Z Modular enters into an agreement to construct modular restaurants with Checkers and Rally’s

CHICAGO (October 2, 2018) — Z Modular, a division of Zekelman Industries, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc., one of the largest drive-thru restaurant chains in the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the company operates over 880 Checkers and Rally’s restaurants in 28 states and the District of Columbia.

Checkers and Rally’s recently introduced a new “Modular 4.0” design to provide a streamlined, cost-effective and time-sensitive construction process for new build-outs. The “Modular 4.0” concept is comprised of four modules that will be built at Z Modular’s manufacturing facilities in Birmingham, Alabama, and Killeen, Texas, transported to the project site and installed in a matter of days. The modules will be constructed to state and local codes utilizing steel hollow structural sections and Z Modular’s patented VectorBloc connection system.

“Checkers and Rally’s is pursuing an aggressive expansion plan with the goal of adding over 300 locations by 2020,” said Richard Rozycki, senior vice president of Z Modular. “To achieve their goal, they have developed an efficiency-driven design that allows franchisees to recognize the benefits of modular construction — accelerated schedules, better-quality buildings and cost certainty. Modular construction also allows franchisees to focus on operating their business, rather than overseeing development and construction. We’re excited to work with Checkers and Rally’s and remain focused to ensure they achieve their short and long-term goals.”

“Checkers and Rally’s and our franchisees are excited about our new agreement with Z Modular to support us with our modular growth goals,” said Jennifer Durham, chief development officer for Checkers and Rally’s. “Z Modular’s unique approach to constructing our latest modular restaurant design will make the opening process easier and will also keep the initial investment low for our franchisees and operators.”

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About Z Modular
Z Modular is a one-stop shop for modular buildings and services that utilizes a self-bracing structural system that allows for more factory completion than other modular construction systems. We help building developers reduce the cost of design, fabrication and building assembly with fully finished modular buildings — that’s how we MAKE IT eZ.

About Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc.
Based in Tampa, Florida, Checkers and Rally’s Restaurants, an iconic and innovative drive-thru restaurant chain known for its “Crazy Good Food,” exceptional value, and people-first attitude, operates and franchises both Checkers® and Rally’s® restaurants. With more than 880 restaurants and room to grow, Checkers and Rally’s is a proven brand with flexible building formats that is aggressively expanding across the country. Checkers and Rally’s is dedicated to being a place where franchisees and employees who work hard can create opportunity for themselves, their families and their communities. In recent years, the brand has been awarded several of the industry’s most prestigious awards including: Ranking #140 on Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500, Top Food and Beverage Franchise by Franchise Business Review, 2016, 2017, & 2018 Best Franchise Deals and “Best Drive-Thru in America” by QSR Magazine, the “Hot! Again” award from Nation’s Restaurant News, and “#1 Most Craveable Fries” by Restaurant Business. For more information about franchise opportunities with Checkers and Rally’s, please visit

About Zekelman Industries
Zekelman Industries includes the operating divisions of Atlas Tube, Hayes Modular, Picoma, Sharon Tube, Wheatland Tube, Western Tube and Z Modular. It is the largest independent manufacturer of hollow structural sections (HSS) and steel pipe, and the top producer of electrical conduit and elbows, couplings and nipples in North America. Zekelman Industries delivers a broad range of pipe and tube solutions that build its customers’ success.

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