Checkers and Rally’s, the popular double drive-thru burger and fries brand, announced its new restaurant opening in San Bernardino located at 170 E. 40 Street. The location will be owned and operated by Wahid Karas, a restaurant industry veteran who has over 30 years of experience in the food industry.
Wahid Karas owns various franchises like Popeyes, Broken Yolk Cafe, and others. His latest endeavor is Checkers and Rally’s and currently owns eight locations, with half located in California and the other half in Las Vegas. The new Checkers & Rally’s at San Bernardino will be Wahid’s ninth location. This opening highlights the continued growth of the brand, with an updated prototype look and a simplified operating model to better service the community.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wahid and his team to San Bernardino and can’t wait to see the impact that Checkers and Rally’s will have on the community. Checkers and Rally’s continue to attract entrepreneurs who share our vision and passion for delivering outstanding food and service. Wahid's invaluable experience in franchising will be a driving force for growth in California,” said Robert Bhagwandat, Senior Director of Franchise Development at Checkers Drive-in restaurants.
With its fantastic business model and unbeatable taste in the fast food space, Checkers and Rally’s is a force to be reckoned with in the fast food industry. Merged in 1999 to form one concept, the brand primarily operates through a proven franchise model, in which owners benefit from brand recognition, operational support, and marketing resources.
Based in Tampa, Fla., Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., is an iconic and innovative drive-thru restaurant chain known for its bold, crave-able food, famous fries, exceptional value, and people-first attitude. The company operates and franchises both Checker and Rally's restaurants.
With a diverse menu offering that caters to every taste, the brand has something for everyone. One of the brand’s top burger option is the BIG BUFORD, the boss of all burgers made for The Fast Foodie with two large hand-seasoned, 100% beef hamburger patties, topped with two slices of melted American cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise all on a toasted bakery-style bun.
There are also other offerings like the FRY-SEASONED TENDERS, Portable and loaded with flavor, Fry Seasoned Chicken Tenders. All white meat crispy chicken tenders coated in Checkers & Rally’s Famous Seasoned Fry batter for a signature zesty taste.
With 800 restaurants and room to grow, Checkers & Rally's is a proven brand with flexible building formats that is aggressively expanding across the country. The brand is dedicated to being a place where franchisees and employees who work hard can create opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.