Beautiful Brands International Signs Agreement to Franchise Tulsa-Based Restaurant Worldwide

Beautiful Brands International () announced today the addition of Tulsa-based restaurant, Cafe Olé, to its portfolio of restaurants to market and franchise worldwide. The agreement marks the second casual dining restaurant to join Beautiful Brands.

“This is yet another quality branding concept that has the potential for incredible and explosive global growth,” says David Rutkauskas, founder, president and . “Our plans are to target the midwest, east and west coast of the US for franchise expansion. We even believe there’s a demand in countries like Japan where the taste of fresh, southwest style cuisine has enormous national appeal!”

The agreement between the owners of Cafe Olé, Candy Dunn and Paula Underwood, and Beautiful Brands International will utilize BBI’s organizational and support system to market and franchise the brand on a national and global scale. BBI’s support will include marketing, real estate, architecture, legal, franchise sales and other aspects of franchise development.

Cafe Olé will be positioned as a casual dining, southwest and Santa Fe style restaurant, with an average ticket sale of $20 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Future stores will open with around 2,500 square feet and 80 to 90 seats.

“I’m absolutely thrilled about the possibilities for Cafe Olé going global,” says Candy Dunn, co-owner of Cafe Olé. “BBI’s reputation for successful franchising of unique and innovative brands is well-known. I believe when you combine their knowledge and expertise with our passion and commitment to fresh and delicious, southwestern style cuisine you get a winning combination for diners and future franchise partners all across the world.”

Founded in 1987 in Tulsa’s Brookside area, Cafe Olé has garnered a growing reputation for fresh, hand-made food, served with friendly service in a warm, authentic setting. With well over twenty years experience as restaurateurs, the owners, have created a mouthwatering, southwestern style menu that includes their famous, hand-made, blue corn stack enchiladas, salsa-marinated Albuquerque chicken with jalapeno cornbread and fresh squeezed lime juice margaritas.

“If there’s one thing we refuse to compromise on, it’s the taste of fresh,” says Paula. “Our absolute promise is to deliver 100% fresh, home-cooked southwestern style food, never frozen and absolutely no preservatives…each and every time our customers come to see us. We look forward to teaming with David and in delivering our quality cuisine to new national regions of the US and hungry, new customers worldwide.”

Cafe Olé is one of 10 concepts marketed and developed by Beautiful Brands International. was founded under the leadership of David and Camille Rutkauskas and is responsible for the successful launch of worldwide, franchised brands including Camille’s Sidewalk Café, Coney Beach, Caz’s Chowhouse, Rex’s Chicken, FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Café, Greenz, Kyro Pizza, Dixie Cream Donuts, and The Crusty Croissant. For more information on or its brands visit Beautiful Brands.

Updated 08-24-2009

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