Smasburger expanding east coast presence

Smashburger has added three new partners, which will result in 61 new restaurants and bring the brand’s total active franchise pipeline to over 350 units.

Moe's names president

FOCUS Brands has named Bruce Schroder as president of Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Fuzzy's planting flag in Florida

Texas-based Fuzzy's Taco Shop has signed four multi-unit development agreements to bring the concept to Florida.

Puerto Rican sandwich shop lands in Orlando

Puerto Rico-based El Meson Sandwiches is making its American debut in Orlando, opening the first of five-planned restaurants in June.

Moe's adds Sriracha LTO

Moe’s Southwest Grill has added a new spicy Sriracha Nacho Stack to the menu

Tropical Smoothie targeting Denver

Over the next 10 years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise aims to open 25 locations throughout the city, including Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch, Boulder, Lakewood and Westminster.

Modmarket launches summer menu

Chef Nate Weir said the season is all about bright flavors and complex textures.

Johnny Rockets featuring LTOs inspired by Route 66

Johnny Rockets restaurant chain has introduced its summer flavors, which were inspired by Route 66.

Fatburgr, Buffalo’s Express opens in London

Fatburger and its sister restaurant, Buffalo’s Express, are delivering its American fare to London.

Uncle Maddio's rolls out Florida expansion

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will soon enter the Orlando market.

Technomic: Build-your-own concepts fueling fast casual growth

Customization, personalized menu items and staff engagement drive rapid sales expansion for fast casual restaurant brands.

Dickey's wins Telly Awards

Training videos aren’t known for their high quality or entertainment value, but Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants may be changing that perception. Its Shift Meeting Training Videos (SMTVs) won four 2015 Telly Awards.

Crowdfunding a potential source of financing for restaurants

Restaurants in Arkansas are utilizing a new source for alternative funding: crowdfunding.

L.A. raises minimum wage to $15

The city of Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the U.S., voted Tuesday to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, from the current $9.

PizzaRev prepares for Colorado debut

PizzaRev will make its Colorado debut this summer in Boulder, followed closely by a second location in Lafayette, according to a company press release

Bareburger using analytics company to help with site selection

Bareburger, a family of organic burger restaurants, is using Buxton's SCOUT platform to identify the best market opportunities for growth in the U.S. and Canada.

Pie Five cracks Fast Casual's Top 100, expands North and South

Pie Five Pizza Co. claimed the third-highest spot on the annual Top 100 Movers and Shakers ranking for 2015 published by

Concern over GMOs increasing, NPD study says

Over half of U.S. consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms, according to a report from The NPD Group.

Mediterranean cuisine growing in popularity, study says

Food Genius, a foodservice data provider, published a new monthly industry analytics presentation focused on Mediterranean cuisine.

Burger 21 upgrades menu

Burger 21 has rolled out several new and enhanced menu items in order to appeal to the changing tastes of its guests.

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