Greensboro, NC – (October 1, 2020) – Today, Quality Restaurant Group (QRG) announced the acquisition of 62 Sonic Drive-In locations across Florida and Alabama. The restaurants will be run by the new Quality Drive-In division of Quality Restaurant Group, formed exclusively to own and operate a best in class Sonic Drive-In franchisee group and related real estate. Over the past 12 months QRG has expanded its restaurant portfolio by 75% and added approximately 150 restaurants including new Pizza Huts, Arby’s and Moe’s Southwest Grills in addition to the recently acquired Sonic Drive-In stores. The company is now one of the nation’s largest multi-unit franchisee organizations with 345 restaurants and 10,000 employees in 15 states. The new Sonic portfolio is primarily located in Tuscaloosa, Mobile, throughout the panhandle of Florida and down the east and west coasts of Florida.


“Since founding Quality Restaurant Group a few years ago, we have watched and admired Sonic, a company we consider to be a gold standard in the quick-service restaurant category,” said Matt Slaine, CEO of Quality Restaurant Group and GenRock Operating Partner. “The drive-in concept, which is nostalgic to many, remains timeless and more popular than ever. Sonic is a place that families can enjoy throughout the week be it for a complete meal or just afternoon ice cream. This is a brand we believe in. We look forward to welcoming our new team members into the QRG family and continuing to grow our relationship with Sonic as well as parent company Inspire Brands out of Atlanta.”


Over the past six months, Quality Restaurant Group remained committed to its employees and the communities their restaurants support. The company continues to hire hundreds of employees, donate thousands of pizzas and burritos to front line workers, and raise funds for community organizations such as local United Way chapters. QRG has also bolstered its leadership team with the addition of senior roles in Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology as well as additional corporate support personnel. In late August, QRG opened a new Restaurant Support Center and corporate office in Greensboro, NC, which is expected to bring additional jobs to the city.


Backed by GenRock Capital Management, Quality Restaurant Group is based in Greensboro, North Carolina, employs more than 10,000 people and is the parent company for Quality Huts, Quality Fresca, Quality Meats and now Quality Drive-In. Quality Huts is one of the largest Pizza Hut operators in the country with nearly 200 units across Illinois, Indiana, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Quality Meats is the operator of 27 Arby’s locations in Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and South Dakota. Quality Fresca operates 67 Moe’s Southwest Grill locations Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia. Quality Drive-In operates 62 Sonic Drive-In restaurants in Florida and Alabama.


For more information on Quality Restaurant Group, including Quality Drive-In, visit www.qualityrestaurantgroup.com.


Quality Restaurant Group

Quality Restaurant Group, LLC is based in Greensboro, North Carolina and was founded with a strong focus on developing a world-class multi-branded quick service and fast casual franchising business. The company’s leadership have a vision of becoming QUALITY franchisee entrepreneurs that believe in a QUALITY PEOPLE-FIRST culture that drives an unparalleled spirit of customer service for our guests in our restaurants. The company owns and operates 67 Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia; nearly 200 Pizza Hut restaurants in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland and Pennsylvania; 27 Arby’s locations in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota; 62 Sonic Drive-in restaurants in Florida and Alabama.  Check out www.qualityrestaurantgroup.com for more information.

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