Industry News

Global fast-food chain Carl’s Jr. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mitsuuroko Group Holdings Co. Ltd. to be the exclusive franchise developer to launch its burgers in Japan. Under the...

The National Restaurant Association announced today BAR (Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants) at NRA Show 2015, formerly known as the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event. As the only beverage alcohol...

Schlotzsky’s debuted its first location in Russia, part of a plan that will add more than 50 restaurants throughout seven former Soviet countries over the next 10 years.

The fast-casual brand debuted...

Boudin SF, the fast-casual restaurant created by Boudin Bakery, creator of The Original San Francisco Sourdough, introduced three new limited-time menu items featuring seasonal Rustic Stuffing Bread. ...

The Halal Guys, the New York City–based American Halal street-food concept, announced the signing of a new franchise deal for Houston.

The new franchisee signed on to develop five units in the...

GPS Hospitality Partners announced last week the purchase of 36 Burger King restaurants located in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey from Twoton Inc.

“Twoton is one of the longest-tenured Burger...

Local restaurant owner Tim Sedney signed a franchise agreement to open a Bruster’s Real Ice Cream shop in the Dobbins Landing section of Erie, Pennsylvania. It’s one of 25 locations Bruster’s expects to...

Bojangles’ announced the launch of limited-time offer Cheddar Bo Biscuits. Bojangles’ Cheddar Bo has two slices of thick, aged Cheddar cheese melted inside a Bojangles’ made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit...

With more than 80 locations nationwide, Great Wraps announced a franchise development agreement that will catapult the brand’s presence further into Texas, with the signing of a multi-city deal to develop...

Wingstop has landed in Honolulu, Hawaii. The wing concept, with more than 690 locations around the globe, recently opened at 1210 Dillingham Boulevard, operated under the ownership of Jon Savage, a partner...

Tracking data from more than 100 national public and private chains that generate more than $40 billion in quarterly sales, the latest from Technomic’s Financial Dashboard finds that the fast-casual...

Juice It Up!, a raw juice bar and smoothie franchise, announced that Beaverton, Oregon–based Juice 55 LLC, led by Brooklynn Lorenzen, signed an agreement to bring Juice It Up! to Oregon. The Area...

Dunkin’ Donuts announced that more than 4.6 million Croissant Donuts, croissant rings glazed like a doughnut, have been sold nationwide since the introduction of this limited-time offer in November. The...

Great American Cookies announced that it ranked No. 1 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual Franchise 500 issue for the fifth consecutive year. In the January 2015 issue, Great American Cookies tops...

As customers finalize their holiday shopping, Starbucks anticipates record purchases of Starbucks Cards on December 24, citing the trend for customers to push their gift card purchases later and later. Last...

Tulsa, Oklahoma–based Billy Sims BBQ, a fast-casual barbecue concept, opens its 44th location on December 19 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, at 322 N. Commerce St. Founded by 1978 Heisman Trophy winner...