Jaggers Announces First Franchise Development Agreement
Dallas-based The Saxton Group to Expand Brand in Oklahoma and Texas
Louisville, KY. (September 21, 2021) – Texas Roadhouse, Inc., has signed its first franchise development agreement for Jaggers, its fast-casual concept, with The Saxton Group, which is one of the country’s largest multi-unit franchisees.
Terms of the multi-year development agreement call for the opening of 10 Jaggers throughout East and Central Texas, and the greater Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, with the potential to expand into additional markets. The Saxton Group, which is family-owned, currently operates more than 85 restaurants in six states..
“We are incredibly impressed by the Jaggers brand and the level of professionalism evident throughout the Texas Roadhouse organization,” said co-CEO and owner of The Saxton Group, Adam Saxton. “This is an exciting opportunity to bring a great brand to markets that we have become very familiar with over the years.”
Founded in 2014 by Texas Roadhouse, Jaggers features burgers, hand-breaded chicken tenders, fresh salads, and signature shakes. Jaggers currently has company locations in Louisville, KY; Greenwood, Indiana; and Noblesville, Indiana. A fourth company-owned location will open this fall in the Indianapolis area.
“We are excited about the partnership with The Saxton Group, which has deep industry knowledge and 35 years of hands-on, operational experience,” said Jerry Morgan, CEO and President of Texas Roadhouse.
The Saxton Group
The Saxton Group is a Dallas based multi-unit restaurant franchisee with a 35-year history of exclusively franchising restaurant leading brands. The company is one of the largest McAlister’s Deli franchisees in the country and is a Restaurant Franchise Monitor Top 100 Franchisee. The Saxton Group is family owned and operated with rich history of multi-unit development. Initially a small operation with a single restaurant, the group has evolved into industry veterans and leaders with more than 85 locations in six states. They take pride in operating the McAlister’s Deli brand at the very highest level and forming deep relationships within the communities where their restaurants are located. For more information, please visit www.thesaxtongroup.com.
Founded in 2014, Jaggers features burgers, hand-breaded chicken tenders, fresh salads, and signature shakes. Jaggers currently has locations in Greenwood and Noblesville, IN and Louisville, KY. In 2020, Jaggers was named a “Hot Concept” by Technomic. The quick-service restaurant’s made-from-scratch mentality comes from its parent company, Texas Roadhouse, Inc. For more information, visit www.eatjaggers.com.