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Twin Peaks Expands to the West Coast with Elite Sports Bar Group, LLC Franchise Agreement

Elite commits to opening 18 stores in Northern California

DALLAS (March 26, 2015) – Twin Peaks, the ultimate sports lodge known for its made-from-scratch kitchen, rugged atmosphere, and playful Twin Peaks Girls, has recently welcomed Elite Sports Bar Group, LLC to its roster of franchisees. The group has signed a development agreement to open 18 stores throughout Northern California, a region previously unoccupied by the brand.

Elite Sports Bar Group, LLC is led by President and CEO Phil Costner. As an industry veteran, Costner has served as SVP of Food, Beverage and Retail at Universal Studios Hollywood, VP of Research and Development for Carlson Restaurants, President and COO of La Madeleine, and President of Mimi’s Café.

Other key members of the Elite management and development team include Sandy Mann and CJ Dhaliwal. Mann and Dhaliwal currently operate 20 Popeye’s locations, one DQ Grill and Chill, and a recently opened Arco AM/PM, with two Arco AM/PM properties in development. Also joining are investors Jonathan Boutelle and Samit Ranjan.

“When we set our sights on expanding into California, we began searching for the right West Coast franchise partners,” said Shannon Glaser, Director of Franchise Development for Twin Peaks. “The team at Elite Sports Bar Group is of the highest caliber and will undoubtedly play a pivotal role as our brand continues to grow.”

“I have admired and followed the Twin Peaks brand for several years, and I’m very excited to become a part of it,” said Costner. “I have been impressed by the brand’s commitment to serving outstanding and craveable food, pouring the industry’s coldest beer, and providing an atmosphere that is truly unsurpassed in comfort. The Elite Sports Bar teams is ready, well equipped and excited to drive the rapid growth and continued success of Twin Peaks throughout Northern California.”

Twin Peaks currently has 68 locations with plans for an additional 15 locations before the end of the year.

More information on Twin Peaks, including locations and franchise information is available at www.TwinPeaksRestaurant.com.

  • About Twin Peaks

    Founded in 2005 in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville by successful restaurant veterans Randy DeWitt and Scott Gordon, Twin Peaks was designed as a unique concept to meet the needs of an untapped market. Twin Peaks features high-quality food and ice cold draft beer served by friendly and attractive Twin Peaks Girls in a mountain sports lodge setting. In 2014, Twin Peaks was listed among Nation’s Restaurant News’ “Second 100,” an annual report that ranks restaurant brands between 101-200 based on U.S. system-wide sales, and was included in FSR Magazine’s “Ones to Watch.” Twin Peaks was also recently named “America’s Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain” by Bloomberg Businessweek. The national chain currently has 68 locations throughout 24 states.