Industry News

Burger 21 an award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise, announced today its second restaurant in Georgia will open in Buckhead on Monday, July 27 in the Chastain Square Shopping Center...

UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has debuted a new prototype for a traditional in-line design that the company plans to franchise across...

On the heels of the launch of the private-sector led 100,000 Opportunities Initiative to increase hiring of America’s opportunity youth, Starbucks today announced two key strategic initiatives to support...

Strawberries are a seasonal favorite of American diners, and operators across the country—from quick-service venues to fine dining restaurants—use strawberries on menus in every daypart to generate orders....

Texas Chicken, one of the largest quick-service chicken concepts in the world, has opened its first restaurant in New Zealand, with the company planning to open multiple Texas Chicken restaurants nationwide...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza today announced that its 80th restaurant is set to open next month in Las Vegas. Known for its chef-driven recipes and casual-hip restaurants, the “build-your-own” pizza...

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop announces the upcoming arrival of their first Washington location in the greater Seattle area. Franchisee Ron Mehiel plans to open the sandwich shop’s Tukwila location this summer...

Pancheros Mexican Grill, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant, welcomes Michigan fans to its newest location in Pittsfield Township. To celebration the opening of Michigan’s eighth Pancheros restaurant, the new...

Doughnuts are enjoying something of a renaissance moment—even among burger and shake concepts.

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes introduced a limited-time dessert, the Jelly Donut Milkshake, which...

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Dairy Queen system, a Berkshire Hathaway company, today announced the creation of the DQ Bakes! Institute located at the company’s headquarters in...

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc., the world’s leading take ’n’ bake pizza franchise, announced its 1,500th store opening in Goldsboro, North Carolina. This is the first Papa Murphy’s store in the Goldsboro area...

To support chain operators in the commercial segment, Kerry introduces its new series of educational articles. Focused on building a flavorful restaurant menu, this article explores how to identify trends,...

Chronic Tacos recently signed a multi-unit franchise agreement for the state of Colorado, which calls for 12 locations over the next five years.

Leading the franchise’s expansion in Colorado are...

Cold Stone Creamery has announced its entry into India and Sri Lanka. Kahala Brands, the parent company of the Cold Stone Creamery brand, has joined forces with Tablez Food Company, part of Lulu Group...

Starting this month, Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip is rolling out new cutting-edge beverage dispensers at participating U.S. cafés that serve up gourmet offerings such as Espresso, Cappuccino, Café Latte,...

The Halal Guys has announced the signing of a five-unit franchise deal for territories in Toronto, Canada.  This is the brand’s 4th international franchise deal, and first for Canada, with other...