Expansion

Expansion

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Tropical Smoothie Signs 51 Franchise Deals in 2015

2015-04-02 Tropical Smoothie Café announced the signing of 51 franchise agreements in the first quarter of 2015.

Fatburger and Buffalo Express Open First UK Unit

2015-04-02 Fatburger and sister restaurant Buffalo’s Express are opening their first co-branded location in London in May 2015.

Cava Grill Receives $16 million for West Coast Growth

2015-04-01 Cava Grill, the Washington, D.C.–based Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant, announced a $16 million Series C funding round led by existing partner SW...

Next-Gen Ice Cream Brand Coolhaus Debuts in Kroger

2015-03-30 Los Angeles–based sweets brand Coolhaus has extended its customer reach through a new partnership with Kroger grocery stores.

Russo's Signs Sixth Franchise Deal in UAE

2015-03-27 On the heels of its fifth signed agreement to bring Russo’s New York Pizzeria to the United Arab Emirates, the well-known, Houston-based Italian resta...

Steak 'n Shake to Open 15 Locations in Pakistan

2015-03-27 Steak 'n Shake­, the pioneer of the premium burger segment in the restaurant industry, announced today that Steak 'n Shake will open 15 new locations ...

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria Expands in Southeast

2015-03-24 Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, the only create-your-own, handcrafted pizzeria concept of its kind with a World Pizza Champion at the helm, has signed a ...

Villa Italian Kitchen Opens Two Units in LaGuardia

2015-03-24 Villa Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced Villa Italian Kitchen is now open with t...

Rita's Completes Refinancing of Debt amid Growth

2015-03-24 Rita’s Franchise Company, the franchise company of the world’s largest Italian Ice concept, Rita’s Italian Ice, announced it completed a refinancing o...

Fazoli's Franchisee to Open Six Units in Georgia

2015-03-13 C&P Restaurant Co., a top-100 restaurant franchise group, has signed a six-unit development agreement for Georgia with premium quick-service chain...