Ice cream sandwich concept headed to Cupertino, other California markets

CREAM, a San Francisco-based dessert franchise that specializes in ice cream sandwiches, has signed a multiunit development agreement with existing franchisee Moeen Abudamous to develop four additional locations throughout Santa Clara County, California. According to a news release, Abudamous, who...


Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies

HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.

Is it possible to deliver fine dining experience for $10?

Frank Klein, CEO of Asian Box, thinks it's possible. The Asian concept sources sustainable ingredients, makes its own sauces and butchers its own meat.

Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

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.'

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Amsterdam Falafelshop opens first Northern Virginia unit

Amsterdam Falafelshop is also seeking to expand in markets including Baltimore; Atlanta; the Carolinas; Miami; Tampa; New York; Philadelphia; Richmond, Virginia; Chicago; Ohio, and other major metro markets in Texas.

Pincho Factory launches franchise efforts

Miami burger concept Pincho Factory hopes to pioneer a streamlined, transparent franchising process.

Lee's Sandwiches plants its flag in Oregon

The latest Lee's Sandwiches has a full bread baking equipment line and the capacity to serve additional stores when they open.

Braddah's opens 3rd location, wins award

Braddah's Pumpkin Bark took "Most Creative Bite" at 94.1FM's (Mix / CBS Radio) "Bite of Las Vegas 2014."

Blaze Pizza opening at Univ. of Maryland

On Thursday, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza will begin feeding Terrapins. The company announced it will open its second Maryland location Thursday at the University of Maryland and will celebrate Friday with a grand opening from 11 a.m.

Potbelly breaking into Nebraska

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced its first unit in Nebraska will open in November.

Planet Smoothie seeking area developer for Atlanta market

The area developer will support the efforts of existing franchisees and will also help educate people interested in opening franchises, in exchange for a percentage of franchise and royalty fees.

Italian concept with South American roots lands in Florida

Spoleto, a chain of Italian restaurants in Brazil, Mexico and Costa Rica, will open in Orlando in January.

Fresh To Order continues growth in Atlanta market

Restaurant opens in Decatur, Georgia.

Fazoli's salutes Franchisee and Supplier of the Year

Texas-based PastaQuik and Southern Bakeries are recognized for achievements.

Johnny Rockets opens second restaurant in Honduras

Expands reach to San Pedro Sula, increases chain's Central American footprint.

Boston catering concierge secures $300K VC Investment

The funding will help Phoodeez, a corporate catering concierge that works with more than 40 local restaurants and food trucks, reach more customers.

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop opens flagship unit in Vegas area

The flagship store is the Nevada-based chain's 33rd unit in the Las Vegas area.

International franchising accelerates for top brands

Franchise Times has published its annual Top 200 list and, once again this year, QSRs dominate the top 10. The top five franchises include McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, KFC, Subway and Burger King, respectively.

Pressed Juicery juices up fall menu, adds new units

Pressed Juicery announced several additional to its fall menu, and several new units opening this year in Northern and Southern California.

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