MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes opens in Winter Park by restaurant industry veteran who opened the company’s largest establishment last year

Orlando resident Tareq Qarman brings MOOYAH to Winter Park on June 9, 2021; Growing ‘Best Burger’ Brand Has Ability To Add Over 15 Locations In The Greater Orlando Area

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes opens in Winter Park by restaurant industry veteran who opened the company's largest establishment last yearOrlando, Florida ( MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a fast-paced, laid-back “best burgers” franchise with 87 locations, is preparing to open its fifth location in the Sunshine State. The opening of Winter Park marks the second MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes restaurant for Tareq Qarman, who has spent the past 16 years in the restaurant industry, and opened his first MOOYAH in Orlando at the start of the pandemic ago is a little over a year old. Opening June 9, 2021, the restaurant will be located at 1040 Orlando Ave, Winter Park, Florida.

Qarman’s first job out of high school was cashier for the Golden Corral located in Hollywood Plaza in Orlando. There he was quickly promoted from cashier to assistant manager, eventually becoming an associate manager and working for the company for a total of 16 years.

Qarman then began to look for a franchise opportunity that would allow him to use what he had learned. He ended up landing at Ben & Jerry’s and eventually developed five locations. While looking to diversify his franchise portfolio, he opened a MOOYAH restaurant, the largest location in the system, on International Drive, the same street where the Golden Corral he had worked on is located.

“I first came across MOOYAH’s Instagram and was drawn to the cool aesthetic. After realizing that burgers are a staple for many families, I decided it was finally time to step out of dessert and tap into my previous experience in the restaurant business, “Qarman said.” Even though the last year has been one of the most difficult years for restaurants, I have been very impressed with the support from the MOOYAH management team, I knew I wanted to continue growing with them, and I look forward to opening this new location to bring our high quality food to even more families in the Orlando area.

“We look forward to seeing Tareq continue his success as he opens a new location soon after opening his first location,” said Mike Sebazco, vice president of operations for MOOYAH. “He has been an important addition to our franchise system. His years of experience and determined attitude combined with his love for our brand make him the perfect person to expand our brand throughout the Orlando area.

Last year MOOYAH opened its first restaurant with the new prototype that features new dining areas and seating arrangements, third-party and take-out shelves, closed kitchen, digital menu boards and a new logo. . Winter Park Restaurant will be one of the first 15 locations nationwide to be designed with the updated look.

At MOOYAH, customers have the advantage of choosing from a variety of bun options, such as artisanal multigrain potato or wheat buns without GMOs and handcrafted lettuce buns called Iceburgers to go with never frozen, 100 percent certified Angus Beef® brand burgers, all-natural Jennie-O turkey and vegan black bean burgers from Dr. Praeger’s. Each gourmet burger can be personalized with six cheeses, applewood smoked bacon and avocado slices, plus nine vegetarian toppings and ten free sauces.

MOOYAH’s hand-cut fries come together in a six-step process that takes a total of 24 hours to fully prepare. A delicious combination of constant attention and a little bit of magic helps turn # 1 Idaho US Potatoes into the perfect fries, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Customers also have a choice of tasty sweet potato fries. Never forgetting dessert, MOOYAH offers real 100% ice cream shakes, allowing customers to choose from 7 flavors ranging from vanilla and Hershey chocolate to Reese, Oreo and more.

For more information on the growing brand, be sure to connect with MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes on Facebook Fan page, and follow MOOYAH on LinkedIn, Twitter @MOOYAHburgers and Instagram @MOOYAHburgers.

The Orlando Market has the capacity to add more than 15 additional locations in the coming years. For franchising opportunities, please visit

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes opens in Winter Park by restaurant industry veteran who opened the company's largest establishment last year

About MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a quick and relaxed ‘best burger’ concept featuring mouth-watering burgers to order, hand-cut fries from Idaho potatoes and real ice cream shakes. Founded in 2007, the Plano, Texas-based company serves fresh, 100% certified Angus Beef® brand burgers, all-natural Jennie-O® turkey burgers and vegan black bean burgers from Dr. Praeger’s. MOOYAH’s non-GMO potato and multigrain buns are baked on site daily, and customers can choose from five real cheeses, bacon, avocado, and 19 free sauces and toppings made with fresh vegetables from the garden. MOOYAH Guests can choose from seven flavors of real ice cream shakes including vanilla, Hershey chocolate, Reese, Oreo and more. While many customers dine at the restaurant, MOOYAH also offers online ordering, delivery and delivery for customers on the go, as well as a loyalty app. In 2021, MOOYAH was placed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list and # 41 of Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers. In 2020, MOOYAH ranked 38th in Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers. In 2018, MOOYAH was ranked among Entrepreneur Magazine’s 200 Best Food & Beverage Franchises in 2018 and was ranked 7th in the 10 Best Fast & Casual Food Franchises by In 2017, MOOYAH was named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, Franchise Times Fast & Serious List of Smartest Growing Franchise Brands, and was ranked # 11 on the annual Top 100 Movers & Shakers Fast Casual magazine, a list on which the brand was included. every year over the past ten years of ranking. For more information on MOOYAH, its menu or franchise opportunities, please visit Connect with MOOYAH on, to pursue MOOYAH on LinkedIn, Twitter @MOOYAHburgers and Instagram @MOOYAHburgers.

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