Project Pie plans New Jersey debut

Project Pie has signed a 9-unit franchise deal that will mark the brand’s debut in New Jersey. The new restaurants will be owned and operated by local company The Belvedere Group, which plans to open the first Project Pie location...

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E-2 visa leads UK entrepreneur to California dream

Franchising is an ideal fit for many foreign entrepreneurs seeking to live and work in the US.

'Failure is not an option' in CEO's cancer battle

Just as things started taking off for Chicken Salad Chick, President and CEO Kevin Brown was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer. He's fighting back, and helping others.

New Wild Wing Cafe CEO has deep roots in fast casual, QSR

Restaurant industry veteran Tom Lewison has been tapped to help Wild Wing Cafe take flight.

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.

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NEWS


Strong same-store sales driving franchising interest, says Fazoli's

Fazoli's has marked its 17th straight month of same-store sales.

Elevation Burger CEO marks 5 months with growth plans, new menu items

The burger chain is adding units, menu items and leaders.

Bowl of Heaven signs multiunit Orange County deal

Bowl of Heaven continues SoCal growth with multiunit deal.

Jamba Juice opens on Penn State campus

Jamba Juice opened the campus location at the start of the fall semester.

Five Guys announces first Glasgow, Scotland location

Five Guys will also introduce the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine to Scotland.

West Coast Franchise Expo coming to Anaheim

The International Franchise Association is sponsoring an expo for potential franchisees Oct. 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Senators introduce NLRB Reform Act on heels of McDonald's ruling

Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lamar Alexander have introduced the National Labor Relations Board Act on the heels of the NLRB's decision ruling that McDonald's is culpable for wage theft accusations raised by its franchisee employees. In response,...

Café Intermezzo opening up franchise markets in the Southeastern US

The upscale café is looking to expand its footprint into other major Southern cities through franchising.

Blaze Pizza announces a handful of new locations

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, today announced that it will soon be opening three new locations in the greater New York/New Jersey area. The company also announced it will open its 18th SoCal location Sept.

Fund established to encourage pro athletes into franchising

The Playbook Solutions Group Franchise Income Fund has been formed to help professional athletes get into franchising. The fund was founded by Steve Levenson and NFL veteran Leonard Marshall is a partner. "The franchise industry is continuing to flourish and...

Blaze Pizza sets its sights on Tennessee

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza today announced that it will make its debut in Tennessee in November with a new location in Knoxville. According to a news release, the 80-seat restaurant includes an outdoor patio and will be located at Town &...

Panda Express shopping Delaware locations

Panda Express is seeking to expand into Delaware with free-standing corporate-owned stores.

Jimmy John's sale rumored

Sources say Jimmy John's is considering selling a major stake in the company and has hired a boutique investment bank to advise on a potential deal.

Fro-yo, burgers, pizza concepts' growth indicate high demand

According to Inc. Magazine's annual list of privately-held companies, fast casuals are still setting the pace for the restaurant industry.

Sloan's Ice Cream inks first franchise deal in San Diego

The San Diego location is Sloan's first franchise outside of South Florida.

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