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Hawaii-based burger chain Teddy’s Bigger Burgers has signed a franchise agreement to open two stores in Bangkok, Thailand, co-founder Rich Stula said Monday.

"Teddy's in Thailand? That is beyond exciting, and we can't wait," Stula, who founded the restaurant with his partner Ted Tsakiris, said in a statement.

The new restaurants are the latest is the chain’s international expansion. Teddy’s Bigger Burgers opened its first store in the Philippines in Manila last month, and plans to open eight more in the Phillipines, including two by the end of the year, Stula told PBN.

Stula and Tsakiris are partnering with SumoBurger Glocal Inc., with Raymund Magdaluyo, Ricky Laudico and owner Marvin Agustin for that project

Teddy’s has 11 locations in Hawaii and plans to open another one, which will also have a bar, in Haleiwa.

Teddy's has has one outpost in Iowa and in July, and the company has development agreements for two restaurants in Texas. The company signed a lease to open a 2,100-square-foot restaurant in Orange County, California.

Stula said that the business has grown organically, with minimal marketing and maximum word of mouth.

“We basically have spent five years just working on getting our systems together and everything ready,” he said. “We started growing organically and it has been snowballing and getting better and better.”