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Carl’s Jr. Opens Second Toronto Location

The Southern California-based Carl’s Jr. will be serving up burgers, fries, shakes, and more 24 hours a day with the opening of its newest restaurant on April 8. Operated by Toronto-based 6Points Food Services Ltd., the Carl’s Jr. restaurant, which will feature a delicious shake bar with more than 20 flavors of hand-scooped Chapman’s Canadian […]

Grabbagreen Begins Franchising

Arizona-based food+juice restaurant Grabbagreen announced a nationwide franchising opportunity. Grabbagreen is a nutritious restaurant concept that meets the speed and convenience of traditional fast food with a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu packed full of super food ingredients. Founded in 2012 by moms and childhood friends, Keely Newman and Kelley Bird, Grabbagreen serves organic food […]

Charleys Philly Steaks Opens at Lenox Square in Atlanta

Charleys Philly Steaks has opened at Lenox Square, one of Atlanta, Georgia’s premier retail shopping establishments. The brand’s sales have started out strong—far exceeding opening projected sales numbers. This success mirrors Charleys 2014 same-store sales numbers, and other recent openings across the United States. “The exceptional sales show that Atlanta is embracing Charleys fresh, grilled-in-front-of-you […]

Coconut’s Searches For California Franchisees

Coconut’s Fish Cafe announced today a franchise growth plan targeting California—a strategy that will position the island-themed cafe, known for its signature fresh fish tacos, for expansion into communities in all corners of the market, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento. Coconut’s plans to enter key markets throughout California this […]

Café Yumm! Opens Nears St Charles Medical Center

Café Yumm! has opened in Neff Place Center at 1500 NE Cushing Drive near St. Charles Medical Center. This second Bend, Oregon, location is also owned by Karli Foster and Ellen Chamberlain, who opened their first Café Yumm! restaurant in December 2007 in The Old Mill District.  Karli Foster began working at Café Yumm! in […]

Jersey Mike’s Named Official Sub Shop of Yankees

Jersey Mike’s Subs has been named the exclusive “Official Sub Sandwich Shop of the New York Yankees.”  The two iconic brands will formally kick off their partnership in time for opening day, April 6. “The Yankees are one of the premier sports franchises in the world and since Jersey Mike’s is a brand that focuses […]

Tropical Smoothie Signs 51 Franchise Deals in 2015

Tropical Smoothie Café announced the signing of 51 franchise agreements in the first quarter of 2015. The deals represent 51 cafés that will expand the sandwich and smoothie franchise in markets such as Atlanta, Detroit, Providence, Rhode Island, Miami, Charleston, South Carolina, and Fayetteville, North Carolina. Additionally, the brand reported a 12.31 percent growth in […]

Captain D’s to Open 14 New Franchise Units

Captain D’s signed franchise agreements to open at least 14 new restaurants since December 2014. This growth comes on the heels of an incredibly successful 2014 in which the brand signed agreements to open over 35 new restaurants, opened its first new corporate location in a decade, and generated half a billion dollars in system-wide […]

Quiznos Inks Record Deal to Expand Into China

Quiznos' international business has been hot lately, including a recent deal in China that could be the largest deal in franchising history. Quiznos announced that it signed a 1,500-unit deal with the Parkson Retail Group of China, a retail arm of Malaysia-based The Lion Group. The units will be opened over the next 15 years. […]

Jamba Refranchises 100 California Stores

Jamba Inc. has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Vitaligent LLC to refranchise 100 company-owned restaurants in the San Francisco, San Diego, and Sacramento, California markets. Vitaligent is led by David A. Peacock, former president of InBev subsidiary, Anheuser-Busch, and existing Jamba franchise partner in St. Louis, who, upon closing of the transaction, would […]

From Café to Carryout and Back Again

The week before Easter can be a two-step shuffle for HoneyBaked Ham: The café tables and chairs are temporarily removed to make room for the throngs of customers picking up orders of ham. The same procedure is performed in the weeks preceding Thanksgiving and Christmas. While the switch-up is not without some confusion, the brand […]

Wok Box Announces California Expansion Plans

Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen, a Canadian-based fast-casual chain that offers fast and fresh cuisine from 10 Asian countries, has signed a franchise agreement to develop 37 restaurants throughout Northern California over the next 10 years. Under the agreement, which marks Wok Box’s entry into California, the 37 restaurants will be developed from Kern County […]

Pancheros Opens Second Missouri Location

Pancheros Mexican Grill, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant, welcomes Missouri fans to its newest location in Columbia. To celebrate the opening of Missouri’s second Pancheros restaurant, the new location will be hosting a $1 burrito event on April 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pancheros’ menu offers a wide variety of selections including burritos, tacos, and quesadillas […]

