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  • Hoagie restaurant chain to open 10 Capital Region stores
    ( - 9/30/2022)
  • PrimoHoagies, a gourmet Italian specialty sandwich chain, is expanding into New York and the Capital Region. The chain announced that it has signed a deal for ten new locations in Albany and the surrounding counties.  (full story)

  • Multi-brand Franchisee Falcons Group Expands Twin Peaks in Pittsburgh
    ( - 9/30/2022)
  • Sports bar concept Twin Peaks is expanding its footprint across Appalachia with new multi-unit deals signed for North Carolina and Pittsburgh. In the latter, Twin Peaks signed an agreement with the Falcons Group, already an operator of more than 90 restaurants.  (full story)

  • Pokemoto Enters South Carolina Market
    ( - 9/30/2022)
  • The two new agreements signify the 45th and 46th agreements signed for the expanding Hawaiian Poke chain. Entering South Carolina will add another state to the brand’s roster bringing its total count to 14 states when looking at open and coming soon Pokemoto locations.  (full story)

  • California Pizza Kitchen Enters New Food Segment for National Pizza Month
    ( - 9/29/2022)
  • After approaching 300 locations globally in early 2018, CPK's overall unit count has dipped below 200, with about 150 in the U.S. The new goal is to return to approximately 300 restaurants and find 25 domestic operators.  (full story)

  • Ziggi’s Coffee Marks Milestone Of 50 Franchise-Owned Locations
    ( - 9/28/2022)
  • In 2016, Ziggi’s signed three agreements in its first year of franchising and today, the company is in 12 states with 50 franchise-owned locations, eight corporate locations and over 120 additional units in development across the country.  (full story)

  • Edible Arrangements Targeting Multi-Unit Expansion in Alaska For The First Time
    ( - 9/28/2022)
  • Edible Arrangements, is looking to expand its presence in "The Last Frontier" with a goal of breaking into the market and opening four new franchise stores across Alaska by the end of 2023.   (full story)

  • A&W Restaurants Headed to Belleville, Illinois
    ( - 9/28/2022)
  • A&W Restaurants is coming to Belleville, Illinois, at 648 Carlyle Ave on October 10. The new restaurant is part of a four-unit development deal that was recently completed with Jim Sprill and Jim Sprick to expand the brand across Illinois.  (full story)

  • Rush Bowls Further Expands Brand Presence in Home Market
    ( - 9/28/2022)
  • Rush Bowls announced today, a newly-signed development deal that will bring three new franchise locations to Erie, CO. This new deal accompanies three other Rush Bowls locations that are slated to open next year in the state.  (full story)

  • Angry Crab Shack Names Brian Herskovets Director of Franchise Operations
    ( - 9/28/2022)
  • The group plans to include additional restaurants for other areas along the East Coast, underscoring an overall brand expansion plan to have 100 stores open and operating by 2025.  (full story)

  • Innovative Dining Group Plans Three Openings in 2023
    ( - 9/28/2022)
  • On the heels of the much anticipated fall opening of Sushi Roku and BOA Steakhouse located in Manhattan Village in Manhattan Beach, the group is excited to continue their aggressive growth and innovation plans in the coming months.  (full story)

  • Jim 'N Nick's Puts Hospitality First During Move to Quick Service
    ( - 9/27/2022)
  • Jim ‘N Nick’s plans to open 10 restaurants in the next 18 months, and all of them will follow the quick-casual plus operation. Expansion will primarily focus on existing markets in the Southeast, including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  (full story)

  • Steele Brands Opens its Third Fast Casual, Paco & Lime
    ( - 9/27/2022)
  • Steele Brands, a Minnesota-based company developing healthy lifestyle brands, today announced the rollout of its third fast-casual restaurant brand, PACO & LIME. Steele Brands’ newest franchise is a Mexican kitchen designed to be a community oasis that sparks well-being.  (full story)

