- Growth of their franchising program
- Ins & outs of opening a fast-casual restaurant
- Importance of understanding profit, food waste, and managing teams
Buena Papa’s first to market concept–a whole meal on fries–has been eaten up by customers and recognized as a favorite in the Tar Heel State. They are currently operating in Raleigh, Durham, and the PNC Arena, where the NHL team, The Carolina Hurricanes, named Buena Papa their official loaded fries.
Buena Papa Fry Bar has announced five signed franchises of their fast-casual restaurant since launching their franchise program earlier this year. Buena Papa’s higher than average profit margins are attracting new franchise investors. In addition to the five new franchises, they have dozens of Discovery Days planned in the coming weeks.
The new franchises are set to open in Miami, Atlanta, Wilmington, Chapel Hill, and Jacksonville, North Carolina.
The Buena Papa Story
Buena Papa (Spanish translation, Good Potato) Fry Bar serves up Colombian-inspired, Latin-infused flavors over hand-cut, made-to-order gourmet french fries, along with other global, premium toppings. Buena Papa is founded and operated by husband-and-wife team, James and Johanna Windon. The toppings were inspired by Johanna’s native country of Colombia.
Their signature dishes are influenced by traditional plates from a variety of countries. For example, “El Colombiano,” is a tribute to Colombian cuisine. Their menu also represents Mexico, Puerto Rico, Italy, Greece, and the U.S. Their bilingual menu is designed to help people learn Spanish. You can view the full menu here.