The California-based juice bar and smoothie concept hired its first-ever VP of Business Development in November, and Laina Sullivan is ready to take it nationwide.
If you’re one of those people who have great intentions but lack follow through, writing a good business plan is the first major test of your commitment.
Going public landed $42 million on the Mediterranean-inspired concept's balance sheet, and Zoës Kitchen is ready to put those dollars to work growing its footprint.
While the economic forecast is strong, headwinds caused by the NRLB's joint employer ruling, minimum wage hikes and ACA implementation could curtail QSR franchise growth in 2015.
This could be the breakout year for Hunter Pond and his East Hampton Sandwich Co. The young entrepreneur's three-unit chain is set to double its footprint in 2015, and add another four units in 2016.
The theme was clear in 2014, just as it's been for several years running: Fast casual restaurants are winning. Consumers are drawn to the segment's quality, ambiance and value.
A projected 1.4 million pounds of small lot coffee will be roasted in the first year at the new Roastery, doubling current production rates.
Jason's Deli racks up around $2.5M in AUVs. It's achieving that success by sticking with its core strengths, listening to customers, maintaining control and building strong company culture.
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Smashburger grew by about 20 percent this year, and it's likely it will continue that pace next year, according to newly-appointed CMO Josh Kern.
The fast casual pizza concept, which has a partnership with Chipotle, will open its first restaurant outside Colorado at 505 W. 74th Street, next to a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Waldo.
Ruby's hopes to add 20 new locations based on its simplified fast casual model.
New restaurants are set to open in three of the five states the NRA predicts will have strong sales in 2015.
Master franchier SCSICC currently operates nearly 60 Cold Stone Creamery locations across China, and through its sub-franchisee model, plans to accelerate its store development in China.
Muscle Maker Inc., an affiliated company of American Restaurant Holdings, Inc., announced the acquisition of Muscle Maker Grill.
Capriotti's, Dickey's, Zoup!, Farmer Boys, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Menchies, Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies and the Original Brookleyn Water Bagel Co. all opened new locations recently.
Franchisees Andrew Madans and Tallie Madans plan to open two more Uncle Maddio’s in the area within the next 18 months.
V2V Management will open the first Cowboy Chicken outside Texas in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this fall.
The deal with Landmark Foodmaster Inc. will bring new units to San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, most of which will be co-branded with Buffalo's Cafe.
In 2014, McAlister's also signed 12 development agreements representing 77 future locations, and should see 30 units open this year.
Customers can build their own bowl or choose menu items, with prices ranging from $6.99 to $8.99.
The addition of 31 new locations resulted in system-wide gross sales of $66.4 million, a 114 percent increase over 2013.
Franchiserankings.com's top 10 restaurant franchise list is dominated by quick-service concepts, with nine out of ten spots going to QSRs.
The fast-casual pizza chain is targeting Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary for the first locations.
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The deal gives the franchisee exclusive rights to San Luis Obispo, Kern and San Bernardino counties, as well as everything south of those markets.