Industry News

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...

Panera Bread Company and JAB announced Tuesday the successful completion of the acquisition of Panera by an investment vehicle of JAB Consumer Fund and JAB Holding Company. The acquisition was announced on...

Crazy Bowls & Wraps is a fast-casual restaurant that has been serving up fresh, fast, bowls, wraps  and salads for two decades—committed to clean eating long before it was a buzzword in the restaurant...

Ready to take their better burger to new heights, Burger 21, an award-winning “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise, announced Tuesday that the brand’s first airport location at the Tampa...

Rex’s Chicken Franchise System, LLC announced an opening for the newest flagship “Upscale QSR” Original Rex’s Chicken for August 24 in the Tulsa, Oklahoma suburb of Bixby. The Muscogee “Creek “ Nation’s...

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