Fast Food Franchising

Saladworks and Frutta Bowls will open a location in San Juan Capistrano, CA

By: Saladworks | 0 shares 160 readings November 21, 2022 // Franchising.com // San Jan Capistrano, CA – Saladworks and Frutta Bowls will open a co-branded restaurant in San Juan Capistrano, CA on November 21. The new restaurant, located at 31876 Del Obispo, Suite 102, focuses on personalizing Acai salads …

Read More »

Feds say Rochester man ran large-scale meth trafficking ring

Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) – A Rochester man is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for being the ringleader of a large-scale Rochester-based meth trafficking operation. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lugar said Jerry Lee Milliken, 40, appeared before a federal judge on Thursday and pleaded guilty …

Read More »

DOJ Obtains First Criminal Conviction, Labor Agreement Review Intensifies Internationally // Cooley // Global Law Firm

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division won its first victory in a criminal enforcement of labor market antitrust violations on October 27, 2022, when nurse recruitment firm VDA OC pleaded guilty to violating Section 1 of the Sherman Act by conspiring with an unnamed competitor to affect nurses …

Read More »

“Tasty and That’s It”: Russian counterfeit McDonald’s goes international

The Russian-based fast food chain, “Vkusno I Tochka”, (“Tasty and that’s it”), has gone international, expanding into Belarus. “We are entering a new market,” said Alexander Govor, owner of the fast food chain. “Now Vkusno I Tochka will operate not only in Russia, but also in Belarus.” “This is just …

Read More »

New Jersey ‘Cake Whisperer’ Appears on Food Network Show

A New Jersey baker who taught himself English after arriving here from Costa Rica, is on the Food Network’s “Holiday Wars.” Neptune’s Christian Alejandro Rojas has secured one of the coveted cooking slots for the season which is currently airing. Cristian Alejandro Rojas via FacebookCristian Alejandro Rojas via Facebook Rojas …

Read More »

The Next Big Franchise – Why Car Washes Are Popping Up Statewide

It hasn’t exactly gone unnoticed that car washes seem to be popping up everywhere. In Ottawa County and Emmet County, for example, a slew of car wash developments in 2021-22 have reached almost similar proportions. Resident-filled Facebook pages have similar comments on posts about development, housing, and new and closed …

Read More »

Tijuana Flats Names Joe Christina New CEO

Tijuana Flats Restaurants, owner, operator and franchisor of the fast casual restaurant brand Tex-Mex with 124 company-owned and franchised restaurants, announced that Joe Christina has been named general manager and member of the board of directors. Christina is a seasoned restaurant chef who brings nearly 40 years of restaurant operation …

Read More »

Salad House: The next fast-casual franchise to watch

Joey Cioffi, Founder and CEO of Salad House (RestaurantNews.com) House Salada health-conscious fast-casual restaurant concept, expands outside the Garden State in New York, Connecticut, Virginia and Pennsylvania, while ending up in limited markets before selling out New Jersey altogether. Founded in 2011 and franchised since 2017, Salad House has taken …

Read More »

Funeral arrangements announced for beloved Lourdes coach

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) – Funeral arrangements have long been announced for Myron Glass, teacher and coach at Lourdes High School. An obituary posted by Mackrn Funeral Home in Rochester says a visitation for Glass will be held Sunday afternoon at the Lourdes High School gymnasium from 2-5 p.m. A …

Read More »

How much does it cost to own a pizzeria like Debonairs, Andiccio, Roman’s or Col’Cacchio

Pizzerias are popular businesses in South Africa. It’s hard work, but they’re also fairly simple franchises to own. How much you’ll pay for a pizza franchise depends on whether you cater to seated customers, offer take-out only, serve pizza only, or offer additional meals. Brand is also important – and …

Read More »

Earth Burger Partners with Sinelli Concepts to Launch National Franchise in the United States

Sinelli Concepts Internationalthe parent company of hundreds of restaurants and global businesses, announces a partnership with Texas-based restaurant chain Earth Burger to launch a nationwide franchise across the United States. “Sinelli Concepts is proud to partner with a Texas-based brand that prides itself on providing its customers with accessible, plant-based …

Read More »

Entrepreneur Couple Bring Chicken Salad to Their Louisiana Community With Grand Opening in Lake Charles

By: Chicken Salad Chicken | 0 shares 42 readings Fast-casual concept celebrates grand opening with free chicken salad for a year for the first 100 guests on November 1 October 18, 2022 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Chicken Salad Chick today announced the opening of its 12th location in Louisiana …

Read More »

