 200+ list, boasting strong AUVs and comparative sales priming the brand for growth.  To read the full article, click here.    

Eggs Up Grill Celebrates Pancake Day on ‘Carolina Morning’

                “Commit to the flip!” Eggs Up Grill franchisee Joe Pellegrino (Greer, Moore and Boiling Springs, SC) explained some tricks to the perfect pancake on WSPA-TV’s Carolina Morning show.  To watch the segment, click here.    

News On The Sunny Side: Eggs Up Grill On The Way

            Wilmington Biz announced news of Eggs Up Grill opening in the Wilmington market, the latest in the brand’s aggressive expansion into North Carolina.  In all, Franchisees Mary Ashton and David Dukes signed an agreement for 6 locations.  To read the story, click here.    

‘The Next Big Breakfast Chain’

            FSR Magazine has named Eggs Up Grill an emerging breakfast brand, “rising to the top.”  FSR points to our aggressive expansion, new prototype design, classic All-American menu, and strong leadership team as reasons why Eggs Up Grill is a “high-performing brand worth betting on.”  To read the story, click […]

Pumpkin Spice–Three Times as Nice!

            SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Pumpkin Spice is three times as nice this fall at Eggs Up Grill – the fan-favorite spot for breakfast, brunch and lunch – with the Pumpkin Spice promotion being offered for a limited time from Monday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 3. In addition to the […]

One Million Eggs Cracked in Greenville, SC

            Dazz Collins and her team celebrated a major milestone at their location on Woodruff Road in Greenville, SC.  They cracked one million eggs!  Read the full article by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill Prepares to Open First Florida Location

            Franchisee Brad Harper “fell in love” with the breakfast concept, making plans to open the first Florida location for the brand.  Read the full article by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill Opens New Location in Charleston, S.C.-market

          The Charleston Post and Courier covered the opening of Eggs Up Grill #39 in Ladson, SC.  The location is the third restaurant for franchisee Marc Cotone.  Read the full article by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill Heats Up Expansion

            FSR Magazine featured Eggs Up Grill, highlighting the support provided to franchisees, the seasoned leadership structure and the new company-owned restaurant and training center as ways the brand is taking over the Southeast.  Read the full article by clicking here.  

Ranking America’s Top 50 Emerging Restaurants

            FSR Magazine ranked Eggs Up Grill on its “Top 50 Emerging Restaurants”  list.  According to the magazine, “the FSR 50 is FSR’s annual list of high-potential, performance-proven, hottest full-service brands.”  Read the full article by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill Ranked Among Top 50 Future Restaurant Brands

            Restaurant Business Magazine ranked Eggs Up Grill on its “Future 50” list.  It’s a measure of the fastest-growing restaurant concepts with annual sales between $20 million and $50 million. Read the full article by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill Opens First Company Store in Spartanburg

            Eggs Up Grill, a fan favorite destination for freshly prepared, great-tasting breakfast, brunch and lunch options, opened its first company-owned restaurant on July 8 in Spartanburg. The restaurant features a new prototype design, new menu and the same warm, friendly service that has become a staple at the fast-growing […]

Eggs Up Grill Opens in Spartanburg

            Eggs Up Grill in Spartanburg cracked its first egg in July with the opening of the brand’s company-owned restaurant, training center, and innovation kitchen. Read the full article from the Spartanburg Herald Journal by clicking here.  

SC-based breakfast franchise plans multiple locations in Raleigh

            Eggs Up Grill is adding 12-15 new locations to the Raleigh-Durham area over the next decade, with a first franchise planned for greater Raleigh in the first quarter of next year. Read the full article from the Triangle Business Journal by clicking here.  

WBTV in Charlotte Spotlights Eggs Up Grill

WBTV-TV in Charlotte, NC featured Eggs Up Grill, showcasing menu items, catering, delivery service and more!  Watch the segment by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill Gears Up for a Southeast Takeover

FSR interviewed CEO Ricky Richardson about how Eggs Up Grill is rapidly expanding across the Southeast with both single and multi-unit franchisees, while staying true to the roots that made the brand successful. Read the article by clicking here.  

Get Something Egg’stra on Egg Day 2019

To show appreciation to guests, Eggs Up Grill is celebrating National Egg Day at all 34 in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Guests dining at Eggs Up Grill on Sunday, June 2, and Monday, June 3, receive an extra egg with each entrée. For example, the Classic will be served with three eggs instead […]

Restaurants Respond To The Need For Speed at Breakfast

Nation’s Restaurant News interviewed CEO Ricky Richardson about how Eggs Up Grill is testing Grab-and-Go options, increasing efficiency in the kitchen and delivering a better guest experience across the brand. Read the article by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill Ranks Among Top Food Franchises of 2019

Entrepreneur’s “The Top Food Franchises of 2019” ranks Eggs Up Grill #27 in the Full-Service Restaurant Franchise list. Read the article by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill Open in Powdersville

The Brannon family and their team opened their Eggs Up Grill restaurant in Powdersville, SC on May 20, 2019. Read the article by the Anderson Independent Mail by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill Talks New Location and National Egg Day

WSPA-TV featured franchisee Dazz Collins to talk about her newest Eggs Up Grill on Pelham Road in Greenville and National Egg Day. Watch the segment by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill opens Pelham Road and Powdersville locations

Eggs Up Grill is now open on Pelham Road in Greenville, with a 34th location opening in Powdersville, SC. Read the article from Greenville Business Journal by clicking here.  

New Eggs Up on Pelham

The 3935 Pelham Road location is the second Greenville Eggs Up Grill owned by former preschool teacher Dazz Collins. Read the article from Greenville Business Magazine by clicking here.  

