SOUTHBURY — After setting a solid business foundation with a dedicated team of employees, the owner of Maggie McFly’s is ready to expand into new markets.

Ray Harper, who founded the first Maggie McFly’s restaurant in Middlebury in 1993, has already built the restaurant chain up to five locations in the state including in Southbury and Brookfield. Besides a menu that includes dozens of items, the restaurant also sources food locally, offers gluten-free options and all of its chicken is free range.