Popular Southern breakfast franchise to open first of 20 Orlando-area locations

WINTER PARK, Fla. — A popular Southern breakfast franchise is set to open 20 locations in the Orlando area in the next five years.

Representatives from Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken said the first of those locations is set to open in Winter Park in early 2023.


Rise serves up chicken sandwiches, as well as biscuit and donut offerings.

“We expect to grow the greater Orlando area to 20 locations over the next five years,” operator Don Schnurr said. “The Winter Park location has great demographics and is on a busy shopping street with very little inventory to rent. When the spot became available, we grabbed it.”

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Schnurr said he already has a location in downtown Orlando and another in Oviedo selected for his second and third locations.

Rise Winter Park will be located in a former mattress store at Lakeside Crossing 110 S. Orlando Ave, Unit #5.

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Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.