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10.29.14-Boston’s Restaurant to expand chain in Rochester

Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar has selected Rochester among the sites for its new expansion plan, which includes bringing multiple restaurants—and roughly 30 to 50 jobs per location—to the area by 2019.

The Dallas-based chain currently has 30 locations operating in 22 states. It also has seven locations in Mexico. It was originally started in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Boston’s has 375 locations in that country.

“Boston Pizza has incredible brand recognition in Canada and with planned expansion to Rochester, we are working to spread that brand identity across the border to the U.S.,” said Al Davis, vice president of development and franchise sales in a statement. “This area has tremendous long-term growth potential and with our unmatched dining experience, we are confident that the brand will translate well into the market.”

A new franchise development team expects to add 63 restaurants nationwide in four years starting with some in Monroe County.

“The Boston’s brand is iconic in Canada and we are gaining traction here in the U.S. as well,” Davis said in a statement. “We look forward to finding the right franchise partner in order to bring this unique experience to the people of Rochester.

Source: Rochester Business Journal