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Wayback Burgers Selects Strategy Firm Ahead of IPO

2015-10-02 Wayback Burgers, the rapidly growing fast-casual brand famous for its, fresh, never-frozen burgers, and hand-dipped milkshakes, has selected The Oxfor...

Giardino Gourmet Salads Reaps Rewards of Rebrand

2015-10-02 Giardino Gourmet Salads, the premier fast-casual salad concept of South Florida, announces big success for its Miami Lakes location—the first restaura...

Juice It Up! Reports 7 Percent Boost in Same-Store Sales

2015-10-02 Juice It Up!, a premier raw juice bar and handcrafted smoothie franchise, announced same-store sales were up 7 percent over the previous year’s third ...

With Hurricane Joaquin, It’s 'Business as Usual' (Plus a Backup Plan)

2015-10-02 This weekend, the East Coast could see heavy rains and wind, as well as some flooding, as Hurricane Joaquin makes its still undetermined path.

Investors Funnel $45 Million into D.C.-Based Cava Grill

2015-09-24 Fresh off an infusion of venture capital in April, Cava Grill received $45 million in funding from equity investor Invus, existing partner Swan & ...

Pizza Patrón Reports Record Sales

2015-09-23 Pizza Patrón reported that from January 1 thru mid-September 2015, 46 percent of its stores set all-time sales records—the best performance in the com...

Willie's Grill & Icehouse Receives Private Equity Infusion

2015-09-16 CIC Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, announced a majority investment in Willie’s Grill & Icehouse.

Newk's Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

2015-08-31 Newk’s Eatery has named Robert Nygren the brand’s new chief financial officer.

Boston Market Adds Two Industry Vets to Leadership

2015-08-26 Boston Market, a national fast-casual chain specializing in quality home style meals, has hired two restaurant industry veterans to join the leadershi...

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Expands Into China

2015-08-24 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Southern California’s oldest and largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the U.S., announces the s...