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Taco Bell will open at least 100 new locations each in China, Brazil, Canada, and India during the next five years in an effort to boost the brand’s store count by more than 30 percent.

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After a report from a minority shareholder group accusing Fiesta Restaurant Group of having poor corporate governing practices, weak operating performance, and no strategic plan for Taco Cabana, the company...

Hosting a backyard barbecue is a Memorial Day tradition for many Americans. Dickey's Barbecue will smoke just over 45,000 racks of ribs in nearly 600 locations nationwide this Memorial Day weekend. In fact...

This Memorial Day weekend Kona Ice will introduce the most American way to enjoy a shaved-ice treat: a red, white and blue cup displaying the words to the Star-Spangled Banner, the country’s national anthem...

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill, a premium fast casual restaurant brand serving a “Feel Good About Eating,” Mexican-inspired menu at 27 restaurants in California, Oregon and Nevada, has raised $10,000 for...

Rubio’s Restaurants, the brand known for its uniquely delicious coastal cuisine and popularizing the fish taco, has announced the addition of wild grouper to its sizable selection of coastal cuisine....

In the dining room of one of Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza’s nearly 200 restaurants, emblazoned are the words “Unfollow the Rules.”  The statement is emblematic of the company’s independent spirit—and the...

Bojangles’, the iconic restaurant famous for its hand-breaded, bone-in chicken, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits and Legendary Iced Tea steeped the old fashioned way, will open its second new...

In 2015, Christopher Berman opened the first Firestorm Pizza in Winston-Salem. Since then, he has opened stores in Mooresville, North Carolina, in 2016 and in Charlotte in 2017. Chris wanted to...

Iconic California chef Mark Peel will unveil a fresh and inspired broth-based, fast-casual seafood concept, Prawn, on May 26. Located inside the historic Grand Central Market in the heart of downtown Los...

The nation’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream franchise, Sub Zero Ice Cream will soon enter Georgia and Kansas for the first time. Having recently signed agreements with three local franchise partners, the...

April showers bring May flowers and with the emergence of warmer weather, gardens are flourishing with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. To celebrate the season’s garden-fresh produce, Corner...

Washington, D.C-bred culinary force Cava will begin serving its signature balanced-yet-craveable menu at a new location in Union Station later this year.

Cava, which recently announced its Series C...

Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q, the fast-casual spinoff from the 68 year veteran Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q concept, is headed to Tallahassee, Florida, to open its next location with local Franchisees, Chip and...

Didn't make it out to this year's National Restaurant Association Show? Got lost in the crowd of nearly 70,000 attendees? Not to worry. We have you covered with 11 of the coolest finds from the floor. From...

Dippin’ Dots, LLC, the leading maker of flash-frozen beaded ice cream and frozen treats, posted double-digit growth in 2016, led by the company’s focus on account development and retention, strong...

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