Two injured in alcohol-related wreck in southern Minnesota

Northfield, MN (KROC-AM News) – Two people were injured in an alcohol-related crash near Northfield on Saturday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol accident report says a pickup truck was traveling east on Minnesota Route 19 when it collided with a car, also traveling east on the highway, near Decker Avenue …

Read More »

These are the trendy candies for Halloween

I told you about trend spotting retailer Showcase and that they were opening four new stores in New Jersey https://nj1015.com/trendy-retailer-is-opening-4-new-new-jersey-stores /. Now, this hip retailer has released its list of trendy candies for Halloween 2022 (spoiler alert: they’re selling them all). So here is their “List of the spookiest and …

Read More »

Slim Chickens brings delicious double fry to Sydenham with new opening

By: thin chickens | 0 shares 33 readings Groundbreaking Better-Chicken brand opens new restaurant in UK October 11, 2022 // Franchising.com // FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Slim Chickens, a leading casual dining franchise offering restaurant and drive-thru services in the finest chicken segment, today announced the opening of its new restaurant …

Read More »

American burger chain Five Guys appeals to South Korea

FGE International senior vice president William Peecher (left) shakes hands with Hanwha Galleria manager Kim Dong-seon after signing an agreement at a hotel in Seoul on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Hanwha Galleria SEOUL, Oct. 7 (UPI) — US fast food chain Five Guys Burgers and Fries plans to open its …

Read More »

Beans & Brewhouse bets on VegasFast Casual

October 6, 2022 Utah-based Beans & Brews Coffeehouse is opening three stores in the Las Vegas area, thanks to a partnership with brothers Justin and Tony Williams. The first location, at 4438 N Rancho Dr., will open in the first quarter of 2023. “We have complete confidence in the Williams …

Read More »

Chipotle to pay fine under New Jersey child labor law

Working as a young adult has many advantages. You develop a sense of responsibility and you can develop a skill set beyond school. Patrick Tomasso, unsplashPatrick Tomasso, unsplash When I was given the opportunity to work in the industry that I love, and that I currently work in, I jumped …

Read More »

RAISE A SHAWARMA WITH NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST SHAWARMA BRAND ON OCTOBER 15TH IN TRUE OSMOW™ STYLE!

At OSMOW, Shawarma is prepared a little differently. Once the marinated meat is delicately cut, it is grilled to caramelized perfection then served ON THE ROCKS® (rice), STIX® (fries) or classically wrapped in a thin pita bread which is then expertly grilled. Customized with additions like fresh herbs and grilled …

Read More »

Find your new favorite flavors with Fazoli’s appetizing fall menu

Pizza cooked spaghetti QSR’s iconic Italian brand recently launched a mouth-watering new menu for the new season Lexington, Kentucky (RestaurantNews.com) Fazoli’s invites fans to splurge this fall with a new menu loaded with delicious Italian flavors! Available now, the iconic brand is highlighting its delicious new menu options and limited-time …

Read More »

MODERN MEAT DEVELOPS QUICK, PLANT-BASED PIZZAS WITH CARBONE RESTAURANT GROUP

Modern Plant Based Foods Inc., award-winning plant-based food company is pleased to announce that its Modern Meat subsidiary is co-developing plant-based pizza with Carbone Restaurant Group (“CRG”), a leading restaurant group and brand incubator with quick service concepts, including phantom kitchens. Modern Meat currently supplies plant-based meat products to the …

Read More »

Starbird begins to fulfill her destiny of unity growth

Starbird, created by Aaron Noveshen’s consulting firm, The Culinary Edge, was destined to evolve from its inception. The group wanted a concept that was simple enough for a skilled operator to exploit if, one day later, franchising made sense as a vehicle for growth. Six years into the chicken chain’s …

Read More »

Tortilla Announces Changes to Board of Directors | Retail newsletter

FOOD & BEVERAGE September 22, 2022 | by Angela Beevers Tortilla announced two board changes to support its next phase of growth. This will include the appointment of Francesca Tiritiello as the new independent non-executive director effective September 20. With extensive experience in business development, franchising, finance and mergers and …

Read More »

Modern Market signs a 41-unit contract with its first franchisee

Diving brief: Modern Market Eatery has signed its first franchise agreement, a 41-unit deal with Thrive Restaurant Group, the company wrote in an email to Restaurant Dive on Monday. The deal will expand the chain from nearly 30 units, which is located in Colorado, Texas and Arizona, to 11 new …

Read More »

California fast food industry calls for referendum on new labor laws | american unions

