Checkers Drive-In to Open Up to 50 Restaurants in the Boston Area and Elsewhere in Massachusetts
Four years ago, we reported that a Florida-based chain of drive-thru burger spots was looking to expand into the Northeast. Now we have learned that they will indeed be coming, with a number of restaurants on the way to the region--including Boston.
The Boston Business Journal states that Checkers Drive-In Restaurants is planning to open between 5 and 10 outlets in the Greater Boston area in 2016, with a total of 40 to 50 locations in Massachusetts over what looks to be the next several years (they will open at a rate of 5 to 10 a year). Back in 2011, we had mentioned that the chain--which is headquartered in Tampa--was eyeing Brooklyn, Manhattan, Boston, and Providence, and at the time had only one shop in New England that has since closed (in Bristol, CT).
The BBJ says that Checkers also has a sister brand called Rally's, which has more than 50 locations in New York State, but none in New England.
The website for Checkers Drive-In Restaurants can be found at https://www.checkers.com/
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants May Be Coming to the Boston Area
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