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Eggs Up Grill Opens First Restaurant in Norfolk Today

Eggs Up Grill opened its 50th restaurant, breaking records in both restaurant openings and sales.

Caramel Apple Crisp Pancakes, a Chorizo-filled “Chomelet” and Apple Cider Mimosas bring warm and spicy flavors to Eggs Up Grill fall menu

Eggs Up Grill opened its 50th restaurant, breaking records in both restaurant openings and sales.

Eggs Up Grill Thrives, Cracks 50 Locations, Breaks Sales Records

Eggs Up Grill opened its 50th restaurant, breaking records in both restaurant openings and sales.

The FSR Growth 23: These Restaurants Defied the Pandemic Odds in 2020

We are honored to rank #4 on this list from FSR magazine. 2020 was a record year for us–opening 9 restaurants (24.3% growth)! 2021 will be another record year of Eggs Up Grill openings with 12 new restaurants and entering 3 new states. Momentum is also building for 2022 with the Brand on-track to open 20+ […]

Eggs Up Grill opens in Fort Mill

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept opened its first restaurant in Fort Mill, S.C. On Monday, August 9, local franchise owners Kevin and Shelly Trayer welcomed Fort Mill neighbors with great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, and friendly service. “Fort Mill is growing by leaps and bounds and we […]

Former Little Caesars Franchisee to Open First Eggs Up Grill in Tennessee

Regional franchise owner, family restaurateur and community leader heads development of new breakfast destination in the Tri-Cities area            JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, begins construction this month on its first Tennessee location in Johnson City. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, […]

Eggs Up Grill now open in Richmond, Va.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept is opening its first restaurant in Virginia. On Monday, August 2, local franchise owners Rob and Karla Thompson welcomed their Richmond neighbors with great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, and friendly service. “We’ve been thinking about opening a restaurant for the last five […]

Wendy’s Franchisee and Former Henry’s Smokehouse Co-Owner Partner to Open Eggs Up Grill in Clemson

Childhood friends, seasoned restaurateurs lead development of five new breakfast spots in the Golden Corner this Fall SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept, begins construction this month on its first location in Clemson. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, friendly service, and inviting atmosphere, […]

Eggs Up Grill opens in Winter Garden

New breakfast concept opens at West Point Commons; brings 25 new jobs to area WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch and lunch concept opened its first location in Central Florida.  On Monday, July 19, local franchise owners Noel and Annie Arriola welcomed their Winter Garden neighbors with great-tasting, freshly […]

Key Lime Pie Pancakes and Banana Pudding French Toast Join Eggs Up Grill Menu for Summertime

Limited time menu boast twists on southern classics    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, is entering summer 2021 with a Summer of Yum limited time menu of four new dishes. Beginning June 7, guests can enjoy Key Lime Pie Pancakes, Banana Pudding French Toast, Summer Berry […]

Eggs Up Grill to Begin Construction on First Restaurant in Virginia

Popular breakfast spot to open first of three Richmond locations in Huguenot Village Shopping Center    RICHMOND, Va.– Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept will soon begin construction on a new location set to open in June. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, friendly service, and inviting […]

Eggs Up Grill Begins Construction for Restaurant in Hendersonville

Popular breakfast spot to open this summer at Chadwick Corners   HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.– Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept is starting construction on a new location that will open this summer. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, friendly service, and inviting atmosphere, is located at 637 Spartanburg […]

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 […]

Restaurant Employee Turned Business Owner Signs on to Bring Eggs Up Grill to Charlotte

Newly-signed franchisee and experienced restaurateur, Andre Smith has signed on with Eggs Up Grill in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Since its founding in 1997 in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Eggs Up Grill has made a name for itself in the breakfast segment by serving up delicious food in welcoming restaurants across the Southeast. In the past year, multi-unit […]

Eggs Up Grill Ranked Among Franchise Times Top 200+ Growing Franchise Brands

The Southeastern-based breakfast and lunch restaurant franchise came in at No. 462.    Eggs Up Grill has been recognized by Franchise Times as one of 2020’s Top 200+ franchise brands, ranking at No. 462 out of 500 franchises.  Founded in Pawleys Island, South Carolina in 1997 by restaurateur Chris Skodras, Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles […]

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 CEO Looks Ahead to 2021

The breakfast franchise is positioned stronger than ever as the franchise of choice for entrepreneurs.    Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson led a webinar detailing how now, more than ever, Egg Up Grill is the right brand for franchising in the restaurant segment.  The brand’s record of success, talented leadership team and strong franchisees […]

