Cowboy Chicken opens first unit outside of Texas

Cowboy Chicken has opened its first location outside its home state of Texas.


5 pros and cons of scaling your restaurant business

Before you sign on the dotted line for a new location, consider these pros and cons of scaling your restaurant business.

4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

Navigating the crossover: Fast casualization of the restaurant industry

Switching into fast casual dining requires more than getting food to the table quicker. It demands new strategies from menu decisions to customer experience elements.

Tips, advice on preparing the brand for unit expansion

Brand unit and location growth requires capital and resources, but there are some other critical aspects as well, according to several successful franchise and restaurant leaders.

The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

Building the brand culture: It’s all about empowering employees

Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.

FCES15: Real estate decision requires lots of homework, data insight

As any business owner knows the location decision can sink the business or be the foundation of initial success and growth. But it involves much more than negotiating a lease or property purchase.

FCES15: Tips on building a foundation for profitable growth

Strategic and profitable growth for today's restaurants, quick service eateries and retailers is a comprehensive endeavor. But it's doable and the number one tip to getting a foundation built is to jump in and start making it happen.

FCES15: Why design is key to customer engagement

Design is a key aspect for the customer experience and plays directly into the "corporate soul" and building a relationship with customers.

CEO: Why we sold 40 percent of Smashburger to Asia-based restaurant company

While the latest trend in fast casual business operations seems to be leaning toward taking a company public, Denver’s Smashburger has gone another route. It reported today that it sold 40 percent of the company to Jollibee Foods Corporation.

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Korean fast casual expanding Cali footprint

Bibigo, an international fast casual restaurant offering a modern and healthy twist on traditional Korean cuisine, will celebrate the opening of its new Glendale Galleria in L.A. next week.

Chicken Salad Chick gaining ground in Gainesville

Chicken Salad Chick is opening its first Gainesville, Florida, location on Dec. 8 at 3045 S.W. 34th St. Suite 16.

Husband-wife team launching bagel concept in Florida

Melbourne, Florida residents will soon have a Bagel 13 when the first of four Central Florida locations opens there next year.

Newk's headed to Alabama coast

Newk’s Eatery, based in Jackson Mississippi, is opening three restaurants for on-the-go diners on the Alabama coast.

Dickey's sets franchise sights on Virginia

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is slated to open four new stores in Virginia over the next year.

Uncle Maddio's Pizza expands plans for Orlando

Uncle Maddio's Pizza announced it has signed an agreement to open an additional restaurant in Orlando.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria to open first Tennessee location

Grimaldi's Pizzeria announced it will open its first restaurant in Tennessee.

Rubio’s reveals East Coast expansion plans

Rubio's is buying eight Lime Fresh Mexican Grills locations from its parent company Ruby Tuesday.

MOOYAH takes New York

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes has opened its first location in New York.

Snappy Salads continues growth into Fort Worth

Dallas-based Snappy Salads is set to open its ninth location at 6115 Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth.

PizzaRevs signs agreement to open stores in Arizona

PizzaRev announced that it has signed a multi-unit development agreement with Fire Em Up LLC to develop the brand across Arizona.

Pie Five Pizza to add up to 20 more Florida locations

Pie Five Pizza announced another Florida development deal with up to 20 new locations in the Tampa market.

Billy Sims BBQ opening in Enid, Oklahoma

A grand opening celebration, with an appearance by Founder Bill Sims, a former football player for the Detroit Lions and Heisman Trophy winner, is planned for Dec. 6.

Saladworks on mission to go national

Saladworks is aiming to become a nationally recognized salad restaurant with a strategic growth plan, a new store design and an updated menu.

Juice It Up! franchisee expands portfolio

Juice It Up! has opened its second Eastvale, California location, which is the fourth location operating under the ownership of local franchisees Parvinder and Ravneet Shahi.

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