Top Fast Casual News

McAlister’s to Celebrate 16th Annual Free Tea Day

On July 18, McAlister’s Deli’s 500+ locations nationwide will celebrate the 16th annual Free Tea Day by offering customers a free Big Tea. McAlister’s Famous Tea is one of the most beloved beverages in the fast-casual industry. Free Tea Day details include:

Captain D’s Opens in Euless, Texas

Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced its newest opening in Euless, Texas, marking a significant milestone as the brand debuts its closest location yet to the heart of metro Dallas. The new Captain D’s is at 121 Airport Freeway, in JAMS Shopping Center. As the 12th location for the brand in […]

The Halal Guys Signs Deal to Open Five Locations in South Carolina

The Halal Guys has announced a franchise deal to bring five new locations to South Carolina.  This is the brand’s first expansion into the state. With locations initially set to open in Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and Columbia. The new multi-unit deal is spearheaded by Shak Patel, a seasoned franchisee and former franchise business consultant. […]

Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café Signs Deal to Open in Southlake, Texas

Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café announced a signed agreement that will bring a new location to Southlake, Texas, and four additional locations to the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. Through a multi-unit deal with Strategic Partners, Edward and Cynthia Hymes and their son Edward, Sweet Paris will open the first location by the Fall of 2024. […]

Ellianos Coffee Opens a New Store in Orange City, Florida

Ellianos Coffee announced the opening of a new store at 2592 S Volusia Ave in Orange City, Florida. This new location is set to bring the beloved flavors and welcoming environment of Ellianos Coffee to the vibrant community of Orange City. The store is owned and operated by dedicated franchisees, Trevor and Kate Hickman. Trevor […]

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Offering Free SPAM Musubi on August 8

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, known for popularizing Hawaiian-style cuisine across the globe, is commemorating the fourth annual National SPAM Musubi Day on Thursday, August 8. L&L is offering patrons the opportunity to indulge in free SPAM Musubi at any of their participating restaurants nationwide, redeemable through the L&L mobile app. To redeem their free SPAM Musubi, […]

Tiki Taco Appoints Eric Knott New CEO

Tiki Taco, Kansas City’s beloved home for chef-crafted tacos and good vibes, announced the appointment of Eric Knott as its new Chief Executive Officer. This exciting development marks a significant milestone for Tiki Taco as it continues to expand its footprint and enhance its culinary offerings. Knott brings a wealth of experience and a proven […]

Next Level Burger’s Sumer Campaign Returns for Second Year

Next Level Burger is bringing back its Next Level Summer campaign for the second year – and this year, Veggie Grill By Next Level (VG) will get in on the action, too. Running through Aug. 31, Next Level Summer is all about getting outdoors, honoring nature and exploring responsibly. NLB and VG will both feature […]

Shaq’s Big Chicken Headed to Boston’s Northshore Mall

Area locals and accomplished business owners, Paul Bains, Ryan Corcoran and Kyle Seyboth, are bringing a wave of Shaquille O’Neal-inspired BIG fun to Boston’s Northshore Mall as part of the property’s expansion of its mix of dining, entertainment and recreational activities further cementing it as a regional entertainment and social hub. “After Ryan and I […]

Fazoli’s Adds Three Meat Manicotti Chicken and Alfredo Manicotti to Menu

Fazoli’s has officially launched two new pasta dishes, Three Meat Manicotti and Chicken Alfredo Manicotti. Now through Sept. 9 at participating locations, the classic manicotti dishes are baked to perfection and sure to satisfy with every bite. Three Meat Manicotti is crafted for meat lovers everywhere and features manicotti pasta filled and topped with Fazolis’ […]

Farmer Boys Introduces BBQ Crunch Cheeseburger Box

Farmer Boys has introduced two new handcrafted menu items. The limited-time BBQ Crunch Cheeseburger Box is available as a single or double and is made using fresh never frozen beef patties, tangy BBQ sauce, house made crispy onion straws, American cheese, and pickles on a locally baked brioche bun. Farmer Boys also elevated its cold […]

Hamra Enterprises Opens Panera To Go in Watertown, Massachusetts

Consumers in Watertown and surrounding areas will soon have the convenience of a new dining option with the opening of a Panera To Go location, fully enabled for digital convenience and Rapid Pick-Up. The grand opening of the new location at 11 Mount Auburn Street will be at 9 a.m., July 11, with a special […]

