Pie Five to open first KY location

Pie Five Pizza announced its first location in Kentucky will open on Friday, Oct. 16, in Lexington.


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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Dickey’s adds new revenue stream with delivery service

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants has added a new stream of revenue after finalizing agreements with multiple delivery service partners, including Dine On Demand, DoorDash, DoorstepDelivery, Food Dudes Delivery and Postmates.

LeBron dunks McDonald's, giving assist to Blaze

LeBron James will not renew his spokesperson deal with McDonald's and instead will put his name and social media clout behind Blaze Pizza.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza opening second West Mobile location

Uncle Maddio's Pizza will celebrate the grand opening of its second West Mobile location this weekend.

Slapfish 'popping up' in Brooklyn

Slapfish celebrating National Seafood Month with a unique New York event.

UFood Grill awards Maryland franchise agreement

UFood Grill has awarded its first franchise agreement in Maryland.

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria signs Dallas franchise agreement

An area development agreement with 4Slices LLC will bring Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria to the Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex.

Smashburger opening in Egypt, Hollywood

Smashburger is smashing its way to Egypt by signing Pearll Investment Group to open 25 units throughout the country over the next several years.

Captain D’s opens NC store

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

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.

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