Flying Biscuit to be super-franchised

Flying Biscuit will no longer be that special two-hour wait for food that it is now

Raving Brands, owner of Moe’s Southwest Grill, Doc Green’s Gourmet Salads, and Shane’s Rib Shack, announced Wednesday it has bought Atlanta’s Flying Biscuit restaurants with the intention of franchising the eclectic eatery into a chain…LaMastra said the plan is to open 50 Flying Biscuit locations in 2007 and another 50 in 2008.

That about matches the pace at which Moe’s opened up around the city. Crush the competition by ubiquity, I guess.

I’m not quite sure, though, that there’s the same market for 100 Flying Biscuit’s that there is for mass-produced burritos, but I probably would’ve said the same thing about Moe’s so Raving Brands would do well not to listen to me…

12 Comments so far

  1. Stevo (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 3:33 pm

    If they scream “Welcome to Flying Biscuit” at everyone, I might just have to kill myself.

  2. Thomas (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 3:58 pm

    Though I do visit Moe’s on occasion, I haven’t forgiven them for driving the last coffin nail into Tortilla’s.

  3. Sabrina (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

    That’s really weird to me. I’ve only eaten at The Flying Biscuit once or twice, so it’s not like I’m a loyal fan or anything, but I’m not sure how I feel about this. It kinda seems wrong….

  4. Vince (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 5:30 pm

    I am not the biggest fan of the Flying Biscuit. I go once a year or so. But I HATE Moes. I refuse to go there. I hope they don’t ruin the Biscuit as well.

  5. Greg Mohler (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 6:32 pm

    I like Flying Biscuit’s food, but I never thought it was worth waiting in line for (what *is* the deal with that?). Consequently, I’ve only eaten there a handful of times over 5 years. I therefore welcome this franchise news.

  6. james (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 9:17 pm

    ugh…this is very sad. then again theres always the thumbs up cafe on edgewood. if they ever franschise that thing i’ll just cry.

  7. twnkltz (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 1:59 am

    I could handle a couple more Biscuits (assuming they don’t make the food crappy like Moes) but 100 more?

  8. dan g (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 9:13 am

    This is really a depressing thing.

    While I appreciate the speed and consistancy of Moe’s et al, the quality and style of food is far below Flying Biscuit. Beyond that, what makes Flying Biscuit great (at least Candler, I have not been to Midtown) is the care that is put into the menu and the uniqueness of the experience.

    Oh well, maybe I will be wrong and they will be able to pull it off.

  9. dp (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 9:46 am

    Don’t worry, it’ll still be unique just like the 100 other Flying Biscuits.

  10. Lola (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

    Whatev– Don’t be selfish with the Biscuit. The suburbanites deserve a good breakfast too! Raving Brands will simply spread the wealth. This is what the owner always wanted. When it becomes the next great national restaurant, we can proudly say it started here.

    ps. Don’t hate on Moe’s! Their new bacon cheeseburger burrito is a hangover’s worst nightmare and my closest friend. :)

  11. Lisa (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 10:24 am

    Well, we can all look forward to seeing Flying Biscuit trucks drivng around town. An SUV with covered with the Flying Biscuit logo just does not seem right. Some Moe’s are good and some are bad. The Ponce location is nasty. One of the Shane’s BBQ scored a 62 on a health inspection :0 My guess is the same will hold true with the Flying Biscuit. They will pop up all over town and the quality will suffer. I hope the Candler location remains unchanged.

  12. Elisabeth (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 11:24 am

    I think they deserve the chance. Besides, who are we to complain that Delia has been able to see a dream realized. Isn’t that what we all want?

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