industry headlines

North America’s 2nd-Largest Sushi Brand Sold for $78M

2017-11-22 North America’s second-largest sushi brand, Bento Sushi, with more than 600 locations, is being acquired by United Kingdom-based Yo!...

Rachel’s Kitchen Dishes Up Expansion Plans

2017-11-21 Rachel’s Kitchen—a fresh casual restaurant concept that offers a carefully crafted menu, from the healthy to the indulgent—has set its sights on expan...

The Pie Hole to Open 3 New Locations by December

2017-11-21 The Los Angeles-based specialty pie and coffee shop, The Pie Hole, will open three new Southern California franchise locations by December.

The Pizza Press Sets Sights on National Expansion

2017-11-21 The Pizza Press, a leading fast-casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant, has its eyes set on national expansion with 30 restaurants slated to open by ...

Taco John’s Announces Expansion into Kentucky

2017-11-20 Taco John’s and its iconic Potato Olés is coming to central Kentucky.

California Tortilla Inks Deal to Debut in North Carolina

2017-11-20 Hot off the heels of announcing nationwide expansion plans, California Tortilla, a fast-casual Mexican-inspired restaurant franchise, has signed an ag...

Rocket Restaurants Announce Expansion Into Germany

2017-11-17 The Global Contract Caterer, Elior Group signed a franchise deal in order to bring the fast, casual and better burger brand Rocket’s to the German mar...

Melt Shop Inks First Domestic Franchise Agreement

2017-11-15 Melt Shop, pioneers of the melted sandwich movement, announced the signing of its first domestic franchise agreement with 717 Food Group.

Pizza Press Eyes Expansion From Southern California

2017-11-15 The Pizza Press, a fast-casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant, is gearing up for national expansion, with 30 new restaurants slated to open by early...