PizzaRev prepares for Colorado debut

PizzaRev will make its Colorado debut this summer in Boulder, followed closely by a second location in Lafayette, according to a company press release

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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.

Persona slated to open 3 locations in southeast

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria has inked a development agreement for three restaurants in the Southeastern United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

Your Pie looking for national growth in the midst of fast casual pizza boom

With 22 units open, Your Pie is hoping to break out of the Southeast and go nationwide.

Are grocery and c-stores a threat or opportunity for fast casual restaurants?

While new offerings may put some grocery stores and c-stores in direct competition with fast casual brands, new partnerships also present new opportunities for fast casual brands to reach new audiences and new markets.

Potatopia is pushing potatoes to the center of the plate

With a goal of more than doubling Potatopia's unit count in 2015, Alan Dikker has his sights set on elevating the lowly spud.

Stutz ready to gear up growth for McAlister's

McAlister's Deli plans to add 30 new locations in 2015, and Carin Stutz, its new president, would like to step up the pace even more.

North Dakota oil boom spurs fast casual restaurant growth

Thanks at least in part to its energy sector, it makes sense for North Dakota to be on the radar for restaurant developers.

The importance of educating your team about catering

Only through a commitment to education will we have the ability to help others meet a proper standard that can help catering and restaurant leaders adapt to the market changes.

Is Panera 2.0 starting to pay off?

Panera will report on its Q4 and FY 2014 earnings on Feb. 12, and the question on everyone's mind is, "How's that 2.0 thing going?" We sat down with Panera's Blaine Hurst for some background and an update.

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Pie Five cracks Fast Casual's Top 100, expands North and South

Pie Five Pizza Co. claimed the third-highest spot on the annual Top 100 Movers and Shakers ranking for 2015 published by FastCasual.com.

Moe’s Southwest Grill opens 600th unit

Salt Lake City is home to Moe’s Southwest Grill’s 600th unit. The milestone reflects the momentum the brand has built by signing several high-profile multi-unit franchise agreements nationwide, just 15 years after opening its first location in Atlanta.

IFA warns Cuomo NYC wage increase is discriminatory

The International Franchise Association President and CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, issued the below statement as part of an effort to warn New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that any increase in a city's minimum wage should be applied uniformly to all types of businesses.

McAlister's developing Georgia, Florida

McAlister's Deli has signed three development agreements with new and existing franchisees to open restaurants in Southern Georgia and North, Central and Southwest Florida.

Heinz posts 'solid' Q1 results

H.J. Heinz Corporation II announced financial results for Q1 2015, which indicate solid business performance.

Pieology cracks Top 500 for fastest growing chain

Technomic has awarded Pieology Pizzeria the number one spot in its annual top 500 chain restaurant report for sales and unit change.

Newk's to open in Houston, New Orleans

Newk's Eatery will development units in New Orleans and Houston thanks to an agreement with New Orleans-based Southeast Restaurant Group, founded by Elie Khoury.

Rave reports positive Q3

Dallas, Texas-based Rave Restaurant Group Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 ended March 29, 2015.

Fresh To Order signs 3-unit Deal in Philadelphia

Fresh To Order has signed a three-unit deal with two restaurant and convenience store owners to bring the brand to Pennsylvania.

New Jersey's Bubbakoo’s Burritos launches franchising plan

New Jersey’s Bubbakoo’s Burritos is hoping to see a growth explosion with its new franchise plan.

Corner Bakery expanding to Southeast

Corner Bakery Café is looking for top multi-unit franchise operators to expand into the Southeast region of the United States.

Kneaders opening in Scottsdale

Kneaders Bakery & Café is opening its newest location May 29, in Scottsdale, Arizona, at 15505 North Hayden Road.

Fuddruckers debuts in Maine

Fuddruckers has introduced its first location in Maine.

Fast casual dominates fastest-growing brands; Pieology cracks top 500, Technomic says

Technomic Inc. unveiled its Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report, which shows the fast casual sector increased collective annual sales by 12.8 percent to $30 billion in 2014.

Dog Haus takes a bite out of Colorado

Dog Haus is opening its first franchise location outside its home state of California.

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