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Capriotti’s To Open First Nebraska Location

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop announces the upcoming arrival of its first Nebraska location in Lincoln. Franchisee, Corey Tallman, will be opening the new Lincoln location on Monday, August 3, marking an important milestone in the company’s continued expansion across the U.S. On opening day, Capriotti’s will be give the first 100 guests a free 9-inch Bobbie to […]

Baskin-Robbins Seeks Southern California Franchisees

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announced that it is seeking Los Angeles entrepreneurs to develop new and existing ice cream shops in Southern California. Specifically, Baskin-Robbins is seeking candidates who are looking for a sweet opportunity in Glendora, Long Beach, Oceanside, and Pico Rivera, as well as San Diego. “We’re […]

Russo’s to Open in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Continuing its meteoric rise in the Middle East, the well-known, Houston-based Italian restaurant announced its first signed agreement in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with the Hospitality & Catering Company. The location is due to open in the urban metropolis by the end of this year. “Riyadh is about to have a taste of something it’s never […]

Pie Five Inks Deal for Missouri, Arizona, and New Mexico

Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza just expanded its piece of the pie. The brand known for artisan pizzas, handcrafted with farm fresh ingredients, and baked with lightning speed announced a new development deal with HCW Development that will add 25 locations in Branson and Springfield, Missouri; Tucson, Arizona; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first location is […]

Pieology Opens in Koreatown, Los Angeles

Pieology Pizzeria today announced that its Koreatown location in Los Angeles has officially opened. Pieology Koreatown features the new environmental décor package and custom salad program. A proven favorite amongst pizza fans around the country, Pieology currently has fourteen restaurants throughout Los Angeles County with plans to open twelve more in the coming months. “We’re […]

UFood Grill Looks to Veterans For Franchise Partnerships

UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” today announced that the company has partnered with VetFran, a program that helps U.S. Military veterans locate franchise opportunities and provides a path towards business ownership with training, mentoring, and financial assistance. As a member of VetFran, UFood Grill will now offer veterans a 50 […]

Sweet Lorraine’s Plans for National Expansion

No matter what kind of day you’ve had, you can always count on a bowl of macaroni and cheese to cheer you up. Soon, thanks to a recently launched franchise expansion initiative, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez! will be feeding America’s growing appetite for the classic comfort food with its variety of mouthwatering, cheezy […]

Zoup! Opens Second Portland-Area Location

Portlanders got their first taste of the award-winning, healthy soup recipes made popular by Zoup! just over a year ago. Now, franchisee Brian Carney and his parents Dave and Alex Carney, are opening their second area restaurant, located in Beaverton, Oregon. The new restaurant will open on Thursday, July 30. “We have been overwhelmed by […]

Teriyaki Madness Franchisee to Open Five Units

Brevard Achievement Center (BAC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, that serves people with disabilities, announced that it will bring the first of five Teriyaki Madness restaurants to Florida under the ownership of Brevard Achievement Center Franchise LLC (BAC Franchise), a wholly owned subsidiary of BAC. The inaugural Florida location will open on […]

Cole’s Backyard Grill Launches National Franchising Program

Plano, Texas-based Homestyle Dining LLC has launched a national franchising program aimed at bringing its highly successful, well-received, new fast-casual concept, Cole’s Backyard Grill, to neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the U.S. Cole’s Backyard Grill is a modern dining experience built around familiar American fare with a culinary twist offered at reasonable prices in a welcoming […]

Beverage Zeitgeist

Consumers are drinking more … coffee and specialty beverages, that is. According to the National Restaurant Association’s annual forecast, snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars are estimated to witness a 5.2 percent sales boost in 2015. This burgeoning popularity helps explain how two sister concepts have been able to scale so quickly. Qwench Juice Bar only […]

Auntie Anne’s Named Among Top Global Franchises

Entrepreneur magazine has named Auntie Anne's one of the country’s top global franchises. The iconic soft pretzel company ranks among the top franchises expanding internationally as part of the annual Top Global Franchise list, a comprehensive selection of the top 200 global franchise systems. The ranking was formulated based on specific criteria, and only companies […]

Pie Five Opens First Indiana Location

Pie Five Pizza is rolling out the dough on Friday, July 24, when it opens its first Indianapolis, Indiana, location. Early birds and night owls alike can satisfy their pizza hankerings from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the new location. “Coming from Chicago, I have a powerful passion for pizza, and I felt it […]

