Meal assembly concept Dream Dinners has signed a franchise deal with Ken Kleban, of Kleban Properties, to expand its presence in Alabama. Kleban and his partners have signed an agreement to open a store in Daphne, Alabama this summer with a long-term goal of continued development throughout the Gulf Coast.
This deal represents the first Dream Dinners store opening of 2017, and the first new Dream Dinners franchise since 2008. This will be the brand's second location in Alabama, the first being in Mobile. The company currently has 85 retail locations in 24 states and is looking to expand in key markets.
"This is the prime time to strategically expand this concept," said Ashley Sawyer, Dream Dinners director of franchise development. "Our lives are busier than ever, but families are recognizing the importance of quality time together around the dinner table and the great effect it has on their children. We've seen a growing demand in this area, so we are excited to see the positive impact on lives in Daphne and the surrounding communities. We're thrilled to welcome Ken Kleban and his partners to the Dream Dinners franchise community."
Kleban, owner of Kleban Properties, a real estate developer that owns and operates office, retail, and mixed-use properties in town centers across the East Coast and Alabama, plans to open the new Dream Dinners location at 1539 US Highway 98, Suite 202, Daphne, Alabama this summer.
"Dream Dinners was a natural fit for us. As a family business, we value Dream Dinners' mission of growing great kids by helping families spend more time together around the dinner table," said Ken Kleban, Daphne Dream Dinners franchise owner. "We're excited to partner with the Dream Dinners Mobile owner, Stacey Mobley, to expand Dream Dinners in Alabama and make a difference in the Daphne community."