Eggs Up Grill Boasts Record Growth in 2020, Primed for Success in 2021

9 restaurants opened to close out year; 12-15 restaurants opening in 2021   SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Eggs Up Grill – a thriving breakfast, brunch and lunch brand – celebrated a record nine restaurant openings in 2020.  The Brand is projected to surpass that record in 2021, on track to open more than a dozen new restaurants […]

Childhood friends partner to open first Eggs Up Grill breakfast franchise in Savannah

Restaurant opened in December as first of three locations in development agreement for the Savannah market; caps off record year of growth for Eggs Up Grill brand    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A pair of childhood friends are realizing their dream of entrepreneurship, and have opened their first of three Eggs Up Grill restaurants in Savannah.  The […]

Eggs Up Grill’s former CFO leaves post to open first of five franchises with brand

Opening is part of a record year of growth for the brand    CANTON, Ga. — Andy and Penny Wright have traded in corporate America and non-profit work for restaurant ownership. The couple opened the first Eggs Up Grill in Canton on December 28th, with an additional agreement for four more in North Georgia. The opening […]

Eggs Up Grill Honors Top Franchise Partners During Annual Awards

The breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise shone a light on the top achievers of 2020 through sales, innovation, community connections and service.    Eggs Up Grill held the brand’s annual awards and recognition via a virtual ceremony, shining a light on some of the great accomplishments of 2020.  To watch the presentation, click here. Below is […]

Eggs Up Grill featured by national Black Restaurant Week campaign

Eggs Up Grill’s newest location in Riverview, FL is taking part in the Black Restaurant Week campaign, driving awareness about entrepreneurship opportunities    Eggs Up Grill in Riverview, Fl. is part of Black Restaurant Week and was spotlighted by Tampa’s Fox station.  The national campaign celebrates Black-owned restaurants, provides a chance to spotlight how Black business […]

Eggs Up Grill opens 44th location in Tampa Bay area as part of record-breaking 2020 growth

Aggressive expansion in the works for 2021  RIVERVIEW, Fla. — Continuing the brand’s expansion in Florida, Eggs Up Grill recently opened its 44th restaurant and its first in the Tampa Bay area. The new Eggs Up Grill is owned and operated by a trio, including a local firefighter and two pharmacists, who love the idea of […]

CEO Ricky Richardson On NPR: Growing a Restaurant During the Age of COVID-19

CEO Ricky Richardson gives an update on expansion and growth of the 43-unit breakfast-lunch brand to South Carolina Public Radio   Eggs Up Grill, the breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant concept, has continued its rapid expansion as 2020 comes to a close.  So far, 6 restaurants have opened this year with another 3 set to […]

Why Now is the Time to Invest in an Eggs Up Grill Franchise

Since June, the breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant brand has seen a big jump in franchise interest, signing four multi-unit deals for an impressive 11 new locations across 3 states.    Eggs Up Grill, the breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant concept, has continued its rapid expansion during the third quarter of 2020.  As the brand […]

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, […]

Entrepreneur Magazine: Eggs Up Grill Ranks #16 on Top 200 Food Franchise List

The breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise received the recognition in Entrepreneur for the full-service category   Eggs Up Grill, a breakfast, brunch and lunch brand with 40+ locations recently received a nod from Entrepreneur Magazine’s for their annual Top 200 Food Franchise list, ranking at number 16. Since its founding in Pawleys Island, South Carolina in 1997, Eggs Up […]

Eggs Up Grill Continues Growth With Signing of Three Orlando-Area Restaurants

Kate Rozen and Geoffrey Giordano sign on with the breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise to foster a sense of family in the community; first of three restaurants open by early 2021.    Eggs Up Grill, a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant concept, is continuing its rapid expansion, entering the Orlando market with husband-and-wife duo Kate […]

The Independence Factor: Why Two Best Friends Chose to Franchise with Eggs Up Grill

The breakfast, brunch and lunch brand is continuing to provide an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to gain independence and start a business of their own.    When longtime friends Heath Greene and Ben Sheppard decided to go into business together, they started looking at franchise opportunities and quickly landed on Eggs Up Grill, a Southeast […]

Restaurant Business: Eggs Up Grill Ranks Among The Future 50

The breakfast, brunch and lunch brand continues to be poised for growth, raking #11 on the list    Eggs Up Grill has once again ranked among the Future 50, featured in Restaurant Business Magazine.  Eggs Up Grill ranks #11 on the list, improving the brand’s performance over the previous year, ranked at #49. The brand is […]

