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One to Watch: Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina
Former McAlister’s Deli exec gives the fresh-Mex concept a new lease on life and opportunities for growth.
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How He's Starting Over with Salsarita's
The untold story of industry veteran Phil Friedman’s acquisition of Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina.
Salsarita's Launches New Mexican Pizzas
Salsarita’s, the 80-unit Fresh Mexican Cantina chain, is debuting a new line of Mexican-inspired pizzas.
Philip Friedman Named Chairman of Brandstand Group
Brandstand Group announced today that Philip Friedman, former CEO and president of McAlister’s Deli and current CEO of Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, has ...
Salsarita's Sets the Stage for New Casarito
Salsarita’s — the Fresh Mexican Cantina — recently announced the launch of its first new menu item under new leadership. ...
Former McAlister's CEO Friedman Buys Salsarita's
Industry veteran Phil Friedman acquired the Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain.
New Salsarita's Inches Chain Closer to 100 Units
Newest unit, in Overland Park, Kansas, will open to weekend of discounted pricing on soft drinks, chips, and salsa.
Salsarita's Grows and Looks to Expand
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina is seeking strategic alternatives to further expansion of the quickly growing franchise.
Salsarita's Gets Ready to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Salsarita’s will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with week-long 55-cent combos.
Each Customer Who Scratches Also Wins
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina is distributing 300,000 Scratch & Win cards, each of which is a winner.
Salsarita's: Expansion in NC and Beyond
Burrito chain announces intentions to expand across its home state of North Carolina, aims to have 200 restaurants open by end of 2014.
Salsarita's Cannibalizes Other Brands' Coupons
The fresh-Mex fast-casual brand has an unusual new promotion in test and could bring it to stores nationwide.
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