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All American Business Associates plans to open Checker’s and Auntie Annie’s restaurants in Central Florida Wal-Mart Locations

Orlando, Florida, September 14, 2015:  Many Central Florida Wal-Mart shoppers will soon be greeted by two familiar dining options at their local stores. Downtown Orlando based All American Business Associates Inc. (AABAI), Has secured the exclusive right to operate Checkers and Auntie Anne’s restaurant franchises within Central Florida Wal-Mart Locations.


AABAI will introduce the concept at 5 Wal-Mart locations starting this fall in Kissimmee, Clermont and Lakeland. Salim Valiani, one of the founders of AABAI, said that the new eateries would provide a great opportunity for shoppers to grab a meal before or after their visit to Wal-Mart. “We are very excited about bringing this concept to Central Florida.  It’s not an entirely new concept but it has been very successful in other cities and we are confident that level of success can be replicated here.

Checkers and Auntie Anne’s began partnering with Wal-Mart in 2013 with the rollout of their restaurants at stores in Willington, North Carolina.

Ayaz Sutaria,  AABAI’s second co-founder,added that the initial plan to expand to 5 existing Wal-Mart stores will create between 150 to 200 full-time and part time jobs., “Central Florida is growing and primed for development. Both Checkers and Auntie Anne’s realized the favorable conditions in the market and targeted this venture as a way to expand their brands.

“We certainly see an alignment with all three brands –Wal-Mart, Checkers and Auntie Anne’s,” said Neall Prashad, Director of Marketing. “The foot traffic generated at each Wal-Mart creates a great probability of success because of the appeal across each brand’s target market.

This is the first stage of a much larger vision Mr. Valiani who is also the CEO of Atlantic Gulf Companies, a Central Florida based Real Estate Development and Property Management firm. Atlantic Gulf companies will serve as the commercial developer for the 5 restaurants.

“While our focus right now getting these 5 locations in operation, we have bigger plans in the future that will hopefully lead to expansion into other regions in Central Florida that will create many more jobs and spark even more economic growth.

Mr. Valiani added, “We are currently hiring General managers and shift managers for each location and hope to hire for other positions shortly after.”

The 5 locations that have been confirmed to receive Checkers and Auntie Anne’s are:

Address City State
550 US HIGHWAY 27 Clermont  FL
1450 JOHNS LAKE RD Clermont FL
10500 W Colonial Dr. Ocoee FL
1471 E Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee FL
904 Cypress Pkwy Kissimmee FL

Wal-Mart operates nearly 11,000 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 net sales of $482.2 billion, Wal-Mart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide.

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