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Juice It Up! Sales Up Despite Industry Drop

2016-06-24 Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, reported a Q2 with same-store sales rising 10 percent ov...

Pieology Purchases Competitor Project Pie

2016-06-22 Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create artisan-style custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations at one affordable price, announces its s...

Fired Pie Hires New CFO

2016-06-22 Fired Pie, an Arizona-based fast-casual pizza restaurant, hired Abby Anderson as its new CFO.

Venture Fund Heats Up 800 Degrees Pizza

2016-06-21 800 Degrees Pizza, a California-based company with a growing following in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and abroad, including Dubai and Tokyo, has secured i...

Weak Sales Continue to Plague Restaurants

2016-06-13 Despite a slight improvement in May restaurant sales, the industry has still not returned to positive territory.

NRA Issues Statement Opposing Repeal of Dodd-Frank

2016-06-08 The National Restaurant Association issued the following statement in response to Representative Jeb Hensarling’s (R-TX) forthcoming proposal to repea...

Pollo Campero Celebrates 45 Years, Opens New Stores

2016-06-07 Pollo Campero, Latin America’s largest chicken restaurant chain, celebrated its 45th anniversary April 27 with new United States restaurant openings i...

Gigi’s Cupcakes Acquired by Private Equity Group

2016-06-02 An affiliate of Fort Worth–based private-equity group FundCorp Inc.

Rubio's Acquires 8 Lime Fresh Units in Florida

2016-06-02 Rubio’s Restaurants announced that it has completed the acquisition of eight restaurant locations in Florida previously operated as Lime Fresh Mexican...

Krystal Taps Fazoli's, Yum Veteran as CFO

2016-06-01 The Krystal Company announced the appointment of Rodney Lee as its new CFO and executive vice president effective June 1.