October 21, 2020
The Stand, a Southern California-based fast-casual concept established in 2003, is making its first expansion to a new market. There will be 15-20 locations planned across Texas over the next few years through a statewide license agreement with Norman Abdallah and Neil Billingsley-Michaelsen.
Abdallah and Billingsley-Michaelsen’s initial plan for expansion includes two locations already in progress in Dallas’ Uptown and North Dallas neighborhoods. The remainder of the 15-20 locations will be in development across the next five years, with significant investments along the way to grow The Stand throughout Texas.
Both Abdallah and Billingsley-Michaelsen bring decades of experience in the food and restaurant industry at the senior executive and board levels working with brands including Chili’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. They’re particularly committed to growing brands in their home state.
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