McAlister's Deli returns seasonal favorites

Turkey Cranberry Griller and Salad available through December 28.

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Giardino Gourmet Salads adds to Florida healthy eating options

Giardino Gourmet Salads launched in 2004 in southern Florida by Ody and Kenny Lugo. Today, there are seven locations throughout the region.

McAlister’s Deli founders find second-time success

Nine years after the sale of McAlister's Deli, the Newcomb family gains ground with Newk's Express Café.

Zagat rates Atlanta Bread Top 5 in healthy options

In the recently released 2010 Zagat Fast Food Survey, which included 136 national restaurant chains, Atlanta Bread received Top 5 distinctions in two key categories. The survey's more than 6,500 participants voted Atlanta Bread among the Top 5 large chains...

Tossed upgrades image, logo

The salad chain launches a new store prototype to unveil in Boston.

Fast Casual Summit kicks off with food tour

Industry executives gathered in Dallas on the eve of the annual conference for a tour of some top and up-and-coming fast casual restaurants.

How Lane Cardwell Jr. plans to re-marketize Boston Market

Boston Market's CEO looks to recapture the meals-to-go niche by capitalizing on Boston Market's core strengths: value and product quality.

Drive sales through employee-performance programs

Fast casual operators boost retention and brand loyalty by giving back to their employees.

El Pollo Loco, KFC carry on chicken fight

El Pollo Loco has challenged KFC to a taste test, but KFC's own failed giveaway may be all El Pollo Loco needs to win with consumers.

Seven top fast casual independent operations

From Kansas City to New York City, these independent operations are changing the fast casual landscape.

Newsletters, intranet keep franchisees up to speed

How a variety of communication tools can connect brands to their outposts.

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NEWS


Zoup! opening five units this fall

Five new units opening this fall will bring the chain's count to 70 locations across the US and Canada.

Greenz expands to Houston

Dallas-based Greenz has signed on with franchisee Kimberly Taylor to open a location in Houston. Greenz has three open locations, two in Dallas and one in Addison, Texas, and the new restaurant will mark the company's fourth opening. In February,...

Zaxby's spreads into Louisiana

Zaxby’s is spreading its wings into its 13th state when the company opens its first Louisiana restaurant in West Monroe. The opening is part of the company's plan to have approximately 575 locations across its footprint by the start of...

Top 100: Mad Greens No. 16

Mad Greens Denver / No. of units: 11 Founded on the forward-thinking objective of helping people make healthy food choices, Mad Greens continues to pursue enlightened ideas.

Cowboy Chicken adds Lone Star Grilled Chicken Salad to menu

Cowboy Chicken has announced that it has introduced the new Lone Star Grilled Chicken Salad for summer.

Tossed promotes A. Michael Toroyan to COO

Tossed has announced the promotion of chief development officer A. Michael Toroyan (A.T.) to the additional position of chief operating officer.

Freshii expanding Middle East footprint

Freshii is targeting prime markets in the Middle East region for further expansion. The first Middle East Freshii location opened in 2009 in the Dubai International Financial Centre, and the Dubai franchise group is preparing to open its second location...

Tossed names salad contest winner

Tossed and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) have announced the winner of salad contest aimed at raising money for Los Angeles County preschools. Maria Andrade, a network compliance analyst for LAUP, created the LAUP Marathoner’s Delight, a concoction of baby...

Tossed expands in Boston's financial district

The Tossed salad chain is opening its second Boston location, this time in the city's Financial District. The unit is being opened by area developer Brain Hanseth, who also owns the another Tossed location in Boston. "With a second location...

2012 Top 100: Zoup! No. 4

Zoup! Southfield, Mich. / No.

Saladworks debuts new spring salad

Saladworks has announced a new spring seasonal salad, the Chicken Manchego Salad, which will be available in all Saladworks locations from April 3 through June 15. The Chicken Manchego Salad is a mix of crisp romaine and iceberg lettuce, wheat...

MAD Greens adds MonkeyMedia Software's catering platform

MonkeyMedia Software, a provider of complete catering solutions for multi-unit restaurant operators, has announced a partnership with Denver-based MAD Greens Inspired Eats to grow the concept's revenue base through catering sales. MAD Greens will deploy MonkeyMedia Software's Get Catering and...

Saladworks builds Calif. presence with fourth location

Saladworks is opening its fourth California location in Tustin, Calif., through a franchise agreement with Karen Weber, a 25-year veteran of Trader Joe's grocery chain. This is the fourth of 15 total Saladworks locations planned for California, of which the...

Tossed to open in LA's financial district

Tossed has announced the opening of its newest location in the heart of Los Angeles' financial district, directly across from the Aon Center. The restaurant opened to the public at 8 a.m. The opening was led by franchise partners Chris...

Top 100: Freshii No. 13

13. Freshii Toronto / No.

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