The fast food industry is seeking to reverse one of the biggest labor victories in recent US history by trying to scrap a new law in California that will establish an industry council for the sector on standards wages and other regulations, including safety. The Fast Food Accountability and Standards …

Read More »

Checkers CEO immediately closes restaurant in resurfaced clip

A 2012 episode of CBS’ undercover boss revolving around Checkers and one of its restaurants is receiving renewed attention 10 years later because it resonates with those working in the fast food and service industry. The episode featured Checkers and Rally CEO Enrique “Rick” Silva shutting down the restaurant after …

Read More »

Local Family Brings USDA Certified Clean Juice to New Hudson

Clean Juice provides the community with high-end, premium organic juices, smoothies, bowls and bites NEW HUDSON, Mich., September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New Hudson residents now have a new favorite place to boost their immune system, cleanse themselves and eat and drink purely natural. Clean Juice, the original USDA certified …

Read More »

Where to Find Tasty Deals in New Jersey

When I order a burger, I always laugh when people ask me, “Do you want cheese on it?” Do I want cheese on it? Do I want a Lamborghini? Do I want a woman who will keep her high heels? Do I want a winning Powerball ticket? Of course, I …

Read More »

QDOBA Mexican Eats® Launches Vibrant, Flavorful Food in Austin, TX Through New Partnership with Ghost Kitchen

By: QDOBA Mexican Eats® | 0 shares 111 readings Partnership with REEF Technology Expands QDOBA’s Flavor-Packed Menu in Texas, Now Available Through Select Delivery Services SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2022 //PRNewswire// — QDOBA®, one of Mexico’s leading fast-casual restaurants, is bringing its vibrant, flavorful cuisine to Austin, Texas through the …

Read More »

Subway is moving towards its next stage of growth

Since Subway began franchising nearly 50 years ago, the company has grown with a focus on expansion, says Steve Rafferty, senior vice president of development. And for decades, the strategy worked. Subway has not only become the largest restaurant chain in the United States, but worldwide. Rafferty, who joined the …

Read More »

Chicken Salad Chick Opening September 20 at Fort Myers Village Walk

By: Chicken Salad Chicken | 0 shares 31 readings The first 100 guests will receive free chicken salad for a year September 07, 2022 // Franchising.com // FORT MYERS, Fla. – Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 20 at …

Read More »

Buick buys out dealerships that don’t want to sell EVs

General Motors has started moving all of its brands toward electrification. One such automaker is Buick, which will launch its first electric SUV in the next few years. Following this, the brand announced that it would only sell electric vehicles after 2030. With this news in mind, many traditional dealers …

Read More »

The 14 Best Restaurant Franchise Deals for 2022

Rusty Taco Number of franchise units in the United States: 32 Total number of US units: 36 Total system-wide sales: $35,554,880 Average unit volume of the franchise: $1,099,722 Total average unit volume: $1,099,722 Franchise fees: 25,000 Royalties: 5% of gross sales Renewal fees: 50% of the initial franchise fee then …

Read More »

A new healthy restaurant will open in Fort Collins on September 10

Last month, popular restaurant chain CRISP & GREEN announced plans for a location in Fort Collins. Now it’s almost here. According to a press release from Proof*PR, the healthy-casual restaurant will make its Choice City debut at 3581 E. Harmony Road on September 10. While CRISP & GREEN is famous …

Read More »

AI is cool, weird and finally useful for franchise operations | Overview of franchises

Nicholas Upton Artwork by Jonathan Hankin I recently spent hours telling an AI tool to create art for me. The variations were amazing, the details were overwhelming, and it was as easy as typing “Picasso style fast food drive-thru”. Was it a productive use of time? You tell me. Personally, …

Read More »

First I Heart Mac and Cheese locations are coming to Vermont

A rapidly expanding comfort food franchise is set to enter St Albans and Williston under a newly signed deal. Vermont Business Magazine I Heart Mac & Cheese, a South Florida-based fast-casual restaurant concept specializing in customizable and made-to-order mac and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches, announced the opening of …

Read More »

Chipotle workers vote to unionize for the first time

Comment this story Comment Workers at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Lansing, Michigan, voted to unionize on Thursday, establishing the fast food chain’s first nationwide union. The vote, which took place in the restaurant parking lot, was 11-3 with two disputed ballots. The election follows a string of first-time union …

Read More »

Italian restaurant, John the Baker, sees success with franchise sales in the South East

The brand has been around since 1960 and is growing rapidly after its sales push with the FMS Franchise sales team based in metro Atlanta. Alpharetta, Georgia (RestaurantNews.com) John the Bakera deliciously authentic Italian restaurant concept, in collaboration with franchise consulting firm FMS Franchise is enjoying strong momentum thanks to …

