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Buffalo's Get Fried franchise expands to New York City, Houston

Get Fried, a Buffalo-based restaurant franchise that sells topped French fries, is growing. It has sold three new franchises in Buffalo, New York City and Texas, and will open a mobile food cart in New York City next week. It will debut a food truck in Buffalo next month.

The two-year-old company is working with Franchise Development Group, a company that helps grow franchises, to launch its food truck locally. It's expected to hit the streets Feb. 1, visiting locations by request only, then rolling out a full schedule in April.

Mobile food vending unit manufacturer MOVE Systems has signed a franchise agreement with Get Fried to put a mobile food cart in New York City, where the company is based.

"It's joining our fleet of marquee brands which will be deployed on our food carts," said Jeffrey Hoffman, vice president of operational systems.

MOVE's first marquee brand was Nathan's Hot Dogs. The #getfried cart will roll out next week.

Shahid Mahmood signed an agreement to open a location at the Marq-E Entertainment Center in Houston, Texas, later this year.  He called Get Fried a "unique concept with significant growth potential."

Get Fried founder Chris Covelli said the franchise's ability to turn around diverse flavors in just four minutes has made it a very attractive concept to both consumers and franchisees.

"The Get Fried concept taps into the overwhelming preference of consumers for quick, portable food options that can be customized," said founder Chris Covelli.

Get Fried has two corporate locations, at Walden Galleria and Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, as well as a food truck franchise in San Antonio, Texas. The company said it is targeting domestic and international growth, targeting college towns and campuses throughout the Northeast, as well as major cities.

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