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Fast Casual Restaurant Relocates HQ To Garland, Texas

It's new restaurant is also open in Frisco

Nation’s, a fast-casual restaurant chain with more than seven decades serving northern California, relocated its corporate headquarters to Garland and opened its first franchise location in Frisco.

The Frisco location at 3311 Preston Rd., will be operated by the company’s first-ever franchisee. The second location will open at the end of May in Arlington, 4180 S Cooper St., and features the company’s first-ever online order drive-through as part of operations. Nation’s plans to open 30 franchised locations in the Dallas area over the next five years. The next three locations will be in Sachse, Denton and Mesquite.

“Everyone knows the Dallas/Fort Worth area is the hottest metro area for growth, but we found a home here, our leadership team has moved here with their families, and we are committed to this community and the exciting growth of our company,” said Grant Power, owner and chairman of Nation’s.

Nation’s is a family-owned restaurant chain that started as a hot dog stand in 1952. While hot dogs and chili dogs are still on the menu, they have diversified with a unique mix of made-to-order giant burgers, sandwiches and breakfast served all day. But the biggest hit is their more than 20 flavors of pies made daily from scratch. The pies are such a hit, they represent 25% of company sales.

“We’re positioned and designed for growth and we’re ready to live up to our name and expand nationwide,” Power said. “We have bold goals and want to help entrepreneurs have a share of the American dream to own a business.”

The company has owned all of its 29 locations over its 72-year history, but recently made the leap to start franchising locations outside of California. The first-ever franchisee, Tommy Coker, moved his family to Texas to open the Frisco location. He plans to open more over the coming months.

Nation’s is something we grew up on and it’s always been a place families to go to be together,” said Coker. “When this opportunity came up, this is where we decided to invest because of the passion we have for the brand.”

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