Top Fast Casual News

HTeaO Appoints Four Key Leadership Members

 HTeaO, the leading iced tea franchise in the United States, announces the appointment of four key team members as part of its strategic push for national expansion and brand recognition. These new roles reflect HTeaO’s commitment to bolstering its home office team with experts in their fields, as it continues its trajectory of growth and […]

Nékter Celebrating National Smoothie Day with BOGO 50 Percent Off Deal

Nékter Juice Bar, which has redefined the juice bar experience at its 300 locations open or in development across the country with its steadfast commitment to ingredient transparency, is challenging smoothie lovers on National Smoothie Day, June 21, to take a closer look at what’s really in their smoothies. And, to celebrate National Smoothie Day, […]

Cannoli Kitchen Pizza Announces First Eight Franchise Developments

Cannoli Kitchen Pizza announced its first eight franchise developments, which includes several locations throughout Florida in Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando, as well as locations in Alabama, Michigan and Georgia. “Cannoli Kitchen Pizza has been serving families in Florida for 28 years, and we are eager to bring this concept […]

Round Table Pizza Opens at Stanford University

FAT Brands, parent company of Round Table Pizza and 17 other restaurant concepts, announced that it has officially opened the latest Round Table Pizza at Stanford University. Located in the Tresidder Memorial Union, the beloved locally born chain is now serving its homemade pizzas, topped to the edge with gold-standard ingredients. “We’re thrilled to bring […]

Salad Collective Now Fully Owned by AC Restaurant Co.

Salad Collective, the Denver-based operating company of better-for-you brands MAD Greens, Snappy Salads and Tokyo Joe’s, announced today a monumental step forward in its journey toward exponential growth.  As of March 29th, Salad Collective is now fully owned by AC Restaurant Co., LCC – a Coors family ownership entity. After successfully buying out the company’s […]

Noodles & Company Names Scott Davis Chief Concept Officer

Noodles & Company announced the appointment of Scott Davis as Chief Concept Officer, effective June 19, 2024. “Scott brings an unmatched track record of concept development and innovation success in the fast-casual segment, and I am delighted he is joining our leadership team to help us capture the full potential of our unique brand,” said Drew Madsen, Chief Executive […]

Duck Donuts Rolling Out Donuts for Dads

Duck Donuts is here to help make Father’s Day memorable with a 12-pack … of his favorite donuts. Available through June 16, treat Dad to the carefully crafted Dad Dozen or Half Dozen, featuring the popular Maple Bacon and a limited-time, brand-new bourbon caramel drizzle. The new bourbon caramel drizzle combines the rich, smooth flavor […]

Donatos Announces First Maryland Locations

Donatos Pizza announced its first traditional locations planned for Maryland. The three initial locations within the strategic growth of the DMV area (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) are expected in Columbia, Laurel, and Glen Burnie, and the first location is expected to open next year. The premium pizza franchise hopes to grow up to 50 traditional […]

Wetzel’s Opens Walmart Bakery in McAllen, Texas

Wetzel’s Pretzels, the iconic brand known for its fresh, hand-rolled pretzels, has joined forces with Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, to open the state’s first Walmart bakery in McAllen, Texas. The McAllen bakery will allow guests to experience the brand’s renowned SoCal vibes and delicious pretzels right inside their local Walmart. Alan Wilson, a young […]

Slim Chickens Heads to Decatur, Alabama

Slim Chickens announced its new restaurant opening at 1005 Beltline Rd SE, 35603 in Decatur, Alabama. This is the brand’s 10th store in the state. Spearheaded by the established operator Simply Slims, this is the group’s fourth location in Alabama, marking its 16th store overall with locations in Alabama and Arkansas.  The better-chicken brand has opened more than […]

Potbelly to Offer BOGO Cookies through Father’s Day

Summer is packed with exciting Potbelly offers, and this weeklong deal is a true delight for fans. From Monday, June 10, through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, Potbelly is offering Perks Members an additional freshly baked Cookie with the purchase of any Cookie.  All Potbelly cookies are available through the deal, including the Oatmeal Chocolate […]

Chicken Salad Chick Opens Corporate Unit in Clarksville, Tennessee

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, is opening its 23rd location in Tennessee with a company-owned spot in Clarksville. Located at 2276 Trenton Road, the 2,800-square foot restaurant will welcome guests with a convenient drive-thru. The Clarksville community is invited to celebrate this grand opening on Wednesday, June 26; the […]

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard Expanding In Texas

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard is continuing to expand its presence in Texas with the recent opening of a new location in Arlington, TX with local franchisees Jasmine and Darryl Ward. The Wards are helping to grow the brand alongside existing Dallas area franchisees Dave Lewis, Sean Evans, Jerry Shirer, and Von Shirer. With […]

Potbelly Unveils ‘Toasty Summer’ Campaign

Potbelly is kicking off summer with a wave of sizzling HOT weekly promotions and new product offerings as part of its “Potbelly Toasty Summer” campaign. Up first starting June 7, Potbelly is offering fans free delivery on orders over $25. This offer is available every weekend throughout the month of June and applies to orders […]

Italy-Based Pizza Concept Rosso Pomodoro to Franchise in U.S.

Rosso Pomodoro, Italy’s largest Neapolitan pizza franchise, announces the launch of franchise opportunities in the United States. Founded in Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza, in 1998, the Milan-based pizza chain has expanded globally to 70 locations in Italy and 140 locations worldwide including the operation of highly demanding restaurants in 12 Eataly locations across […]

Noodles & Company Appoints Britain Peakes to Board of Directors

Noodles & Company (NDLS), the national fast-casual chain known for its globally-inspired noodle bowls, best-in-class service, and values-centric culture, has appointed Britain Peakes as a director on its Board of Directors (Board), effective June 10, 2024. Ms. Peakes is a seasoned finance and investment professional with experience in both private and public markets. As a principal investor at Hoak & Co., […]