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Carvel Ice Cream plans to expand its presence in Connecticut in the coming years, with the goal of opening five to 10 new franchised locations.
Brand unit and location growth requires capital and resources, but there are some other critical aspects as well, according to several successful franchise and restaurant leaders.
Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.
Switching into fast casual dining requires more than getting food to the table quicker. It demands new strategies from menu decisions to customer experience elements.
Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.
Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.
As any business owner knows the location decision can sink the business or be the foundation of initial success and growth. But it involves much more than negotiating a lease or property purchase.
Design is a key aspect for the customer experience and plays directly into the "corporate soul" and building a relationship with customers.
Considering ways to expand that are off the beaten path can prove to be a positive move that lands a new audience and teaches you how to overcome unique challenges and build a more successful future.
Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.
While many may still consider the seafood restaurant a quick service restaurant, CEO Phil Greifeld said that in 2011 the chain began transitioning from a QSR to a “fresh, contemporary, affordable seafood restaurant.”
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen celebrated the opening of its 2,500th restaurant on Nov. 6.
Prestige Food Trucks is moving its production center to a 30,000-square-foot facility in Elkhart, Indiana.
Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a franchise agreement with CF Northwest Group to develop 25 restaurants in Mexico.
Dunkin' Donuts announced 46 new restaurants will be developed throughout Georgia over the next several years.
Captain D's achieved its 16th consecutive quarter of positive growth.
Church's Chicken and the Atlanta Hawks professional basketball team have signed a multi-year deal relating to Atlanta’s Philips Arena as well as surrounding Church's locations.
Kahala Brands announced that it has acquired the premium smoothie and coffee brand Maui Wowi Hawaiian
Culver's Restaurant chain announced it will open restaurants in North Carolina and Georgia in 2016.
Villa Enterprises announced it will open four restaurants today in SIMON Tampa Premium Outlets.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with three franchise groups to develop 13 new restaurants in North and South Carolina over the next several years.
Captain D's announced a new restaurant located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, will open on Nov. 2
Soupman Inc has signed a Master Franchise Agreement with The Grilled Cheese Truck Inc to launch Original Soupman & The Grilled Cheese Truck mobile units nationwide.
Vitality Bowls announced it has set a plan to have 100 locations open and in development by the end of 2016.
Jersey Mike’s Subs announced it opened its 1,000th restaurant this week on Wednesday.
Captain D's is planning to expand in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
Trends and best practices for restaurant franchisors and franchisees. Stay on top of the brands that are growing, how they're doing it and where.