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Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Further Expands Chicagoland Footprint
Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® announced today the brand's plans to accelerate its growth in Northeast Illinois with the signing of a multi-unit development agreement to bring six new Freddy's restaurants to the region. Leading the new development in Chicagoland is veteran franchisee, Asif Poonja of JAM Equities. The announcement builds on the development success Freddy's had in Chicagoland earlier this year, adding 13 new locations to its pipeline for the market in Q1.
"The development success we've been able to achieve in Chicagoland is a testament..."
Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ Enters Arkansas
Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ recently named best BBQ and Hot Dog Franchise by FranchiseWire in the United States. With 65 units across the United States and food trucks on the road they are poised for massive growth. Crave features Hot Dogs, sausages, and brats' with 20+ toppings to choose from. Pulled chicken, pulled pork, and smoked brisket are also available for sandwiches, sliders, and plates. You'll also find your classic BBQ sides, desserts and appetizers, Crave has it all. The self-pour beer wall is something the brand is also known for...
Mendocino Farms Opens Milestone 50th Location in Encinitas
What's the news? Mendocino Farms, the fast-casual restaurant known for turning sandwiches, salads and more into an unexpected culinary adventure, is helping San Diego's North County residents fuel their day with unique flavor combinations at its newest location in Encinitas (268 N. El Camino Real). Opening on Tuesday, August 23, Encinitas is Mendo's 50th store, sparking a grand opening celebration for the beachside community complete with music, family-friendly activities and giveaways.
Why is this important? The milestone restaurant is part of a continuing effort for Mendocino Farms to serve more...
Marco's Pizza Expanding Throughout Charleston to Meet the Demand of Local Pizza Lovers
Marco's Pizza, the nation's fastest-growing pizza brand*, will be continuing expansion with a new Moncks Corner location set to open at 2826 Hwy. 52 as part of the new Publix shopping center in November 2022. The brand is looking to continue expansion in the Charleston market.
Marco's Pizza currently has 11 locations open in the area and can be found at:
- 650 College Park Rd. in Ladson, SC- 9500 Dorchester Rd. in Summerville, SC- 1585 Central Ave. in Summerville, SC- 1001 Bacons Bridge Rd. in Summerville...
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is Growing in Texas with 57 New Restaurants
Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® announced today the brand's plans to further expand its Texas footprint with 57 new locations added to its development pipeline. The stores are set to be built throughout the state in markets that include Dallas/Fort Worth and several counties in both East and West Texas. This announcement comes on the heels of the brand's debut in North and South Dakota and adds to the development success attained since the beginning of the year.
As part of its overall...
Chipotle Launches $50 Million Venture Fund to Foster Innovation
Chipotle is launching a $50 million venture fund.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is hoping to revolutionize the restaurant industry.
The quick-service restaurant chain announced the launch of Cultivate Next, a venture fund that will support seed-to-Series B stage companies that focus on increasing technology and innovation in restaurant operations and align with its mission to “Cultivate a Better World.” The fund will have an initial size of $50 million and will be financed solely by Chipotle.
The fund launch comes as the company is continuing its...
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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