Eggs Up Grill Franchisees Bounce Back Stronger Than Ever Thanks to Franchisor Support

Franchisees of the breakfast, lunch and brunch concept attribute recent success to the wide range of support provided by the Brand leadership team.    Eggs Up Grill stands out as a franchise opportunity due to its strong financial performance (including strong margins and 11 qtrs. of same store sales growth thru 2019), simple operations, and a […]

Wendy’s 20-Unit Franchisee & Henry’s Smokehouse Owner Sign Multi-Restaurant Deal with Eggs Up Grill

The brand’s newest franchisees, Jackson Turner and Darby Smith, have signed a 5-location agreement to grow the brand in the upstate of South Carolina.    Jackson Turner and Darby Smith go back—way back. The lifelong friends’ parents met in college at Clemson University, and in Turner’s words, they’re “like brothers from different mothers.” They grew […]

Entrepreneur Magazine: Why the Former President of TGI Fridays Moved to an Emerging Southern Breakfast and Lunch Concept

 Eggs Up Grill is featured in the March 2020 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, detailing how the homegrown, Southeast breakfast chain plans to grow in the years to come, all while retaining the brand’s storied history, charming personality and authentic culture.  In a feature story in the most recent issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, the Eggs Up Grill team elaborates […]

Amid Unprecedented Times, the Eggs Up Grill Leadership Team Offers Franchise Owners Undivided, Ongoing Support

As franchise owners of the breakfast, brunch and lunch concept navigate this new, temporary normal, the brand team offers marketing, financial and operational resources to ensure franchisee success.  Since first opening its doors in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in 1997, Eggs Up Grill has been a place where families, friends and neighbors can gather to enjoy a […]

100% of Eggs Up Grill Franchisees Receive Critical PPP Funding, Begin Reopening for Business

After nearly two months of dining room restrictions, franchise owners of the breakfast, brunch and lunch concept Eggs Up Grill, are once again welcoming guests into their restaurants backed by the support of the brand’s leadership team.    Eggs Up Grill is a brand where franchise owners have a passion for serving guests great-tasting food […]

Eggs Up Grill to Open 15 – 20 New Locations in 2020 After an Impressively Strong 2019

The emerging breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise is riding the wave of an explosively successful 2019 thanks to a proven concept, dedicated franchisees and a targeted growth model.    As competition within the breakfast segment heats up, Eggs Up Grill has set itself apart in the crowded segment thanks to its community-centric culture, magnetic guest appeal, compelling economics and […]

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 […]

Why Female Leaders and Entrepreneurs are Franchising With Eggs Up Grill

The breakfast, brunch and lunch concept is setting franchisees on a path to success through a flexible work-life balance, strong unit-level economics and an experienced leadership and support team.    When franchisee Dazz Collins speaks about her first visit to Eggs Up Grill, she recalls telling her husband, “I love this cute little place.” That […]

Eggs Up Grill Continues on the Growth Path with Two New Openings and a new Franchisee Signing

After temporarily shifting focus from growth to stability, the breakfast, brunch and lunch brand is back on track to reach 100 restaurants by mid-2022.    Eggs Up Grill is accelerating growth of the brand, all while ensuring stability and support for franchise owners navigating unprecedented times. Recently, the brand opened 2 new restaurants and announced […]

FOX 31 (WFXL-TV): Albany Restaurant Owner Donates Over 1,000 Meals to Community Members in Need

Albany’s Eggs Up Grill franchisee, Micheal McNeal, is giving back to the community through boxed meals for hospitals and people in need.   After receiving donations from local organizations and anonymous customers, Michael McNeal, owner of Eggs Up Grill in Albany, is partnering with the Salvation Army to donate a total of 841 breakfast meals in 21 […]

Coronavirus and Franchising: Allison Schlanger and Alison Qualter Berna of songs for seeds and Ricky Richardson of Eggs Up Grill

Nick Powills and Charles Internicola are joined by songs for seeds co-founders Allison Schlanger and Alison Qualter Berna and Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson to learn how these two brands are tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.    The coronavirus continues to have dire effects on businesses across the country, forcing many to […]

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 […]

Husband and Wife Duo Achieve Their Dream of Restaurant Ownership with Eggs Up Grill

The breakfast, brunch and lunch concept plans to serve up smiles in the community of Wake Forest, North Carolina in October 2020.    Eggs Up Grill is continuing to take the Southeast by storm…this time around with husband and wife franchisee duo, Jerry and Tammy Storms who are set to achieve their dream of restaurant […]

