Curry Up Now Announces the Securement of Its First Sacramento Outpost at Ice Blocks

February 6, 2019

Indian fast casual concept Curry Up Now has secured its first Sacramento, Calif. location at 1610 R Street in the Ice Blocks retail center. Franchisee and local native David Leuterio plans to open doors in Summer 2019. The Innovative Indian Fast Casual Anticipates Opening In California’s Capital City in Summer 2019 Sacramento, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Curry Up Now, the largest and fastest growing Indian fast casual in the country, has secured…

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Ground Round Is Cooking This Fall and Looking Ahead to a 50th Birthday

December 3, 2018

Freeport, ME  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Ground Round Grill and Bar is having an extra-busy final quarter of 2018. The brand has rolled out a new core menu, as well as a new limited time offer (LTO) menu, launching both in early October. All locations now offer this new streamlined and redesigned core menu which was tested in its new look and updated offerings in 10 test locations during the first half…

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Original ChopShop Opens Third DFW Restaurant at University Park

December 1, 2018

Phoenix’s Favorite Neighborhood Eatery Quickly Becoming Metroplex’s Go-To Plano, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Original ChopShop, a neighborhood eatery crafting ‘Just Feel Good Food’ from whole ingredients, continues rapid expansion, opening its third DFW restaurant in University Park at 6401 Hillcrest Avenue on Nov. 16. A local favorite in its home market of Phoenix since 2013, Original ChopShop entered the local food scene just this year, opening its first restaurant in Las Colinas in April,…

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Local Entrepreneur Brings 21 Dickey’s Locations to New York

November 23, 2018

Long Island, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisee Jerry Stephan plans to bring 21 Dickey’s locations to New York. As a new member of the Dickey’s family, Jerry plans to develop the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit presence throughout the state. Jerry will own and operate two of the locations, with his first slated to open in Spring 2019 in Long Island. “At Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, we truly are a family business…

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Paris Baguette Appoints Darren Tipton as Vice President of Operations

October 26, 2018

25-Year Industry Veteran To Support Growing Bakery Franchise’s  Ambitious Growth Plans Darren Tipton Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Paris Baguette, the Parisian-inspired fast casual global bakery, has recently named Darren Tipton as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Tipton will be responsible for driving positive change amid corporate mergers and within highly competitive markets, transforming operations procedures to achieve company growth goals, and leading teams to improved performance through establishing solid targets…

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The Wendy’s Company Sells Ownership Interest in Inspire Brands for $450 Million

September 14, 2018

Sale Proceeds Expected to Provide Company Flexibility to Invest in Future Growth Board of Directors Approves New $100 Million Share Repurchase Authorization Dublin, OH  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) announced today that it has accepted an offer from Inspire Brands (Owner of Arby’s®, Buffalo Wild Wings®, and R Taco®) to sell its 12.3% ownership interest in the company back to Inspire Brands for $450 million. The agreement was approved…

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Lobster Pot Expands Through Franchising

July 31, 2018

(RestaurantNews.com)  For nearly forty years the Lobster Pot family has been dedicated to the winning combination of outstanding food and exceptional service. We’ve developed an extensive, impressive and creative menu that keeps the guest experience at its core. We guide your franchise with business savvy and practical systems that make it all work for the bottom line. The Lobster Pot is not about simply producing food and delivering it to…

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