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Island Fine Poké Plans for Opening in Venice, Florida

As quick-service restaurants grow in popularity, Island Fin Poké Co. is taking their poké concept to the next level. The Florida-based fast-casual restaurant, known for its fresh ingredients and bold flavors, is set to elevate the poké experience with the grand opening of its 25th location in Nokomis, Venice, FL on December 11. What makes […]

Hawaiian Bros Franchisee Opens Two Stores in One Week

Hawaiian Bros is debuting two new island-inspired franchise locations in Tyler and Midland, Texas, opening December 4 (6915 S Broadway Ave), and December 11 (3320 W Loop 250 N), respectively. The locations are the newest to open under Stine Enterprises as two of the 75 Hawaiian Bros’ restaurants developed under their recent franchisee agreement. Since signing their franchise agreement with Hawaiian Bros in […]

Dave’s Hot Chicken Signs Lease in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dave’s Hot Chicken, the Los Angeles-based street food sensation turned breakthrough fast-casual brand, has secured a new location in Greensboro situated at 1949 Battleground Ave. Husband and wife, Nick and Nicole Colon Smith will spearhead the new site alongside their business partner, Jordan Washburn. This marks the opening of their fourth Dave’s Hot Chicken location […]

Zaxby’s Announces Midwest Expansion

Zaxby’s announced the expansion of its presence in the Midwest with the opening of three new locations under the leadership of new franchise owner Manish Malhotra. The new restaurants are set to open in Vincennes, Indiana; Henderson, Kentucky; and Madisonville, Kentucky. With this development, Zaxby’s surpasses the milestone of 930 locations, continuing its upward trajectory […]

Caribou Coffee Opens in Florida for First Time

Caribou Coffee, a global premium coffeehouse and Panera Brands company, announced the opening of its first Florida location. Owned and operated by Wake Up 727 under the leadership of Michelle Mathis, the coffeehouse opened on Friday, November 24 in St. Petersburg, and is the first of many locations that Caribou Coffee intends to open in […]

Wienerschnitzel Opens Two Stores in Chile and Ecuador

Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog franchise, has officially taken its fan-favorite hot dogs down south for the winter. The iconic 60-year legacy brand has marked its international presence with the opening of two South American locations situated in Chile and Ecuador. The restaurants open on December 9 and 10. These initial locations will be the first of more than two dozen Wienerschnitzel […]

Smoothie King Signs Deal to Grow in Vegas and Chicago

Smoothie King announced the signing of a multi-unit development agreement to bring three new stores to both Las Vegas and Chicago. Leading the brand’s growth in the two markets is Na’im Muhammad, a long-time entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry and deep roots in the franchising community. Smoothie King’s latest signing […]

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 […]