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Pokeworks Signs Area Development Deal in Northern California

A systems engineer looks at organizational systems and identifies ways to be more efficient. So it makes sense that Deanne Austin, a recently retired systems engineer, would look to become a Pokeworks franchise owner – to combine her organizational skills and her entrepreneurial spirit. Austin, a Napa, Calif. resident, has been a self-proclaimed Pokeworks fan for many […]

Checkers & Rally’s Looks to Accelerate Arizona Growth

Checkers & Rally’s is rapidly expanding across Arizona markets with its network of existing operators. With its unique double drive-thru and bold flavors, Checkers & Rally’s has established a strong presence in Phoenix, which is known for its vibrant economy and diverse population. The brand’s rapid market growth comes as a result of dedicated multi-unit […]

Burger King Names GPS Hospitality Developer of the Year

Burger King has named GPS Hospitality its Developer of the Year at the 2023 Burger King North America Franchisee Convention. The Atlanta-based hospitality company was recognized for its operations scorecard and development initiatives for the Burger King brand, including 22 remodels and new restaurant openings in 2023.  “The GPS team set out to achieve very […]

Captain D’s Newest Opening Comes in Claxton, Georgia

Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant, is continuing its successful real estate strategy of converting former restaurant spaces into a thriving seafood franchise with its newest opening in Claxton, Georgia. Opening Dec. 4th, the new Captain D’s is in a space formerly occupied by Hardee’s at 115 North Duval Street. It features a spacious dining room […]

Dave’s Hot Chicken Locks In Deal for Six More Locations

Dave’s Hot Chicken announced that it has locked-in a multi-unit franchise agreement for both North and South Dakota. The six locations will be owned and operated by Dusty Jensen and Myron Thompson, reaching communities in various cities throughout the region.  “Bringing Dave’s to my home market has been a goal of mine ever since I […]

Graze Craze Opens First Stores in France and Australia

Graze Craze, the leading franchise within the graze style food category, announced that it has expanded its brand footprint internationally, planting its first-ever locations in Australia and France. The rapidly growing charcuterie concept, which opened its first franchise location in January 2022, has now surpassed 50 locations systemwide with 175 more in the pipeline to […]

Ziggi’s Coffee Plan s to Add 50 stores in Greater Atlanta Area

Ziggi’s Coffee announced the development of 50 new locations within the Greater Atlanta area. This exciting new expansion comes at a time when Ziggi’s is growing throughout the nation and becoming a local household name within the communities they serve. The signing of 50 new locations within the city of Atlanta is a first for […]

Taco John’s Comes to Cadillac, Michigan

Taco John’s is bringing its bigger. bolder. better. flavors to a new location at 1770 N. Mitchell Street, across from Wexford County Airport in Cadillac, Michigan. The restaurant is Michigan’s fifth Taco John’s location and is scheduled to open to the public on Monday, December 4th. A grand opening celebration will take place at a […]

Mr Gatti’s Pizza Opens New Location in Louisville, Kentucky

Mr Gatti’s Pizza, the beloved pizza restaurant chain, announced the opening of a new Family Entertainment Center in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. The grand opening will take place on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at 8013 Preston Hwy. The event will include a ribbon-cutting with the Louisville Economic Development Small Business Team and a proclamation […]

Bubbakoo’s Burritos Opens in Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Bubbakoo’s Burritos, the fan-favorite Mexican-fusion restaurant concept, is set to open a new location in Fair Lawn on December 4.  The restaurant is located at 20-26 Maple Avenue and is owned by Rubert Nogales, an existing operator with the brand who owns an additional Bubbakoo’s Burritos location in Park Ridge.  “Being a part of the […]

Clean Juice Opens Store in Pabst Farms, Wisconsin

Clean Juice, the first and only USDA-certified organic juice and food bar franchise, announced the grand opening of its newest store in Pabst Farms, Wisconsin, the first store in Badger State. Franchise owners Claudia and Charlie Wiggins will open its doors to the public on Saturday, December 2, with a weeklong celebration to introduce the […]

Slim Chickens Sets Sights on Northern Virginia for Growth

Slim Chickens announced it has inked a deal to bring five locations to Northern Virginia. Husband and Wife, Oubab and Lama Khalil of Khalil and Hamoudi S.L Companies LLC. are spearheading the Slim Chicken restaurants in the counties of Culpeper, Frederick, Orange, Rockingham, Stafford including the cities of Winchester and Harrisonburg. Khalil and Hamoudi S.L. […]

The Human Bean to Open in Cambridge, Ohio

Baristas at The Human Bean will begin pouring coffee and other specialty beverages at 2149 Southgate Parkway beginning today, Wednesday, November 29th. 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 owners of the new The Human Bean location, Chad […]

Newk’s Eatery to Open in Magee, Mississippi

For a franchisee, there’s nothing better than opening a location in your hometown – unless it’s with your son as a partner. That’s what Magee, Miss. native Skip Russell of R&R Restaurants of Magee, Inc. will accomplish with his son, Kyle Russell, with the opening of the newest Newk’s Eatery on Monday, Dec. 4. Russell, […]

Human Bean Opens New Spot in McAllen, Texas

Baristas at The Human Bean will begin pouring coffee and other specialty beverages at 1124 E. Nolana Ave this Monday, November 27th. 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 owners of the new Human Bean location, Alberto […]

Golden Chick Opens Two New Stores in Texas

Texas-based Golden Chick has added two new additions to its rapidly expanding portfolio this week with two openings in Fort Worth and Houston. The chicken concept, known for its crisp, golden chicken offerings and freshly baked yeast rolls, is making good on its promises of historic growth as 2023 comes to a close. The two new restaurant […]

Focus Brands Builds Nontraditional Footprint

Focus Brands, the parent company of Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Schlotzsky’s, is capitalizing on franchise growth in the nontraditional sector, now boasting more than 2,000 nontraditional units across the country. Building on this momentum are two newly signed agreements in the Las Vegas market. “Focus Brands has always […]

Teriyaki Madness to Open in Hamden, Connecticut

This December, Teriyaki Madness, the Seattle-style Teriyaki Shop franchise with locations all over the country, is officially bringing its beloved menu to the people of Connecticut. Schanke and Poynton are set to open the newest Teriyaki Madness shop at 2100 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT 06514 on December 15th.  Schanke and Poynton’s Teriyaki Shop will offer […]

Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery to Open 10 New Co-Branded Units in Texas

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamery and 16 other restaurant concepts, announces two new development deals set to open 10 new co-branded Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery locations across Texas. The Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery locations will open their doors over the […]