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Our franchise restaurants have local ties, too

When the going gets tough, our community gets going. That’s certainly been the case when it comes to all of us stepping up and supporting our local restaurants with socially-distanced dining and take-out and curbside orders. Although we typically don’t think of franchises as local businesses, many of the owners, and their employees, are local residents and have similar needs of small, independent restaurants – especially in times of crisis. During good times, our franchises are often in a unique position to give back to the community at a level that many small businesses understandably cannot, from supporting charitable causes, local schools, sports teams, and other extracurricular activities. Here are just a few spots to keep in mind when you’re looking to dine out (or in!):

Chuy’s Tex Mex
Judging by the grocery stores, we’re all using a heavy dose of nonperishables in our dishes. If your current meal plan leaves you hankering for something a bit spicier, check out Chuy’s authentic Tex Mex options. We’re big fans of the Chile Rellenos with their signature sauce.

Hungry Howie’s Pizza
Hands up if pizza is your comfort food. We know we aren’t the only ones. Hungry Howie’s takes it up a notch with flavored crusts. Their Howie’s Special with the garlic herb crust is the perfect way to end a long day.

Nektar Juice Bar
Getting your greens is easy with Nektar Juice Bar. Their expansive menu includes freshly made juice, smoothies, cold-pressed juice cleanses, and handcrafted acai bowls. Plus, they offer numerous ways to customize your order, making it a breeze to make your meal vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, low-fat, or low-sugar.

Texas Roadhouse
There’s a reason they’ve been around for so many years. Patrons love their menu staples that have stood the test of time, with a focus on steak and potatoes. Multiple local locations and curbside pickup make ordering a breeze. Learn more.

Find a complete list of our restaurant members here.

Beyond restaurants

It’s not just our franchise restaurants that have local ties. From gyms to hair salons, many franchised businesses have local owners and employees. From retaining your memberships to purchasing gift cards, we all can help support the local faces and people behind our community’s franchises. Here are a few more examples of franchises that are locally-owned and operated:

Burn Boot Camp
Designed for all fitness levels, Burn Boot Camp is known for #BurnNation, the supportive, inspiring, and motivating culture they foster at each gym.

Edward Jones
A household name, Edward Jones is known for its personal approach and relationship-based business model that thrives in large part because their locations are locally-owned and operated, employing local financial advisors that are a part of the community they serve.

House Doctors
Let’s be honest: not all of us are handy around the house and some of us just don’t have the time (or interest) to tackle home maintenance projects. From small repairs to large-scale improvements, the local team behind House Doctors is here to help.

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