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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 […]

Ellianos Coffee to Open in Dunnellon, Florida

Ellianos Coffee, a southeast-based drive-thru specialty coffee brand, announced the upcoming opening of a new store in Dunnellon, Florida. This exciting expansion comes on the heels of the recent opening of a store in Belleview and complements the existing presence in Eustis, Florida. The new store at 11572 N Williams St. is slated to open […]

TOUS les JOURS Opens in Roseville, California

TOUS les JOURS, a renowned bakery café chain offering more than 300 artisan pastries, gourmet cakes and desserts baked in-store daily, has officially opened its new location in Roseville, CA. The new TOUS les JOURS franchise location introduces the Stanford Crossing community to its wide array of baked goods, both sweet and savory, and unique […]

Playa Bowls Signs 14 Multi-Unit Franchise Deals in Q1

Playa Bowls, the nation’s leading superfruit bowl shop specializing in acai, pitaya, mango, green and coconut bowls, juices, smoothies, cold brew and more, has announced the signing of 14 multi-unit franchise commitments during the first quarter of 2024. These commitments will introduce 63 new shops in key markets, including Manhattan, Sarasota, Phoenix, and Miami among other regions. […]

The Human Bean to Open in Bedford Heights, Ohio

Baristas at The Human Bean will begin pouring coffee and other specialty beverages at 5259 Northfield Road beginning Spring or Summer of 2024. 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. Local owner of the new Human Bean location, […]

Wayback Burgers Headed to New York City

Wayback Burgers announced it has reached an agreement to open its newest restaurant, located at 295 7th Avenue in New York, NY. Projected to open in October 2024, the new location will be Wayback Burgers’ first restaurant in New York City, adding approximately 30 jobs to the local economy. Owned and operated by first time […]

Penn Station Opens New Store in Eaton, Ohio

Penn Station East Coast Subs, a leading fast-casual sandwich restaurant franchise, announced that its newest location in Eaton, Ohio, is now open for business. Located at 1551 N. Barron Street, this new establishment offers a variety of dining options to the residents of Eaton and nearby communities. The Eaton franchise is a family-run venture owned […]

Slim Chickens Planning Growth in Pennsylvania

Slim Chickens announced it is expanding its presence further in the Northeast. Spearheaded by established multi-unit operator PSMMSM PA Ventures, the group has signed for at least 12 locations in Pennsylvania including the counties of Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, York, Cumberland, Centre, Franklin, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, and Adams.  The better-chicken brand has opened more than 265 locations […]

Beef-A-Roo Recognized as Top New and Emerging Franchise

Beef-A-Roo, a Midwest-based restaurant offering fresh meals at affordable prices – was recognized as one of the Top New and Emerging Franchises for 2024 in the May/June issue of Entrepreneur magazine. The ranking highlights some of the most promising companies that have begun offering franchise opportunities in the last five years. Beef-A-Roo was ranked #82 […]

Cupbop Feels Strong Q1 with Franchise Expansion and Menu Innovation

Cupbop, the nation’s first fast-casual Korean Barbeque in a cup concept, announced a strong first quarter of 2024, marked by continued franchise growth, menu innovation, and a focus on operational excellence within the leadership team. The brand continued its impressive franchise expansion, opening two new locations in their home state of Utah, one at Salt […]

The Honey Baked Ham Signs Franchise Deal in Columbia, Tennessee

The Honey Baked Ham Company, the iconic brand name known for its premium hams and delectable feasts, recently announced its latest signed agreement in Columbia, TN alongside existing franchisees from the prominent franchise operating group Glazed Animals LLC.   Glazed Animals LLC is comprised of Kenneth Taylor Jr, Jason Mills, David Millington, Montanna Arterson and John […]

Dave’s Hot Chicken Inks 7-Unit Deal for St. Louis Area

Dave’s Hot Chicken announced that it has signed a multi-unit agreement for seven locations across St. Louis with established entrepreneur, Raj Patel, and his company, The Hari Group. Under the visionary leadership of Patel, The Hari Group has solidified its position as a force to be reckoned with in the franchising world. With 90 locations […]

The Human Bean Franchisee Adds Second Unit in Las Vegas

The Human Bean location in Las Vegas, Nevada is now brewing under new ownership. John Alam, the new owner, is also the local owner of the Las Vegas Human Bean location at 5265 Camino Al Norte. Alam is excited for the Grand Opening on Wednesday, May 15th for his second location at 5602 W Charleston Blvd. Alam has extensive quick-service restaurant […]

Slim Chickens Franchisee Barnett Management Company Plans to Hire 500 Workers

The executives of a longstanding Phoenix enterprise, Barnett Management Company, are hiring approximately 500 restaurant employees in the next few months, as their company is quickly ramping up business to open three new Slim Chickens restaurants. Their first Phoenix-area location, a 4,200-square-foot restaurant (including patio), will open in mid-June at 35th Avenue and Happy Valley Road in Glendale. Shortly […]

Port of Subs Signs Regional Development Deal for 10 Stores in Arizona

Arizona, prepare yourselves for another sub-sandwich takeover! Port of Subs, the 50-year legacy sandwich brand, is growing yet again in the Grand Canyon state. Local entrepreneurial couple Shane and Kirstin Shaw signed a regional development agreement to develop 10 locations across the state over the next several years.   The Shaw’s bring a wealth of experience […]

Shipley Do-Nuts Kicks Off 2024 with 14 Franchise Deals and Six Store Openings

Shipley Do-Nuts, one of the nation’s oldest and largest do-nut brands, continued its trend of positive same-store sales and bolstered its rapid growth trajectory with an expanded development team, 14 signed deals for 61 new locations throughout Texas and six shops opened so far in 2024.  Shipley’s development team, headed by Senior Vice President of […]

Slim Chickens Unveils Opening in Bromley, United Kingdom

Slim Chickens announced its new restaurant opening in Bromley, United Kingdom. Spearheaded by the established and dedicated multi-unit operator, Boparan Restaurant Group, this is the group’s 51st Slims restaurant opening. The better-chicken brand has opened more than 265 locations across the United States, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The brand is known and loved for its hand-breaded, […]