Uncle Maddio’s introduces 'Foldwich' sandwich

Pizza and sandwich lovers can now get both tastes in one special handheld meal.

FEATURES


Pond: Poised to make a splash in 2015

This could be the breakout year for Hunter Pond and his East Hampton Sandwich Co. The young entrepreneur's three-unit chain is set to double its footprint in 2015, and add another four units in 2016.

Putting customers in the driver's seat: Which Wich adds drive-thru

Driven by a desire to serve his customers, franchisee adds drive-thru to his fast casual sandwich restaurant.

Schlotzsky's cracks top five in app store restaurant category

Loyalty app is the centerpiece of Schlotzsky's effort to connect with Millennials.

Capriotti's CEO: Franchising an attractive option for those burned in the Great Recession

Morris' passion for Capriotti's food and proven concept took him from franchisee to top exec.

Bread carriers help operators stand out in the crowded sandwich space

Away-from-home sandwich purchases are up because of consumer demand for lower prices, more variety, fresher and healthier items and flexible portions.

Jimmy John's founder a case study in risk-reward

Jimmy John Liautaud offers some advice for franchising during NRA Show panel.

McAlister's Deli unveils new look

The chain's new store design includes a tea bar and has been unveiled at two new locations.

Fast Casual releases 2012 Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranks the top concepts, people, technology, menu and innovation trends that impacted the segment in 2011.

Spicy Pickle growth prospects sweeten for 2011

No longer sour, the chain will open a new prototype location this month.

Thanks, Tyler

As Firehouse Subs continues to grow (407 restaurants and counting), it is imperative that my HQ team assists our franchisees in their efforts to establish and improve upon the “Firehouse culture” that makes us so successful. With that in mind,...

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NEWS


Jersey Mike's debuts new chicken submarine sandwich

The new Chicken Club, available for a limited time, features oven-roasted, extra lean, 98 percent fat-free chicken breast sliced to order.

Starbucks leading fast casual industry?

The coffee giant is becoming a major player in the fast casual industry with the addition of new, healthy menu items.

Corner Bakery Café expands flatbread menu in an unflat approach

Corner Bakery Café is debuting new flatbread sandwiches, each under 330 calories, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Capriotti celebrates Delaware re-opening with sandwich giveaways

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is re-opening its Hockessin, Delaware location under new management.

McAlister's closes out 2014 with 19 new units

In 2014, McAlister's also signed 12 development agreements representing 77 future locations, and should see 30 units open this year.

Togo's opens two new units in Idaho

Togo's will open units in Merigian and Idaho Falls this week.

Schlotzsky's highlighting lighter menu options

Schlotzsky's offers six Pick 2 combinations that are featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com and under 670 calories.

East Hampton Sandwich Company adding 7 Texas locations

The 2-year-old chain hopes to triple its footprint in the next two years.

Potbelly sets sights on North Carolina

The region has been targeted for expansion because of its strong mix of attractive residential and growing business communities, according to a company press release.

Jimmy John's customers file class action suit over data breach

Plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages and free credit fraud monitoring for three years.

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.

Potbelly breaking into Nebraska

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

McAlister's Deli returns seasonal favorites

Turkey Cranberry Griller and Salad available through December 28.

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.

Caplansky's Delicatessen opens two units in Toronto airport

The deli is located in Terminal 3 and a second location, Caplansky's Snack Bar, will open later this year in Terminal 1.

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