Domino's Pizza Franchisee with 36 Locations to Open in Whitehouse, Texas
By: The Collins Company Commercial Real Estate
According to Mac Mekonnen, founder and CEO of EPSI, Inc., "We have already begun renovating the former Church's Chicken building and hope to be celebrating our grand opening by March 31." EPSI, Inc., was incorporated in January of 1989 and acquired its first Domino's Pizza store in Paris, Texas on March 8, 1989. EPSI, Inc., currently operates Domino's Pizza stores in North East Texas and in the South Dallas metroplex.
"Our vision is to be the #1 pizza company in North East Texas and in every neighborhood,"
Whitehouse City Manager Aaron M. Smith said that the city is looking forward to Domino's opening in Whitehouse. "We know that when our City partners with businesses and works closely with developers, there is always a mutually beneficial outcome that makes Whitehouse a better place to call home and grow your business," Smith continues. "We are excited to help transition this established franchisor into our community and we look forward to their success."
Late last summer, The Collins Company arranged the purchase of both the former Church's Chicken property and the adjacent property, formerly occupied by Burger King, which included a 2,800-square-
State Highway 110 is the city's major north/south thoroughfare and offers the property tremendous visibility. FM 346 is the main east/west arterial. Both properties benefit from the pylon signage and excellent site access with full turn movements into and out of the property. There is also ample parking, Collins noted.
"We are very excited that Domino's has selected Whitehouse and know that they will quickly become an integral part of this welcoming community," said Collins. "We are talking with possible tenants to lease the adjacent building formerly occupied by Burger King at 406 State Highway 110 North."
The Collins Company is targeting fast-casual restaurant and beverage operators – from chicken and burgers to sandwiches, coffee, smoothie/desserts, or any other fast-food tenant that benefits from a high visibility, convenient drive-thru component, Collins reports.
Collins adds, "With so many schools nearby, including the school district office, combined with the rapidly growing population base of Whitehouse and the commuters and vacationers who travel along State Highway 110, this is truly a great location with excellent access and visibility. Furthermore, the City is excited to assist new businesses looking to open in Whitehouse."
The City of Whitehouse prides itself on being very business friendly. "The City of Whitehouse, and especially the City Manager Aaron Smith, have been extremely helpful and responsive every step of the way," said Collins. "You will find southern hospitality at its best here in the City of Whitehouse!"
"The City of Whitehouse is a growing community with strong retail potential and Domino's investment here is further validation,"
Smith adds, "We are committed to helping businesses expand in our community. We work hard to make the transition here as seamless as possible. Our building permit process is extremely easy, and we are happy to guide businesses through the entire process."
In addition, the City of Whitehouse offers incentives on a case-by-case basis to stimulate business attraction, retention, redevelopment and expansion. The incentive package would be determined by the type of operation, the number of full-time jobs created, capital investment, median wage and community impact.
The Whitehouse Independent School District is the major employer in town and is walking distance to the property as is Whitehouse Junior High School, which is across the street from the Domino's and former Burger King location, noted Collins.
About The Collins Company Commercial Real Estate
The Collins Company Commercial Real Estate is a full-service, diversified real estate company and property management service. The Company has a passion for partnering with landlords and tenants, strategically adding value to their investments and business endeavors. Since 1995, The Collins Company has served as an in-house real estate department for both, with a personalized approach backed by more than 25 years of experience. The Company offers a wide range of services and offers free broker evaluation letters to each client. The Collins team works with both landlords and tenants to provide the finest in asset management, leasing and repositioning, site selection, acquisition and disposition, and consultation. For more information call 805.529.2455 or visit www.thecollinsco.com.
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