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Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Signs Franchise & Development Agreement to Debut in Canada
Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® announced today the signing of a Master Franchise and Development Agreement in Canada to begin growing Freddy's footprint across nine of Canada's provinces excluding Quebec, marking the brand's entry into the country. Led by veteran franchisees Jim Werschler and Gregg Most of North 49 Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, the deal is part of the brand's latest efforts to strategically expand across target markets throughout North America as new operators join its attractive franchise model. The Master Franchise and Development...
Restaurant Brands International and McWin to Grow Iconic Burger King® and Popeyes® Brands in Europe
Today, Restaurant Brands International and McWin, one of the most reputable operators in Europe, are excited to announce that affiliates of McWin have acquired exclusive master franchise and development rights to develop the Burger King and Popeyes brands in several countries in Eastern Europe, with new restaurants to open in 2023.
McWin, through its newly established Rex Concepts CEE platform, is set to expand the flame-grilled Burger King brand in Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania, and to bring the iconic fried chicken...
BurgerFi International Inc. Launches First Ever Franchising of Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza & Wings
BurgerFi International Inc., owner of one of the nation's leading fast-casual "better burger" dining concepts through the BurgerFi brand, and the high-quality, casual dining pizza brand under the name Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza & Wings ("Anthony's"), announced today it has entered into a multi-unit development agreement with NDM Hospitality Services, LLC, an innovator in the travel and dining industries. The agreement will franchise three Anthony's locations in Florida over the next two years.
"This groundbreaking deal celebrates the first franchise for Anthony's..."
Fat Boy's Pizza Has Big Plans to Expand Through Franchising
Fat Boy's Pizza – the New Orleans-based fast casual, multi-dimensional pizza franchise with a strong focus on family-friendly experiences is looking to expand its brand nationwide through the announcement of new franchise opportunities. Fat Boy's Pizza cultivates a fun, high energy environment at each location, welcoming families of all kinds. With six locations open so far in the South Louisiana region and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the company has two additional units under construction in New Orleans and two under construction in Houston, Texas. The brand looks to have eight...
Odd Burger Launches U.S. Franchise Operations, Signs New Franchise Agreement in Nanaimo BC
Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world's first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, today announced that it has launched its franchising operations in the United States.
Odd Burger has formed a Delaware corporation that will serve as the franchisor of, and that will operate, Odd Burger's U.S. franchise division ("Odd Burger U.S."). Odd Burger U.S. has completed the preparation of its initial Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement for use in the United States and intends to begin offering and selling franchises...
Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches Launches Exclusive Cloud'WICH
Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches is giving guests a new choice with the unveiling of the all-new Cloud'WICH. Created with an exclusive partnership in the sandwich space with The Cloud Bread Company, customers can now order their favorite Wich on healthy, great-tasting Cloud Bread.
Made with four simple ingredients – eggs, cream cheese, baking soda and baking powder – this new option is certified gluten-free, sugar-free, with zero carbs, no added preservatives and only 35 calories per slice. The Cloud'WICH caters to a variety of nutritional lifestyles, allowing...
MGH Debuts Brand Refresh for bb.q Chicken
MGH, a full-service marketing and communications agency for restaurant franchises and more, recently debuted a complete brand refresh for U.S. locations of bb.q Chicken – a Korean fried chicken franchise that operates more than 3,500 stores across 57 countries and was recently named one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the U.S.
MGH rolled out new and modern creative across all aspects of bb.q Chicken's brand image, including its website, social media and in franchise locations across the U.S.
- The newly redesigned consumer and franchise websites feature a modern aesthetic, consumer-friendly...
Odd Burger Signs Four New Franchise Agreements, Launches Mobile App and Provides Corporate Update
Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world's first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, today announced that it has signed four new Franchise Agreements in the last thirty days – a record number for the Company. The new franchise locations will be in Surrey BC, Brampton ON, Oakville ON and Regina SK.
The Surrey, BC Franchise Agreement was signed with Christopher & Kiran Kroh. The franchisees are currently seeking a location in South Surrey and, once a location is secured, plan to open some...
Encinal Brands™ Kicks Off Summer with Franchise Expansion in the Southwest
Encinal Brands LLC, one of the fastest growing quick-service restaurant groups with more than 40 franchise units located throughout California, announced expansion throughout the Southwest for its popular Blue Burro®, The Buffalo Spot® and Tacomasa® brands. CEO and founder Ivan Flores said special pricing and opportunities for franchisees and multi-unit owners has resulted in the launch of new locations in Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, and that an additional 150 restaurants are planned to hit markets nationwide in the next five years...
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Announces 4-Store Franchise Deal with Expansion into Utah
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop announces a 4-store agreement with John Cassity, which will include the brand’s expansion into Utah, and growth within Colorado, an existing market. The Texas-based restaurant group is recognized for its Baja-style fare with nearly 150 franchise- and corporate-owned locations in 18 states (with planned openings in Alabama and Utah which will bring the total to 20).
In addition to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Cassity owns five Einstein Bros. Bagel shops and four Subway sandwich shops.
“John is a highly qualified and experienced..."
