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Canadian Poutine Concept Eyes American Markets

2015-04-10 Smoke’s Poutinerie, the colorful cult brand that has achieved icon status for its twist on Canada’s classic fries, cheese curds, and gravy, is poised ...

Just Salad Opens first Chicago Location

2015-04-10 Just Salad, the much-loved salad brand with more than 20 locations in New York City and around the world, opened its first Chicago location.

Newk's Looks to Franchise in Seven States

2015-04-08 Newk’s Eatery is laying franchise growth plans in new markets stretching across the South from Savannah, Georgia and Orlando, Florida, to Lubbock and ...

Carl's Jr. Opens Second Toronto Location

2015-04-08 The Southern California-based Carl’s Jr.

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 ...