ATLANTA -- Atlanta-based Tin Lizzy's Cantina is in a growth spurt.
The chain of "Flex-Mex" taquerias looks to more than double its number of locations over the next two years, according to Chief Operating Officer Tory Bartlett.
Tin Lizzy's today has six locations: Buckhead, Midtown, Grant Park, Perimeter, Emory Point and Mall of Georgia.
But, it wants to grow to 15 locations by the end of 2016.
That could bring the brand to new markets, such as Augusta, Ga. or Charleston, S.C. The company hopes to open its first restaurant outside of metro Atlanta in 2015.
"We want to grow the brand through the Southeast," said Bartlett, who was brought on late last year to aid Tin Lizzy's growth. He previously worked for Hooters of America LLC. In his 20-year tenure, he worked his way from dishwasher to director of operations, opening more than 120 Hooters locations.
This year, the company plans to add two locations. The first is set to open this summer at 3470 George Busbee Parkway in Kennesaw. The other might come to south Forsyth, Alpharetta or East Cobb, Bartlett said.
Each restaurant is 3,000 to 5,000 square feet with a patio, and employs about 60 people.
(Atlanta Business Chronicle)