Johnny Rockets Banks on Popularity With Students

Continuing its success in non-traditional venues, Johnny Rockets announces a further expansion into college and university campuses through its Express prototype. Johnny Rockets Express, a quick-service prototype ideal for universities, airports, malls, and other entertainment destinations, offers flexible floor plans with options ranging from a 150-square-foot, free-standing kiosk to a 1,100-square-foot restaurant. “Johnny Rockets’ premium […]

Burger 21 Store Reopens Under New Franchisees

Burger 21, an award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast-casual franchise, announces its restaurant in Davie, Florida, will re-open under new ownership July 20 at 2451 South University Drive. To celebrate, the fast casual franchise will give away Burger 21 swag bags to the first 100 guests on opening day. In addition, as part of the […]

Rock Legend Partners Rockin’ & Roastin’ With InFusion

Today, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer announces a partnership between his 100 percent, USDA organic certified coffee company, Rockin’ & Roastin’, and InFusion Sales Group, a premier food broker. With this new partnership, Rockin’ & Roastin’ will further expand its presence across the foodservice industry throughout the region. “Partnering with InFusion Sales Group, we will be able to bring Rockin’ […]

BurgerFi Signs First International Agreement

BurgerFi has announced its first international development agreement in Europe. In a recently inked deal with ground Round Limited, the brand will expand its footprint into the European market with a location in central London set to open before the end of the year.   The U.K. expansion announcement was signed with Ground Round partners Jamie […]

Maui Wowi Franchisee Couple Ink Texas Deal

After successfully building a healthy beverage empire in Houston and surrounding areas, a local husband and wife team and longtime franchisees have signed a deal with their franchisor for rights to sell and support the Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies franchise throughout the entire state of Texas. The director of Regional Support Agreement essentially […]

Burger 21 Opens Second Georgia Location

Burger 21 an award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise, announced today its second restaurant in Georgia will open in Buckhead on Monday, July 27 in the Chastain Square Shopping Center. To celebrate, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of proceeds from the first week of business to CURE Childhood Cancer. Additionally, the fast casual franchise […]

Texas Chicken Opens First New Zealand Location

Texas Chicken, one of the largest quick-service chicken concepts in the world, has opened its first restaurant in New Zealand, with the company planning to open multiple Texas Chicken restaurants nationwide in the next 10 years. Westfield Manukau City Mall in Auckland, New Zealand, is the site for the country’s first-ever Texas Chicken location. In […]

Blaze Pizza’s 80th Restaurant Set to Open in Las Vegas

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza today announced that its 80th restaurant is set to open next month in Las Vegas. Known for its chef-driven recipes and casual-hip restaurants, the “build-your-own” pizza chain has a pipeline of more than 400 restaurants committed to open in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada by 2020. With the opening of its 80th […]

New Capriotti’s Location Soon to Open in Seattle Area

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop announces the upcoming arrival of their first Washington location in the greater Seattle area. Franchisee Ron Mehiel plans to open the sandwich shop’s Tukwila location this summer, marking the chain’s commitment to sharing its passion for creating quality sandwiches with turkey-lovers across the U.S. To celebrate the new opening, the Tukwila location will […]

Chronic Tacos Expands in Colorado

Chronic Tacos recently signed a multi-unit franchise agreement for the state of Colorado, which calls for 12 locations over the next five years. Leading the franchise’s expansion in Colorado are local entrepreneurs Tom King and Tony Kerrigone, who plan to open the first restaurant in September 2015. The long-time friends are also looking at sites […]

Cold Stone Announces Entry Into India

Cold Stone Creamery has announced its entry into India and Sri Lanka. Kahala Brands, the parent company of the Cold Stone Creamery brand, has joined forces with Tablez Food Company, part of Lulu Group International, LLC, to bring the “Ultimate Ice Cream Experience” to the ice cream lovers of India and Sri Lanka. The first store will open by the end […]

Halal Guys Enters Canada With Multi-Unit Deal

The Halal Guys has announced the signing of a five-unit franchise deal for territories in Toronto, Canada.  This is the brand’s 4th international franchise deal, and first for Canada, with other territories sold for the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The Halal Guys have partnered with Fransmart, the company behind the explosive growth of restaurants like Five […]

Lion’s Choice Celebrates New Store With Ticket Giveaway

Ellisville residents are now able to get a famous Lion’s Choice roast beef sandwich in their neighborhood. The Saint Louis-based quick-service chain, renowned for its thinly shaved roast beef sandwiches, recently opened its newest location in Ellisville, Missouri. On Friday, July 17, Lion's Choice will celebrate the opening by offering its Ellisville guests a chance […]