Captain D’s opens NC store

Captain D's has opened in Franklin, North Carolina.


Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?

Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.

1 on 1 with Wingstop CEO: Why IPO was the way to go

While going public seems like a trendy move for fast casuals these days, CEO Charlie Morrison didn’t take the decision lightly when deciding to take Wingstop public earlier this year

7 ways to grow your brand via nontraditional spaces

Considering ways to expand that are off the beaten path can prove to be a positive move that lands a new audience and teaches you how to overcome unique challenges and build a more successful future.

Franchise focus: Can Captain D's hook fast casual market share?

While many may still consider the seafood restaurant a quick service restaurant, CEO Phil Greifeld said that in 2011 the chain began transitioning from a QSR to a “fresh, contemporary, affordable seafood restaurant.”

YUM! struggling to create fast casual winner

Taco Bell’s fast casual concept, U.S. Taco Company, is closing just 14 months after it opened in Huntington Beach.

Restaurateurs speak out against NLRB ruling

The National Labor Relations Board made it easier on Thursday for restaurant workers to unionize, and many restaurateurs are already worried about what the ruling means for their businesses.

Dispelling 6 myths of why small brands 'can't' go international

Many smaller food companies incorrectly assume they cannot participate in the growing importance of international markets.

Cali toasts new beverage concepts

DRNK coffee + tea and Qwench juice bar are Hollywood-born concepts that have opened in 11 locations.

The name game: Why one CEO rebranded his 'new' burger concept

Bo’s Steak & Grill closed its doors for several days and re-opened last month as Cole’s Backyard Grill.

Surf’s up: Coconut’s Fish Cafe franchising in LA

Hawaii’s Coconut’s Fish Cafe is surfing into Los Angeles, planning four locations for the market.

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Russo’s Restaurants outperform 2015 sales projections

Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Italian Kitchen plan to accelerate U.S. and international expansion.

Pie Five opens first Jackson location

Pie Five is donating 50 percent of proceeds earned during pre-opening events of its first Jackson, Mississippi, location to the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Kono Pizza announces first Walmart location, signs 10-unit Texas deal

Kono Pizza plans to open new units in malls and department stores before the Black Friday rush.

Your Pie opening first Chicago store

Your Pie has entered the Chicago market, opening its first area store today.

The Pie Hole goes international

Los Angeles-based The Pie Hole has closed a master franchise deal for all of Japan.

1-year-old Giardino unit hits $1M

Giardino Gourmet Salad’s Miami Lakes location has hit $1 million in gross sales since it opened a year ago.

Billy Sims BBQ opening in Dodge City

Billy Sims BBQ is opening its first Dodge City, Kansas, restaurant Friday.

Wingstop opens 800th unit

Wingstop celebrated the launch of its 800th restaurant this month with a new location in Newark, New Jersey.

Kneaders to open 4 Denver-area units

Cities include Aurora, Highlands Ranchm Castle Rock, and Englewood, Colorado.

Rise Biscuits & Donuts opens first franchise

Rise Biscuits & Donuts, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, opened its first franchised location in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Pie Five to open 30 NC locations

Pie Five has signed a multi-year agreement in the Southeast.

Wayback Burgers going public

Wayback Burgers is going public and has tapped the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs to manage and lead its projected 2016 initial public offering.

Fuddruckers expanding home, away

Fuddruckers is opening its first Indiana location this week and has also unveiled its third location in Italy.

Chronic Tacos debuting in Arizona

Chronic Tacos, a California inspired Mexican grill, is expanding its western presence with the opening of its first Arizona restaurant.

Woody’s Bar-B-Q names VP of Ops

Woody’s Bar-B-Q has named David Allgood as VP of operations to help the chain expand.

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