Cone-shaped pizza concept to expand business in North Carolina

Kono Pizza has signed onto a multi-unit franchise deal to open three locations in Charlotte, N.C.

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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.

Capriotti's CEO: Franchising an attractive option for those burned in the Great Recession

Morris' passion for Capriotti's food and proven concept took him from franchisee to top exec.

Burger Lounge CEO: Almost any food type can be 'fast casualized'

J. Dean Loring believes the 'better burger' bubble is here.

Federal Donuts hopes to kickstart 'radical' hospitality with partnership

If Rooster Soup Co.'s crowdfunding effort gets off the ground, its profits will be donated to helping those in need.

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Maui Wowi expands with second location in Music City

Maui Wowi Hawaiian adds a second store location near Nashville, Tenn.

Buffalo Wild Wings expands pizza business

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has expanded its pizza business by opening its second PizzaRev location.

YoFresh set to open four stores

YoFresh Yogurt Café has announced plans to open four new franchised shops in the coming month. The new stores are in Hales Crossing, Wis.; Brick and Haddonfield, N.J. and in Fenton, Mo. The Fenton location is the first in the state of Missouri.

GRILLiT partners with Texas Expansion Wing Group for Southwest expansion

GRILLiT, Inc has announced a deal selling the master franchise rights for Colorado to Texas Expansion Wing Group, which plans to market the franchise across the Southwest.

International Franchise Association launches ad campaign battling portion of Seattle's new wage law

The International Franchise Association today has launched an ad campaign battling back against a portion of Seattle's new wage law, alleging proponents of the law have an agenda to undermine the franchise model.

OrderUp to target underserved delivery market

OrderUp, a Baltimore mobile and online food ordering and delivery service, announced the company raised $7 million in funds for nationwide expansion and delivery technology.

Dickey's opening locations in Alabama, Texas

Dickey's Barbecue Pit announced the opening of two new restaurants in Alabama and Texas.

Soupman signs first veteran through Franchise Veteran Program

Soupman, Inc. has announced that it has signed its first franchisee through its Franchise Veteran Program.

Potbelly to open first North Carolina location

Potbelly Sandwich Shop has announced a signed agreement to develop a store at 1310 Westover Terrace in Greensboro, its first in North Carolina.

First Kansas City-area sweetFrog officially opens at Legends Outlets

SweetFrog has opened its first Kansas City area location, in the Legends Outlets Kansas City shopping center.

FreshBerry expands in South America

FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Café announced plans to expand in South America.

Kraze Burger opens airport location

Airmall recently announced the opening of Kraze Burger in Concourse C at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall.)

California legislature passes bill making it harder to terminate franchising agreements

The California legislature approved a law Aug. 8 that will make it harder for franchisors to terminate franchising agreements with franchisees, according to MSNBC.com. The bill will now return to the Senate for final approval.

Food Hall by Villa opens at Arizona Mills

Villa Enterprises announced the grand opening of its "Food Hall by Villa" at Arizona Mills on Aug. 23 at 10 a.m.

National Restaurant Association joins fight against Seattle wage increase

The National Restaurant Association announced in a press release that it is joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Asian American Hotel Owners Association, in an effort to stop the city of Seattle from raising the minimum wage.

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