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Big Chicken Opens in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Bringing a jolt of Shaquille O’Neal-inspired BIG Fun that matches the energy and excitement of Chattanooga, Big Chicken is set to open in high-profile downtown digs at Broad and 4th Streets (410 Broad St.). The new location pairs perfectly with the liveliness of the neighborhood, and it is arriving with a BIG opening celebration. On […]

BurritoBar Signs Master Franchise Agreements in Virginia and Maryland

BurritoBar, USA Inc., shared news of its continued expansion, having recently sealed two Master Franchise Agreements to extend its presence into Virginia and Maryland through partnerships with Sandhu Restaurant Group of Virginia, LLC, and Sandhu Restaurant Group of Maryland, LLC, respectively. These agreements mark a significant step in the company’s ambitious plan to open a […]

bb.q Chicken Opens Another Restaurant in Alabama

bb.q Chicken, Korea’s Finest Fried Chicken, announced the launch of its second store in Alabama. The brand will now serve its fresh and authentic cuisine in Montgomery, the second largest city in Alabama next to Birmingham, and is located at 1629 Eastern Blvd. The restaurant features a Chicken & beer concept, where guests can enjoy […]

Buddy’s bar-b-q Appoints InnoVision Marketing Group Agency as Agency of Record

InnoVision Marketing Group, a San Diego-based full-service advertising agency, has been named agency of record for Buddy’s bar-b-q, an East Tenn. bar-b-q favorite among tourists and locals alike. Through this new partnership, InnoVision Marketing Group will collaborate closely with Buddy’s bar-b-q to develop a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy to assist in a rebranding campaign […]

Potbelly Announces BOGO Sandwich Deal for Tax Day

Potbelly is turning Tax Day tension into a toasty treat for all its fans, and there’s no calculator needed to figure out this refund! On Monday, April 15, in honor of Tax Day, Potbelly is giving its fans a free Original Sandwich with the purchase of any Original or Big sized Sandwich. When ordering on potbelly.com or […]

The Human Bean Opens in Marianna, Florida

Baristas at The Human Bean will begin pouring coffee and other specialty beverages at 4380 Lafayette St beginning Friday, April 12th. Customers are invited to come get a first taste of the drive-thru’s offerings, including specialty-grade coffee, real-fruit smoothies, whole-leaf teas, and hot breakfast items to-go. Local owners of the new The Human Bean location, Shannon and […]

Guernsey Holdings Acquires 20 Zaxby’s Units in South Carolina

Guernsey Holdings, LLC, a holding company that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of consumer-facing franchised businesses, announced the acquisition of 20 Zaxby’s restaurants located throughout South Carolina. National Franchise Sales, Inc., the preeminent M&A firm for franchise restaurant resales in the U.S., represented Performance Management Group (“PMG”) on its sale of the restaurants. Guernsey partnered […]

Beyond Juicery + Eatery Unveils Limited-Time Spring Items

Spring is in the air at Beyond Juicery + Eatery— the Midwest-based healthy fast-casual concept recently announced its latest limited-time menu items just in time for the spring season approaching.  The Spring Menu will feature three items including the return of fan-favorites. Introduced on March 18, Beyond Juicery + Eatery is inviting guests to enjoy the savory and sweet […]

Mountain Mike’s Inks Franchise Deals in Wisconsin

Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading family-style pizza chain for more than 45 years, known for its legendary crispy, curly pepperonis, 20-inch Mountain-sized pizzas, and dough made fresh daily, is proud to announce its first restaurants east of the Mississippi River as the brand expands into its tenth state. A pair of three-unit development deals will […]

ItsaCheckmate Announces New Digital Menu Management Solution

ItsaCheckmate, a leading restaurant ordering solutions provider, announced its new enterprise-grade digital menu management solution today. This solution introduces a comprehensive suite of tools, including an advanced catalog system, customizable menu templates, and dynamic availability grids, designed to empower restaurants to manage their online presence with precision and flexibility. Previously, restaurants were hampered by limitations […]

