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.

Maui Wowi CEO: Sky's the limit for brand's growth

The coffee/specialty beverage brand just launched an online store for guests who want to have its products shipped to them.

Dickey's adds chief brand officer to communicate 'basics done right'

Christie Finley aims to deliver consistent customer experience as company expands rapidly coast to coast.

Bruster's CEO talks about the brand's anniversary, growth and proprietary operating system

Sahene is also heading up a relatively new Philly Cheesesteak concept called Wit or Witout, which recently opened its third store and has sold its first two franchisees

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Corner Bakery Café expands into Brooklyn, NY

Corner Bakery Café recently announced its entry into Brooklyn, N.Y., with the development deal from franchise partner Parikh Network, led by multi-restaurant operator Ashish Parikh. Parikh Network plans to open eight neighborhood cafes in the borough of Brooklyn, with plans...

Maui Wowi hires new franchise business manager

Maui Wowi announced today the hire of Jeff Lougee as franchise business manager. Lougee, who has more than 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, will offer increased support to franchisees and grow operations. “Jeff’s broad range...

Farmer Boys opens restaurants in California, Las Vegas

Farmer Boys announced the opening of two new restaurants recently, in Beaumont, Calif., and Las Vegas. The Beaumont, Calif., store is located at 1538 Second Street and is the second Farmer Boys restaurant opened in Riverside County in 2014. It offers dine-in and drive-thru service.

Green Beans Coffee opening at Pittsburgh International Airport

Green Beans Coffee Company recently announced its opening in Concourse A of the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The restaurant is its first location in Pennsylvania. The café offers made-to-order drinks, breakfast items, baked goods, specialty sandwiches, salads, fruit smoothies and...

Firecrust Neapolitan jumps into fast casual pizza space

Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria has opened its first restaurant in Dallas, and has begun construction on its second location in Plano, Texas. According to a news release, Firecrust is a fast casual Neapolitan pizza concept with its head office based in...

FreshBerry opens 20th location in Saudi Arabia

Tulsa, Okla.-based FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt has opened its 20th store in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with franchise partner United Food Company. The newest location is in Jizan, in the Southern Region of Saudi Arabia. It is a co-branded store with Dallas-based Pizza Inn.

How Do You Roll? inks 35 unit SoCal expansion deal

How Do You Roll? recently inked a deal with MMLS Holdings LLC to develop 35 units across Southern California over the next 10 years. "As a business owner I find it exciting to be part of an up and coming...

Wingstop posts strong second quarter

Wingstop reported a 15.3-percent increase in same-store sales growth in Q2 2014. Wingstop also signed 20 new domestic development agreements in the second quarter for 61 new restaurants, bringing the total so far for 2014 to 138 restaurants. The company...

Fatburger, Buffalo's Cafe open co-branded unit in Islamabad

Fatburger announced today the opening of its first co-branded location in Islamabad, Pakistan. This is the second location to be opened by BIL Foods, a food and beverage distributor, who opened the first Fatburger unit in Karachi, Pakistan, in January...

KFC Canada’s fast casual concept plans expansion, beer menu

KFC Canada announced the expansion of its KFC Fresh fast casual concept, which first made its debut in December 2013. "KFC Fresh began as Canada's incubator for signature innovation, so we're delighted to announce that we're expanding and evolving the...

Jamba launching franchise recruiting campaign

Jamba Inc. today announced the launch of a new franchise recruiting campaign focused on single store development in existing and new domestic markets. Jamba was recently selected one of Forbes Top 10 Best Franchises in America. The recruitment effort will...

Potbelly to open first Nebraska shop in November

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced plans to open its first shop in Nebraska. The new Potbelly will open in the North Park Shopping Center at 2056 N.

Franchisors invited to meet with potential investors at Chicago event

Qualified franchise brands seeking to fuel their next level of growth have an opportunity to meet potential investors at the third annual Franchise Capital Exchange, to be held Aug. 25-27 at Hotel Sofitel in Chicago. A limited number of slots...

Buffalo Wings & Rings continues Middle East expansion

Buffalo Wings & Rings continues its expansion in the Middle East with the opening of its 9th location in Jordan. The restaurant chain has also opened the first of 12 planned locations in Saudi Arabia and signed its first area...

Rise Biscuits & Donuts launches worldwide franchise program

Rise Biscuits & Donuts recently announced the launch of its worldwide franchise program. Rise has partnered with Fransmart, the franchise development company behind brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as the exclusive franchise development partner....

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McAlister’s Deli is a Fast Casual dining concept that offers a diverse menu of American Regional favorites, in a comfortable dining environment, highlighted by McAlister’s Genuine Hospitality and McAlister’s Famous Sweet TeaTM. Our menu features a wide variety of sandwiches, entrée salads, soups and giant spuds, all made to order and delivered to the guest at their table. We do all of this using a simple operating model found in the fast casual segment.


As a result, McAlister’s Deli restaurants have Average Net Sales of $1,415,705. We are seeking new franchisees to open and operate multiple locations in markets across the country. If you consider yourself a great operator dedicated to hospitality, now’s the time to join our growing family of successful franchisees.