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Taco John’s to Open 25 Franchise Locations

Taco John’s, one of the largest Mexican quick-service restaurant chains in the U.S., has signed deals to open 25 stores and is poised for rapid growth. The new stores will be developed in current markets, as well as new markets in Indiana, Virginia, and New York. “This is a new day at Taco John’s,” says […]

Hot Dog on a Stick Finds Franchisees in Southwest

Global Franchise Group (GFG) LLC, the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies, Pretzelmaker, Marble Slab Creamery, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery, and Hot Dog on Stick, announced the signing of two franchise agreements for new Hot Dog on a Stick locations in Austin, Texas, and Las Cruses, New Mexico. The agreements […]

The Pie Hole Launches Global Franchise Program

The Pie Hole, the Los Angeles–based pie and coffee concept, announced the launch of its worldwide franchise program. Named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Pies in America list, the Pie Hole features sweet and savory, made-from-scratch pies and premium coffees in a fast-casual, local gathering space format.   The Pie Hole currently has two corporate-owned […]

Newk’s Eatery Finds Franchisee Partner in San Antonio

Newk’s Eatery, the fast-casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchen, announced its newest franchise partner, Stephen Kuehler, who will lead the chain’s expansion into the San Antonio area. Kuehler joins the Newk’s team with 30 years of experience in the food industry throughout the U.S. and Europe. He held several leadership positions […]

Slapfish to Open Three Franchisee Locations in 2015

On the heels of the opening of its third location in California and following its international franchise debut in Dubai, UAE, Slapfish unveils its early expansion plan for 2015 with four new stores set to open in the U.S. With the first of three new franchise stores, one is scheduled to open this April at the […]

Church’s Chicken Partners with Travel Center Chain

Church’s Chicken has entered into a 10-unit franchise development agreement with Road Ranger, the leading truck stop, gas station, convenience store, and travel center chain in the Midwest spanning Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and Texas. The terms of the deal, while not disclosed, focus on developing non-traditional locations co-located in the Road Ranger travel […]

Pie Five Pizza Opens Fourth D.C. Location

This Friday, denizens of the nation’s capital will get their first taste of fast-casual pizza chain, Pie Five Pizza. The concept will unveil its newest restaurant in L’Enfant Plaza Center, one block south of the National Mall, on March 13. Doors open at 7 a.m. The grand opening marks Pie Five’s fourth location in the […]

Woody’s Opens in BBQ Capital of the World

It’s only fitting that a 35-year-old Southern barbecue franchise would want to have a presence in a state that is home to the “BBQ Capital of the World.” That’s why Florida-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q is proud to announce the opening of its newest restaurant in Murfreesboro, Tennessee – marking the national chain’s one and only restaurant […]

Top Round Roast Beef Names First Franchisee

Top Round Roast Beef announced its first franchisee will be opening multiple stores in San Jose, California.  The chef-driven fast food concept has selected restaurant industry veteran Ricardo Lopez to open its first franchised locations.  The first San Jose Top Round Roast Beef restaurant is expected to open by the end of 2015. “San Jose […]

Fuzzy’s New St. Louis Shop Has Full Bar, Local Brews

“Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has a large fan base in St. Louis and we are excited that its unique atmosphere adds new energy to our dining options at Westport Plaza,” says Craig Cobler, senior vice president of development for Westport Plaza. “Our customers can look forward to bold, fast-casual Baja-style options that Fuzzy’s Taco Shop serves.” […]

800 Degrees Signs First International Deal in Japan

Chef Anthony Carron and partners' 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria has partnered with Tokyo-based Lumine Co Ltd with a multi-unit agreement to open pizzerias across Japan. This is the first international licensing deal for the rapidly expanding restaurant group, which recently opened in Downtown Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  "We are honored to partner with Lumine Co Ltd and […]

Taco Bueno Opens Three New Stores in Colorado

Taco Bueno broke ground today on the first of three new restaurants planned to open in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this year. In total, the three locations are anticipated to add more than 100 jobs in the community while offering consumers an authentic Tex-Mex dining experience. “Taco Bueno is thrilled to have selected Colorado Springs for […]

Juice It Up! Opens First Oregon Location

Juice It Up!, a leader in the raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie segment, will open its first Oregon location in the Tanasbourne Shops in Hillsboro. This will be the first of three locations that Brooklynn Lorenzen, president of Oregon-based Juice 55 LLC, will open in the Portland area.  “I’m super excited to be the […]

