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Slapfish Creator Introduces Two New Concepts

2017-02-24 Chef Andrew Gruel, television personality and founder of Slapfish Restaurant Group, announces the launch of Two Birds and Butterleaf, two new exciting...

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Open New Georgia Location in 2018

2017-02-23 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is slated to open a new location in the Peach State in spring of 2018 with Dickey’s newest owner/operator, Sanchez Smith.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe to Open 50th Michigan Location

2017-02-23 Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced it will op...

Au Bon Pain Debuts New Pastry Breakfast Item

2017-02-22 Au Bon Pain launched its latest pastry innovation to cafés nationwide—Bacon & Cheddar Kolache, a savory handheld breakfast treat with a history of...

The Mahi Burger Returns to Back Yard Burgers

2017-02-21 Back Yard Burgers, the better-burger franchise concept, is making it easy for observers to eat out this Lenten season.

Fazoli's Reports 4.9 Percent Same-Store Growth in January

2017-02-21 Fazoli's announced another month of robust sales results for the brand's franchise restaurants.

Former Wingstop Execs Join Huey Magoo’s Board

2017-02-21 The Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders leadership team announced its appointment of prominent new board members, president and CEO Andy Howard announced Tue...

A Split From Conventional Fast Casual

2017-02-21 Like Madonna, Cher, Beyoncé, and countless others before them, the Good Food Guys realized that, sometimes, one name is simply all you need. ...

Snappy Salads Raises Money for North Texas Food Bank

2017-02-20 On February 11 for their “Dressing Rehearsal,” Snappy Salads asked guests to donate $5 to the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) in return for a salad and d...

Grabbagreen Growing in Arizona

2017-02-20 As part of the brand's continued franchise efforts, Grabbagreen, the Arizona-based healthy fast food concept continues to expand across the country an...