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L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Announces Q1 Grand Openings

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, the fast-casual brand renowned for its authentic Hawaiian-style cuisine, announces its exciting lineup of initial openings of 2024 through two successful networks of multi-unit franchise owners in Colorado and Texas. Founded in Honolulu, HI in 1952, L&L continues its mission to share aloha with their popular ‘Plate Lunch’ offerings throughout 230 locations […]

Bubbakoo’s Burritos Opens in Celebration, Florida

Bubbakoo’s Burritos, the award-winning Mexican-fusion concept, announced its newest location opening in Celebration on May 21.  Situated at 1705 Future Way, located in the Celebration Pointe shopping mall, the new location is convenient for burrito lovers to stop in for some great food, excellent service, and a good time. Owned and operated by Stephanie Langers the new […]

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Signs Multi-Unit Deals in Arizona and Texas

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, the fast-casual+ restaurant brand serving Mexican favorites with a splash of Baja, recently announced the signing of two multi-unit development agreements to mark the brand’s expansion throughout Arizona and Texas. The deals will bring 40 new restaurants to market over the next eight years, reinforcing the brand’s incredible potential for growth. “Fuzzy’s […]

Wendy’s Accelerates Growth in Canada

The Wendy’s Company announced progress to accelerate growth across Quebec, expecting to double its restaurant footprint in 2024. Further, Wendy’s is on pace with commitments to reach the Company’s goal of more than 50 restaurants serving Wendy’s favourites to fans across Quebec by 2030, with four new franchisees and two existing franchisees slated to open […]

Honey Baked Ham Inks Deal with Andy Gaghagen to Grow in Alabama

The Honey Baked Ham Company recently announced its latest signed agreement with existing franchisee, Andy Gaghagen, to bring two new stores to Cullman and Dothan, Alabama.  Having been a HoneyBaked owner for over 10 years, Gaghagen has enjoyed building relationships with the communities across his other locations in Georgia and Alabama. With the addition of […]

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Signs 10-Unit Deal in New Mexico

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the iconic Southern California global roaster and retailer of premium coffee and tea, announced today that it has signed a multi-unit development agreement with local entrepreneur Kat Williams to bring 10 locations to New Mexico. This new deal comes as the brand is actively ramping up its franchise growth […]

Chicken Salad Chick Opening 16th North Carolina Restaurant in Jacksonville

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today its 16th North Carolina restaurant opening in Jacksonville at 1006 Hampton Inn Way. Featuring a convenient drive-thru and an outdoor patio, Chicken Salad Chick of Jacksonville is owned by the same experienced team who brought the brand’s made-from-scratch favorites to Fayetteville […]

Rusty Taco Reopens in Dubuque, Iowa

Rusty Taco, a street-style taco restaurant known for its fresh ingredients and flavorful menu, is now re-opened at 3333 Asbury Road in Dubuque, Iowa. Under new ownership, Maxwell Weisberg, is leading the re-introduction of Rusty Taco in Dubuque. Named after founder Rusty Fenton, Rusty Taco has over 20 unique taco options including baja shrimp, fried […]

Cousins Maine Lobster Announces Multiple Leadership Changes

Cousins Maine Lobster Co-Founders, Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac, announced a series of leadership changes in support of their continued plans for expansion, anchored by the appointment of Shaun Higgins as President. Over the past fifteen months CML has opened 22 new units and has more than 20 new unit openings planned for 2024. The brand continues to drive profitable, […]

Bang Cookies to Expand in Ocean Township, New Jersey

Bang Cookies, a franchise that delivers stuffed, soft-baked, natural-ingredient cookies, announced it will expand in Ocean Township this summer, signing an experienced franchise entrepreneur as its newest franchisee. Entrepreneur Mike Smilo, founder of Smilo Group, who served as one of the original consultants to Bang Cookies founder George Kuan, plans to open several new Bang […]

