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Philly Pretzel Factory Appoints First Chief Development Officer

2015-06-02 Philly Pretzel Factory fanatics are a common sight in the City of Brotherly Love, but the Home of the Real Soft Pretzel is ready to take the show on t...

The Halal Guys Expands to Northern Virginia

2015-06-02 The Halal Guys, the innovative American Halal food concept based in New York City, signed a five-unit franchise deal for territories in Northern Virgi...

Amsterdam Falafelshop to Open Four Units in South Florida

2015-06-02 Amsterdam Falafelshop announced plans to bring the brand’s award-winning falafel to South Florida.

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.