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Mexican Fast Casual Miguel’s Jr. Stays True to Its Roots

2015-05-28 Expanding a limited-service Mexican concept beyond its established home market might seem like a risky move—especially in Southern California.

Bowl of Heaven Partners with Fransmart to Drive Growth

2015-05-28 Bowl of Heaven—the innovative concept which serves up delicious açaí bowls, smoothies, and cold-pressed juices that feature plant protein and super fo...

Pieology Pizzeria Opens Second Fresno, California Store

2015-05-28 Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, has officially opened its second Fresno restaurant.

Slapfish Focuses Growth in Southern California

2015-05-28 Slapfish, a Huntington Beach–based, chef-driven, fast-casual seafood restaurant with an emphasis on serving fresh, sustainable dishes, has announced t...

Fuzzy's Taco Shop to Open 20-Plus Units in Florida

2015-05-27 Texas-based Fuzzy's Taco Shop, the award-winning, fast-casual Baja-style Mexican restaurant franchise famous for its addictive Baja soft tacos and all...

Fatburger-Buffalo's Express Unit Opens in London

2015-05-22 Fatburger, famous for its juicy, made-to-order burgers, and sister restaurant Buffalo’s Express, known for its sizzling chicken wings drenched in a va...

Sweetgreen Expands to West Coast

2015-05-21 D.C.-based fast casual Sweetgreen expands to Los Angeles, where two of the three founders grew up.

Mora Iced Creamery Launches Franchise Program

2015-05-21 It took nearly 10 years of people asking about the ability to buy a Mora Iced Creamery franchise before founders Ana Orselli and Jerry Perez felt it w...

CREAM Opens First of Three San Fernando Valley Units

2015-05-20 CREAM, the San Francisco Bay–based dessert franchise that specializes in high-quality ice cream sandwiches and other confections, will open three stor...

Steak 'n Shake Opens in Texarkana, Texas

2015-05-15 Steak ‘n Shake, famous for the Original Steakburger and hand-dipped Milkshakes, celebrates the grand opening of its Texarkana, Texas location this Mon...