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Checkers and Rally’s opens new location in Cape Coral

By Staff | Feb 8, 2024

Checkers and Rally’s, the double drive-thru burger and fries’ brand, just announced its most recent restaurant opening situated at 1628 Skyline Blvd. in Cape Coral.

This new restaurant is owned and operated by multi-brand and multi-unit operators Jason Setzer and Michael Quinn. With a portfolio of 13 other Checkers locations across Florida and Mississippi, Setzer and Quinn are expanding their footprint with this latest addition.

“Jason and I are long-standing business partners and our deep involvement with Checkers and Rally’s made opening another restaurant in Cape Coral an easy decision,” Quinn said. “We are confident that Checkers and Rally’s will be the ultimate go-to destination for the Cape Coral community, seeking not just convenience and affordability, but also to experience bold flavors.”

Before joining Checkers and Rally’s, Quinn accumulated 20 years of experience working for Walmart Corporate, while Setzer brought his expertise from leadership roles at McDonald’s and various private restaurants. Additionally, both entrepreneurs have over a decade of operational experience and ownership with Pizza Hut. Today, they own and operate multiple brands in addition to their Checkers and Rally’s restaurants, including Pizza Hut and Moe’s.

“We’re thrilled to continue expanding our presence in the Southeast Florida market with seasoned operators,” said Robert Bhagwandat, senior director of Franchise Development at Checkers Drive-In restaurants. “Jason and Mike have the passion and drive to grow Checkers and Rally’s across not one, but two states. Our team is confident in their skills to lead the new restaurant while also fostering relationships with the Cape Coral community.”

Merged in 1999 to form one concept, Checkers and Rally’s primarily operates through a proven franchise model, in which owners benefit from the brand recognition, operational support and marketing resources. Checkers and Rally’s current strategy is targeting select markets throughout the United States, particularly in Wisconsin, Ohio, New York New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Las Vegas, Arizona, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

To learn more about Checkers and Rally’s franchise opportunities, visit checkersfranchising.com.