  • Huey Magoo's Opens Franchise Restaurant in Ormond Beach, Florida
    ( - 9/27/2022)
  • Huey Magoo’s Ormond Beach is the 35th restaurant opening system-wide spanning seven states, with over 225 franchises currently sold in 10 states. The 2,300 in-line Ormond Beach restaurant features an outdoor patio.  (full story)

  • Potbelly Signs Two Franchise Deals Worth 19 Restaurants
    ( - 9/27/2022)
  • Potbelly Corporation is moving swiftly on its Franchise Growth Acceleration Initiative with two signed agreements that will bring a total of 19 new shops to the Tampa, Florida area and the Champaign-Springfield-Decatur areas in Central Illinois.  (full story)

  • Dogtopia Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Opening of 200th Daycare
    ( - 9/27/2022)
  • In addition to showing dogs the love for 20 years, the franchise’s 200th daycare, Dogtopia of Uptown Phoenix, is set to open soon in the headquarters’ backyard of Phoenix, Arizona.  (full story)

  • Boba Tea Company, Teaspoon, Announces New Franchise Locations for Texas and Georgia
    ( - 9/27/2022)
  • Troy Austin and Skyler Byrd signed for the multi-unit Georgia deal. The duo will be bringing Teaspoon to Augusta and Athens. Houston, Texas will be getting its very first Teaspoon location. The deal was signed with Margulan and Aizhan Abzalov who connected with the brand at the Houston Franchise Trade Show this past summer.  (full story)

  • Sportsman’s Warehouse To Accelerate Store Openings Under Three-Year Growth Plan
    ( - 9/27/2022)
  • SPWH plans to expand its store count from 131 at the close of 2022 to between 190 and 210 stores by 2025. Annual openings over the next three years are expected to range between 20-to-27 annually versus 8-to-12 historically, representing unit growth of 15 percent on a Compound Annual Growth Rate.  (full story)

  • Academy Opens First Store In Lexington
    ( - 9/27/2022)
  • The Lexington location is the retailer’s fifth of nine new stores it expects to open in 2022. Academy, with 264 stores, set a goal to open 80-to-100 new stores over the next five years.  (full story)

  • Bar Louie's New CEO is 'Knee Deep' into Building a Comeback
    ( - 9/26/2022)
  • Wright says Bar Louie is still “knee deep in the overall architecture of the plan,” but he would like to see new stores starting in the mid-to-late part of 2023, and acceleration from there. The company is setting up meetings with design firms and looking at several ways the chain could look in the future.  (full story)

  • Jill Spiegel Takes Over As PGA Tour Superstore President
    ( - 9/26/2022)
  • "When Dick hired me 11 years ago, we had just opened store No. 11. We’re at 54 today and 58 in the next few months and 70 by the end of the year. To be part of the growth over the past decade, especially over the past three years, has been really fun and rewarding."  (full story)

  • Ollie’s bargain-hunting shoppers push the Pa. retailer’s growth to 457 stores
    ( - 9/26/2022)
  • This year alone, Ollie’s is expected to open between 41 and 43 stores. Last year, the company opened 46 new stores. Next year, if everything goes well, it is hoping to open 50.  (full story)

  • Schnucks to acquire 2 Fricks Market stores in Missouri
    ( - 9/26/2022)
  • Schnucks Markets, Inc. will acquire two Fricks Market stores in Missouri in October, the grocers announced...  (full story)

  • QuikTrip Will Enter Chicago in 2023
    ( - 9/24/2022)
  • "The size of our Lansing development is a little over five acres," she said. "There are 79 customer and employee parking spaces for the convenience store and 17 spaces for truck parking as well."  (full story)

  • Costco’s top line grows by over $30 billion in fiscal 2022
    ( - 9/23/2022)
  • “In fiscal ’23, we expect to open 29 new warehouses, including four relos, for a net of 25 new warehouses,” Galanti said in the analyst call. “These 25 planned net new openings are made up of 15 in the U.S. and 10 international, including our first locations in New Zealand and Sweden and our third and fourth locations in China.”  (full story)

