Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise has purchased the rights to expand the Rex's Chicken brand within the eight counties of the Muscogee Creek Nation tribal jurisdiction.
MNBE says it plans to implement the Tulsa, Okla.-based chain into the design of its existing and future travel plazas.
"Our plans are to create Rex's Chicken initially into our travel plazas," said Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise CEO Woody Anderson. "Right now we're doing some strategic planning and designing for new upgrades or new travel plazas and hopefully designing travel plazas for the future and we want to be able to add the Rex's Chicken to our operations there."
David Rutkauskas, Rex's Chicken CEO, obtained branding rights in 2007 and opened a location in Tulsa in 2008. Since then, Rutkauskas has partnered with Curtis Branch who bought the Tulsa location and is the Master Franchisee for Oklahoma.
"Now, 5 years later, we're so excited to be experiencing this incredible breakthrough and the opportunity to partner with the skilled leadership of the Muscogee Creek Nation. It's a huge pleasure to work with them and grow Rex's into something we always knew it could be," Rutkauskas said.
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