Robeks Releases New Lineup of Performance Smoothies and Boosts

Robeks, the destination for fresh and innovative smoothies, juices, acai bowls and premium toasts, announced the launch of its new Performance Smoothies and Boosts.  Starting April 2, the brand is rolling out a refreshed menu powered up to include four brand-new smoothies. Robeks is also introducing three new premium proprietary Boosts aimed at promoting heart […]

Peter Piper Pizza Launches New Foundation to Support Children’s Education

Peter Piper Pizza, the pizza restaurant where “The Fun Is Baked In,” has launched the Slice of Knowledge Foundation, furthering its commitment to support children’s education in the Phoenix, Tucson and Albuquerque areas.   To introduce the Slice of Knowledge Foundation, Peter Piper Pizza has partnered with ICEE. Throughout April and while supplies last, guests can […]

Pollo Campero Celebrates 100th Opening with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Commemorative Cup

Pollo Campero, the Guatemalan-born fast-casual restaurant specializing in uniquely flavorful chicken, is celebrating its 100th U.S. restaurant opening with the release of a new limited-time St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital commemorative cup that unlocks free Pollo Campero drink refills for life. Starting April 10, 2024, guests who purchase the exclusive 32-ounce cup for $5 will enjoy free […]

Wawa to Open First North Carolina–Based Store in Kill Devil Hills

Wawa announced the date of its first official store opening in North Carolina and shared additional details on stores under construction in the state. Wawa’s first store in North Carolina will be located at 1900 Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 with a grand opening date of Thursday, May 16 (8 a.m. doors open; 10 a.m. […]

Paris Baguette Announces More Expansion in North America

Paris Baguette, the French-inspired bakery café franchise with a strong global presence, is further expanding in North America. With over 160 locations in the U.S. and Canada and over 100 more in development, Paris Baguette is seeing rapid growth in the two countries. Now, the team has decided it’s time to level up their entire […]

Chicken Salad Chick to Open in St. Matthews, Kentucky

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced it is bringing its made-from-scratch favorites to St. Matthews, Kentucky, opening a fourth Louisville-area restaurant at 7900 Shelbyville Road in Oxmoor Center. Featuring a large private dining room and patio, Chicken Salad Chick of Louisville-St. Matthews is owned and operated by Karen and Jon Riddle, […]

Olo Launches ‘Smart Cross-Sells’ Feature to Increase Guest Engagement and Sales

Olo Inc., a leading restaurant technology provider, announced Smart Cross-Sells, a new ordering feature empowering brands to increase guest engagement and average order value by providing dynamic, personalized suggestions during the ordering and checkout process. Over a dozen additional product features are now available across Olo’s three product suites Order, Pay, and Engage, to help restaurants increase orders, […]

Toast Launches New Restaurant Management Suite

Toast , the digital platform built for restaurants, announced the launch of its new Restaurant Management Suite. Powered by insights from more than 100,000 restaurant locations including hundreds of multi-unit brands like Caribou Coffee, Papa Gino’s & D’Angelo, Bar Louie, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and more, Toast’s Restaurant Management Suite provides enterprise brands with the data and insights, control […]

Jack in the Box and Del Taco Choose Qu’s Commerce Platform

Qu announced that Jack in the Box, Inc. is modernizing all of its Jack in the Box and Del Taco restaurants using Qu’s unified commerce platform. The visionary brand that introduced the two-way intercom at the drive-thru in 1951 is bolstering its innovation roots by partnering with Qu as the foundation for Jack in the Box’s […]

Smashburger Launches Promotion for 4/20

4/20 is right around the corner – and whether you celebrate this highly unofficial holiday or not, Smashburger is offering a special deal for anyone looking to satisfy a craving!  On April 20th, Smashburger is offering 4 Classic Smash Singles for $20 — the perfect way to split an awesome deal with friends! You and your buds can each […]

Bojangles Hosts Annual Biscuit Bake-Off

Bojangles, best known for its 49-step, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, invited the top 12 out of 4,500 Certified Biscuit Makers to its headquarters for the annual head-to-head bake-off. Restaurant leaders nominated the best bakers from both franchise and company-owned restaurants to compete for the title of Biscuit Maker Champion. On Thursday, April 4, the contestants matched […]