Woops plans to double nationally

Woops, a macaron franchise based in New York, is expanding nationally, according to a company press release. "Already established as the largest retailer of French macarons in the United States, we look forward to spreading our love of macarons and...

Blaze opens in Reno

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is opening a 2,000-square-foot open kitchen store this week on South Meadow Parkway in Reno, Nevada. The locally owned and operated restaurant is celebrating its debut Friday with a free build-your-own pizza giveaway to Instagram, Twitter...

Fazoli's 9th Missouri store reopens 1 year, 1 fire later

Fazoli's is re-opening its location in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on May 22 following a fire that destroyed the original store last May. A news release said the location is the chain's ninth in Missouri and is located on North Westwood...

Famous Dave's returns to profitability with Q1 results

Famous Dave's of America appears to be on the rebound if it's 2018 Q1 financial results are any indication. Net income for the quarter ending April 1 was $998,000, or $0.13 per share, compared to net loss from continuing operations...

FAT Brands reports Q1 sales increase

Fatburger and Buffalo's Express reported this week that Q1 same-store domestic sales grew 9.6, while system-wide, same-store increased 6.3 percent for the 13-week period ended April 1, 2018. "First quarter results provided a strong start to 2018, with particularly impressive...

Sloan's Ice Cream to open in Saudi Arabia

Florida-based Sloan's Ice Cream has announced its second location in Kuwait and its plan to further expand into Saudi Arabia. Locations should open this summer, according to a company press release. "We've been privileged to serve the U.S.

Jersey Mike's expands executive team

Jersey Mike's has recently added members to its real estate to equip the brand for expansion, according to a company press release. Jersey Mike's has hired Paul Williams and Cortney Rickle as directors of real estate. "As our brand continues...

Beavers Coffee + Donuts rebrands to The Dapper Doughnut

Beavers Coffee + Donuts has rebranded to The Dapper Doughnut  in order to franchise, according to a recent company press release.

Gyroville looks to expand

Gyroville has announced its plans to expand nationally into Georgia, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based franchise, which has 10 locations, is looking to open 30 more within the next five years, according to a recent company press...

Kotipizza's success driving growth of parent company's 5 fast casual brands

The largest pizza chain in Europe's Nordic nations, Finland-based Kotipizza, said it is reassigning some employees as part of an overall strategy to grow a number of QSR brands under its parent company, Kotipizza Group Oyj. The strategy, first announced...

Slapfish to open in Oklahoma

Slapfish, a restaurant specializing in boat-to-plate dining, plans to open two locations in Oklahoma City by the end of the year and a third by the end of 2019, according to a company press release. "Oklahoma City is also a...

Crazy Pita wins Nevada SBA award

The Nevada Small Business Association has named Mehdi Zarhloul, owner of Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill, as the SBA 2018 Small Business Person of the Year, according to a company press release.

Acai Express reaches east coast

Acai Express plans to expand to New York and New Jersey with the help of Franchise Growth Solution, according to a recent company press release. The chain, which serves nutrition-rich meals for active and adventurous consumers and was founded in...

Fast casual sector sees single-digit growth in 2017

The fast casual segment has rebounded since 2016, and has experienced a consecutive year of single-digit sales growth performance in 2017, according to Technomic’s Top 250 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report. It found that unit growth decreased for the third consecutive...

Pie Five, Pizza Inn Q3 results show bleeding continues, but net loss narrows

Rave Restaurant Group, parent company of Pie Five and Pizza Inn, reported that its 2018 Q3 financials showed a narrowing of the company net loss, although the brands are still struggling.  Pizza Inn's domestic comparable sales grew 2.3 percent from last year, while total domestic retail sales dropped 3.6 percent, according to a news release.

Tijuana Flats opens in Florida, Virginia

Tijuana Flats has made its debut in Clearwater, Florida, and Suffolk, Virginia, according to a recent press release.

Luna Grill opening second Fort Worth location

Luna Grill announced in a recent press release that its second Fort Worth location is opening May 15 at 5239 Marathon Ave. "We're excited to share our fresh, wholesome food with even more 'Lunatics' in the Dallas-Fort Worth area,"CEO Sean...

Former New Orleans Saints receiver invests in Main Squeeze Juice Co

Former New Orleans wide receiver Marques Colston is getting into the restaurant business via a franchising investment with Main Squeeze Juice Co. He and his wife, Emily, will assist in the expansion efforts of Main Squeeze Juice Co as it expands nationally, according to a company press release.   “Main Squeeze Juice Co.

Dos Toros opens second location

Dos Toros announced the opening of a location in the downtown Chicago area, along the Chicago River, according to a recent company press release. "We know how serious the Windy City is about their lunch and hope to be even...

Wahlburgers opens in North Carolina

The Wahlberg family has opened its first Wahlburgers restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to a recent company press release. Located in the heart of Raleigh, the location will add to the rising food scene. "Our family is excited to...

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