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Greenville restaurant chain looks to expand – here’s where

Jason Thomas //March 9, 2023//

Greenville restaurant chain looks to expand – here’s where

Jason Thomas //March 9, 2023//

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A Greenville-based restaurant chain has hired a real estate advisory firm to help plan the expansion of its footprint.

Avison Young has been tapped as the master broker for Sully’s Steamers, helping secure new locations and assisting with expansion across the Southeast, according to a news release. Sully’s Steamers, a build-your-own steamed bagel sandwich concept that began in Greenville, is looking to expand its footprint with new locations across the Southeast.

Avison Young’s Rakan Draz, Macy Scoggins, and James McKay will handle tenant representation efforts on behalf of Sully’s Steamers, facilitating growth and assisting with site selection, market insight and logistics, the release stated.

The sandwich concept anticipates doubling their number of stores from six to 12 locations in 2023, with the goal of 50 locations in operation by 2027, according to the release. Four stores are currently planned for Greenville, Columbia, Lexington, and Davidson, North Carolina. Charlotte, Statesboro, Georgia, and Savannah, Georgia are also on the list of possible expansion markets.

“We’re beyond excited about the success we’ve had with our locations and the following of customers we have in the Upstate,” said Neil Rohricht, vice president of development with Sully’s Steamers, in the release. “We look forward to partnering with Avison Young and our franchisees to continue our growth, and in bringing our inviting, neighborhood concept to new markets.”

Sully’s Steamers is the passion of Robert “Sully” Sullivan, an entrepreneur turned restauranteur, who opened the first location in downtown Greenville in 2013, the release stated. A second location followed in 2020 at Clemson. Since then, Sully’s has opened locations across the Upstate, with locations in Simpsonville, Mauldin, Spartanburg, and Brevard, N.C.

“We have been fans of Sully’s Steamers for a long time and proud to partner with them in their plans to grow across the Southeast,” said McKay, of Avison Young, in the release.  “We’re confident their quality product, strong brand concept, and the demand in markets for family and neighborhood friendly dining will resonate with developers, landlords, and with local consumers.”