Read More »

JFC shares fall despite PSEi gain

Jollibee made a high-profile opening of its branch in Time Square, New York last week. PHOTO FROM THE JOLLIBEE FACEBOOK PAGE THE stock price of Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is down 1.72% from its previous price on August 15, or from P228.32 to P232, despite the local market rising last …

Read More »

Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken Fast Casual restaurant is coming to Nashville

Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken has announced that it has signed a franchise agreement to open its first restaurant in Tennessee with local restaurateur Jim Richards, Franchising.com shared. Big Chicken will open locations in Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. “With four decades of experience in the restaurant industry under my belt, I …

Read More »

Luxury Chef Trip, Culinary Hacks, Taco District Deal

ASHEVILLE – A Chef-Guided Hike Through the Southern Hemisphere; recipes and food saving hacks from local partners; and a chance to open a new restaurant in Asheville. Gourmet trips Plan a getaway to a faraway land of snow-capped mountains, glacial peaks, estancia accommodations and Southern Hemisphere cuisine. William Dissen, owner …

Read More »

Pokemoto signs three new franchise agreements in Connecticut

Pokemoto, Muscle Maker, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRILL) expanding the Hawaiian poke bowl restaurant concept, today announced the signing of three additional franchise agreements in the Connecticut market. The three new agreements signed bring Pokemoto’s presence in Connecticut to 18 Pokemoto locations (10 currently open and 8 future franchise locations). This signing …

Read More »

Restaurant Brands International – Consensus indicates 8.1% upside potential

International restaurant brands with ticker code (QSR) now have 13 analysts covering the stock. Analyst consensus points to a ‘Hold’ rating. The target price ranges between 75 and 57 by calculating the average target price we have 65.21. Now, with the previous closing price of 60.31, this indicates that there …

Read More »

Butterfly to Acquire QDOBA and Form Leading Fast-Casual Restaurant Platform Through Merger with Modern Restaurant Concepts

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Butterfly today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo (the “Apollo Funds”) to acquire QDOBA, the second-largest player and franchisor in Mexico’s restaurant industry. fast casual dining in North America, through a merger transaction with Modern Restaurant Concepts (“MRC”), …

Read More »

Why are we still obsessed with Marilyn Monroe?

For some, death can be a smart career choice. How smart a move is depends a lot on who you are and how you die. As the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death approaches, we can learn a few lessons about art and the implications of the death of a …

Read More »

Reynolds leads Sterns trailer to JSBL title in star-studded finale

MANASQUAN – Like many players in the Shore’s preeminent summer league, Shavar Reynolds joined the Jersey Shore Basketball League in 2019 to work on his game between college basketball seasons. After the league helped Reynolds improve for successful seasons at Seton Hall and Monmouth Universities, Reynolds also helped the league …

Read More »

Why 1 French chef created personalized take-out boxes

Grégoire Jacquet, the owner of the fine fast-casual Grégoire franchise, explains why he created an octagon-style take-out container. Grégoire Jacquet, the owner of the fine fast-casual franchise, Grégoire, has created and patented an octagon-style take-out container. Provided. August 1, 2022 By Grégoire Jacquet, Grégoire, owner These days, in a post-pandemic …

Read More »

New restaurant moving into former KFC building in St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD – After being vacant for a decade, construction is underway inside the old KFC building along Highway 10 east of St. Cloud. Marcos Gomez Properties XVIII, LLC has owned the building since January 2021. Gomez says he rented the property to a South Dakota family who plans to …

Read More »

With the launch of the franchise, Mici Italian opens up to new markets after 18 years | Franchise News

Mici Italian has nine stores open in the Southwest United States. The brand also extends to Michigan. For Mici Italian’s first franchisee, Lucas Farnham, brand authenticity is what secured the 30-unit deal he signed last year. “You can’t create authenticity,” said Farnham, who also operates Black Bear Diner and Smashburger …

Read More »

Restaurant Brands International – Consensus indicates 15.5% upside potential

International restaurant brands with ticker code (QSR) now have 13 analysts covering the stock. Analyst consensus points to a ‘Hold’ rating. The range between the high target price and the low target price is between 75 and 50, with the middle target price at 61.13. Together with the stock’s previous …

Read More »

HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving® College Now Open in South Denver

By: College HUNKS Carrying Garbage | 1 Shares 99 readings DENVER, CO, July 22, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving® expands into Colorado with its new location in Denver. Since its official opening on July 22, 2022, the new Denver South College HUNKS has offered donation drives …

