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Former investment banker expand Checkers® in South Florida

After a lucrative career on Wall Street, Kipp will be the driving force behind Palm Beach County development. After winding down 20-plus years in investment banking, Kipp began looking for alternative opportunities to invest in his community. He comes to Checkers with an extraordinary track record. Kipp said that he will bring new energy to the growing Checkers brand. He founded Finishline Foods, the operating entity behind the development.

“We’re very proud to be the first franchisee approved to develop the South Florida territory in quite some time and am proud to assist the company with building the presence of Checkers in my community. My background in business, coupled with a brand that continues to stand out against the competition, will allow me to grow exponentially,” Kipp said. “The Palm Beach area provides plenty of room for expansion and offers us tremendous potential for growth.”

Checkers continues to add new menu selections and introduce different flavors to its customers. Options such as Loaded Potato Skins, Cold Creations and the original Big Buford® aim to bring the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors to hungry guests. The company continues to innovate, and remains true to its commitment to provide crazy good food at an exception value. To enhance the dining experience, the forthcoming Palm Beach locations will be modeled in Checkers’ newest prototype. The new build-out includes LED screens, innovative column designs, equipment for increased staff productivity, new shake machines that deliver more flavor options and are, overall, better equipped to meet high-volume business demands.

“We’re consistently innovating our mouth-watering menu, our restaurant formats and our unique operating tools to allow us to improve both performance and guest satisfaction,” Durham said. “With Corey and the team at Finishline Foods on board prepared to open restaurants, we are well-positioned to expand in South Florida and other competitive markets.”

Checkers continues to grow nationally with opportunities for ownership available in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C, among other cities.