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PizzaRev Names New Executive VP of Franchising

Buffalo Wild Wings-backed fast-casual pizza leader, PizzaRev, announced today the addition of restaurant industry veteran, Craig Hopkins, as the executive vice president of Franchising. Hopkins brings more than 30 years of restaurant operations and franchising experience to the PizzaRev team, having worked with national brands including Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s, Shakey’s Pizza, and Arby’s. Most recently, Hopkins was […]

Bruegger’s and Jamba Begin Cobranding

A bagel and a smoothie might not seem like a natural pairing, but Bruegger’s Bagels and Jamba Juice are looking to build a relationship that benefits both brands. “We had done some cobranding with Caribou in the past [and] what we learned was that the power of two really good brands can make an impact […]

NC-Based East Coast Wings Expands to Northeast

East Coast Wings & Grill is spreading its wings to the Northeast and landing in Philadelphia with its new restaurant at 2539 Castor Avenue. As part of its strategic national franchise expansion, the new location is the first of multiple restaurants the company plans to open in the next three to five years in Pennsylvania. […]

Little Greek Fresh Grill Opens Two New TX Locations

Tampa, Florida-based Little Greek Fresh Grill, a fast-casual Greek restaurant with an American influence, has opened locations in Coppell and North Dallas, Texas. “We’re thrilled to open two more restaurants in the Dallas area,” says Nick Vojnovic, Little Greek Fresh Grill president. “Both are excellent locations for Little Greek.” Owner/operators of the Coppell location are […]

Texas-Based Golden Chick Announces Growth Plans

Golden Chick, the Texas-based chicken chain that has prided itself on treating guests like family for the past 48 years, today announced plans to add 80 new locations in Houston and Beaumont by 2025. Lee Sanders, managing general partner of Rocket Chicks, LP, has signed an area development agreement committing to the direct development and […]

UFood Grill Names New VP of Franchise Development

UFood Grill has named Bob DiBartolomeo as the vice president of franchise development and announced plans to open up to 100 new locations over the next four years in an aggressive domestic expansion program. DiBartolomeo will focus on the launch of a new traditional restaurant prototype, building on the existing non-traditional locations in the UFood […]

Dunkin’ Donuts Inks Multiunit Deals in Virginia and West Virginia

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced the signing of multiunit store development agreements with seven franchise groups to develop 51 new restaurants in Virginia and West Virginia over the next several years. The seven franchise groups and their development plans include existing and new franchisees. Existing franchise group TBG […]

Dog Haus Inks 20-Unit Franchise Deal in Texas

Dog Haus, the celebrated gourmet hot dog, sausage, and burger concept, continues its meteoric path of expansion beyond its Pasadena, California, hometown with the announcement of a 20-unit franchise deal that will bring its one-of-a-kind creations to the heart of Texas. The deal with local franchisee Ron Ryan, a veteran restaurateur and former vice president […]

Posh Tomato Seeks Franchisees For High-Profile Real Estate

Looking to bring its distinctive ultra-thin crust, brick oven pies to a broader audience nationwide, Posh Tomato, a Brooklyn-based fast casual pizza franchise, is actively seeking franchisees to open restaurants in the Mall of America and American Dream Mall in New Jersey, among others.  An open concept, Posh Tomato’s natural wood and other raw materials are simple, […]

Auntie Anne’s Recognizes Outstanding Franchisees

Auntie Anne’s, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchisor, recently recognized several franchisees for exceeding the "Pretzel Perfect" standard.    Earlier this summer, Auntie Anne’s presented prestigious awards to franchise owners and stores across the country to recognize their hard work and dedication to the Auntie Anne’s system. The iconic pretzel brand presented awards in three […]

Bojangles’ Expands into West Virginia and Kentucky

Bojangles’ Inc., the popular Southeast restaurant chain known for its uniquely seasoned and marinated chicken, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, and breakfast served all day, every day, will grow the brand in West Virginia and Kentucky over the next several years. A new West Virginia Bojangles’ opened Monday, July 6 at 701 Oakdale Road in Princeton. The […]

Kneaders Bakery Opens in Tucson

Kneaders Bakery & Café, a premier fast-casual restaurant and retail shop, will open its newest location in Tucson, Arizona, at 135 South Wilmot Road on Friday, July 17. To celebrate its opening, the first 100 customers will receive a free meal of French toast on July 17. In addition to the bakery, the Tucson Kneaders’ location […]

