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Coney Island Hot Weiner Shop Signs 1st Franchise Agreements

2018-01-11 Coney Island Hot Weiner Shop, a Tulsa, Oklahoma favorite since 1926, announced the signing of its first franchise agreements to open up to 80 potentia...

Fast Casual Cheese Bar Launches Franchising Program

2018-01-08 Boca Raton, Florida-based I ♥Mac & Cheese, a fast casual cheese bar, announced the launch of its comprehensive national franchise program.

Cauldron Ice Cream Signs First International Deal

2018-01-04 Cauldron Ice Cream, the popular Southern California-based concept known for its made-to-order nitrogen ice cream, innovative flavors, and viral OG Puf...

Tropical Smoothie Signs 26-Unit Deal in Texas and Georgia

2018-01-04 Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced its larges...

Capriotti’s Signed 50 Franchise Agreements in 2017

2018-01-04 Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted sandwiches, is closing out 2017 with impressive growth.

Melt Shop to Open 18 New Stores in First Development Deal

2018-01-02 Melt Shop announced that it will expand its footprint by opening 18 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware as a part of its first develop...

1000 Degrees Signs Deal to Enter South Carolina, Georgia

2018-01-02 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza announced a major development deal that will expand the brand into key markets in South Carolina and Georgia.

Church’s Chicken Sells 70 Units to New Franchise Operator

2017-12-28 Church’s Chicken announced the sale of 70 company-owned restaurants to a new franchise operator—Ampler Chicken LLC, and the sale of six Atlanta-area r...