Read More »

These Burger Kings have made the Vegan Whopper their usual option

Burger King’s menu is officially plant-based. Or at least it was for a test day, in Austria. The fast-food giant launched a unique campaign called “Meat Optional”, requiring customers to specifically request the meat-based Whopper patties instead of the plant-based variant when ordering. The campaign aimed to reverse the accepted …

Read More »

Two Binghamton men charged after police seize loaded gun and drugs

Members of the Special Investigations Unit task force confiscated a handgun and more than six ounces of methamphetamine when they searched a residence in Binghamton. Authorities say two men were arrested in the anti-drug raid on the south side of the city. The suspects are Kenneth Everling, 36, and Jamel …

Read More »

Government intrusions pending on franchisors and franchisees | Lewitt Hackman

Assembly Bill 257 and Senate Bill 1247 are currently pending before the California Legislature. Their passage could impinge on the ability of franchisors and franchisees to do business in California. BA 257 On June 28, 2022, the California Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the fast law (AB 257) in the Senate …

Read More »

Owensboro’s Pizza Hut beloved drive-thru

Last Friday I was downtown working with my buddy Ron Rhodes from Eyewitness News. He and I co-hosted the grand parade and awards ceremony for the USSSA 3 Up 3 Down Baseball Tournament at Friday After 5 and at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. When it was …

Read More »

The restaurant that says it’s chicken filet mignon

How can a restaurant that sells chicken fillets charge themselves so much? To get our answer, we first need to look at Huey Magoo’s story. As Franchising tells us, the company started in 2004 when founders Matt Armstrong and Thad Hudgens met in Mississippi and found they both shared a …

Read More »

First Look: New Franchises Coming to New Zealand

A look at The Boiling Crab’s first Australian restaurant in Melbourne. Photo / The Boiling Crab New Zealand is high on the expansion wish list for international brands looking to break into new territories, says a franchising lawyer. A series of international franchises ranging from fast food to beauty treatments …

Read More »

Shake Shack announces two new locations in New Jersey

Shake Shack, which already has 13 Garden State locations, plans to add at least two more. Shake Shack through FacebookShake Shack through Facebook The new locations announced this week will be in Edison and Jersey City. The company has announced that the Edison store will be in the Menlo Park …

Read More »

Pokemoto expansion adds Tennessee to growing portfolio

Pokemoto, Muscle Maker, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRILL) expanding the Hawaiian restaurant concept into a poke bowl, today announced the signing of a new Pokemoto franchise agreement for the Gallatin, TN market. This new franchise agreement marks Pokemoto’s first entry into the Tennessee market. Gallatin is a major market suburb of Nashville, …

Read More »

I Heart Mac & Cheese is moving to Atlanta

I Heart Mac & Cheese, a South Florida-based fast-casual restaurant concept specializing in customizable, made-to-order mac and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches, announced the opening of its first location in Atlanta. The fast casual concept has signed a new franchise agreement which will be owned and operated by franchisee …

Read More »

This restaurant was voted best of the best in New Jersey

Some of New Jersey’s great attractions and institutions are our restaurants. With over 600 diners here in the Garden State, we are the restaurant capital of the world – OK, maybe just in the United States. I don’t know how many guests there are in India or China. The Patch …

Read More »

The nation’s only chicken salad franchise continues to expand

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced the signing of franchise agreements that will bring nearly 20 new restaurants to the state over the next five years. The brand has signed two major deals in the past year in Texas – one for 8 units …

Read More »

Shipley Do-Nuts Inks Agreement to Open First Orlando Stores

By: Shipley Do-Nuts | 1 Shares 13 readings New development contract to bring 5 sites to Orange County area June 22, 2022 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON — Shipley Do-Nuts, maker of fresh, everyday gourmet donuts for more than 85 years, will enter the Orlando, Florida market in 2022 after signing …

Read More »

Curry Up Now Hires New Director of Food and Flavors to Enrich Authentic Yet Fun Indian Cuisine and Expand Menu Offerings

Abhijit Kamath Experienced Culinologist Abhijit Kamath Joins Fast-Growing Indian Street Food Chain to Improve Flavor Profiles and Longevity of Current Menu Items San Francisco, California (RestaurantNews.com) Curry Up Now, India’s largest and fastest growing fast food concept, today announced the hiring of Abhijit Kamath as the new Director of Culinary …

Read More »

Pizza Inn offers homemade al

LINCOLNTON, North Carolina, May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pizzeria, America’s favorite pizza buffet, has announced the opening of a new location in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Located at 475 N. Generals Blvd., this Pizza Inn is owned and operated by local franchisees, Peter and Sara Solanki. “We jumped at the …