GE Capital Finances Boston-Area Domino’s Franchisee

GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced that it has provided financing to Dufficy Enterprises Inc. Based in Franklin, Massachusetts, Dufficy is a Domino’s Pizza franchisee that operates 16 units in the greater Boston area. The credit facility includes a term loan that will be used to refinance outstanding debt and a credit line that will […]

Top Round Roast Beef to Open Four Kentucky Stores

Top Round Roast Beef announced its second franchise agreement, primed to bring four stores to the Louisville, Kentucky, area. Following its first franchise deal in San Jose, California, the chef-driven fast-food concept has selected veteran television producer, Billy Rapaport and his wife, Elizabeth, to bring the brand to Kentucky. The first Louisville Top Round Roast […]

Johnny Rockets Expands Route 66 Drive-Thru Concept

Johnny Rockets announces a development agreement with Cruzar Group LLC to open Johnny Rockets restaurants in El Paso, Texas, including the brand’s new Route 66 expression. Johnny Rockets’ Route 66 drive-thru prototype will offer its same all-American menu to travelers and consumers on-the-go. “Texas is primed for expansion, with huge growth potential in the west […]

Lenny’s New Owners Revitalize Brand

Rick Johnson and Kevin Martin are not the founders of the 112-unit franchise, Lenny’s Subs, but you wouldn’t know that from talking with them. In less than two years, the sandwich chain’s new owners have invested an incredible amount of time, energy, and capital to take the right steps to revitalize the veteran Lenny’s brand. It […]

Pieology Opens Auburn, Alabama Location

Pieology Pizzeria today announced the construction of its third Alabama Pieology location. Located in the historic Toomer’s Corner in Auburn, this new store is set to open this year and will be operated by Segovia Aslan Enterprises, which has secured the franchise rights to open Pieology restaurants across the Southeastern United States.  “We are thrilled […]

NFL Star and Paisano’s CEO Bring Speed to Pizza Scene

In the morning, Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is up early, training his mind and body to anticipate anything—be it a touchdown pass or an enormous defensive lineman. After practice, he continues to plan for what’s ahead—even beyond his football career. And while he still works on perfecting his spiral, it’s not just with […]

Pieology Pizzeria Opens 60th Restaurant

Pieology Pizzeria is announcing that it has opened its 60th restaurant, with its newest location in Rancho Cordova, California. “Since its founding in 2011, Pieology has followed a unique business philosophy that is focused on quality over quantity, a model that we will continue to employ throughout our nationwide expansion,” says Carl Chang, founder and CEO. […]

Fatburger Opens Second Location in Qatar

Fatburger has opened a second Doha, Qatar, location in the food court of the city’s brand new shopping center, the Gulf Mall. This will be franchisee Khalifa Alsowaidi’s second Fatburger location in the city where he will continue to bring the burger brand’s selections to locals. With more than 150 locations in 32 countries, Fatburger is dedicated to expanding […]

Uncle Maddio’s Opens 13th Atlanta Location

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint continues to dominate the Atlanta-area fast-casual pizza scene as it opens another restaurant in Smyrna, Georgia, on July 10. The Atlanta-based build-your-own pizza concept will open at 4340 East-West Connector South Cobb Drive in the Old Ivy Village. The restaurant will hold a grand opening celebration on July 11 and will […]

Panchero’s Opens First-Ever West Coast Location

Pancheros Mexican Grill, a Midwest-based fast-casual Mexican restaurant, is making its West Coast debut in California with two new locations in the City of Industry and Fremont. The new locations mark an important milestone in Pancheros’ continued expansion across the U.S. To celebrate the grand openings, the City of Industry and Fremont restaurants will be hosting a […]

Wienerschnitzel Expands to Panama

Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest Hot Dog chain, has signed a master franchise agreement with International Food Concepts Inc. to begin developing Wienerschnitzel locations in Panama. The agreement, made with Wienerschnitzel parent company Galardi Group, outlines commitments to open at least five locations throughout the country, with the first to open in Panama City this year. […]

Halal Guys to Open New Locations in NJ and CT

The Halal Guys, the innovative American Halal food concept, has announced the signing of two multi-unit franchise deals. A total of 10 new restaurants will open in parts of Connecticut and northern New Jersey.  The franchisee, who secured the rights for both markets, worked with Fransmart’s senior director of development, Paul Tran, on the agreements and […]

Muscle Maker Grill Opens in Glen Ellyn With a Giveaway

Muscle Maker Grill, the rapidly growing fast-casual restaurant brand, which promotes a healthy lifestyle by offering a nutritious alternative to traditional dishes, today announced that it will hold the official grand opening of its newest location at Glen Ellyn Plaza, 430 Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, on Friday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. The health-conscious brand […]