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Duck Donuts Rolling Out Donuts for Dads

Duck Donuts is here to help make Father’s Day memorable with a 12-pack … of his favorite donuts. Available through June 16, treat Dad to the carefully crafted Dad Dozen or Half Dozen, featuring the popular Maple Bacon and a limited-time, brand-new bourbon caramel drizzle. The new bourbon caramel drizzle combines the rich, smooth flavor […]

Donatos Announces First Maryland Locations

Donatos Pizza announced its first traditional locations planned for Maryland. The three initial locations within the strategic growth of the DMV area (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) are expected in Columbia, Laurel, and Glen Burnie, and the first location is expected to open next year. The premium pizza franchise hopes to grow up to 50 traditional […]

Wetzel’s Opens Walmart Bakery in McAllen, Texas

Wetzel’s Pretzels, the iconic brand known for its fresh, hand-rolled pretzels, has joined forces with Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, to open the state’s first Walmart bakery in McAllen, Texas. The McAllen bakery will allow guests to experience the brand’s renowned SoCal vibes and delicious pretzels right inside their local Walmart. Alan Wilson, a young […]

Slim Chickens Heads to Decatur, Alabama

Slim Chickens announced its new restaurant opening at 1005 Beltline Rd SE, 35603 in Decatur, Alabama. This is the brand’s 10th store in the state. Spearheaded by the established operator Simply Slims, this is the group’s fourth location in Alabama, marking its 16th store overall with locations in Alabama and Arkansas.  The better-chicken brand has opened more than […]

Krystal Launches Summer-Long List of Daily Deals

Krystal, the original home of the slider in the South, launched Krystalpalooza, a summer-long celebration featuring daily deals designed to bring its guests good vibes, variety and delicious offerings at an exceptional value. Throughout the summer, guests can enjoy a variety of special offers available both in-store and online.  The Krystalpalooza lineup includes: “Our daily […]

Potbelly to Offer BOGO Cookies through Father’s Day

Summer is packed with exciting Potbelly offers, and this weeklong deal is a true delight for fans. From Monday, June 10, through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, Potbelly is offering Perks Members an additional freshly baked Cookie with the purchase of any Cookie.  All Potbelly cookies are available through the deal, including the Oatmeal Chocolate […]

Buddy’s bar-b-q to Offer Free Dessert on Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, East Tennessee’s authentic bar-b-q hotspot, Buddy’s bar-b-q, is cooking up a special Father’s Day promotion and contest. On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, dads can enjoy a free dessert when they dine in at Buddy’s bar-b-q.   In addition to the dessert promotion, one lucky guest will also have a […]

Chicken Salad Chick Opens Corporate Unit in Clarksville, Tennessee

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, is opening its 23rd location in Tennessee with a company-owned spot in Clarksville. Located at 2276 Trenton Road, the 2,800-square foot restaurant will welcome guests with a convenient drive-thru. The Clarksville community is invited to celebrate this grand opening on Wednesday, June 26; the […]

Raydiant Releases Inaugural ‘The State of AI in Restaurants’ Report

Raydiant, the leading in-location Experience OS, today released its inaugural “The State of AI in Restaurants” report. The study, based on a survey of 175 restaurant technology leaders, explores the adoption, benefits, and challenges of AI in the restaurant industry, focusing on its potential to drive competitive advantages, streamline operations, and enhance customer experiences. “Our […]

BRIX Holdings Forms Partnership with Revel Systems

Revel Systems, an open cloud order management platform for restaurant and retail brands, today announced BRIX Holdings will implement Revel at all locations for the following brands: Red Mango Yogurt & Smoothie Café, Smoothie Factory Juice Bar + Kitchen, Pizza Jukebox, Souper Salad, and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Revel has already been successfully deployed at […] Crowned Winner of 2024 Snowflake Startup Challenge, the exclusive provider of decision intelligence for multi-unit restaurants, is the winner of the 2024 Snowflake Startup Challenge. Now in its fourth year, the Snowflake Startup Challenge recognizes early-stage startups for their innovation in building software that relies on the Snowflake AI Data Cloud. Mike Lukianoff, CEO, said “This is more than a […]

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard Expanding In Texas

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard is continuing to expand its presence in Texas with the recent opening of a new location in Arlington, TX with local franchisees Jasmine and Darryl Ward. The Wards are helping to grow the brand alongside existing Dallas area franchisees Dave Lewis, Sean Evans, Jerry Shirer, and Von Shirer. With […]

Potbelly Unveils ‘Toasty Summer’ Campaign

Potbelly is kicking off summer with a wave of sizzling HOT weekly promotions and new product offerings as part of its “Potbelly Toasty Summer” campaign. Up first starting June 7, Potbelly is offering fans free delivery on orders over $25. This offer is available every weekend throughout the month of June and applies to orders […]

Jabba Brands CEO Solomon Choi Passes Away at 44

Solomon Choi, who in 2008 moved to New York City and launched two companies, including the FroYo franchise 16 Handles, as well as custom disposables company Greeno Products, passed away on June 7. He was 44. Choi was the CEO of Jabba Brands, a growth consulting and advisory for restaurant concepts, CPG, and tech companies, […]

Italy-Based Pizza Concept Rosso Pomodoro to Franchise in U.S.

Rosso Pomodoro, Italy’s largest Neapolitan pizza franchise, announces the launch of franchise opportunities in the United States. Founded in Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza, in 1998, the Milan-based pizza chain has expanded globally to 70 locations in Italy and 140 locations worldwide including the operation of highly demanding restaurants in 12 Eataly locations across […]

Scooter’s Coffee to Offer BOGO Drinks on Father’s Day

Dads are the best. So why not treat that special father in your life to his favorite drink from Scooter’s Coffee? Buy any drink and get a free drink for yourself on us this Father’s Day. This offer is available only on Sunday, June 16, 2024, and must be redeemed through the Scooter’s Coffee mobile app. […]

Bojangles Surprises Schools with Bo-Berry Cookie Parties and Book Donations

In celebration of its new Bo-Berry Cookie, Bojangles spent the month of May surprising schools across its footprint with “Smart Cookie” parties and book donations, bringing joy, a sweet treat and educational resources to students and educators alike as the school year wrapped up.  The initiative aimed to celebrate the hard work of students and […]

Noodles & Company Appoints Britain Peakes to Board of Directors

Noodles & Company (NDLS), the national fast-casual chain known for its globally-inspired noodle bowls, best-in-class service, and values-centric culture, has appointed Britain Peakes as a director on its Board of Directors (Board), effective June 10, 2024. Ms. Peakes is a seasoned finance and investment professional with experience in both private and public markets. As a principal investor at Hoak & Co., […]

Scooter’s Coffee Named College Football’s ‘Official Coffee of Bowl Season’

Scooter’s Coffee, one of the fastest growing specialty coffee drive-thru franchise systems in the nation, and Bowl Season announced a multi-year partnership designating Scooter’s Coffee as the Official Coffee of Bowl Season, starting with the 2024-25 season. “We are thrilled to welcome Scooter’s Coffee as the Official Coffee of Bowl Season,” said Nick Carparelli, executive director of […]

Bryce Young and Bojangles Team Up for Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month

In a powerful show of support for Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month and PTSD Awareness Month, Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young teamed up with other influential men in the Charlotte community for an impactful panel discussion. Hosted at nonprofit mental health treatment organization HopeWay, and in collaboration with Bojangles, the event aimed to bring awareness […]