Read More »

Why a Family Burger Restaurant is Adding NFTs to the Menu

Menches Bros. CEO John Menches and his niece Dani Kimble, who led the restaurant’s NFT project. / Photo courtesy of Menches Bros. Menches Bros. is a small restaurant with a big claim to food history. The three-unit burger concept in northeast Ohio is owned and operated by descendants of brothers …

Read More »

Why Chick-fil-A is one of the most loved brands

You know you have a good business problem on your hands when the demand for your services is so huge that the cities where you operate try to declare it a public nuisance due to traffic delays. This is the case for several cities where Chick-fil-A operates. After all …

Read More »

Malta’s first Boost Juice Bars open

Australian multinational smoothie chain Boost Juice Bars has opened its first two stores in Sliema – at Tigné Seafront and Gżira – with a third to follow within a month. Operated by Food Chain Ltd, the brand’s dedication to innovation aims to tap into the growing health consciousness of the …

Read More »

Popeyes will offer 59¢ chicken in the HV, but there’s a catch

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is celebrating its 50th anniversary, which means we’ll soon have chicken for the same price the year the restaurant opened. During times of inflation and rising costs, this could be a cheaper dinner option for many in the Hudson Valley. But with all the good news, there’s …

Read More »

The Habit Burger Grill Signs Development Agreement in San Bernardino County to Expand Presence in Southern California

By: The Habit Burger Grill | 1 Shares 41 readings Restaurant operator experienced in developing twelve new restaurants in San Bernardino County June 09, 2022 // Franchising.com // SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Known for its iconic Charburgers grilled over an open flame and unparalleled fast-casual dining experience, popular Santa Barbara-born …

Read More »

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Announces 4-Store Franchise Agreement

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop announces a 4-store agreement with John Cassity, which will include brand expansion in Utah and growth in Colorado, an existing market. The Texas-based restaurant group is known for its Baja-style dishes with nearly 150 franchised and company-owned establishments in 18 states (with planned openings in Alabama and …

Read More »

Restaurant Brands International – Consensus indicates 21.5% upside potential

International restaurant brands found using the ticker (QSR) now have 13 total analysts covering the stock. The consensus rating is “Hold”. The range between the high target price and the low target price is between 75 and 57, with the middle target price at 64.21. Given that the stock’s previous …

Read More »

Chicken wing and ranch milkshake go viral; Buffalo is horrified

Buffalo is proud of many things. Our residents, local businesses, our sports (Bills and Sabers), and yes, food. Chicken wings are the number one food that Buffalo is known for. There are so many amazing bars and restaurants serving authentic wings in Western New York. Each Buffalo restaurant serves its …

Read More »

America’s Largest Sandwich Chain Is Overhauling Its Franchise System – Eat This Not That

After “refreshing” its entire menu in 2021, Subway is now turning its attention to its franchise system. The sandwich chain is embarking on a “multi-year transformation journey,” which will include updating its roster of franchisees, according to a recent company statement. Specifically, Subway hopes to swap some of its single-unit …

Read More »

The best stocks to buy now? 4 restaurant stocks for your list

Check out these restaurant stocks on the stock market today As the stock market attempts to rally, investors may turn to restaurant stocks. As many parts of the world return to normal after the pandemic, many consumers are once again enjoying life’s simple pleasures such as eating out. And after …

Read More »

Hard work and a head start paid off for the fi…

Olivia Damon is still in shock. Having worked at the Societi Bistro in Gardens for a few years, the owner Peter Weetman had designated her for this project: to be the first franchisee of the Café Societi. We first reported that story in August 2020; Admittedly, it took a relatively …

Read More »

Head-to-head analysis: BT Brands (NASDAQ: BTBD) and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA)

BT Brands (NASDAQ:BTBD – Get Rating) and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA – Get Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability. Valuation and benefits This table compares the revenue, …

Read More »

Sentinel Capital Partners sells Captain D’s

Experienced QSR investor exits another successful investment NEW YORK, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising middle-market companies, today announced the sale of holding company Captain D’s, the leading quick-service restaurant brand (QSR ) seafood. Financial terms of the deal were …

Read More »

Bills fans are crazy about National Media’s NFL Offensive Rankings

The Buffalo Bills are the favorites to win Super Bowl LVII in Arizona in February. The reasoning behind this is due to the Bills’ previous seasons – one resulting in an AFC Championship appearance and the other an AFC Divisional Round appearance. Quarterback Josh Allen is now considered one of …

Read More »

