First Watch enters Texas breakfast market

UNIVERSITY PARK -- First Watch Restaurants announced Tuesday that it is opening its first restaurants in Texas.

According to a press release, University Park-based company entered into an exclusive franchise development agreement with Best Choice Restaurants, a newly formed subsidiary of Sun Holdings, to develop at least 15 restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth during the next five years. The first restaurant is expected to open in late 2015.

The franchise agreement is the largest in the company's history, according to the release.

Sun Holdings is ranked by Franchise Times Magazine as the eighth-largest franchise organization in the U.S., boasting more than 400 multi-brand restaurants and nearly $450 million in annual revenue.

First Watch is a breakfast- and lunch-only restaurant. It has more than 120 restaurants in 17 states. It also operates 19 eateries under The Good Egg name in Arizona.