  • Burt Brothers Opens 15th Store
    ( - 9/23/2022)
  • An acquisition has allowed Burt Brothers Tire & Service Inc. to open its 15th store in Utah...  (full story)

  • A Quick Serve Recently Revamped Its Training to Support Rapid Growth. Here’s How
    ( - 9/23/2022)
  • As NAYA enters a rapid growth phase—it has nearly doubled in the past year, and will soon grow to 20 locations—replicating that “seriously wholesome” DNA has proven to be a challenge.  (full story)

  • Kelly’s Roast Beef Sets Sights on New Hampshire Expansion
    ( - 9/23/2022)
  • As Kelly’s gears up to open their first location in the state this October in Salem, the brand aims to open 12 more restaurants in New Hampshire within the next six years.  (full story)

  • Pizza Veteran and Serial Entrepreneur Team Up to Bring Marco’s Pizza to Lee’s Summit, MO
    ( - 9/23/2022)
  • He is excited to bring his passion for pizza to the table with Welch as they open their fourth location together with the goal of opening 15 more locations in the Kansas City metro area in the coming years.  (full story)

  • Ellianos Coffee is Coming to Brevard County, Florida
    ( - 9/23/2022)
  • Ellianos has experienced accelerated growth over the past year, rapidly expanding its footprint in Florida and Georgia and offering territories in several other states. Ellianos is currently seeking franchisees for territories in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  (full story)

  • Pokemoto Opens First Tennessee Location
    ( - 9/23/2022)
  • This puts us at eight states with open Pokemoto locations with more new markets on the horizon as we now have 45 franchise agreements signed and numerous locations in the design and construction phase” said Michael Roper, CEO.  (full story)

  • Beans and Brews Coffeehouse is bringing 3 locations to Las Vegas
    ( - 9/23/2022)
  • Beans and Brews Coffeehouse, a Utah-based coffee franchise, is partnering with brothers Justin and Tony Williams to bring the coffee shop to Las Vegas for the first time.  (full story)

  • El Pollo Loco Signs with Burger King Franchise Group
    ( - 9/23/2022)
  • Five new restaurants are set to open in this region over the next several years, including the first Oregon locations. The Costa Mesa-based chain will also introduce a new restaurant prototype design.  (full story)

  • Batteries Plus Finalizes 3-Unit Franchise Agreement for Long Island Expansion
    ( - 9/23/2022)
  • Batteries Plus, recently welcomed their newest signed agreement for the development of 3 new units in Long Island, New York. This deal will not only expand the presence of the franchise within the region as a whole, but will establish the brand in a territory that's just become active for the company this year.  (full story)

  • Multi-Unit Jersey Mike’s Subs Franchisees Adds Teriyaki Madness to Their Portfolio
    ( - 9/22/2022)
  • The Teriyaki Madness team also has big plans for Connecticut, with room to add more than 25 new shops in the state. So far this year, Teriyaki Madness has achieved 91 new units sold among 27 new franchisees, many of which are experienced and multi-brand franchisees in the QSR space.  (full story)

  • Marco’s Pizza Brings Its Melty, Saucy Goodness to Conway, S.C.
    ( - 9/21/2022)
  • In addition to the Conway location, Gullapalli owns dozens of stores spanning across South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee. Gullapalli plans to open more locations within the year as he rapidly approaches his goal of opening over 100 Marco’s locations by 2025.  (full story)

  • 16 Handles Expands Leadership Team with Two Key New Hires
    ( - 9/21/2022)
  • 16 Handles will be a consistent brand presence at trade shows across the country, as the company is now taking a proactive franchise sales approach to expand outside of the New York region, initially focusing on Florida and Texas.  (full story)

  • Slim Chickens Signs 29-Store Deal across Kentucky
    ( - 9/21/2022)
  • Slim Chickens, announced today it is expanding its presence across the nation with 29 additional locations throughout the state of Kentucky. Harold Wallace, an existing multi-unit Slim Chickens franchisee, is spearheading this expansion alongside Houchens Food Group.  (full story)

