Texas-based Mooyah burger chain announces plans to open 10 Tampa Bay locations

Corporate is still looking for franchisees though.

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As Tampa Bay continues to grow as a foodie community, more and more chains are flocking to our neighborhoods. Shake Shack, Guthrie’s, Aroma Joe’s, Jollibee, Bubbakoo’s Burritos are just a few of the national and international chains that’ve announced Bay area addresses, and the list keeps growing.

Plano, Texas-based burger chain Mooyah is throwing it’s hat into the ring and plans to open 10 locations between Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties in the next three to five years.

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Mooyah is known for its loaded burgers, hand-cut fries and shakes. You can get the classic Mooyah Double Cheeseburger or opt for something a little more visionary like The Best Quesonario—a quarter-pound burger with Swiss cheese, green chile queso, fried onion strings, tomato, jalapeños, and mayo on a potato bun. Vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian burgers are also up for grabs.

If your waistline needs a break, the resto also offers house salads. If you’re rocking sized-up sweatpants since the pandemic and have no plans on turning back, Mooyah’s shakes are made with 100% real ice cream (traditional flavors are available alongside thicker options like cookie dough, mint chocolate chip, Oreo, and Reese’s peanut butter cups).

And since you gotta teach youngsters to eat fast food at a young age, the kid’s menu consists of a burger, all-beef hot dog, chicken tenders and grilled cheese.

According to TBBJ, although the fast-food franchise has yet to find any franchisees in the Tampa Bay area, the search is on for locations. For those interested in stepping up to the challenge, Mooyah has all the info on its website.

More details to come as locations are scouted and construction begins.

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