Buffalo's Express added to LA-area Fatburger location

Buffalo's Express brings chicken wings with 13 different sauces to the combined location's better burger-based menu.

FEATURES


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.

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.

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NEWS


Sloan's Ice Cream steps outside of South Florida

Sloan's Ice Cream will open the doors to its first Southern California franchise location in the San Diego's Westfield UTC Shopping Centre on Black Friday, Nov. 28.

Burger 21, zpizza rank high on franchising list

Franchiserankings.com, a provider of reviews and ratings on franchises, has released its top 10 best food franchises for the month of November. According to a news release, each month thousands of franchisees around the world are asked to provide feedback...

Menchie's opens second unit in China

Menchie's at the SAGA Shopping Center in Xi'an will be China's second location in the country, with the first located in Louyang City.

Togo's plants its flag in Colorado

Togo's first Colorado unit opened at 27 South Tejon St. #110 in Colorado Springs.

Sip Savvy, Einstein Bros., Red Mango land at San Jose airport

The three new restaurants, operated by airport concessionaire Mission Yogurt, will operate in Terminal A.

Int'l Franchise Association adds two executives

The International Franchise Association has added two government relations and public policy professionals to its team. They include: Elizabeth Hays Taylor, most recently chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, will join IFA Dec.

Swipely ramping up in the restaurant space

Business insights provider Swipely is managing over $4 billion in annual sales on its cloud-based platform for restaurant, hospitality and retail brands. In the last six months, Swipely said it has doubled sales under management and provides insights on more...

California Tortilla enters NYC metro market

The Montvale, New Jersey location will be the Washington, D.C.-based brand's first in the New York City metropolitan area.

Luna Grill secures private funding

The funding will help Luna Grill continue its plans to grow to 30 locations by the end of 2015.

Blaze ignites Knoxville opening with free pizza giveaway

Fast casual concept Blaze Pizza is celebrating the opening of its Knoxville store by giving away free pizza.

The Habit announces IPO

Shares will be available at a price of $18 per share starting Nov. 20.

Fresh To Order adding delivery at new South Carolina unit

Fresh To Order's first unit in South Carolina will focus on delivery, grab 'n go and catering.

Fuddruckers builds footprint in Maryland

The 3,600-square-foot location accommodates 100 guests, with seating for 20 on a covered patio.

Dickey's locations set to open in Alabama, Pennsylvania and California

Opening celebrations for all three new restaurants will include pulled pork sandwiches offered for $2, gift card and merchandise giveaways.

Sales up in October for Fazoli's franchisees

The brand also has commitments for 12 new franchised restaurants, including several in travel centers.

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