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 […]

Upstate Business Journal: Eggs Up Grill Expands to Easley, Clemson and Elsewhere

Eggs Up Grill’s newest franchisees, Jackson Turner and Darby Smith were featured in the Upstate Business Journal regarding their five-unit deal with the fast growing franchise brand.    Eggs Up Grill was recently featured in the Upstate Business Journal regarding a five-unit restaurant agreement with Wendy’s multi-unit franchisee Jackson Turner and Henry’s Smokehouse owner Darby Smith. The […]

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 […]

Want To Become Part Of An Egg-cellent Franchise Brand? Here Are The Steps To Becoming An Eggs Up Grill Franchisee

The brand’s multi-layered approach sets franchise candidates on a path to success from the moment they show initial interest in the brand to opening their first Eggs Up Grill.    The smell of fresh coffee, the sound of sizzling bacon, the aroma of sweet pancakes and the joy of laughter coming from tables across a […]

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 Continues to Expand in the Sunshine State with Recent Tampa, FL Signing

A team of three new franchisees have signed on to bring the emerging breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant to their local community.    Since its founding in 1997 in Pawleys Island, Eggs Up Grill has made a name for itself serving up smiles from sunup through lunch, across the Southeast. The growing brand has continued […]

Strike While the Griddle Is Hot: Why Franchisees Should Invest in Eggs Up Grill Today

Family-friendly hours of operation, a leadership team with proven depth of experience and major growth momentum throughout the Southeastern US are just a few of the ways Eggs Up Grill ensures a strong business opportunity on its menu.    A lucrative, fulfilling business opportunity that also evokes all the warmth and wonder of Sunday breakfast […]

Forbes: Eggs Up Grill Restaurant Franchise Expanding Despite Intense Breakfast Competition

The nearly 40 location restaurant projects ending the year with another opening and setting the pace for a strong 2020.    In a crowded better breakfast restaurant franchise category, Eggs Up Grill, a 36 location emerging brand that focuses on, “serving smiles from sunup to lunch,” is finding its footing, according to a Forbes article by industry […]

How The Eggs Up Grill Leadership Team Provides Exceptional Support and Industry Knowledge For Franchisees

As the breakfast, lunch and brunch brand expands its leadership team, franchisees are positioned more than ever for continued success.  Since first opening in 1997 in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Eggs Up Grill has been a place where local communities can catch up with family, friends and neighbors over a meal so good, you’d swear it was […]

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 Furthers Its Strategic Growth by Expanding Its Tasty Offerings Throughout North Carolina With Nine New Restaurant Commitments

The breakfast, brunch and lunch concept gears up for continued growth in the Tar Heel State.  Since its founding in 1997, Eggs Up Grill has grown from its original location in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, to more than 36 locations across the Southeast. Most recently, the breakfast, brunch and lunch concept announced a six-restaurant deal signed by […]

Eggs Up Grill Recognized on Franchise Times’ Top 200+ List for 2019

The neighbor-oriented grill serves itself at #489. Eggs Up Grill has been named to Franchise Times’ Top 200+ List for 2019, locking in the 489th spot. The Franchise Times Top 200+ annually ranks 500 of the largest franchise systems in the United States according to global systemwide sales, based on last year’s performance. The Top […]

Eggs Up Grill Is Serving Up New Territories and Providing Skillet-Hot Franchise Opportunities

Multi-unit signings in Wilmington, North Carolina, Ocala, Florida and Savannah, Georgia are propelling the ‘sunup to lunch’ brand’s growth across the US southeast.    Eggs Up Grill was founded as a single restaurant in 1997 in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, with the goal of providing a spot for the local community to catch up with family, […]

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 Serves Up a Spot on FSR Magazine’s List of Emerging Breakfast Chains

Eggs Up Grill is proving the saying, “the early bird gets the worm” to be true.   SPONSORED FSR Magazine recently recognized Eggs Up Grill as one of seven emerging breakfast chains that are rising to the top. With beloved menu items, a community appeal that is, “home to the whole neighborhood,”  FSR applauds Eggs Up Grill for its […]

Food Newsfeed: Eggs Up Grill Gears Up for a Southeast Takeover

Ricky Richardson, CEO speaks with Food Newsfeed about the brand’s development plans throughout the Southeast   The South Carolina based breakfast and brunch franchise is strategically targeting growth in markets throughout the Southeast. With a new leadership team in place and plans to expand to new territories in Tennessee and Florida in 2019, the brand  […]