  • iCRYO Signs Nine Franchise Deals Across Three States
    ( - 9/21/2022)
  • Building on their continued growth of locations and development across North America, iCRYO will continue to expand in the state of Texas with a new location in Lake Jackson, and will be first-to-market in Nashville and Salt Lake City.  (full story)

  • Eataly is acquired by U.K.-based investment firm Investindustrial
    ( - 9/21/2022)
  • The plan is to grow Eataly in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, where the group is present with 16 franchised locations, the company said. Nicola Farinetti in a statement said the partnership will propel the brand into a new phase of international growth.  (full story)

  • Trendy Retailer is Opening 4 New New Jersey Stores
    ( - 9/21/2022)
  • Showcase, a retailer known for the “hottest trends,” is opening new locations in the Garden State...They already have stores in Freehold and Bridgewater. The new ones will be in Paramus, Rockaway, and Edison as well as at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne...  (full story)

  • Hungry Howie's Signs Multi-Unit Deal in Texas
    ( - 9/21/2022)
  • Pizza with a Purpose currently has one store opened on Highland Knolls, one opening in September 2022, and another anticipated to open in January 2023. As a result of the additional agreement to open two more units by 2024, there will be a total of five Hungry Howie’s locations in the Katy area by 2024.  (full story)

  • Halloween spending to reach record $10.6B
    ( - 9/20/2022)
  • Total spending, which includes costumes, decorations and parties, is expected to notch a record $10.6 billion, outpacing last year's record figure of $10.1 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.  (full story)

  • Former McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook Invests in Project Pollo
    ( - 9/20/2022)
  • All stores are in Texas, but out-of-state openings are within reach in Boulder, Colorado; Tempe, Arizona; and Las Vegas. Not only does Project Pollo plan to enter more markets next year (Nashville, Atlanta, Tampa, and Miami), it also wants to begin franchise expansion.  (full story)

  • Mendocino Farms Plans Two Seattle Locations in 2023
    ( - 9/20/2022)
  • Mendocino Farms currently operates in California and Texas and sees Seattle as a natural next step given requests for locations from its existing fanbase, as well as the synergy between the city and the restaurant company’s values.  (full story)

  • COVID Proves No Match for Smashburger's Development Dreams
    ( - 9/20/2022)
  • The existing operator already owns two Tampa and five Philadelphia restaurants and signed another development agreement to open three units in Pennsylvania’s Leigh Valley.  (full story)

  • Salad Collective acquires Tokyo Joe’s fast-casual restaurant chain
    ( - 9/20/2022)
  • Tokyo Joe’s has 24 locations in Colorado and three in the Phoenix, Ariz., area. MAD Greens has 25 locations in Colorado, Arizona and Texas, in addition to one licensed location in the Austin airport, and Snappy Salads has 13 in Dallas-Fort Worth.  (full story)

  • Pizza Concept 1000 Degrees Bought by Real Estate Veteran
    ( - 9/19/2022)
  • In the past two years, 1000 Degrees has opened three Texas restaurants. Numerous locations are in various stages of development and scheduled to debut in 2023.  (full story)

  • Ralph Lauren to Open 250 Stores Globally Over the Next 3 Years
    ( - 9/19/2022)
  • Among the projected 250 new stores set to open over the next three years, 200 stores will be in Asia-Pacific, 40 to 50 will be in Europe and 15 to 20 will be in North America.  (full story)

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods opening more Public Lands’ stores
    ( - 9/19/2022)
  • The sporting goods giant will open four Public Lands stores this fall, starting in Framingham, Mass., on October 14. Additional locations include Melville, N.Y., on October 21; Kennesaw, Ga., on October 28; and Medford, Ore., on November 4.  (full story)

  • AutoZone’s Q4 income, sales top estimates; store growth continues
    ( - 9/19/2022)
  • During the year, AutoZone opened 118 new stores in the Unied States, 39 stores in Mexico and 20 locations in Brazil. As of August 27, the company had 6,168 stores in the U.S., 703 in Mexico and 72 in Brazil for a total store count of 6,943.   (full story)


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