Super Chix Opens Second Mississippi-Based Location

SUPER CHIX ( announced the opening of its second location in Mississippi! The new SUPER CHIX®\ restaurant is located at 1175 W Main St. Suite A, Tupelo, MS 38801 – phone number 662-269-1400. “We are thrilled to bring our Brand to the West Main Shopping Center just outside of downtown Tupelo, MS. Residents and businesses in the surrounding community, as well as […]

Bubbakoo’s Burritos Opens in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Bubbakoo’s Burritos, the fan-favorite Mexican-fusion restaurant concept, is expanding its presence in Tennessee, unveiling the brand’s new location in Spring Hill on May 21. Located at 5006 Spedale Ct. the new restaurant is owned by Amit Patel and marks the brand’s third location in Tennessee. Patel is well-versed in the Bubbakoo’s Burritos business, as he […]

Checker’s and Rally’s is Coming to Tolleson, Arizona

Checkers and Rally’s, is racing into Tolleson through a new development deal. The tried-and-true trailblazer of the double drive-thru restaurant franchise known for its delicious food and affordable prices recently inked an agreement for a new location in Tolleson, further expanding the brand’s presence throughout metro Phoenix. With over 800 locations in the United States, including […]

Happy Joe’s Grows in Egypt

Egypt is a land known for pyramids, its mighty river and, thanks to Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream, family-sized servings of pizza.  Dating back to 2022, the beloved pizza brand has been expanding across Egypt through a 25-unit franchise agreement led by the President of Happy Joe’s Middle East LLC, Ahmed El Batran. Ahmed is […]

The Human Bean Opens in Suwanee, Georgia

Baristas at The Human Bean will begin pouring coffee and other specialty beverages at 1085 Peachtree Industrial Blvd beginning Saturday, May 18th. Customers are invited to come get a first taste of the drive-thru’s offerings, including specialty-grade coffee, real-fruit smoothies, whole-leaf teas, and hot breakfast items to-go. The local owner of the new Human Bean location […]

Krak Boba’s 14th Location Opens in Chico, California

With the growing popularity in boba, Krak Boba is dominating the market throughout California with their imaginative beverages. On Saturday, May 18, the Southern California-based boba franchise is expanding its reach into Northern California, opening its 14th location in Chico, Calif. in Butte County.   The grand opening event will be filled with excitement and activities. The […]

Vitality Bowls Comes to Bee Cave, Texas

Vitality Bowls, the leading health-food café concept that specializes in açaí bowls, smoothies, salads, wraps, grain bowls and more, made with antioxidant-rich and nutritious superfoods, announced the debut of its newest café in Bee Cave on Friday, May 17. Spearheaded by local residents and entrepreneurs, Anshuk Saxena and Shereen Chand, the new location will serve […]

Pizza Factory Inks Deal to Open in Paradise, California

 Pizza Factory, the West Coast legacy brand, announced a recently signed agreement to bring a new location to Paradise. The new location will be owned by father and son duo, Barry and Bartev Avakian, who each have extensive experience supporting and managing retail locations in recent decades. Through this new Pizza Factory, the duo hopes […]

Vitality Bowls Signs Deal to Open in Turlock, California

Vitality Bowls, the renowned Northern California-born restaurant brand that specializes in açaíbowls, smoothies, wraps, salads and more, has announced a signed agreement with local entrepreneurs and husband-and-wife duo, Tianna and Lizandro Barragan, to open the health-focused superfood café in Turlock. The couple plans to have their café open by the end of 2024, offering a variety of […]

Smalls Sliders Signs 9-Unit Franchise Agreement in North Carolina

Smalls Sliders, the premium cheeseburger slider brand with over 240 Cans open or under development, announced a new deal that will bring the breakout concept to Raleigh for the first time. The agreement outlines nine total Cans, all of which will be opened by entrepreneurial team Aaron Zucker and Bob Peterson.  Peterson has a stacked […]

Curry Up Now Launches Into North Carolina

Curry Up Now announced the grand opening of its first North Carolina franchise location on Thursday, May 23. In a flavorful twist on a traditional ribbon-cutting, Curry Up Now will kick off the grand opening festivities with a giant “burrito cutting” ceremony at 10:30 a.m.  As a gesture of appreciation to the Triangle community, Curry […]