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 […]

Impressively Lower Food Costs and Strong Average Sales Pave the Way to Success for Eggs Up Grill Franchisees

Differentiators including robust revenue, lower-than-industry-average food costs, a community-nourishing mindset and impressive team member retention help make Eggs Up Grill a compelling franchise opportunity.   Eggs Up Grill isn’t just your average community breakfast nook—although it’s certainly just as cozy as Saturday morning pancakes with grandma and grandpa. The everyone-is-welcome breakfast, brunch and lunch brand serves […]

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 […]

Eggs Up Grill Looks To Bring Its Community-Oriented Approach to Atlanta, Georgia

The breakfast, brunch and lunch concept plans to plant new flags in neighborhoods across the Peach State, offering franchisees an experienced support system, simple business model and low barrier to entry.    When Eggs Up Grill began in 1997, founder Chris Skodras’ goal was to provide a restaurant where his Pawleys Island, South Carolina community could enjoy […]

Zaxby’s Franchisee invests in EUG; Why this experienced restaurant operator loves the brand

Brad Harper is bringing the neighborhood breakfast, brunch and lunch brand to central Florida.  Veteran restaurant franchisee Brad Harper currently owns and operates six Zaxby’s restaurants and has a Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar on the way. Yet he still yearns to conquer yet another food segment: breakfast.  His dream is coming true, as he has […]

Under CEO Ricky Richardson’s Leadership, Eggs Up Grill Launches Strategic Plan to Reach 100 Restaurants by Mid-2022

Fast-growing breakfast, brunch and lunch concept with strong unit economics and the ultimate work-life balance seeks growth-minded franchisees to expand footprint.   Eggs Up Grill began in 1997 in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, when Chris Skodras opened the first restaurant. His goal was to provide a place where the local community could catch up with […]

Why Eggs Up Grill Is One of the Top Emerging Franchise Brands

With an experienced support system, strong AUVs and a simple business model that’s as rewarding for franchisees as it is for guests, Eggs Up Grill serves up a franchise ownership opportunity that’s quickly catching on.    Eggs Up Grill is no ordinary franchise. From its magnetic guest appeal to community-centric culture to compelling economics, there are […]

From Little Caesars Franchisee to Eggs Up Grill Owner: Why the Brand Was A Perfect Fit For Ken Bates

Eggs Up Grill has major plans to expand throughout the Volunteer State.    Former Little Caesar’s franchisee Ken Bates is back in the restaurant game after a 13-year hiatus, and as far as he’s concerned, Eggs Up Grill is the place to be.  The breakfast, brunch and lunch brand prides itself on its wholesome menu and neighborly vibes. Eggs […]

Eggs Up Grill Pinpoints North Carolina’s Triangle Region as a Key Growth Market

As the family-friendly breakfast and lunch franchise gears up for expansion into new markets, it has identified North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area as one with strong development potential.  In an area of the country known for its hospitality, it can be hard for brands to rise to the challenge. Yet since its founding in […]

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 […]

Triangle Business Journal: S.C.-based breakfast franchise plans multiple locations in Raleigh

Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson shares the brand’s plans to bring 12-15 new restaurants to Raleigh/Durham over the next ten years.   Bolstered by existing franchise-owned locations in Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs, Spartanburg-based Eggs Up Grill is planning significant franchise growth in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina with a plan to bring 12-15 new […]

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.  

Eggs Up Grill: Q&A With CEO Ricky Richardson

Ricky Richardson, CEO of Eggs Up Grill shares what’s in store for the brand, how they support their franchisees and why it’s such a great investment.    What about Eggs Up Grill makes it unique within its industry?Oftentimes the restaurant business can be transactional, serving as a functional solution to hunger, but successful brands go […]

Serving Up Smiles from Sun-Up through Lunch: How Eggs Up Grill Became a Welcoming Community Mainstay

Attentive service, flavorful fresh dishes and a friendly attitude keep Eggs Up Grill growing.   Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles from sun-up through lunch. Since opening in 1997 at the original location in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Eggs Up Grill has been a place where the local community could catch […]

How Brothers Rob and Scott Johnson Traded Corporate Life for a Meaningful Career at Eggs Up Grill

After discovering the breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, Scott called his older brother Rob about franchising before even leaving the parking lot.    Eggs Up Grill is a neighborhood spot for All-American flavor and freshness. It’s no wonder the family-friendly franchise is a fitting business venture for a couple of brothers. Rob and Scott Johnson were […]

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 myhorrynews.com’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.