HMSHost adds two execs to support development efforts

HMSHost has appointed Stephanie Havard as EVP of Restaurant Development, overseeing strategic investment, concept development and design and construction; and Derryl Benton has been named as EVP of Business Development, overseeing and extending industry contracts. Both roles will report to...

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Billy Sims' key to growth: Stay true, keep it simple

Since 2004, Oklahoma-based chain Billy Sims Barbecue has grown to 40 locations in five states.

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.

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Creamistry opens new Long Beach location

Creamistry offers customized ice cream created using liquid nitrogen.

Korilla BBQ parks it at new storefront location

Korilla BBQ, which got its start as a food truck, also plans to launch three additional stores in the Upper East Side, Financial District, and Brooklyn.

Int'l Franchise Association, Cyber Security Alliance caution franchisees about cybersecurity

International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.

Blaze Pizza plans entry into Florida

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced that it will soon be coming to Florida with plans to open eight locations in the state by the end of 2015. The concept is scheduled to open its first Florida location in Ft. Lauderdale's Uptown...

Big Apple Bagels opens new store in Indiana

The new location at 2049 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Lafayette is two miles away from the previous location.

Panda Express opens first restaurant in Dubai

Gourmet Gulf will open a second branch at The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence later this year, according to the report.

Costa Vida set to open first Seattle store

Costa Vida will break into the Seattle metropolitan market when it opens a new restaurant at 1900 S. Commons, Suite A in Federal Way on Nov. 17.

Restaurant group secures financing for Corner Bakery Cafe expansion

MX Restaurants and Bakeries Inc. has secured a $5.6 million loan from GE Capital's Franchise Finance to pay off short-term debt related to a recent acquisition and to develop four additional Corner Bakery Cafe units.

Franchise Rankings names 10 best franchises

Franchiserankings.com announced rankings for Best Overall Franchises and Best Food Franchises for October 2014..

Jamba Juice launches Chicagoland hiring push

Jamba Juice will be hosting a Jamba Hiring Day in the Chicago area on Oct. 24 to identify and recruit candidates for Jamba team member or store personnel positions.

Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite announce SoCal expansion plans

Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite plan to open dozens of locations together in Southern California.

Togo's opens two new California units

Togo's Eateries will open two new units in Los Banos and Brawley before the end of October.

Juice It Up! nabs spot on 'Next 300 Franchise Chains' list

Juice It Up! has recorded two years of net sales growth, with a 50-percent increase over the past 25 months.

Burger 21 on the hunt for Greater Washington DC franchisees

Burger 21 hopes to expand its footprint in Maryland, Virginia and Downtown Washington, DC.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian eyes California for expansion

Maui Wowi Hawaiian is expanding its footprint in California by adding new franchise units to its current count of 55.

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