Cream Signs Multi-Unit Expansion Deal in Florida

When it comes to ice cream intake, Florida is flourishing. The state is becoming the second largest consumer of ice cream in the nation. Cream is in the midst of a “cold-rush” itself, expanding to the Sunshine State. The San Francisco-based dessert franchise specializing in premium ice cream sandwiches and other treats has inked a franchise deal […]

Fractured Prune Doughnuts Opens New Maryland Unit

Fractured Prune Doughnuts, famous for its always hot, customizable and made-to-order doughnuts, opens its newest location in Owings Mills, Marylandd at 10209 Grand Central Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117. The popular brand, which delights fans with endless doughnut combinations, is ready to bring its delicious treats to residents of Owings Mills. Fractured Prune, known for […]

Tropical Smoothie Targets NC For Rapid Growth

Tropical Smoothie Café announced today it is aggressively targeting North Carolina, and specifically the Charlotte market, for franchise growth. Over the next five years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise expects to open 20 locations throughout Greater Charlotte.  Tropical Smoothie Café will open two North Carolina, franchisee-owned restaurants next month, including one location on April 11 at 3860 […]

Smoothie Factory Opens Near University of Arizona

Smoothie Factory Juice Bar, a leading retailer of real fruit smoothies, fresh cold-squeezed juices, and nutritional products, is now open near the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. This new location is part of a seven-store multi-unit development agreement with franchisee John Wilfert, of JW Health and Fitness LLC. The store at 1031 N. Park […]

Uncle Maddio’s Signs Deal for 13 Franchise Units

Fast-casual pizza pioneer Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced the signing of its largest franchise deal to date. JUMP Restaurant Management, a subsidiary of Jubilee Restaurant Group, will develop 13 Uncle Maddio’s across the mid-South. Communities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Louisiana; Greater Memphis, Tennesse; and Southaven and Olive Branch, Mississippi will soon be able […]

Salsarita’s Plans to Increase 2014 Growth Burst

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, the fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain known for its authentically inspired menu choices made to order with fresh ingredients, is looking to outpace results from its successful 2014 as the brand expands throughout the U.S.     In a year that saw restaurant industry veteran Phil Friedman take greater control of daily operations as CEO, […]

Potbelly Opens First Nashville Shop

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced today it has signed an agreement to bring a new shop to Nashville, Tennessee. Slated to open in late summer, the 2,000 square foot shop will be located in the MarketStreet Enterprises’ Gulch Crossing building at 220 11th Ave. South. The widely acclaimed neighborhood hangout is known for its signature toasted […]

Crushed Red Plans Kansas City Expansion

Crushed Red, a progressive Urban Bake and Chop Shop franchise dishing up chopped-to-order salads and artisan-crafted whole grain pizzas, is targeting Kansas City for expansion in 2015. The company is seeking qualified franchise partners to develop restaurants throughout the market, serving up true artisan flavors and boosting the local economy with the creation of 35 jobs per […]

First International Foray For BurgerFi

BurgerFi has announced its first international development agreement. In a deal with EFIT SA DE CV, 40 restaurants are planned for Mexico City and the surrounding areas over the next five to seven years, generating approximately 1,000 jobs. The first international location is slated to open in the fall of 2015.   Known for its fresh, […]

Gigi’s Expands New Prototype in South Carolina

Gigi’s Cupcakes, America’s largest gourmet cupcake and specialty baked goods franchise, is currently seeking local franchise partners to develop two new bakeries in Columbia, South Carolina. Gigi’s Cupcakes has a strong brand presence throughout the Southeast with multiple locations in Georgia and North Carolina as well as one in Greenville, South Carolina. The local expansion […]

McAlister’s Looks to Expand in Promising Phoenix Market

McAlister’s Deli announced today it is targeting Phoenix for franchise growth. The brand is seeking experienced multi-unit restaurant operators to help expand McAlister’s presence in the market through multi-unit development agreements in areas such as Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, and Goodyear.   “The National Restaurant Association has predicted Phoenix will lead the country in restaurant […]

BGR’s 21st Location to Open in D.C.’s ‘Mixing Bowl’

Chanticleer Holdings Inc., owner and operator of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced that it will bring BGR: The Burger Joint to the Springfield Town Center in Springfield, Virginia. This summer's opening marks the 21st BGR location. One of the largest malls in northern Virginia, the Springfield Town Center went through a two-year renovation, […]

Soupman Inc. Opens New Delicatessen Concept

Soupman Inc., the parent company of the Original SoupMan, opened its newest restaurant, the Original SoupMan Famous Delicatessen & Grill at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island in Garden City, New York. In honor of the grand opening Original SoupMan Famous Delicatessen & Grill at Roosevelt Field Mall, the Original SoupMan, who coined the […]