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Cava, the rapidly expanding fast casual Mediterranean restaurant brand, will open a new location in Los Angeles at 1318 Second St., Santa Monica, bringing their total to six in Southern California, with a...

Salata will open its first restaurant in Oklahoma City on May 18.

The new Salata is located at 12200 N. MacArthur Blvd. It will be the first Salata in Oklahoma and among more than 60 nationwide....

Tuesday is Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s favorite holiday: National Barbecue Day. In honor of the holiday, all Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations across the country will offer every guest a signature Big Yellow Cup...

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted sandwiches, has signed a franchise agreement that will bring up to three new restaurants to the greater Hampton Roads, Virginia area over...

Chick-fil-A is embracing the flavors of summertime with two new backyard barbecue-inspired menu items available for a limited time. From May 15 until August 19, customers can order a new Smokehouse BBQ...

Welbilt, Inc., a leading global supplier of commercial foodservice equipment, will unveil new logos for its product and service brands at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago, May 20—23...

Frosty mugs of A&W Root Beer will make summer more refreshing for guests at the seven A&W Restaurants that have opened so far in 2017. A&W, back in growth mode under franchisee ownership, has 11...

Arizona-based food+juice restaurant, Grabbagreen, will open their second Minnesota location this weekend on May 14 in Maple Grove. The fast casual restaurant known for specializing in organic food items,...

A new report by Catapult Marketing finds the experience-driven marketplace includes consumer selection of where to dine out. By using proprietary research methods to uncover the drivers of brand preference...

McDonald’s “Experience of the Future” design comes with a price tag that might as well be science fiction for some franchisees. In an article written by...

Modern Market opens its second Austin area location today at 3201 Bee Cave Rd., Suite 144 in The West Woods shopping center in Westlake. Modern Market features clean, simple food made from scratch with...

Restaurant sales in April weren’t all that different than March, which by most calculations isn’t a positive thing. Yet some metrics surfaced that point to a possible turnaround for an industry that’s...

When you’re talking about a brand with roughly 7,000 units, a diversified business approach is second nature. Dairy Queen might just be the flagship model for this approach in quick service; the company...

Mamoun’s Falafel, a fast growing Middle Eastern fast casual restaurant in North America, has signed a multi-unit deal to expand their franchise into Northern California. The deal is for 8 units, with real...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a leading fast-casual artisanal pizza concept, announced the promotion of Jim Mizes to president and CEO Thursday. Mizes, who has served as the company’s President and Chief...

El Pollo Loco announced the company is bringing back its annual Grill Master Challenge. The Grill Master Challenge, which has been around for two decades, pays tribute to the grilling expertise that put El...

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