Submit comment or question
Note: All comments are displayed with user's screen name. If screen name is not present, user's full name will be used. Please go to My Account to update your screen name.
Comment Policy: Urner Barry has made the comment feature available to encourage further discussion of our news stories. Defamatory or offensive comments, or comments deemed not relevant to the story will be removed, and if necessary, Urner Barry may restrict the right of individual subscribers to offer comments. In all cases, comments represent opinions of the poster only, and do not represent fact, news, opinions or estimates put forward by Urner Barry.
Email Address is required.
Password is required.
Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Unveils New Restaurant Prototype at Annual “Family Reunion” Conference
Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken, a celebrated name in delicious, home-style fried chicken for more than 55 years, recently hosted its “Family Reunion” Brand Conference in Louisville, KY, bringing together employees and franchisees to recognize their top performers. A highlight of the event was having the daughter and granddaughter of the brand’s founder and namesake, Lee Cummings, on-hand to kick off the conference.
“Our annual Brand Conference is an opportunity to honor our amazing team members and spotlight their achievements,” said Ryan Weaver...
Potbelly Announces 40-Shop Agreement with Royal Restaurant Group
Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ: PBPB), the iconic neighborhood sandwich shop, today announced the completion of a 40-unit agreement with Royal Restaurant Group, a national franchise group that successfully operates restaurant locations for global brands.
The agreement will involve the future development of 36 Potbelly shops in markets across both Ohio and Florida. As part of the deal, Potbelly will also refranchise four locations in the greater Columbus, Ohio region.
“We’re delighted to have Royal Restaurant Group join the Potbelly system and further our growth in several key areas of the...
New Plans to Expand Wendy's Franchise in Central Asia Set Out by Kusto Group
New plans for expansion of the Wendy's franchise in Central Asia have been set out today by industrial holding company Kusto Group.
Under the new plans, Kusto aims to open and operate 55 outlets across Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan by 2030, and will also introduce a Next Generation restaurant layout and innovative AI-based drive-thru in Kazakhstan by Q2 2024, setting the stage for a new era of fast-food dining in the region.
The news was...
Freddy's Hits Milestone with 500th Location Opening in Burleson, Texas
Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® announced today the opening of its 500th restaurant, located at 608 SW Wilshire Blvd in Burleson, Texas. This significant milestone underscores Freddy's accelerated growth since its inception in 2002 and emphasizes how strongly the concept has resonated in each of the markets it serves.
"As we celebrate this milestone, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of pride and gratitude. Reaching 500 locations was made possible first and foremost through the commitment of our passionate franchise partners, which we believe...
District Taco Announces 10-Unit Development Deal Throughout New York and New Jersey
District Taco announced the signing of a ten-unit development agreement with D3 Tacos LLC to bring new District Taco locations to Hudson County, NJ and Richmond and Kings Counties, NY.
"Because of our industry experience, we could easily see that District Taco is a scalable business model poised for growth and success - and we're excited to be a part of that," said Daniel Yu, of D3 Tacos LLC. "In addition, I don't think customers in the New York-New Jersey area have experienced anything like the...
Fogo de Chão Continues to Grow Strong Global Development Pipeline Through 2024
Fogo de Chão, the internationally-renowned restaurant from Brazil that allows guests to make culinary discoveries at every turn, announced its growth areas through 2024 outlining a significant number of domestic and international leases and development agreements signed with more in the works for later this year. In addition to the 12 signed leases announced earlier this year, the 10 new agreements support the brand’s successful 15% annual growth rate, which has now been met for a third consecutive year...
Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken Brings Premium Chicken Fare To Owings Mills
Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken signed a lease with David S. Brown Enterprises to open at Boulevard Corporate Center in Owings Mills, Maryland. The L.A. based hot chicken franchise intends to open 25 locations in Maryland with an aggressive goal to open 200 restaurants across the U.S. by 2027. Maryland will be the fifth state to showcase the hot chicken brand.
Crimson Coward first launched in 2019 and has been a popular destination for customers who want quality hot chicken flavor. The brand delivers premium, all-natural...
Dog Haus Continues to Innovate with Hyperlocology Partnership
Dog Haus is excited to announce that it has tapped Hyperlocology as its lead advertising partner.
The acclaimed brand entered 2023 seeking out the best digital advertising partner for franchise brands with the goal of maximizing every advertisement dollar, while using as many data sources as possible for targeting new and existing customer bases. That search led to Hyperlocology partnership, whose “brand directed, locally perfected” motto seamlessly relates with Dog Haus, and a deal was struck in February to begin working together.
“Now more than ever, meeting your customers where they are...
ANALYSIS: Turkey Cold Storage: Less Than What Meets the Eye
PODCAST: Episode 2 of Agri-Food for Thought Now Available!
Urner Barry’s Market Briefing Provides Insights on Commodity Protein Markets
ANALYSIS: A Turkey Production Puzzle
ANALYSIS: Strong Retail Demand, Bird Flu Outbreak Send Egg Prices Soaring to Seven-Month Highs