Jobs, quality of life, affordable housing and warmer weather– these are just some reasons people are flocking to Charlotte, N.C., which has become a magnet for growth. As BirthdayPak continues to rapidly expand across the country and grow its presence on the East coast, the franchise opportunity in Charlotte, N.C. is one of the hottest available.
Charlotte, N.C.: One of America’s Hottest Food Cities
BirthdayPak connects restaurants, boutiques and salons with affluent women as they identify places to celebrate their birthday. Since restaurants are the majority of BirthdayPak business partners, a bustling, vibrant city with a strong food culture is a must. Charlotte delivers, and is rated 9th as one of the hottest food cities of 2016 by Zagat. Charlotte pulled ahead of many other Southern cities, including Atlanta in the 10th position. According to Zagat, many up-and-coming chefs have opened restaurants in Charlotte. Chefs hailing from San Francisco and New York are also establishing a presence in Charlotte. This culinary mecca promises a long list of dining options, quality food and service, and unforgettable experiences.
Restaurants significantly contribute to North Carolina’s economy and it’s no surprise – Americans are increasingly dining out and now spending more money at restaurants than at grocery stores. The number of restaurants and food service jobs in that state is expected to grow another 15% by 2027. With more than 18,000 eating and drinking locations in North Carolina, projected sales in 2017 are $18.6 billion. (Source: National Restaurant Association)
Charlotte, N.C.: Fast-Paced Growth
Charlotte’s population surpassed the 800,000 mark and ranked 10th for population growth in large U.S. cities. In addition, the United Nations projects that Charlotte and Raleigh will grow faster than any other large U.S. city, and is expected to grow 71% by 2029. Charlotte’s metro area has nearly a quarter of the state’s population (2.47 million as of 2016), and helps make North Carolina the 9th most populous state.
Charlotte, N.C.: A Great Market and Franchise Opportunity
The Charlotte Chamber analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data between 2010 and 2015, and it shows growth throughout the Charlotte region among the two largest generations in particular: Millennials and baby boomers. Both generations enjoy dining out, but for different reasons: Boomers have the means and freedom, and Millennials enjoy the experience and variety of cuisines.
It’s clear that Charlotte has tremendous market potential, and is perfect for a single franchise owner with 10 BirthdayPak mailing zones to manage. If you’re looking for a new career path in Charlotte, learn more about franchise ownership, visit birthdaypakfranchise.com or call 888-206-0083.