Pie Five plans 15 units in the Hoosier State

Pie Five Pizza Co. has awarded up to 15 franchise units for the state of Indiana to restaurateur Carl Dissette.

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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.

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.

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Blaze Pizza fires off more franchise agreements

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza today announced that it will soon open four new locations in Orange County, California. Three new restaurants are expected to open by the end of this year, including in Brea, Santa Ana and Newport Beach. An additional location in Orange (Orange Circle) is scheduled to open in 2015.

McAlister's Deli signs development agreement to open 10 locations

Deal with Southern Deli Holdings will expand McAlister's presence throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado and Wyoming.

Wild Wing Cafe opening in Pooler, Georgia

Wild Wing Cafe announced the opening of its newest location will be on Sept. 26.

Dickey's opens first Cheyenne, Wyoming unit

Dickey's announced the opening of its first restaurant in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The new unit will open on Sept.

Fatburger, Buffalo's Express add new SoCal location

Fatburger and Buffalo's Express have opened a co-branded location at 11984 Foothill Blvd., in Sylmar, California. "We are committed to expanding our presence throughout the Los Angeles area and anticipate that our latest location will be a welcome addition in this bustling area," CEO Andy Wiederhorn said in a company press release.

Dog Haus to open four new restaurants by end of 2014

The gourmet hot dog chain will open its first unit outside Southern California in Colorado in early 2015.

Project Pie plans New Jersey debut

Project Pie has signed a 9-unit franchise deal that will mark the brand’s debut in New Jersey. The new restaurants will be owned and operated by local company The Belvedere Group, which plans to open the first Project Pie location...

Strong same-store sales driving franchising interest, says Fazoli's

Fazoli's has marked its 17th straight month of same-store sales.

Elevation Burger CEO marks 5 months with growth plans, new menu items

The burger chain is adding units, menu items and leaders.

Bowl of Heaven signs multiunit Orange County deal

Bowl of Heaven continues SoCal growth with multiunit deal.

Jamba Juice opens on Penn State campus

Jamba Juice opened the campus location at the start of the fall semester.

Five Guys announces first Glasgow, Scotland location

Five Guys will also introduce the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine to Scotland.

West Coast Franchise Expo coming to Anaheim

The International Franchise Association is sponsoring an expo for potential franchisees Oct. 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Senators introduce NLRB Reform Act on heels of McDonald's ruling

Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lamar Alexander have introduced the National Labor Relations Board Act on the heels of the NLRB's decision ruling that McDonald's is culpable for wage theft accusations raised by its franchisee employees. In response,...

Café Intermezzo opening up franchise markets in the Southeastern US

The upscale café is looking to expand its footprint into other major Southern cities through franchising.

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