Mooyah, a Frisco, Texas-based restaurant chain, said it will “soon” open its first store in Merced at 731 East Yosemite Avenue.
Mooyah, according to a news release, is known for its burgers, buns baked fresh daily, hand-cut fries and hand-spun milkshakes.
Eldridge Johns and his wife, Vanessa, will be the restaurant’s franchisees. "Merced has been hit hard by the economy,” Eldridge said in the news release. “We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, and this new restaurant will give people something to smile about.”Mooyah, which began franchising in 2007, has restaurants opening in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut and Washington, D.C.
For more information about Mooyah, visit www.mooyah.com.