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Bay Area’s Curry Up Now Lands Kitchen Fund Investment

2017-10-18 Curry Up Now, the popular Bay Area family of restaurants, food trucks, and Mortar & Pestle bars, has attracted a new investment from growth restau...

Fitlife Foods Announces Foray Into Franchising

2017-10-11 Fitlife Foods, a lifestyle brand committed to creating fresh, natural, and nutritious meals, announced plans to open its business for franchising.

McAlister’s Deli Breaks Ground in Iowa

2017-10-06 McAlister’s Deli will open its first restaurant in Iowa on October 13, continuing its expansion into the Upper Midwest region.

Hummus & Pita Co. Inks Franchise Deal in Denver

2017-10-06 The Hummus & Pita Co., known for homemade Mediterranean cuisine, announced the sale of a five-unit franchise expansion into the Denver market.

Dickey's Eyes Texas-Louisiana Gulf for 12 New Units

2017-09-28 Current Louisiana Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisees plan to open 12 more locations between Houston, Texas, and Louisiana.

Juice It Up! Opens Seventh Riverside Location

2017-09-28 Ladhar & Sidhu Group Inc., operated by existing Juice It Up!...

DMK Burger Bar Announces Global Growth Plans

2017-09-27 Chef Michael Kornick, a five-time James Beard nominee, and restaurateur David Morton of Morton’s Steakhouse are teaming up with David Grossman, a fran...

Salata Grows Texas Footprint with New Store

2017-09-26 Salata will open its first Pasadena, Texas, restaurant Friday, September 29 with another location in nearby League City opening in 2018.

Beatrix Market Opens First Standalone in the Loop

2017-09-26 Beatrix Market is now open in the Loop at 155 N. Wacker. This is the first standalone location and the third of its kind in Chicago.

Pret A Manger Moves in on College Campuses

2017-08-30 Pret A Manger announced that it has signed its first franchise agreement in the U.S., which will bring its first university shops to the country.