Jason and Quincy opened the first Twisted Root Burger Co. in Deep Ellum, and Michelle helped with branding. In the same year, Jason became an ordained minister and performed the wedding ceremony of Michelle and one of their fraternity brothers. (His record is currently 2 for 3.)
The SMU store opened in the Shelby Building across from the campus, and amped up the ‘themed’ store trend by playing off of the location’s history. Wayne and Jared joined the team at the fifth location in Fairview, and J.J. finally quit his ‘real’ job to come on board full time.
Bedford opened early in the year, and Michelle jumped on board in time for the Bowlounge, Carrollton, and the first franchise in Shreveport…in the same month! Phillip joined the team full-time soon after they opened Jason’s third original concept, Truck Yard.