Del Taco Sees Success in the South

Del Taco reported that the brand is making significant strides in the South, with a focus on expansion in Georgia, Florida, and the Carolinas. Franchisee Clay Gullatt of Columbus, Georgia, is no stranger to Del Taco’s growing began his franchise career  in 1997 with a BBQ chain, then became a franchisee for a popular pizza […]

Dunkin’ Signs Multi-Unit Deal in Missouri

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with a new franchise group, Donut World, LLC, to develop two Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and one combination restaurant with its sister brand, Baskin-Robbins, in Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri. The group’s first restaurant is planned to […]

PizzaRev Opens First South Dakota Location

PizzaRev marked its entrance into South Dakota with a Pizzas for a Purpose fundraising event at 3901 W. 49th St. in Sioux Falls. Guests are invited to pay-what-they-want for a custom-built, personal-sized pizza with a suggested $8 contribution to benefit Children’s Miracle Network and Sanford Children’s Hospital. PizzaRev-Sioux Falls is owned and operated by Todd […]

Smoothie Factory and Red Mango a Cobranding Success

Smoothie Factory Juice Bar, a leading retailer of real fruit smoothies, fresh cold-squeezed juices, and nutritional products, enjoyed a record year for growth and development in 2014, adding 20 new locations for a total of 52 locations under its new parent company, BRIX Holdings, LLC. The revitalized Smoothie Factory Juice Bar store concept will open […]

Pieology Opens New Pizzeria in Carlsbad

Pieology Pizzeria announced today that its doors will officially open to the Carlsbad, California, community on Monday, March 2. The new restaurant is located at 2647 Gateway Road in the Bressi Ranch Village Center by Nékter Juice Bar and Peet’s Coffee & Tea. A proven favorite with SoCal fans, Pieology will soon have four restaurants in […]

Togo’s Signs Multi-Unit Expansion For West Coast

Togo’s Eateries, Inc., a “West Coast Original” since 1971, announced today the signing of two multi-unit franchise agreements with new franchisees to develop two restaurants in the East Bay area and three in the San Fernando Valley.   As part of this development, Mary Zinchiak will open two locations in Walnut Creek and Lafayette, California, over […]

Pizza Patrón Opens New Houston Store

Pizza Patrón announced today the opening of its brand new Houston, Texas, restaurant located at 14405 Bellaire Blvd.The store was opened by long-time Pizza Patrón franchisees Bravo Pizzas Houston, LLC. This is the seventh store in the Houston market for this group of multi-unit operators. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. […]

Pancheros Announces Franchisee of the Year

Pancheros announced Adam Kaufman as the recipient of the 2014 Franchisee of the Year Award. Based in Columbia, Missouri, Adam was lauded for maintaining a superior level of service at his location and achieving double-digits sales growth within the first 18 months of opening. Adam opened his first Pancheros restaurant in Missouri almost two years ago and […]

PizzaRev Announces Two New Franchise Groups

PizzaRev announced today the addition of two franchise groups to bring the fast casual, build-your-own pizza concept to Sacramento and Riverside County, California. “While we continue to develop our corporate store footprint throughout greater Los Angeles, we’re focused on working with experienced multi-unit restaurant operators to realize the brand’s growth potential in new markets across […]

Future in Franchising For Tin Fish Restaurants

Tin Fish Restaurant is proud to announce that they are selling franchises to franchisees nationwide, as of February 2015.    Since its initial launch in 1997, Tin Fish has had a mission to deliver a high-quality experience through offering fresh, lean, healthy seafood meals to its customers. The decision to become a franchise originated after […]

Growing Global

When the recession hit in 2008, quick serves in the U.S. got a wake-up call: Even in the Western world, where drive thrus and combo meals were invented, quick serves are not immune to tight wallets and budget cuts. While brands in the U.S. struggled, some had a saving grace: an international presence. Take Dairy […]

10 Great Franchise Deals

Admittedly, a list of the best values in the quick-service franchise arena is a catalog coated in subjectivity. Yet, there remains an assortment of common characteristics that many franchise values possess. First, a good franchise deal is more than a simple, by-the-numbers assessment of franchise fees and start-up costs, a method that would fill any […]