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Playa Bowls to Open Three Locations in San Antonio

 San Antonio (Bexar County)Playa Bowls, the nation’s leading superfruit bowl shop specializing in acai, pitaya, mango, green and coconut bowls, juices, smoothies, cold brew and more, has announced the signing of eight new multi-unit franchise agreements.

Playa Bowls already has three locations in the San Antonio area.

These agreements will lead to the establishment of 54 new shops, underscoring the brand’s robust and accelerating nationwide growth.

“With these 54 shops added to the 100+ units already in the pipeline, Playa Bowls growth is only ramping up. We are well on the way to achieving our goal to establish a presence in every region of the U.S., and our current initiatives are successfully reaching key markets nationwide,” said Jayson Tipp, chief development officer at Playa Bowls. “We’re thrilled that existing franchise owners comprise 60% of our new commitments and are rapidly signing significant multi-unit commitments while we continue to welcome new operators into the Playa Bowls family. Our franchise owners demonstrate a clear passion for the brand and our mission to provide a healthy lifestyle to communities around the world. Signing these eight multi-unit development commitments give us a strong start to 2024, while we have a strong pipeline with even more commitments pending in the next quarter.”

Playa Bowls’ strategic growth plans have resulted in multi-unit commitments for the following markets:

  • Chicago, IL – ten units signed by Brian Cutlip and partners
  • Boston, MA – ten units signed by Dana Nentin and partners
  • Manhattan, NY – ten units signed by Raj Punwani
  • Miami, FL – eight units signed by Alexandra Arguello and Hoboken Hospitality
  • Sarasota and Tampa, FL – five units signed by brothers Ethan and Jacob McGowen
  • Phoenix, AZ – four units signed by Brad Crider
  • Scranton, PA – three units signed by partners Nicole RyersonJohn Ryerson and JM Mechin
  • San Antonio, TX – three units signed by Linda and Lou Crerand

Among the eight multi-unit commitments, more than 60% are owned by current Playa Bowls operators, including Raj Punwani, owner of 14 shops throughout New York and Dana Nentin, an operator with 11 locations in the Boston metro area.

For the remainder of 2024, Playa Bowls plans to sustain this momentum by opening 75 new shops and securing franchise commitments to enable the addition of 150 more locations in both existing and new markets. Targeted markets for expansion this year include Houston and Dallas while tremendous potential remains to grow the brand in many existing markets.

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Edited from news release.