NRA: NLRB’s ruling upend 'joint-employer standard'

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries case has broad implications across several industries, including restaurants, according to the NRA.


Dispelling 6 myths of why small brands 'can't' go international

Many smaller food companies incorrectly assume they cannot participate in the growing importance of international markets.

Cali toasts new beverage concepts

DRNK coffee + tea and Qwench juice bar are Hollywood-born concepts that have opened in 11 locations.

The name game: Why one CEO rebranded his 'new' burger concept

Bo’s Steak & Grill closed its doors for several days and re-opened last month as Cole’s Backyard Grill.

Surf’s up: Coconut’s Fish Cafe franchising in LA

Hawaii’s Coconut’s Fish Cafe is surfing into Los Angeles, planning four locations for the market.

Fresh to Order CEO explains why expansion plans include some states, not others

Fresh to Order's CEO, Pierre Panos, shares details on the company's expansion plans that include corporate stores opening in Atlanta, Dallas and Knoxville as well as franchised units from Chicago to Florida.

Uncle Maddio's execs: Fast casual pizza still burning up growth

Uncle Maddio's director of operations, Scott Goodrich, and CEO Matt Andrew discuss how hot the fast casual pizza industry is and what's helped the brand succeed in such a competitive market.

Wok Box opens in Arlington

Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen, a Canadian-based fast casual chain, has opened its latest restaurant in Arlington, Texas.

Carin Stutz planning to take McAlister's nationwide

McAlister's CEO Carin Stutz discusses her plans for taking the brand across the nation.

Building brands: Pie Five's CEO shares strategies

Pie Five's parent company, Rave Restaurant Group, is looking to build and expand the concepts under the brand.

Extra! Extra! How the odd pairing of newspapers and pizza built a successful brand for Pizza Press

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Read about how two seemingly unrelated concepts - pizza and newspapers - have merged together to create a brand experience at Pizza Press that feels timeless, yet modern.

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GRILLiT names new CEO

GRILLiT’s Ghazi Hajj has resigned as CEO and has been replaced by Henry L. Klein.

Pie Five Pizza to open first Georgia location

Pie Five Pizza will open its first Georgia location.

Fresh to Order to open in Chicago Loop

Fresh To Order is partnering with the veteran restaurateurs at Progressive Dining Group to bring the concept to the Chicago Loop.

Fatburger expanding Pakistani presence

Fatburger is opening its newest Pakistani restaurant in Lahore.

Newk’s to open fourth Little Rock restaurant Aug. 31

Newk's Eatery is expanding its Arkansas presence.

Johnny Rockets focuses franchise efforts in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong

Johnny Rockets is focusing its global expansion efforts on developments in Southeast Asia, seeking area developers for expansion into Thailand and Vietnam.

Fazoli’s franchisees break $1M milestone

Fazoli’s franchisees continued to report record sales growth in July, with average unit volumes exceeding $1 million.

Uncle Maddio's opens second Charleston store in 6 months

The second Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in South Carolina is now open at 4940 Centre Point Drive, Unit C.

Meatheads opens 17th unit

Meatheads is opening a new restaurant next week in Lake Bluff, Illinois, marking the restaurant’s 17th location and its 15th in Illinois.

Pie Five Pizza to open 6th Chicago location

Chicagoans will have more pizza options when Pie Five opens its sixth area location.

PizzaRev headed to Mexico

PizzaRev has signed a franchise agreement with Grupo Galería to bring PizzaRev to Mexico.

Sloan’s Ice Cream to make San Fernando Valley debut

Sloan’s will open in LA's high-end outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination, The Village at Westfield Topanga.

Pie Five Pizza opening 16th Texas location

Pie Five Pizza will host a Sweet 16 party to celebrate its newest Dallas-Forth Worth location.

Canada's It's All GRK to expand with franchise locations

The Greek fast casual restaurant has partnered with Fransmart to continue growth and expand the brand worldwide.

Zaxby's opening three new locations in Nashville area

A Zaxby's expansion is underway in Nashville, Tennessee, with three new stores to open over the next several months.

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