Industry News

Pie Five Pizza Co.—the fast-casual restaurant known for its customizable pizzas prepared and ready to enjoy in five minutes or less—is making its Edmond debut on Friday at 1380 W. Covell Road. It is the...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced Tuesday the launch of its Tropical Party Passport campaign. Now...

Noodles & Company, serving classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world, unveiled NoodlesREWARDS nationwide on Wednesday—a surprise-and-delight-based rewards program that delivers unique,...

BurgerFi, among the nation’s fastest growing, award-winning gourmet burger concepts, opened its doors for business on July 17 at 1500 Gateway Blvd. inside Renaissance Commons in Boynton Beach, Florida....

On July 13, The Sosta, a fast-casual Italian restaurant, officially opened in New York City’s Nolita neighborhood. The team includes co-founder & creative director Samantha Wasser (by CHLOE.), along...

Locali, the popular Los Angeles-based healthy convenience concept, is now expanding through franchising with newly enlisted development partner, Fransmart. Locali is the only franchised natural food store...

McAlister’s Deli raised a glass when learning there may be another squad in the tea ballgame. The Triple-A baseball affiliate in Atlanta is undergoing a name change and “Sweet Teas” is on deck as a final...

Café Yumm! hired Sarah Mitchell for the new position of Project Manager. Mitchell has 11 years of experience managing various restaurant concepts in California and Oregon. She fell in love with the...

Veggie Grill, the largest vegetarian, premium fast casual brand in the U.S., is set to open its first location in Chicago in late fall. With 28 locations currently throughout California, Oregon and...

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale in Florida will welcome a first-in-state Stewart’s Restaurant to its contemporary Palm Court Market. Scheduled to open during late 2017, Stewart’s will offer shoppers a fast-...

ArrowStream, Inc., a supply chain innovator that combines expertise in data science and analytics to improve the way supply chains perform, announced that Raising Cane’s, the popular Louisiana-based...

Two iconic North Carolina-born brands are celebrating milestone birthdays this year: Cheerwine is turning 100, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is turning 80. To mark the sweet occasion, the two brands are...

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted sandwiches, brought on a team of high profile investors, led by franchising veteran Shelly Sun.

Capriotti’s is most famous for its...

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Shares of Chipotle dropped more than 5 percent Tuesday after reports of norovirus surfaced at a Virginia restaurant. The Sterling location closed after customers complained of getting sick, including cases...

Elo, a global supplier of touchscreen solutions, has teamed up with Kitchen Armor, a manufacturer of stainless steel touchscreen enclosures, to enhance the back-end kitchen operations of Shake Shack’s 70-...

GPS Hospitality, one of the nation’s fastest-growing franchisees of Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, has hired industry veteran Chris Phillips to provide companywide oversight for...

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