McAlister's signs 10-unit deal for Middle Tennessee development

Deal will add to McAlister's three existing restaurants in the region.

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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.

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.

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Costa Vida launches into Georgia

The restaurant is owned by brothers Donald and Michael Williams, who have signed an area developer agreement for the state of Georgia.

Be Right Burger opens at Dulles

The restaurant is operated by a joint venture between Concessions International and MBC Concessions.

Dickey's opens near Travis AFB and in Vegas

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants will open two new restaurants on Oct. 2, one at Gateway Courtyard 1586 Gateway Boulevard, Suite C-7 in Fairfield, California, near Travis Air Force Base and one at 6584 North Decatur Boulevard in Las Vegas. Both openings...

Menchie's opens in North Point, Florida

Menchie’s announced the opening of a new store at Cocoplum Village, located at 17419 Tamiami Trail, North Port, Florida. “I’ve always had an interest in the food industry and when my husband and I visited our first Menchie’s store, we...

Fuddruckers opens second unit in North Dakota

Fuddruckers opened the second of five restaurants planned for North Dakota with franchisee Serka Services LLC. The newest Fuddruckers opened at 1603 35th Ave, SW in Minot, near the Dakota Square Mall. "We're excited to be expanding our presence in...

JAB Holding Company affiliate to acquire Einstein Noah Restaurant Group for $374 million

An affiliate of JAB Holding Company will acquire Einstein Noah Restaurant Group for approximately $374 million.

Smoothie King opens 700th store

Smoothie King plans to open more than 1,000 stores across the United States over the next 3 years.

100 Montaditos debuts second New York City location

Spanish import specializes in montaditos, a stuffed bread roll.

Rubio's will update 60 units with coastal theme

Rubio's emphasizing coastal theme in restaurant redesign, rebranding.

Zoup! opening five units this fall

Five new units opening this fall will bring the chain's count to 70 locations across the US and Canada.

Zoyo breaks into Georgia

Franchisees Craig and Robin Kovel leaning into community marketing through partnerships with schools and sports leagues.

Dickey's opens in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Dickey's opened its newest unit at 936 University Parkway in Natchitoches, Louisiana, on Sept. 25. "We are located right across from my alma mater, Northwestern State University, and near two other schools, making this the perfect location for students and...

Calexio goes international with 15-unit Middle East deal

The 15-unit master franchise deal will take Calexio to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Starbucks set to purchase remaining Starbucks Japan shares for $913.5 million

With franchise rights set to expire, Starbucks Japan partner Sazaby approached Starbucks about selling its ownership stake.

Togo's acquires 13 units from founder

The newly-acquired stores will provide Togo's with a larger platform for testing products and systems, and training new franchisees, management and crew.

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