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FROM THE FLOOR: Optimism Abounds at NRA Show 2015

2015-05-20 The improved economy and continuing growth of the restaurant industry helped spark a sense of optimism and enthusiasm that seemed to permeate the show...

Wingstop, Bojangles' Hit Market Amid Wave of Restaurant IPOs

2015-05-15 Quick-service brands Wingstop and Bojangles’ this month became the latest restaurant companies to go public, suggesting there continues to be great de...

Latin American McDonald's 'Arcos Dorados' Recognized

2015-05-14 Arcos Dorados, which operates more than 2,100 McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, announced that it has been selected as the fi...

Frozen Fries Take on Farm-To-Table Trend

2015-05-08 A new initiative from potato provider Lamb Weston is taking the farm-to-table trend to the frozen food world.

Uncle Maddio's Comes to New Jersey

2015-05-07 Fast casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will open in New Jersey later this year. Franchisees Ben Perez-Ringus and Dipe...

Dog Haus Expands Outside of Home State

2015-05-07 Dog Haus, the Pasadena-based concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and one-of-a-kind creations, will be opening a franchise locat...

Carl's Jr. Opens First Colombia Location

2015-05-07 Carl’s Jr. continues to expand in Latin America with the opening of its first restaurant in Colombia today.

VertsKebap Opens First San Antonio Location

2015-05-06 The Austin-based fast casual chain, VertsKebap, will open the doors to its first San Antonio restaurant in the Park North Shopping Center at 842 NW Lo...

Dunkin' Inks Albuquerque Expansion Deal

2015-05-06 Dunkin’ Donuts announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, NMR LLC, to develop five Dunkin’...

Halal Guys Announces International Multi-Unit Expansion

2015-05-06 The Halal Guys has announced the signing of three major multi-unit franchise deals abroad. Nearly 40 new restaurants will open in the Philippines; Jak...