FiveStars partners with Advantage Waypoint to drive growth, company expansion

Marketing automation and loyalty program provider FiveStars is partnering with Advantage Waypoint to drive merchant expansion and speed growth.

August LTOs arrive at Menchie's

Menchie’s has introduced two LTOs for the month of August, Wild Cherry Sorbet with a Splash of Lime and Bold Cranberry Raspberry Blast.

Piada opening in Mall of America

Piada Italian Street Food will open its first Minnesota location inside Mall of America before the holiday season.

Newk's targeting Louisiana

Newk’s Eatery is coming West Monroe, Louisiana, marking the brand’s third unit in the state.

Fazoli's upgrades drive-thru process

Fazoli’s is shifting drive-thru operations into overdrive, turning attention to increased promptness and order accuracy at the drive-thru window.

Blaze to open in Canada

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza will soon open its first international location in September in Toronto, Canada.

3 restaurants selected to 'pitch' concepts at Fast Casual Executive Summit

Following a worldwide contest, three restaurants have been chosen to present concepts before a panel of investors and a live audience at the Fast Casual Executive Summit on Oct. 20 in Miami.

NRA: Dampened outlook causes decline in Restaurant Performance Index

As a result of a somewhat dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index declined in June for the second consecutive month.

Pie Five creating 'Pie-topia' in Kansas City

Kansas City will boast another Pie Five Pizza location come Aug. 7, when the chain opens its fifth Kansas City-area location at Glenwood Commons, on the corner of 91st and Metcalf, in Overland Park, Kansas.

UFood Grill CEO recruiting vets to become franchisees

In an effort to help veterans become business owners, UFood Grill is offering veterans a 50 percent discount on its current franchise fee, according to a company press release.

Native Foods to save 100M gallons of water

Native Foods Café and the Surfrider Foundation have collaborated for their inaugural “Veg Pledge,” which seeks to save 100 million gallons of water.

Capriotti’s next step in nationwide expansion is Nebraska

The national sandwich brand is opening its first Nebraska location in partnership with franchisee Corey Tallman.

Say ‘aloha’ to Robek’s Hawaiian Acai Bowls

Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies announces new limited time menu item.

Groupon launches ‘Groupon To Go’

The Internet coupon service will expand into the takeout and delivery markets

Naf Naf Grill opening first Minneapolis location

The fast casual Middle Eastern style concept will open outside Chicago for the first time in company history.

Franchise industry group leader fires back on labor proposals

Proposed labor rules could destroy the industry, claims International Franchise Association chief.

Pie Five to open 25 locations in three states

Pie Five Pizza announced that HCW Development will open units in Missouri, New Mexico and Arizona.

Nothing cheesy about Sweet Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez! franchise agreement

Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez! signed a franchising agreement for a fifth Michigan location.

Culimetrics, TCreative team up to launch Spoleto in US

Taking the step from a Brazilian QSR to an American fast casual Italian restaurant would have been very difficult, Spoleto reported in a recent press release, without the help of two business-consulting services, TCreative and Culimetrics.

Pieology expands into Koreatown

Pieology's Koreatown location in Los Angeles had opened with more locations still to come in the area.

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