Famous Toastery, a 25-unit better brunch franchise brand known for its “Famously Fresh” menu, announced it has signed a franchise development agreement with local entrepreneurs, Divyan Patel, Jeffrey Folckemer, and Drew Van Zante. Details of the agreement include opening five Famous Toastery units in Northeast Florida over the next four years. The first Famous Toastery restaurant will open by the end of 2023.


The latest Famous Toastery investors are active members in the Northeast Florida business community with a number of different enterprises. Divyan Patel is a serial entrepreneur who owns and operates a Planet Smoothie in St. Johns and two Coldstone Creamery units near Murabella and St. Johns. Jeffrey Folckemer has been a residential and commercial contractor for the past 10 years, as well as a realter with development and local community knowledge. Drew Van Zante is co-owner of Kingdom Home Builders, as well as an owner and operator of McDonald’s franchises in the St. Augustine area.


“We welcome Divyan, Jeffrey and Drew to our franchise family and look forward to them building the brand in Northeast Florida, and becoming a mainstay in the community for years to come,” said Mike Sebazco, President of Famous Toastery. “Franchisees like Divyan, Jeffrey and Drew have joined Famous Toastery because of the continued popularity of brunch amongst consumers and the brand’s healthy profit margins and strong unit economics due to a single shift business concept.”


Today, Famous Toastery operates in three different states, has six locations in development, projects to have 26 locations operating by the end of 2023, as well open five additional locations in 2024.

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