Turning Point is expected to open in May at Promenade at Upper Dublin and is the first franchise location

As AroundAmbler.com has previously reported, Turning Point is opening a location at the Promenade at Upper Dublin in Dresher. What we didn’t know at the time was that this location will be the breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant’s first franchise location.

The franchisees of the Upper Dublin location will be Dave T. Vasquez and Eric Brandow of RNF LLC. The pair met in 1997 while working for a restaurant operator in Philadelphia. Since then, they’ve worked on larger teams to open several high-end restaurants, including Buddakan in Philadelphia and New York City. Vazquez went on to work for KC Prime Steakhouse, Striped Bass, and also opened 22 Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island. Brandow himself opened Serpico with James Beard award-winning chef Peter Serpico, and managed two Capital Grille locations in the Philadelphia area.

“Nowadays, it’s rare to find a quality brand you can trust. Turning Point is a proven concept that is executed in an extraordinary way,” said Turning Point franchisee, Eric Brandow.  “This company is dedicated to opening new restaurants that prove to be profitable, manageable, and well-loved by the community; we just knew this concept would be a great addition to Upper Dublin.”

“We are so excited to have Dave and Eric join the Turning Point family as our first franchise owners,” says Kirk Ruoff, founder and CEO of Turning Point Restaurants. “Their combined industry experience and desire to pursue a better work/life balance for themselves and their families is a great fit for Turning Point.”

The Upper Dublin location is expected to open in May.

Photo: Turning Point