Fatburger ups the ante with new location in Las

Iconic burger chain grows Casino locations with a prime location on the Las Vegas Strip LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Fatburger, is pleased to announce that Fatburger has officially opened its doors at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino. …

Read More »

Clean Juice appoints Tripp Setliff as COO

Clean Juice®, the first and only national USDA-certified juice bar and quick-service restaurant franchise, today announced the hiring of Tripp Setliff as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Tripp will oversee all store operational initiatives, including development, supply chain, training and field support to increase average unit sales volumes …

Read More »

Pizza Hut sues franchisees for $400,000 for ‘abandoning’ store, couple say they were misled

An Adelaide couple sued for $400,000 by Pizza Hut have said they were considering suicide after being financially ruined by the fast food giant. Adelaide couple sued for $400,000 by fast-food giant Pizza Hut claim they have been financially ruined and are considering suicide after being tricked into buying a …

Read More »

RizePoint Software Powers New Focus Brands International Remote Audits, Enabling Quality Assurance and Global Consistency

SALT LAKE CITY , May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — RizePoint, a technology leader in food safety, quality management and compliance, is working with Focus Brands International, a division of Focus Brands LLC (“Focus Brands”), a developer leader of iconic global foodservice brands, on a new collaborative remote audit program for …

Read More »

Shaq’s Big Chicken set to open 3 locations in the area including West Chester

“There are a lot of places I would like to go, depending on rents, etc.,” he told this outlet. “These (three) are just very successful areas. We could (also) go to Wilmington Pike. “I would also like to go to Huber Heights.” Christensen said O’Neal secured executive chefs from his …

Read More »

New Jersey’s Most Comforting Small Town Restaurant

New Jersey’s most comforting “small town” restaurant, sounds inviting, doesn’t it? There’s a charm when it comes to our small towns, whether it’s a local general store, bed and breakfast or restaurant. There’s a feeling of “cute” when it comes to all things comforting. So let’s take a look at …

Read More »

Top Restaurant Leaders Talk Data Control and Loyalty Strategies | 2022 Restaurant Franchise and Innovation Summit

Regaining control of data is paramount for foodservice brands after two years of collecting data in the hands of third-party delivery partners. May 2, 2022 | by Judy Mottl — Editor-in-Chief, RetailCustomerExperience.com & FoodTruckOperator.com Most restaurant brands, from QSRs to fast casuals to pizzerias, will admit one clear truth: third-party …

Read More »

Grab is a powerful contributor to the subway transport crisis

BACK in 2018, ride-sharing company Grab picked up all of Uber’s assets in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. While the Philippine Competition Commission and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) at the time reviewed the deal’s “review” moves, Grab was able to establish what amounted to a sanctioned …

Read More »

Big Chicken signs eight-unit deal in Las Vegas

Big Chicken brand big in Las Vegas. Big Chicken, the fast-casual chicken concept founded by Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, today announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with accomplished restaurateur Vincent Alba (Vinnie) to open eight new Big Chicken locations. Chicken within the city limits of Vegas and …

Read More »

Should investors avoid Domino shares next week?

Dominos Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) shareholders have had a brutal 2022 so far, with shares down more than 25% since early January. The fast-food giant saw impressive growth during the early stages of the pandemic, but that pace of expansion has slowed. The revenue picture is also muddled by soaring costs on …

Read More »

HOT CHIKN KITCHN ANNOUNCES 3-YEAR PLAN TO DEVELOP 200 LOCATIONS FOCUSED ON MULTI-UNIT OPERATORS

SARASOTA, Florida., April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hot Chicken Cooking, the fast-casual restaurant brand that serves Nashville-style dishes enhanced with their premium sauces, recently announced plans for a target rollout of 200 locations. The fast-casual restaurant concept began paving the way for new restaurants in 2021 and is launching aggressive …

Read More »

Unbound will feature a Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s ‘portrait of race and capitalism’

At this year’s Unbound Book Festival, authors including Marcia Chatelain, winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for History, unveil ideas about working in the United States. Vox Magazine is Columbia’s connection to what’s happening in our city, providing insight into the news and culture people are talking about. Chatelain’s book …

Read More »

Huey Magoo is now open in Pearl, Mississippi

America’s Tastiest and Fastest Growing Chicken Tender Brand Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Second Restaurant in Mississippi Orlando, Florida (RestaurantNews.com) Huey Magoo’s — the “Filet Mignon Of Chicken™” — is celebrating its new franchise store with the grand opening today of its second Mississippi restaurant in Pearl, President and …

Read More »

