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Florida-based Wok Chi is expanding to New York City, bringing its fast-casual Asian stir-fry concept and fresh dim sum to Midtown East. This is the brand’s second location, with additional expansions...

Morningstar published its latest Consumer Observer, “Lessons from the Next Generation of Moats in the Fast-Casual Restaurant Industry.” The Observer explores what it takes to become one of the up-and-coming...

Smashburger, a fast-casual restaurant franchise known for its signature smashed burgers, announced the appointment of franchise and fast-casual industry veteran Mark Ramage as director of franchise...

Dairy Queen unveiled a new line of oven-hot snacks. With the introduction of the DQ Bakes! Snacks Menu, the brand meets the needs of today’s on-the-go consumer looking for higher quality snacking options...

Pizza Patrón threw a Gracias Mi Barrio (Thanks to the Community) blowout celebration on August 28, and nearly 15,000 people turned out to enjoy the festivities.

Leading up to the event, the popular...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced that participating shops in the U.S. and Canada will celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29. Any guest who visits a participating shop on National Coffee Day will...

Baskin-Robbins is seeking entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest who would like the exclusive scoop on how to own their very own Baskin-Robbins shop. The purchase of an existing shop is perfect for...

HyperActive Technologies, a leading provider of outdoor restaurant technology acquired by the Acrelec Group, is changing its name to Acrelec America. The name change reflects the company’s deepening...

Raleigh, North Carolina, is getting greener next week when Grabbagreen, the Arizona-based restaurant concept known for its fresh and healthy alternative to fast food, makes its North Carolina debut under...

Starbucks reached a milestone Thursday by dedicating its 30th Military Family Store. An audience of veterans, military spouses, reservists, and community members celebrated the store on Eglin Parkway...

Wayback Burgers, America’s hometown burger joint, serving burgers made from 100-percent ground beef, hand-dipped milkshakes and more, announced the winner of its Triple Triple Challenge and recipient of the...

Moe’s Southwest Grill unveiled Smothered Burritos Thursday, the newest addition to Moe’s fresh, high-quality offerings. Available for a limited time, guests can order their favorite burrito smothered with...

The National Restaurant Association issued a statement of support for the House introduction of the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094), by Congressman Tim...

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. announced expansion plans in California with the signing of a franchise development agreement with a new franchise group to add five more restaurants in San Diego County by 2020....

BurgerFi announced Thursday the opening of its first restaurant in London, accelerating the company’s international franchise development expansion efforts. Located in London’s Wembley Central Square, the...

Chipotle made another effort Wednesday to assure its customers that the food safety issues responsible for the fast-casual brand’s recent troubles are a thing of the past. A video posted on Chipotle’s site...

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