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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..."

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Jun 9 8:00 AM, General News



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...

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Jun 6 9:49 AM, General News


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...

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Jun 1 9:29 AM, General News


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..."

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Apr 25 9:32 AM, General News


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..."

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Apr 20 1:00 PM, General News


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..."

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Apr 20 8:49 AM, General News


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...

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Mar 24 8:00 AM, General News


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...

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Mar 24 8:00 AM, General News


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...

 

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Jan 26 8:45 AM, General News


 

 
Odd Burger Expands into British Columbia with New Victoria Franchise 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 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..."

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Jan 4 8:21 AM, General News


'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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Dec 14 1:58 PM, General News


Chick'nCone Seeks National Expansion Through One-of-a-Kind Franchising Opportunity

Chick'nCone – the fast-craft restaurant concept famous for serving crispy, hand-cut chicken tenders in a freshly made waffle cone – is looking to capitalize on the growth it experienced throughout the course of the pandemic as it expands into new markets throughout the country. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the brand has grown from four open locations to 24. It now believes that the timing is ripe to start actively looking for experienced entrepreneurs to join its family-driven brand and show the world what makes Chick'nCone #socluckingood...

 

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Nov 24 8:06 AM, General News


Freshii Signs Largest Multi-Unit Franchise Deal with Leading North American Hospitality Operator

Omnichannel health and wellness brand, Freshii Inc., today announced it has entered into a new multi-unit franchise agreement with Level Hospitality for the planned development of 20 new restaurant locations over the next six years in Texas, US, focused in Houston and Austin. Level Hospitality, a management and hospitality company founded by experienced hotel and QSR operators Al Velji and Nathan Leitner, manages a portfolio of hotel and QSR brands in North America.

The deal represents the largest multi-unit franchise agreement in Freshii’s history, and...

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Nov 8 8:50 AM, General News


Papa John’s Announces Domestic Development Deal With Multi-Brand Franchisee Operator Sun Holdings

Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced it has signed its largest domestic franchisee development agreement in the company’s history with top U.S. franchisee operator Sun Holdings, Inc. Under the terms of the deal, Sun Holdings will oversee the opening of 100 new stores in high-growth markets across Texas by 2029. The partnership is another sign of Papa John’s accelerating development momentum, as both current and prospective franchisees show strong interest in opening new locations around the world.

Founded by Guillermo Perales and based in Dallas...

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Sep 29 8:31 AM, General News


Del Taco Signs New 10-Unit Franchise Development Agreement in Virginia Beach

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant*, has signed a deal with successful franchisees Bharat Patel and Steve Kissel of Virginia Taco, LLC (“Virginia Taco”) to open 10 units in the state of Virginia – a new state on the Del Taco roster. The deal will give the franchise group rights to open in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News and helps pave the way for additional growth in Southern Virginia and throughout the Carolinas.

“Since inception in 2000, we’ve been able to rapidly expand our portfolio to include household names such as Subway, Tropical Smoothie, Mahi’s and more and are thrilled to add Del Taco to that list,” said Bharat Patel, CEO of Virginia Taco. “Del Taco is an influential brand,

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Sep 14 8:53 AM, General News


Carl's Jr. Enters Master Franchise Agreement in The Russian Federation to Activate Growth

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. ("CKE") announced a master franchise agreement with Nevada Russia Franchising Company LLC ("NRFC") to further expand Carl's Jr.'s presence in the Russian Federation. The partnership marks an extension of CKE Restaurants' international growth plans following the opening of its 1,000th international restaurant earlier this year in Spain. The two groups are aiming to develop 300+ restaurants throughout Russia during the initial term of the agreement.

CKE is partnering with NRFC, a group that has extensive restaurant industry experience throughout Russia...

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Aug 25 8:23 AM, General News







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