Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken is Coming to MoCo

by Patrick Herron

Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken is coming to 16248 Frederick Rd in Gaithersburg, in the recently renovated Rock Grove Center on the corner of 355 and Shady Grove Rd. The center is also home to Minerva Indian Cuisine, Qdoba, and the recently relocated Dunkin Donuts. The North Carolina-based biscuit chain is known for their buttermilk-brined chicken and currently has Maryland locations in Columbia and Towson.  Menu items include biscuit sandwiches, biscuits & gravy,  fried chicken strips, and donuts. The restaurant is expected to open this fall.

Press Release: Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken, the nation’s fastest-growing biscuits and fried chicken restaurant is building on the success of its Columbia and Towson eateries with a third Maryland location set to open in Gaithersburg, Maryland in fall 2022.   The new store, located at 16248 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 is the third location for father and son franchisees Francis & Christopher Kirley.

“After the success Rise has enjoyed so far in Maryland, we’re excited to bring the brand to more people in the city,” said Ken Priest, CFO of Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken. “The Kirleys are just some of the many successful franchisees that are helping Rise expand our national footprint.”

Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken is slated for record expansion following another year of franchisee success. With plans for at least 20 new corporate locations currently under development, Rise will aim to more than double its current footprint in 2022 with new stores planned for Kansas, California, Tennessee, Florida and more.

Named to QSR magazine’s 40/40 List for 2021: America’s Hottest Startup Fast Casuals, Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken  attracts franchisees looking for a solid investment that also offers a stellar corporate culture and work/life balance.

Rise is actively looking for experienced multi-unit foodservice operators to develop additional franchises in major markets across the United States. To learn more about Rise franchising opportunities, please visit https://fransmart.com/rise-biscuits-chicken.

About Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken:

Rise was founded in 2012 by Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, Tom Ferguson. Described as a mixture of ‘old school, new school and our school,’ Rise serves up unique chicken sandwiches, biscuit and donut offerings and is constantly rotating in new features to keep the menu fresh and intriguing. Rise’s innovative concept and expansive growth earned the brand the #22 spot on Fast Casual’s 2021 ‘Top 100 Movers & Shakers’ list and was also ranked as one of ‘The Best Biscuits In The U.S.’ by Food & Wine Magazine. Rise currently operates 16 locations in six states, with over 100 units in development in major U.S. media markets. For more information, visit https://risebiscuitschicken.com.


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