Blaze Pizza adds nine franchise groups

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza announced that its 40th restaurant is set to open next month in San Diego. The company also announced it has signed nine new area development agreements that will add 67 franchise restaurants to its pipeline.

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No soup for you? SoupMobiles could change that

Low cost, powerful brand story make SoupMobiles attractive to new franchisees, CEO Lloyd Sugarman says.

Morgan makes the leap from Smashburger to Tava Indian Kitchen

Tava aims to expand throughout San Francisco and into Denver.

Homestyle Dining leverages smaller footprint to create 'plush fast casual' steak concept

Bo's Steak & Grill features a backyard barbecue theme, with country music, denim and red solo cups.

McDonald's ruling holds franchisors accountable for franchise employee allegations

The National Restaurant Association claims the decision will impede job creation and create 'big business.'

Teriyaki Madness inks franchise deal with not-for-profit organization

Both entities expect to benefit from the non-profit/for-profit partnership.

Chipotle cites increased throughput as a driver behind same-store sales lift

Same-store sales drive strong second quarter results.

Fresh To Order CEO: Fast casual concepts need to 'elevate up'

Panos believes many brands in the segment are not delivering on true, fresh, made-from-scratch products.

Capriotti's CEO: Franchising an attractive option for those burned in the Great Recession

Morris' passion for Capriotti's food and proven concept took him from franchisee to top exec.

Burger Lounge CEO: Almost any food type can be 'fast casualized'

J. Dean Loring believes the 'better burger' bubble is here.

Federal Donuts hopes to kickstart 'radical' hospitality with partnership

If Rooster Soup Co.'s crowdfunding effort gets off the ground, its profits will be donated to helping those in need.

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NEWS


Starbucks trucks being tested on campuses

Starbucks is rolling out coffee trucks at three college campuses this fall: Arizona State University, James Madison University and Coastal Carolina.

Starbucks launches 'Branded Solutions' in MENA region

Starbucks has announced the launch of its ‘Branded Solutions’ program in its Middle East and North Africa region.

Smoothie King recognizes Franchisee of the Year

Smoothie King Franchises recognized David and Dawn Cotrone and their son David Cotrone, Jr.as its Franchisee of the Year during its annual conference in New Orleans.

Port City Java plans grand opening for first cafe in Jacksonville, N.C.

Port City Java opened its newest café at 102 Marine Blvd. in Jacksonville, N.C.

Peet's Coffee & Tea expands in Chicago

Peet's Coffee & Tea announced the opening of 16 new stores in a phased rollout across the market this fall.

Ed Hardy co-founder opens Juice It Up! franchise

Juice It Up! has opened its newest location in at 1120 Hermosa Ave. in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Big Smoke Burger opens second U.S. location in New York City

Big Smoke Burger recently opened its second U.S. location on 7th Avenue in New York City.

Chicken Salad Chick releases additional markets for development

Chicken Salad Chick has released additional markets across the South for franchise development.

Execs acquire Tubby's Sub Shops

Robert Paganes, CEO of Tubby's Sub Shops, and Executive Vice President Bill Kiryakoza become sole partners of the Michigan-based company.

Jamba Juice announces opening of store near University of Missouri

Jamba Juice today announced the opening of a new store at 260 S. 10th Street (10th & Elm) in Columbia, Mo. on Aug. 28.

Muscle Maker Grill to add 22 new units across the country

Muscle Maker Grill announced it will be opening 22 new locations throughout the country.

BurgerFi inks five year deal with Miami Dolphins

BurgerFi announced today it has signed a five-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.

Uncle Maddio's opens first Virginia location this week

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will open its first Virginia location on Aug. 30.

Fatburger opens doors in India, Malaysia.

Fatburger recently announced the opening of its first locations in India and Malaysia.

Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt opens fifth location

Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt announced the opening of its fifth location.

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