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Midwestern diners seeking the authentic flavor of wood-fired rotisserie chicken and homemade sides, look no further. Cowboy Chicken and Franchise Restaurant Concepts Group (FRC Group) signed three new lease...

Guidepost 13—a brand-new “quick craft casual” restaurant concept featuring customized oven-grilled wings, tenders, and flatbreads, along with self-serve beer and cider taps—is set to officially launch with...

Pain d’Avignon was founded in 1992 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by a group of childhood friends. In the following years, Pain d’Avignon became one of the leaders of artisan bread making on the East Coast....

Taco John’s is known for south-of-the-border spices, but its digital strategy is about to heat up. The brand that coined the term Taco Tuesday just added Jimmy Orr as its director of digital strategy.

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A new executive order from the Trump administration—issued Thursday and intended to scale back regulations and increase grant amounts for apprenticeship programs—could lead to an expanded restaurant...

Einstein Bros. Bagels announced the launch of Dogs Eat Free in celebration of Take Your Pet to Work Week. Beginning Monday, June 19 and extending through Friday, June 23, pet parents can bring their dogs to...

In May 2016, Biggby Coffee made the proactive decision to temporarily reserve expansion in the Michigan for current owner-operators and suspend expansion to new owner-operators in the state. This decision...

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc. announced that industry veteran Weldon Spangler has been named as CEO and director, effective July 17. Jean Birch, interim CEO, will remain as chair of the board of directors....

The New York City food company made popular by the Seinfeld TV series has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Soup producer and marketer Soupman filed for protection Tuesday, though...

Just in case Panera Bread needed any justification for its headfirst dive into digital, the fast casual can now point to one very convincing factor. Or a billion of them. 

Panera announced Wednesday...

Buffalo Wild Wings is getting back to its counter-service roots. This summer, two small-format restaurants, called B-Dubs Express, will open as pilot stores in the Minneapolis metro market.

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Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, a fast casual concept focused on fresh, bold, Asian inspired cuisine, is bringing the flavors of Saigon to the state of Georgia with the unveiling of its newest product lineup, which...

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted sandwiches, signed a franchise agreement set to bring a new restaurant to the Des Moines area within the next year. This will mark the...

El Pollo Loco announced the launch of several new digital initiatives including an all-new loyalty program called Loco Rewards, a completely redesigned mobile app and delivery service from select restaurant...

LevelUp, a leading provider of mobile engagement solutions for the restaurant industry, announced that it has appointed Theresa Dold as Vice President of Agency Strategy. In her newly created role, Dold...

Tropical Smoothie Café is kicking off summer by celebrating National Flip Flop Day June 16.

This year, the Atlanta-based Tropical Smoothie Cafe celebrates 20 years of encouraging customers to live...

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