Top Fast Casual News

Robeks Signs Three New Franchisee Groups

Robeks, the ultimate destination for nutrient-packed smoothies, fresh juices, acai bowls and premium toasts, is celebrating significant strides in its franchise development efforts.  The California-based brand announced today the signing of three new franchise deals, boosting the growth pipeline with eight new locations. This expansion represents a significant milestone for the brand, solidifying its commitment […]

Jersey Mike’s Teaming with PepsiCo for Summer Sports Campaign

June is “teaming” with sports, and Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, is partnering with PepsiCo to celebrate subs, sports and the approach of summer. Throughout June, any MyMike’s loyalty member that places a minimum order of $25 in the Jersey Mike’s app will be rewarded with a $25 off Fanatics […]

Round Table Pizza Opens Second San Antonio Location with Brame Brands

FAT Brands announced the opening of its second Round Table Pizza location in San Antonio in partnership with Brame Brands. The new restaurant is located at 22815 North US Highway 281, and offers a menu fit for royalty, including hand-crafted premium pizza offerings, and Garlic Parmesan Twists rolled fresh daily. “We are pleased to increase […]

Birdcall to Give Back $74K in First ‘Birdcall Presents’ Program

Birdcall, an elevated quick-service restaurant known for all-natural chicken, sandwiches, and salads, will commemorate over $74,000 contributed to local organizations over its first year of “Birdcall Presents,” its innovative Limited-Time Offer (LTO) chicken sandwich program featuring new crafted recipes every month. In May 2023, Birdcall launched the “Triple Threat,” its first “Birdcall Presents” LTO, and […]

HTeaO Celebrates Grand Opening in San Antonio

HTeaO, the nation’s leading iced tea franchise, will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location in San Antonio (Potranco) on Friday, May 31st, 2024. The new store will be located at 9711 Potranco Rd. San Antonio, TX 78251 and will be the first HTeaO owned by franchisees 39 Thirty Properties, LLC. HTeaO offers a range of ultra-premium tea, water, […]

Potbelly Announces New Unit in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Potbelly Corporation, the iconic neighborhood sandwich shop, announced a new location opening in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Joining the brand’s two shops in Little Rock, this marks the third location in the state and the first in the northeast region. Positioned in a bustling Jonesboro retail corridor at 1853 East Highland Drive, the new Potbelly is situated […]

Tomey Group Acquires Three Jimmy John’s Stores in Michigan

Michigan owned and operated, Tomey Group announced they have acquired three Jimmy John’s restaurants in southeast Michigan. The restaurants located in 65940 Van Dyke Ave. in Washington Township, 46526 Gratiot Ave. in Chesterfield and 35100 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore, are currently open and as of May 29, 2024, all current staff and restaurant operations […]

Dunn Brothers Coffee Introduces Free Sips

Dunn Brothers Coffee is putting a fresh jolt into stale coffee-drinking habits. The nearly 40-year-old Minneapolis-based brand famed for freshly roasting its globally sourced single-origin green beans daily in its coffee shops, has launched Free Sips, a warm (and cold) invitation to its communities to come taste what makes the brand’s hot and cold brew […]

Smalls Sliders Inks 4-Unit Deal in Arkansas

Smalls Sliders, the industry-disrupting cheeseburger slider brand, has signed its latest multi-unit agreement with existing franchisee, Chris McJunkins. The four-Can deal is the brand’s second agreement for Arkansas and marks its entrance into Little Rock.  The Little Rock Cans will be owned by Chris McJunkins, a seasoned multi-brand operator with extensive experience in the restaurant […]

Panera Offers Three Months of Free Unlimited Sips Membership

Don’t miss out on this chance to sip, win, and embrace summer with Panera Bread. The brand is celebrating its “More is More” Era by giving MyPanera members a chance to experience endless refreshment and win fun prizes. Panera’s Unlimited Sip Club members can save big this summer – whether you’re a daily coffee connoisseur […]

Huey Magoo’s Opens Unit in Worthington, Ohio

Huey Magoo’s – the “Filet Mignon Of Chicken” – celebrated its newest franchise store now open in Worthington, Ohio, President and CEO Andy Howard announces today.  Huey Magoo’s Worthington is the 64th restaurant opening company-wide spanning 12 states, with hundreds more franchises currently sold in 13 states.  The 2,400 square foot end cap restaurant features an outdoor patio.  […]

Fazoli’s Opens Second Store in Tampa

Fazoli’s has officially opened its second location in the Tampa area. Located at 24791 FL-54 in Lutz, Fla., the restaurant is now serving up its fresh, unlimited breadsticks and signature, made-to-order Italian dishes, including pasta, subs, salads, and pizzas. “We’re proud to open our sixth location in Florida, which underscores our commitment to expanding in […]

MOOYAH Teams with Ovation to Propel Guest Satisfaction

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes has seen sizzling hot reviews and positive guest satisfaction since implementing Ovation as its guest feedback program. The reputation management platform has helped the brand achieve a year-to-date systemwide Google rating of 4.6 stars, since implementation six months ago. The brand outshines an average U.S. restaurant rating of 4.3 stars. […]

Toastique Expands Into Tennessee with Nashville Opening

Toastique has announced its latest expansion into Tennessee within Nashville’s North Capitol neighborhood. Set to open in late June 2024, located at 820 4th Ave N Suite 127, Toastique is known for its gourmet toast creations, smoothie bowls, nutrient-rich cold-pressed juices, espresso and coffee and grab-and-go options. The Nashville location will also be offering a […]

The Big Biscuit Introduces Line of ‘Western Sodas’

The Big Biscuit will begin pouring a new beverage line starting Wednesday, May 29, that will have guests taking one for the road. The Western Sodas are delectable fountain soda drinks “spiked” with coconut cream and lime. The lineup features; ●          The Stallion, made with Dr Pepper, coconut cream, and lime. ●          Cowboy Colada, made […]

The Habit Burger Grill Opens Unit in Lancaster, California

The Habit Burger Grill, the California-based restaurant company renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame, signature sandwiches, fresh salads, and more, announces the launch of their latest restaurant with their Lancaster drive-thru opening in California, their home state. The restaurant and drive-thru are located at 1804 East Avenue J., Lancaster, CA 93535, […]

South Block Opening in Chantilly, Virginia, on June 8

South Block—known for its made-to-order smoothies, açai bowls, toasts and cold-pressed juices—is continuing to build healthier communities in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with a new restaurant opening June 8. Located at 14383 Newbrook Drive, Ste. 200, in Chantilly, Va., the new restaurant will be next to Chipotle at The Field at Commonwealth—the city’s premier […]

Slim Chickens to Open Campus Location at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Slim Chickens announced it has inked a deal with the University of Nebraska -Lincoln to open a location on campus this fall. This will be Slims’ sixth campus location and the second with a self-operated dining service as it continues to provide flexible solutions and partner with established operators. The better-chicken brand has opened more […]