Frosty, Burgers, and Fries—what is not to love? On November 15, 1969, Dave Thomas opened his very first Wendy’s® restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. In no time, the quick-service chain became known for its square beef patties, made from fresh beef, and iconic Frosty® desserts. There are more than 6,500 Wendy’s® restaurants currently in operation in the United States and 29 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Meritage is on track to develop 40 new Wendy’s restaurants and re-image 100% of its existing restaurants by the end of 2024.
Home of Taco Tuesday and the craveworthy Potato Oles, Taco John’s started in 1968 as a taco stand in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The restaurant serves taco shells made daily with fresh-cut steak and takes pride in a differentiated and craveable line up of the iconic Potato Oles, tacos, nachos, burritos bowls, quesadillas, and homemade salsa. Taco John’s currently operates and franchises nearly 400 fast-food restaurants in 23 states. Meritage has signed an exclusive 55-store development agreement with Taco John’s that includes additional, exclusive rights to develop more than 200 restaurants.
Brunch is always a good idea! Morning Belle® is a garden-themed breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept aiming to make every day brighter for our guests by serving indulgent and good for you options to please everyone’s palette. Morning Belle® also offers Daytime Cocktails such as Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys, and four flavors of Spiked Cold Brew Coffee. Meritage opened Morning Belle® in 2019 with plans to continue growth in West Michigan and beyond. Morning Belle® currently has three Grand Rapids locations—1600 E Beltline Ave NE, 434 Bridge St NW, and 1962 Breton Road SE.
Good Vibes, Great Tacos, and Best Margaritas Ever. Stan’s Tacos offers a unique, lively atmosphere that invites guests to kick back with great music and friends while enjoying delicious tacos and the best margaritas, EVER! The a la carte style menu includes a variety of popular Mexican favorites scratch-made from fresh ingredients. Stan’s Tacos currently has two West Michigan locations—downtown Grand Rapids at 67 Ottawa Ave and in Walker at 355 Wilson Ave SW.