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Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that its board of directors has named company founder Steve Ells the company’s sole chief executive officer. Ells will also remain chairman of Chipotle’s board. Monty Moran...

Burrito Beach, in Chicago, announced its sixth location is now welcoming guests to a Northwestern Memorial Hospital locale in the Feinberg Pavilion. The Chicago-based restaurant chain, founded over 20 years...

Wild Living Foods, the casual and stylish “Neo-Pueblo” inspired plant-based all-day restaurant located at the corner of 8th and Main in Downtown LA’s Fashion District, is now open. Wild Living Foods is the...

Dunkin’ Donuts announced Monday the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with four existing franchise groups to develop approximately 65 new restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth and the...

The Good Food Guys Hospitality Group, founders of the San Francisco concepts Mixt and Split, are opening their latest fast-casual hot-spot along Russian Hill’s high street corridor on Polk Street. Taking...

Veggie Grill announced that the highly anticipated Beyond Burger will be available on December 14 at all of its 28 locations. Created by Beyond Meat, the Beyond Burger is a plant-based burger that looks,...

Captain D’s

Captain D’s is reintroducing its Captain’s D-Lites menu to make it easy for consumers to stick to their New Year’s resolutions as 2017 approaches. Available now through February 12, Captain’s D-Lites menu...

Fazoli's announced the signing of a franchise agreement to develop a restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama. The news comes on the heels of another month of strong sales results for the brand's franchise...

After more than 12 months of headlines featuring food safety issues and efforts to win back its customers, Chipotle’s Recovery Efforts ranks as 2016’s No. 1 food news story in the Hunter Public Relations...

Native Foods Cafe revamps brand and menu at Chicago location.

Native Foods Café shares its re-grown space, located in the artistic community of Wicker Park at 1484 N. Milwaukee Ave. The concept has evolved into a marketplace with touchpad ordering and bakery with an...

A&W Restaurants, Inc. will soon celebrate its five-year anniversary under franchisee ownership. Since being acquired from YUM! Brands, A&W has experienced non-stop, year-over-year same-store sales...

The Kati Roll Company, is expanded to the heart of New York City’s East Village (28 E 2nd Ave., 7th and St Marks) on November 16. The fast-casual restaurant will continue to serve their signature, Kolkata-...

Last year, when Keith Cox visited the World Wrapps location, it had been 15 years since the founder and former CEO was involved with the brand. The time away let Cox see his former restaurant through “...

Roy Rogers Restaurants announced the launch of its loyalty app, Roy’s Rewards. The app launches at its 24 corporate-owned locations Friday with an expansion into participating franchise locations by first...

Starbucks Christmas Blend has been a part of holiday celebrations for more than 30 years. The full-bodied spicy and rich cup of coffee is known for its signature blend of bright Latin American and aged...

On December 9, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza celebrates its latest grand opening in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at the Shoppes of Northgate near Sprouts grocery store at 125 Wendlewood Drive. This is the first of six...

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