Eggs Up Grill prepares to open first Powdersville location on Monday, May 20

POWDERSVILLE, S.C. — Eggs Up Grill is preparing to open its first Powdersville location on Monday, May 20. Located at 10919 Anderson Road, the favorite dining spot for breakfast, brunch and lunch will operate Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday at […]

Eggs Up Grill Opens Fourth Location in Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Continuing the brand’s expansion in Greenville County, Eggs Up Grill opened its fourth Greenville location on May 14. Located at 3935 Pelham Road, the favorite dining spot for breakfast and lunch will operate Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. “The first time I walked into an Eggs Up Grill, […]

Eggs Up Grill Rolls Out Southwest Omelet, Chorizo Home Fry Bowl for Limited Time

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Adding a little extra spice to the menu this spring, Eggs Up Grill – the favorite breakfast and lunch restaurant – is offering its new Southwest Omelet and a Chorizo Home Fry Bowl throughout all 32 locations starting April 22. The limited time offerings coincide with the launch of the brand’s recently […]

Eggs Up Grill Adds New Items to Menu

Eggs Up Grill rolled out a menu refresh featuring items like Avocado Toast and Eggs, a Pimento Cheese Burger, Praline Pecan Chicken Salad and much more. Read The Nation’s Restaurant News article here.

Eggs Up Grill opening location in the Asheville, NC market

Franchisee Brent Washburn plans to open his first Eggs Up Grill in 2019 with more locations to follow. Read The Asheville Citizen-Times article here.

Eggs Up Grill CEO shares company’s rapid growth plan in SC, Southeast

The company has plans to open more than 20 restaurants over the next year or so, with a prime focus on the Atlantic and Southeast region. Read The Greenville News article here.

Eggs Up Grill Opening on Pelham Road, with More Restaurant Locations in the Works

The brand has been growing at a rapid rate since being purchased by Spartanburg-based equity firm, WJ Partners in March 2018. Read The Greenville News article here.

Eggs Up Grill to Open New Location in Greenville

The location on Pelham Road will open with a new, refreshed menu featuring items like avocado toast and eggs, a breakfast burrito, sweet potato praline pancakes, and a pimento cheese burger.  Read The Greenville Business Magazine article here.

New Eggs Up Grill Open in Boiling Springs

Franchisee Joseph Pellegrino said that Boiling Springs was the perfect spot for a new location. He felt the family-friendly restaurant, serving up Southern-inspired breakfast and lunch options from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Sundays, would offer something unique to the growing community. Read The Herald Journal article here.

New Breakfast Option for Powdersville and Beyond

A Spartanburg-based restaurant franchise plans to open four new locations in the Upstate by the start of summer, including in Powdersville and Greenville. Read Independent Mail’s article here.

Construction Begins on Flagship Location

Construction is underway for the first company-owned, non-franchise location, training center and test kitchen. Read the Upstate Business Journal article here.

Franchisees Establish Deep Roots

Eggs Up Grill franchisees establish deep roots within their communities, building a solid reputation on friendly service and exceptional quality food. Read Food & Drink International’s article here.

How Smart Operators Avoid Employee Turnover

Restaurants like Eggs Up Grill target franchisees who are hands-on with their team members. The 6am-2pm hours offer lifestyle flexibility that isn’t common in the restaurant industry.  All of these factors and more helps reduce the churn of workers in their locations. Read FSR Magazine’s article here.

With breakfast concept’s first Charlotte restaurant open, CEO sets sight on more locations

Eggs Up Grill is looking for franchisees to expand its footprint in the Charlotte market. Read the Charlotte Business Journal’s article here.

Eggs Up Grill adds new location in south Charlotte

Eggs Up Grill opens its first location in Charlotte, receiving praise from guests about the great food and friendly service. Read WCNC’s article here.

Eggs Up Grill opens in Florence

Franchisee Dean Patel talks about opening his second Eggs Up Grill location in Florence, SC, continuing the brand’s expansion across the southeast. Read SCNOW Morning News’s article here.  

Eggs Up Grill in Conway celebrates 10th anniversary

Christine and Danny Bonar opened their Eggs Up Grill in Conway 10 years ago, where it’s become a fixture in the community. Read’s article here.  

Eggs Up Grill hires former TGI Fridays Exec as CEO

The regional breakfast-lunch concept gears up for expansion by tapping Ricky Richardson for its top post. Read Restaurant Business’s article here.

Eggs Up Grill has the ‘411’ on breakfast

Eggs Up Grill franchisee Michael McNeal worked as a UPS driver for nearly 2 decades before leaving to open his restaurant in Albany, GA, where he has found a loyal following with guests crowding his location for great food and friendly service. Read the Albany Herald’s article here.  

Breakfast is served, Eggs Up Grill opens at McAlister Square

Eggs Up Grill expands in the Greenville, SC market with more locations planned for the future. Read the Greenville News’s article here.    

South Carolina breakfast chain Eggs Up Grill prepped for growth

Changes are afoot for a South Carolina-based restaurant concept that’s looking to expand. But Eggs Up Grill isn’t in any danger of losing its Palmetto State roots. Read the Post and Courier’s article here.

Eggs Up Grill names Ricky Richardson CEO

Eggs Up Grill named industry veteran Ricky Richardson as CEO.  Having most recently served as U.S. president and chief operating officer of Dallas-based TGI Fridays, Richardson will oversee the company’s expansion. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News’s article here.

Eggs Up Grill keeps expanding with attention to quality and hometown feel

CEO Ricky Richardson talks about the appeal of Eggs Up Grill to franchisees and the brand’s approach to expansion across the southeastern US. Read the Upstate Business Journal’s article here.  

Eggs Up Grill Comes to Spartanburg

Eggs Up Grill opens its first of 3 locations planned for Spartanburg County which includes a company-owned store on target for the first half of 2019. Read the Herald Journal’s article here.