DFW airport adds new restaurants

Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport now offers Banh Shop and Genghis Grill.

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Rearview 2014: Fast Casual is kind of a Big Deal

The theme was clear in 2014, just as it's been for several years running: Fast casual restaurants are winning. Consumers are drawn to the segment's quality, ambiance and value.

A peek inside Starbucks' first Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room

A projected 1.4 million pounds of small lot coffee will be roasted in the first year at the new Roastery, doubling current production rates.

The four 'Cs' driving Jason's Deli's success

Jason's Deli racks up around $2.5M in AUVs. It's achieving that success by sticking with its core strengths, listening to customers, maintaining control and building strong company culture.

Secrets to successful restaurant site selection

Tour prospective sites in order from worst to best, which will allow you to become more confident, ask better questions and be more in control of the leasing process.

Smashburger CMO: Better burgers are here to stay

Smashburger grew by about 20 percent this year, and it's likely it will continue that pace next year, according to newly-appointed CMO Josh Kern.

COO: Newk's riding high on 'second wave' of fast casual

Jim Greco, newly-appointed COO of Newk’s Franchise Company, sees an opportunity for the chain to supplant early leaders like Panera thanks to culinary-driven menus, open kitchens and exceptional levels of hospitality.

Who's the boss? Tips for avoiding joint employer liability

Franchisors must clearly define their roles to exclude control over the terms and/or conditions of franchisee's employees.

Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies

HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.

Is it possible to deliver fine dining experience for $10?

Frank Klein, CEO of Asian Box, thinks it's possible. The Asian concept sources sustainable ingredients, makes its own sauces and butchers its own meat.

Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

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NEWS


Juice It Up! plants flag in Oregon

The Area Development Agreement with Juice 55 LLC includes three franchise locations in the Portland area, with the first scheduled to open in Hillsboro in early 2015.

Mission Burrito rebrands as 'Überrito'

The name change is the first step in a three-step process that will include revamping the décor in four existing Houston-area units and developing new markets.

Pie Five marks second DC area location

Pie Five Pizza will open its newest restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday. This will be the brand's second location in the Virginia/Washington, DC, market. Its first opened in Richmond, Virginia, in May. The Sterling restaurant is located in the Sugarland Plaza Shopping Center.

Halal Guys franchisee to develop restaurants in the Houston market

The new franchisee has signed on to develop 5 units in the Houston area, representing half of the total available market, leaving more stores available for purchase in the territory.

Great Wraps inks development deal for DFW and Oklahoma City

Great Wraps currently has 80 locations in 18 states. The new deal will add Oklahoma to the mix for the first time.

Pizza Studio continues SoCal expansion

Pizza Studio is opening its 26th store today, located in Compton, California's Gateway Towne Center. Compton city officials will be on hand for an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The opening marks the third Pizza Studio for franchisee Neal Perlmutter, who...

Feast BBQ opens 2nd location

Indiana-based Feast BBQ is jumping the Ohio River to open a second location in Louisville, Kentucky.

Peet's pulls out of Ohio after 18 months

The company had said it planned to grow its East Coast presence from the Cleveland market; now its focus will shift to better-performing markets.

Billy Sims BBQ opens 44th location

The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based chain opened 11 new restaurants in 2014.

Pie Five continues food pantry campaign for newest Wichita opening

Pie Five Pizza Co. has opened its newest Wichita, Kansas, restaurant on Rock Road, across from Bradley Fair.

Pie Five announces 55 new franchise deals

Pie Five Pizza Co. has awarded up to 55 franchise units to John "J.D." Draper and John Draper II.

Blaze spreading to Sarasota in January

Blaze Pizza will continue its aggressive expansion throughout the country with a new unit in Sarasota, Florida, expected to open in January. The Kentucky-based Millennial Restaurant Group, which is franchising the concept in four states, today announced the groundbreaking of...

La Madeleine signs five-unit deal with Arkansas franchisee

Chi Development Company will develop five new restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas.

Capriotti's expands DC presence

Capriotti's opened a new restaurant at 3347 M Street in Georgetown, its third in the DC area.

Dickey's opens two new restaurants in Florida, California

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants announced it will open two new units on Dec. 18, one on the Florida Panhandle and the other in California.

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