Shawarma Press® Announces Grand Opening of Fifth Texas Location in Georgetown
The Nation's First Authentic Shawarma Franchise Brings Healthy Mediterranean Fare to the Masses Inside Walmart Stores
Shawarma Press, the rapidly expanding quick-service Mediterranean franchise owned by Dallas-based entrepreneurs Sawsan Abublan and Dr. Ehap Sabri, announced grand opening ceremonies slated for June 7 at its newest restaurant in Georgetown. Located in North Austin at 620 S. I-35 Suite 400 inside Walmart, Georgetown is one of five Shawarma Press locations currently operating throughout Texas, including restaurants inside Walmart stores in Arlington, Plano, and San Antonio, and the...
Former VP of Franchise Sales & Development for Marco's Pizza, Joins PizzaForno
PizzaForno, one of North America's only automated pizzerias, appoints Travis Edmonson, former Vice President of Franchise Development at Mr. Gatti's Pizza and former Vice President of Franchise Sales & Development at Marco's Pizza, as Chief Development Officer.
Edmonson joins as the second former Marco's Pizza business leader this year to get behind this 24/7 digital pizzeria designed to combat labor shortages, food costs and rent rising. A strategic executive, Edmonson brings over 19 years of experience with an enthusiastic, resourceful, and creative approach to drive growth.
Passionate for the...
Turning Point Restaurants Announces First Franchise Agreement
Turning Point Restaurants, the award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, has announced its first franchise agreement. The brand's first franchise location will open in May, just four months after the brand launched its franchise opportunity. Dave T. Vazquez and Eric Brandow of RNF LLC are expanding Turning Point's footprint in Pennsylvania, with plans to open a location in Upper Dublin Township. The newest restaurant will mark 22 total Turning Point locations across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
"Nowadays, it's rare to find a quality brand you can trust. Turning Point is..."
Now on the Menu: Quiznos and Taco Del Mar Franchises in the Metaverse
REGO Restaurant Group, the fast-casual restaurant platform backed by High Bluff Capital Partners that includes Quiznos and Taco Del Mar, has announced a multi-year, strategic partnership with The NFT Agency to establish REGO brands in the metaverse, starting this summer with the introduction of upcoming NFT drops offering virtual landowners and NFT collectors the opportunity to purchase digital master franchises.
“We are excited to be among the first movers in the restaurant industry to build franchises in the metaverse. Our team is continually cooking up..."
Smokey Mo's TX BBQ Announces Expansion Plans Through Franchise Growth, Company Rebrand
Smokey Mo's TX BBQ, the authentic Texas barbeque chain with 16 locations throughout Central Texas, begins expansion in major Texas cities with a rebranded look as the company primes for franchise growth.
Smokey Mo's is executing a bold growth strategy, opening more corporate stores and franchise opportunities with the goal of adding 32 locations to the company by 2025. The company is focusing on expansion in Austin and San Antonio, followed by Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth and the Waco-Temple-Bryan area.
"We are committed to growing our..."
Shawarma Press® Named to Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers and Shakers List
Shawarma Press, the first authentic shawarma franchise in the states, has been named to fastcasual.com's Top 100 Movers & Shakers list. Selected annually from thousands of fast casual restaurants nationwide, the list recognizes the industry's most successful brands based on criteria such as profitability, expansion, creativity, and dedication to innovation, leadership, and resilience.
Shawarma Press co-founders Sawsan Abublan and Dr. Ehap Sabri will join other top 100 winners at an awards gala on May 22 at LondonHouse in Chicago. The specific order of the...
Hardee's and Carl's Jr. on a Mission to "Feed Your Happy" With All-New My Rewards™ Loyalty Program
CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Hardee's® and Carl's Jr.®, announced today the debut of My Rewards, a new loyalty program available through its recently launched brand apps putting the most popular menu items just a few taps away. The program is now available nationally at participating Hardee's and Carl's Jr. restaurants.
To celebrate the launch, both brands will offer a series of enticing promotions at sign-up. Upon registration for My Rewards, guests will receive an offer for...
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Announces 50-Store Deal with Plans to Expand Throughout the Southeast
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop announces a 50-store agreement with Richard Maddox, which will include expansion into the south with new markets in Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and growth within Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, existing markets for the brand. Additionally, all 50 locations included in the agreement will be constructed to accommodate a drive-thru, a first for the brand.
The Texas-based restaurant group is recognized for its Baja-style fare with nearly 150 franchise- and corporate-owned locations in 17 states...
Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world's first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, today announced it has signed a franchise agreement for Victoria, its first British Columbia location, continuing its expansion plans throughout Canada and the west.
Franchisees John Bowker and Luke Ceraldi are currently seeking a site to introduce Victoria to Odd Burger's affordable, mainstream, healthy, and satisfying vegan fast food.
"Victoria is the ideal spot to begin our West Coast takeover, and our partners Luke and John are ready..."
'Tis the Season: Taco Bell® Turns Up the Heat on Brand Values in New Year
Everything Taco Bell has done since we first opened our doors 60 years ago has been for our people: our fans, our Team Members and our franchisees. We are lucky that dedication has been reciprocated. You might say we are kind of in love. The bond is strong and can only be found at Taco Bell.
While that love can be cheesy — and a little spicy at times — it is grounded in commitment. Many commitments, in fact. Commitments to do better by our...
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