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Pizza Patrón Finishes 2015 with Strongest Year Ever

2016-01-21 Pizza Patrón same-store sales for 2015 rose 2.3 percent, rolling over a 10.1 percent increase in 2014.

Pieology Receives Investment from Panda Restaurant Group

2016-01-20 Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create artisan-style custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, is proud to announce its strategic inve...

L.A. Fast Casual Hopes to Ride Hawaiian Dish to Success

2016-01-18 A Los Angeles–based concept is hoping to spin its innovative take on a regional seafood dish into national fast-casual success.

Q4 Slowdown May Indicate Challenges in 2016

2016-01-14 The good news is 2015 was a much better year than 2014 for the restaurant industry; the bad news is same-store sales growth continued to decelerate du...

Tropical Smoothie Sees Strongest Growth in 19-Year History

2016-01-13 Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast-casual café known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced its strongest ye...

Bruster's Sees Best Sales in 27-Year History

2016-01-11 Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, America’s favorite frozen treat chain, served up its best sales performance in its 27-year history during 2015, laying the g...

Piada Receives Another Infusion of Capital

2015-12-22 Piada Italian Street Food received an additional growth capital investment from Greenwich, Connecticut–based Catterton, the leading consumer-focused p...

Popeyes Bets on the Bahamas Bowl a Second Time

2015-12-21 As college football teams head to some of the 40 bowls taking place across the country, no destination is perhaps as tempting as the Bahamas Bowl.

Huddle House Prepares for Christmas Sales Spike

2015-12-21 Christmas Day is traditionally a time for relaxing, reconnecting, or just enjoying being with family and friends, and in many parts of the country tha...

Penn Station Closes 2015 with Brand Changes

2015-12-18 Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, hand-squeezed lemonade, and fresh-cut fr...