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Taco John’s Roots Remain in Wyoming

 In a year marked by bold menu innovations, remarkable growth and even an epic battle over the Taco Tuesday trademark, Taco John’s heart and heritage remains deeply embedded in its historic hometown of Cheyenne. From humble beginnings at the Cheyenne Frontier Days to becoming a beloved national franchise, the brand’s signature flavors have been celebrated far and […]

Island Fine Poké Plans for Opening in Venice, Florida

As quick-service restaurants grow in popularity, Island Fin Poké Co. is taking their poké concept to the next level. The Florida-based fast-casual restaurant, known for its fresh ingredients and bold flavors, is set to elevate the poké experience with the grand opening of its 25th location in Nokomis, Venice, FL on December 11. What makes […]

Hawaiian Bros Franchisee Opens Two Stores in One Week

Hawaiian Bros is debuting two new island-inspired franchise locations in Tyler and Midland, Texas, opening December 4 (6915 S Broadway Ave), and December 11 (3320 W Loop 250 N), respectively. The locations are the newest to open under Stine Enterprises as two of the 75 Hawaiian Bros’ restaurants developed under their recent franchisee agreement. Since signing their franchise agreement with Hawaiian Bros in […]

la Madeleine Looks to Ramp Up U.S. Franchise Growth

French-founded and French-owned la Madeleine is expanding franchise opportunities throughout the U.S. as the brand carries on the tradition of serving approachable, French-cuisine fast casual dining across North America. The brand is specifically seeking growth with qualified franchise candidates in 10 states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia. “We […]

Berry AI Adds Eric Marchant to Leadership Team

Berry AI, a leading provider of AI camera solutions for the quick-service industry, announced the appointment of Eric Marchant as the newest member of its leadership team. This strategic addition comes as Berry AI experiences unprecedented growth in response to the surging demand for AI camera adoption within the quick-service sector, aimed at enhancing the […]

California Fish Grill Celebrates 25 Years of Business

California Fish Grill, a fast-casual pioneer in serving sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Since the first restaurant opened on December 1, 1998 in Gardena, California Fish Grill has been dedicated to providing guests with a delicious, casual dining experience centered around high-quality, affordably priced seafood. Over the past 25 years, the […]

Island Fin Poké Co. to Offer Free Dole Soft Serve

Island Fin Poké Co., America’s favorite poké restaurant, is treating its guests to a sweet deal this National App Day, exclusively through their mobile app.  On this special occasion, Island Fin Poké Co. invites poké enthusiasts to enjoy a complimentary Dole Soft Serve with the purchase of any customized poké bowl. This exclusive in-app offer is […]

Wendy’s Unveils 12 Days of Holiday Offers

Wendy’s is spreading Frosty Cheer this holiday season with 12 Days of Deal-icious Holiday Offers. The above offers can be redeemed by visiting the “Offers” section in the Wendy’s app Reward Store or on the website. From there, simply apply the deal to your mobile/web order or use the offer in-restaurant by adding to your digital rewards card […]

Penn Station Hires Jay Farmer as Director of Marketing

Penn Station East Coast Subs, a leading fast-casual sandwich restaurant franchise, announced Jay Farmer was recently hired as Director of Marketing. Farmer will be responsible for the development and execution of Penn Station’s national marketing strategy and provide guidance on local store marketing plans. He will work closely with the company’s executive leadership team, marketing and franchise […]

Dave’s Hot Chicken Signs Lease in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dave’s Hot Chicken, the Los Angeles-based street food sensation turned breakthrough fast-casual brand, has secured a new location in Greensboro situated at 1949 Battleground Ave. Husband and wife, Nick and Nicole Colon Smith will spearhead the new site alongside their business partner, Jordan Washburn. This marks the opening of their fourth Dave’s Hot Chicken location […]

Zaxby’s Announces Midwest Expansion

Zaxby’s announced the expansion of its presence in the Midwest with the opening of three new locations under the leadership of new franchise owner Manish Malhotra. The new restaurants are set to open in Vincennes, Indiana; Henderson, Kentucky; and Madisonville, Kentucky. With this development, Zaxby’s surpasses the milestone of 930 locations, continuing its upward trajectory […]

Caribou Coffee Opens in Florida for First Time

Caribou Coffee, a global premium coffeehouse and Panera Brands company, announced the opening of its first Florida location. Owned and operated by Wake Up 727 under the leadership of Michelle Mathis, the coffeehouse opened on Friday, November 24 in St. Petersburg, and is the first of many locations that Caribou Coffee intends to open in […]

Wienerschnitzel Opens Two Stores in Chile and Ecuador

Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog franchise, has officially taken its fan-favorite hot dogs down south for the winter. The iconic 60-year legacy brand has marked its international presence with the opening of two South American locations situated in Chile and Ecuador. The restaurants open on December 9 and 10. These initial locations will be the first of more than two dozen Wienerschnitzel […]

Biscuitville Reflects on Successful 2023

Biscuitville Fresh Southern is celebrating a successful 2023, marked by regional and national award recognitions, the brand’s expansion into South Carolina, growth in North Carolina and Virginia and a continued commitment to Fresh Southern excellence. Cementing its status as the breakfast of choice, Biscuitville won top honors in two separate categories of the prestigious USA […]

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls Opens in Fernandina Beach, Florida

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, the fast-casual franchise known for authentic New England-style lobster rolls made with wild caught Maine lobster, opened its 28th location on November 18 in historic downtown Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida. This newest location marks the company’s sixth Florida location and 28th U.S. location. Lobster rolls have grown in popularity […]