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Summit Coffee Signed Three More Charlotte-area Franchise Partners

by | Aug 31, 2021

Summit Coffee today announces that it has signed three more Charlotte-area franchise partners. These three cafés add to the three Summit franchises announced earlier this year, plus Summit’s five corporate-owned cafés, for 11 total retail stores open or in development.
The three newest locations will be in the Charlotte neighborhood of Plaza Hills; another in the Lake Norman area at a location to be determined; and in downtown Mooresville. The Plaza Hills location will be owned by Will and Eleanor Funderburg; the Lake Norman franchise will be owned and operated by Michael and Carrie Davis; and the Mooresville franchise will be owned by Adrian Lineberger. The join the franchises already open in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood and in Huntersville’s Birkdale Landing, plus a forthcoming one in Charlotte’s South Park area.
“We’re immensely bullish on Summit’s growth opportunities in the Charlotte area, and these three new stores help us grow our brand in a meaningful way,” said Brian Helfrich, Summit Coffee CEO. “Despite starting this segment of our brand during a pandemic, we’re thrilled with the franchises we have awarded and the partners we’re bringing into the Summit world.”
“Summit’s intent is to build a series of local coffee shops, first around North Carolina and soon in strategic markets around the U.S.,” said Andrew Kelleher, Summit Coffee Chief Strategy Officer. “We intend to operate a network of locally vibrant, and community driven, cafés, and working with franchise partners is the best avenue to bring that intention to life.”
Beyond the six franchises in Charlotte, the Davidson-based Summit also owns and operates two cafés in Davidson, two cafés in Asheville, one café in Chapel Hill, plus a certified organic coffee roasting warehouse. Summit is actively awarding franchises in Charlotte, Asheville, and the Triangle area in North Carolina, plus Charleston and Atlanta.
For more information about Summit, or to inquire more about our franchising business, please contact Brian Helfrich at [email protected].

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