Hot Chikn Kitchn Takes Flight, Taps Dave Wood to Lead Rapid Growth Plans

SARASOTA, FL, April 11, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Hot Chikn Kitchn, the fast-casual restaurant brand that serves up Nashville-style dishes enhanced with their premium sauces, is ready to spread its wings and explore new markets. The company announced that it currently has four new locations under development and has hired catering …

Read More »

Chicken Salad Chick raises over $420,000 on behalf of its foundation through the brand’s annual donation card program

By: Chicken Salad Chicken | 0 shares 37 readings Strengthens Charitable Foundation with New Board Members Fast Food Concept Expands Partnership with CURE Childhood Cancer and Supports Local Food Banks at Chick Markets April 08, 2022 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast-casual chicken salad …

Read More »

Which fast food chain is Gen Z’s favorite?

Chick-fil-A has once again been named teen’s favorite fast food chain according to Piper Sandler’s annual report. The ‘Taking Stock with Teens’ survey ranked the Atlanta-based fast-food chain as a Gen Z favorite. The chicken chain was once again listed as the top choice for teens with a 16% “share …

Read More »

Modern Market Eatery Announces First Location Since 2020, Rolls Out Improved Restaurant Design

Quick casual concept to open new location in Greater Denver DENVER, April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Modern market restaurantthe healthy casual fast food brand and franchisor known for its home-cooked, nutritious and convenient dining options, has announced the development of a new restaurant in the east denver. The restaurant will …

Read More »

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE® NAMED 2022 FRANDATA TOPSCORE FUND AWARD WINNER

National fast-food brand lands second straight win as ‘Most Lender-Friendly Restaurant Franchise’ LA VEGAS, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — For the second consecutive year, Tropical Smoothie Coffee won the FRANdata TopScore FUND Award in the food category. The 2022 award was announced today at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in Las …

Read More »

Koibito Poké will open two locations in Saint-Louis this summer

Fast-Growing Franchise Brings Fresh Poké To Missouri ST. LOUIS, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Koibito Pokstar, the first healthy and casual concept, known for its award-winning Hawaiian build-your-own poke bowls, announces the opening of two new locations in St. Louis, Missouri this summer. The new locations will be located at …

Read More »

Opening of the new Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Bradenton

Bradenton Chicken Salad Chick, a fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced this week the official opening on April 5 of a new restaurant in Bradenton. Chicken Salad Chick will celebrate its opening at 5434 Lockwood Ridge Road in the Lockwood Commons Mall by offering free chicken salad for a year …

Read More »

Sonic and Qdoba franchisees open 13 Fajita Pete’s

Fajita Pete’s, a fajita delivery concept, is adding 13 locations in Texas, thanks to agreements with Keith Fontana and Michael Humphrey, franchisees of Sonic and Qdoba, and Vishal Gajjar and Abhishek Doctor, who operate a Marco’s Pizza. “Fajita Pete appealed to me because he was born in Texas and offers …

Read More »

Famous New Jersey drive-in theater sets opening date for 2022

How exciting, it’s time for New Jersey’s favorite Drive-In to open for another big season. This drive-in is always fun with new movies hitting the “big” screen almost every weekend. When is the Delsea Drive-In Theater opening date for the 2022 season? It opens this weekend Friday March 25, 2022 …

Read More »

Industry Vet Sarah Beddoe Joins MOOYAH as VP of Marketing

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a 90-unit burger franchise, has a new vice president of marketing. Sarah Beddoe, a leading brand builder with over a decade of exceptional marketing experience in the segment, has joined MOOYAH to help take the fast-growing franchise’s marketing efforts to the next level. Beddoe has …

Read More »

Jeepney driver forced into second job, set for third

FILE PHOTO: Utility jeepneys ply the road. Photo by Joanna Rose Aglibot MANILA, Philippines — Since he started working as a driver in 2004, Salvador Bernardo always starts his day around 5:30 a.m., transporting passengers in his jeepney between Projects 2 and 3 in Quezon City and Quiapo and Taft …

Read More »

Food brands flock to Melbourne Franchise Show 2022

A bumper crop of food brands keen to showcase their franchise models will be lining up to attract visitors to the Melbourne Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo in April. Think Chicken Treat, Oporto and Red Rooster from the group of appetizing brands, Ogalo also offering a fast food model. Think …

Read More »

Dozens of companies are still in Russia. It is increasingly difficult for them to leave.

The story continues under the ad The business dilemma is testing the mettle of some of the world’s most powerful brands, and the long-standing business credo that countries that trade together don’t go to war. “I would say to any business leader, you have to do what you think is …

Read More »