Top Franchising News

Wetzel’s Opens First Mobile Location in Georgia

Wetzel’s Pretzels is now cruisin’ through Augusta under the ownership of local operators, Troy and Nancy Akers. This marks the first mobile location in Georgia for the popular pretzel franchise, bringing fresh, delicious pretzels directly to the community and local events. The Akers bring a wealth of experience and passion to their newest Wetzel’s food […]

Dave’s Hot Chicken Heads Toward 300 Locations

After 100 percent sales growth in 2023, Dave’s Hot Chicken is cementing its position as a leader in the fast-casual dining sector throughout 2024. “This year, we’ve been dialed in on growth and innovation, making our mark as the hottest concept in the Nashville-style hot chicken segment to date,” says Bill Phelps, CEO of Dave’s […]

PJ’s Coffee Announces Eighth Annual Veterans Franchise License Giveaway

PJ’s Coffee will kick off its eighth annual Veteran Franchise License Giveaway on Thursday, July 4, a tribute to the nation’s heroes and a chance for them to open their own coffee shop.  In partnership with the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program, PJ’s Coffee devotes itself to granting veterans the proper respect and honor they deserve. Therefore, the […]

Panera Franchisee Opens New Store Near Fenway Park in Boston

PR Restaurants, LLC/Panera Bread, the leading franchisee of Panera Bread in New England, opened its newest bakery-café yesterday at 121 Brookline Avenue steps away from baseball’s most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park. This location is the company’s 41st bakery-café in Massachusetts and 61st across New England. This new 4,500 square-foot Panera restaurant serves food made with responsibly raised […]

Jack in the Box Plans Return to Chicagoland

Jack in the Box Inc., a leading franchisor in the quick-service restaurant industry, announced its highly anticipated return to the Chicagoland market. This accelerated development plan includes eight company-operated units and as part of the brand’s strategic market plan, Jack in the Box has identified more than 125 potential trade area opportunities for future corporate […]

Wienerschnitzel Opens Unit in Horizon City, Texas

Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog franchise, opened its latest location in the Lone Star State on June 29.   Conveniently located at 12610 State Street, Horizon City, TX 79928 this restaurant is locally owned and operated by Evan Carbonell, and will serve the greater El Paso region, especially within the Horizon City community. “We […]

Huey Magoo’s Opens 65th Store in Flowood, Mississippi

Huey Magoo’s – the “Filet Mignon Of Chicken” – is proud to celebrate its newest franchise store now open in Flowood, Mississippi, President and CEO Andy Howard announces today.  Huey Magoo’s Flowood is the 65th restaurant opening company-wide spanning 12 states, with hundreds more franchises currently sold in 13 states.  The 3,100 square foot free standing restaurant features […]

Duck Donuts Opens First Restaurant in the Philippines

Duck Donuts announced it has officially opened its first shop in the Philippines. Located at 1331 Angono Street, Pob. Makati, a vibrant community within Metro Manila, the new store is owned by Bravo Best Foods Corp. This expansion into the Philippines marks a significant milestone for Duck Donuts as it continues to bring its unique […]

Chicken Salad Chick Expanding in North Alabama Again

Chicken Salad Chick is expanding once again in North Alabama. The nation’s only fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept is adding a seventh location to the area overall and a second in Madison. It is located at 101 Moon Shot Drive in distinctive Town Madison, the exciting new mixed-use development with retail, residential and entertainment […]

Gong cha Signs 30-Unit Deal to Grow in Puerto Rico

Gong cha, the world’s premier bubble tea brand with nearly 2,200 locations across 24 countries, announced the signing of a 30 unit development agreement in partnership with SID Tea LLC. Led by a group of experienced quick-service franchisors—including Jose Vazquez, former Vice President of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, and former President of ASORE […]

BurritoBar Signs Big Deal to Grow in New Jersey

BurritoBar, USA Inc. announced that it has entered into a Master Franchise Agreement for the state of New Jersey with Sarang Franchising LLC. for the opening of 93 franchised restaurants of BURRITOBAR, a fast casual restaurant serving fresh and delicious Tex Mex food. This agreement builds on the momentum of an announcement on May 7, […]

Taco Cabana Appoints John Ramsay Director of Franchise Sales and Development

Taco Cabana announced the addition of John Ramsay to its team as Director of Franchise Sales and Development. In this role, Ramsay will be an integral part of the brand’s growth efforts through its franchising strategy. With a wealth of experience in restaurant development, he brings a deep understanding of franchising within the quick-service restaurant […]

Orange Leaf Opens New Store in Omaha, Nebraska

Orange Leaf, a frozen yogurt pioneer and iconic family-friendly brand specializing in frozen yogurt, smoothies and power bowls, announces the grand opening of its newest Omaha, Neb. store located inside the Holiday Inn at 1420 Cuming St. The Orange Leaf in Omaha is owned by business partners Kirt Trivedi and Dr. Deepak Gangahr. Together they own […]

McAlister’s Deli to Open First Maryland Location on July 1

McAlister’s Deli will open its doors to its first Maryland location in Baltimore, MD at 500 E Pratt St Suite #110, 21202 at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 1. The grand opening celebration will feature: Free Tea Passes: The first 100 guests in line will receive free McAlister’s Tea Passes! This entitles winners to claim […]

Island Fin Poké Co.’s Worchester, Massachusetts, Location to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

Island Fin Poké Co., America’s favorite Hawaiian-inspired poké stop, announced that their Worcester, Massachusetts, location will be honoring its five-year anniversary with a celebratory event on Wednesday, July 10, starting at 11am. Complete with festivities, giveaways and live music, this event will honor Island Fin Poké Co.’s first-ever franchise location and the loyal community it […]

Whataburger Owner to Grow Layne’s Chicken Fingers in East Texas

Taylor Thomas, a seasoned entrepreneur with a deep-rooted history in the franchise industry, is making waves in East Texas as the newest franchisee of Layne’s Chicken Fingers, the Soon to be Famous chicken finger franchise. Having signed on to open 25 units across the region, Thomas is poised to reshape the local dining scene, emphasizing […]

Vitality Bowls Store in West Bloomfield, Michigan, to Celebrate First Anniversary

Vitality Bowls, the leading superfood café offering açaí bowls, smoothies, salads, wraps, grain bowls and more, is gearing up to celebrate one incredible year in Oakland County. The West Bloomfield café, owned and operated by local entrepreneurs Dawn and Tristan Moss, has been a community staple since it first opened in 2023.  “Our first anniversary is a […]

Shipley Do-Nuts Lowering Costs, Raising AUVs for Franchisees

Shipley Do-Nuts released its latest Franchise Disclosure Document that outlines 23 percent lower investment costs and higher average unit volumes (AUVs) and EBITDA, demonstrating the growing brand’s continuing commitment to offering attractive franchise opportunities. The new FDD presents several key financial highlights that underscore the brand’s robust performance and appealing franchise proposition: Lower Investment Costs: […]

Protein Bar & Kitchen Inks First Multi-Unit Franchise Deal

Protein Bar & Kitchen celebrates a milestone for the company with its first-ever multi-unit franchise agreement which will bring the brand to Northwest Indiana through an initial location in Crown Point. News of this signed agreement further validates the rapid growth of better-for-you food concepts. According to the 2024 IFA Economic Outlook Report, the number […]