Big Chicken Headed to New Jersey with Opening Bash

On July 18, Big Chicken is making its grand entrance into New Jersey with a BIG opening bash in The Village at Bridgewater Commons, the property’s vibrant, open-air shopping district boasting retail and a variety of exciting new food and beverage destinations. During the grand opening, the first 34 fans in line will have the […]

Corner Bakery Cafe Opening Near Chicago Union Station

Corner Bakery Cafe is expanding in its hometown and will begin serving its mouthwatering pastries, gourmet sandwiches, savory soups, fresh salads and more on Monday, July 15, when it opens its doors at 444 W. Jackson Blvd. near the iconic Chicago Union Station. Grand opening festivities will kick off at 6 a.m. when the Windy […]

Wingstop’s Hot Honey Rub Flavor is Here to Stay

Wingstop announced that its (now) famous Hot Honey Rub flavor – a fiery dry rub that delivers sweetness with a mouthwatering kick of heat – is now a permanent menu item. Due to an outpouring of love from fans, celebrities and athletes, Hot Honey Rub will be a permanent flavor on Wingstop’s menu nationwide, available […]

Clean Eatz Overhauls Menu Nationwide

Clean Eatz is keeping its chef-inspired, nutritionist-approved meals and flavors top of mind for consumers nationwide with the launch of a new menu overhaul, which began rolling out July 5. “Our guests have spoken loud and clear. They want more protein and vegetable options for our bowls, different sauces, traditional burger styles, and updated wraps,” […]

Fatburger and Round Table Pizza Co-Brands to Open in Utah

FAT Brands Inc., parent company of Fatburger, Round Table Pizza, and 16 other restaurant concepts, announced a new development deal set to bring the iconic California-based pizza and burger chains to Utah. In partnership with franchisee Blacksheep Hospitality Group, LLC, the new deal will bring a total of 12 co-branded Fatburger and Round Table Pizza […]

Your Pie Announces Return of Peach & Prosciutto Pizza

Your Pie Pizza announced the return of their highly anticipated Peach & Prosciutto Pizza, along with the Kickin’ BBQ Peach Pizza. These delicious creations are back by popular demand and are sure to satisfy pizza lovers everywhere.  The Peach & Prosciutto Pizza features a perfect blend of flavors, starting with a drizzle of EVOO, a […]

Wing Snob to Celebrate Multiple National Food Holidays in July

Wing Snob, the fast-casual restaurant known for its fresh wings featuring 18 unique sauces and rubs, is commemorating National Food Holidays in July with giveaways and special offers for members of its Snob Perks loyalty program. The festivities will include National Fry Day, National Mac and Cheese Day, and National Chicken Wing Day. Says Co-Founder Jack Mashini, “July has […]

Wayback Burgers to Give Away Free Fries on National French Fry Day

Wayback Burgers, America’s favorite hometown burger joint and one of the nation’s fastest-growing burger franchises, announced it will celebrate National French Fry Day on July 12 with free regular size fries at its more than 170 locations nationwide with the purchase of a burger or sandwich through its Wayback Rewards loyalty program wherever they order, […]

Honeygrow Opens in Old Bridge, New Jersey

honeygrow, the beloved Philadelphia-based fast-casual restaurant known for its fresh, customizable stir-fry, salads, and honeybars, is now open at 2020 US-9, Suite 101, Old Bridge, NJ as a part of the recently opened Glenwood Green Shopping Center. The brand-new pedestrian-friendly center is perfectly located off New Jersey’s Route 9, the primary local route for commercial […]

PDQ and Rachaad White Giving One Fan Ultimate Draft Party Experience

PDQ Chicken, your go-to spot for award-winning tenders, sandwiches and more, is teaming up with Tampa Bay Buccaneers star running back Rachaad White to give one lucky fan the ultimate draft party experience. The lucky winner will receive a special appearance from White during their fantasy football draft, where he will share his insights on […]

Wetzel’s Opens First Mobile Location in Georgia

Wetzel’s Pretzels is now cruisin’ through Augusta under the ownership of local operators, Troy and Nancy Akers. This marks the first mobile location in Georgia for the popular pretzel franchise, bringing fresh, delicious pretzels directly to the community and local events. The Akers bring a wealth of experience and passion to their newest Wetzel’s food […]