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  • Steinhafels expanding with two new stores
    ( - 9/21/2021)
  • The Waukesha, Wis.-based retailer is opening two full-line superstores later this year in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill., and early next year in Green Bay, Wis. When complete, the additions will bring Steinhafels’ store count to 12 superstores and four mattress stores.  (full story)

  • X-Golf America Boasts 75th Store Signing
    ( - 9/21/2021)
  • X-Golf America has signed its 75th franchise agreement in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, surpassing the entertainment golf simulator’s goal of hitting 50 locations by the end of 2021.  (full story)

  • Crumbl Cookies Rises from Emerging Brand to Category Leader
    ( - 9/21/2021)
  • In fact, more than 180 units have come to market since the pandemic began, and eight to 10 are opening per week. If those figures weren’t stunning enough, not a single location has shut down since the company was founded.  (full story)

  • New Jersey-based PrimoHoagies signs deals with three Florida franchisees, including one in Tampa
    ( - 9/21/2021)
  • In 2021 alone, PrimoHoagies has announced plans for 54 new locations and expects its footprint to surpass 100 total stores in 2022.  (full story)

  • Scenthound Announces Signing Of Three New Multi-Unit Development Agreements
    ( - 9/20/2021)
  • Scenthound, announced today the signing of three multi-unit agreements to develop 15 new locations throughout Texas, bringing the rapidly-growing brand to major markets including Austin, Dallas and Houston.  (full story)

  • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers outlets planned for Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minot
    ( - 9/20/2021)
  • The fast-casual restaurant company announced Wednesday, Sept. 15, that a franchise agreement has been signed with BOTL International LLC to develop five units in North Dakota.  (full story)

  • Bojangles Expands in Georgia With Chicken Industry Pro
    ( - 9/20/2021)
  • Vojnovic and his company Cedartown Chicken agreed to buy seven Bojangles restaurants in western Georgia and signed a development deal to open 11 new locations in the same area.  (full story)

  • Foot Locker completes acquisition of U.S. footwear retailer Eurostar; names COO
    ( - 9/20/2021)
  • The specialty athletic retailer has completed its acquisition of Eurostar, or WSS, for $750 million...  (full story)

  • Texas Roadhouse signs first Jaggers franchise agreement
    ( - 9/20/2021)
  • Dallas-based Saxton Group agreed to develop 10 Jaggers units in east and central Texas and Tulsa, Okla.  (full story)

  • Mici Handcrafted Italian signs first franchise deal in Phoenix, hires chief growth officer
    ( - 9/20/2021)
  • Mici Handcrafted Italian, a 6-unit fast-casual chain based in Denver, has signed its first franchise deal, which also marks its first move outside of Colorado. The 30-unit deal in Phoenix is with Lucas Farnham and Dave Doty.  (full story)

  • Jon Smith Subs, the Local Sub Shop, Inks a New Multi-Unit Deal for the Huntsville, Alabama Area
    ( - 9/20/2021)
  • The Huntsville AL area will soon be home to three Jon Smith Subs locations with the first restaurant expected to open early first quarter 2022, located at 11156 County Line Rd, Arbor Crossing Madison, AL.  (full story)

  • The Founder of Smallcakes Has Launched a New Breakfast Concept That Is Poised for Rapid Growth
    ( - 9/20/2021)
  • Effin Egg opened its first location in Inlet Beach, FL and is opening Decatur, GA at the end of the month.  (full story)

  • Greek From Greece Continues Rapid Growth in the Empire State
    ( - 9/20/2021)
  • Greek From Greece Café, the authentic Greek fast casual phenomenon, recently opened its fifth New York location at 100 Purchase Street in Rye. This is gfg’s 27th location and the third location to open so far this year with 11 additional locations in development.  (full story)

  • Wing Boss Opens First Standalone Restaurant in Addison
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • Wing Boss is smoking the competition, literally. Which is why the pit-smoked wing concept is expanding beyond the e-commerce world and is set to open its first brick-and-mortar location in Addison, Texas.  (full story)

  • MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Targets Indianapolis With Plan To Add 20 Locations in 10 Years
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • “For MOOYAH, income spent dining out is a key demographic we look at — how much Guests are spending and how many people are visiting our restaurants. The demographics in Indianapolis really matched up with Dallas, Orlando, Boston and similar cities where we’ve had success.”  (full story)

  • Burn Boot Camp Announces Massive Expansion Across Utah
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • To meet the growing demand for quality, community-driven fitness in the area, more Burn Boot Camp locations are currently planned this year for Highland, Bountiful, Herriman, American Fork and Layton, with additional locations on the agenda for 2022.  (full story)

  • Parachute, The Digitally-Native Bed Linens Brand, Follows Customers’ Lead To Expand Into Furniture
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • Besides linens, Parachute sells mattresses and pillows, towels for the bath, bedding for babies and pets, and robes and loungewear. It also has opened 12 dedicated retail stores, with plans to reach 30+ stores by the end of next year.  (full story)

  • Main Squeeze Juice Co. Comes to St. Louis, Missouri
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • Main Squeeze Juice Co., a Louisiana-based juice and smoothie bar franchise, is opening at least four new locations in the St. Louis, Missouri area. The first store is set to open in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis later this year.  (full story)

  • Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Leaps into Boynton Beach
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • This is the first location Bermudez has opened in the area, with two other locations scheduled to open in Wellington and Lake Worth in the near future.  (full story)

  • Zumiez Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • We are planning to open 25 new stores in fiscal 2021, including approximately eight stores in North America...  (full story)

  • Consistent Growth despite Challenges By TipRanks
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • During the quarter, Starbucks opened 352 net new stores, lifting its total locations to 33,295 stores globally...  (full story)

  • Walk-On’s Signs Franchise Agreement to Bring the Taste of Louisiana to Kansas
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux announced today that it has signed an area development agreement with accomplished franchisor Amro Samy to introduce the award-winning restaurant to the Sunflower State.  (full story)

  • Big Blue Swim School’s First Colorado Franchise Location Smashes Records
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • With their first Big Blue store open, the Skaaleruds have future locations on their radar. “We bought five units, and we're aiming to deliver all five in four years,” said Erik. “I feel like we are right on track to do that.”  (full story)

  • More Fresco y Más stores upcoming from Southeastern Grocers
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • Plans call for the Hispanic grocery chain to open stores in Deltona and Tampa, Fla., in early November, Southeastern Grocers said yesterday.  (full story)

  • Ford's Garage Signs Deal to Open Multiple Stores in Dallas
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • The Florida-based franchise has signed a multi-unit agreement for the development of 7-10 restaurants throughout metro Dallas. Leading the local expansion are long-time friends and restaurateurs Brian Judd and Jason Borders.  (full story)

  • Sun Auto Tire Makes First East Coast Acquisition
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • Sun Auto Tire & Service Inc. is establishing a presence on the East Coast with its acquisition of Hogan & Sons, a seven-store tire dealership located in northern Virginia.  (full story)

  • Flip'd by IHOP to Arrive in Lawrence, Kansas
    ( - 9/16/2021)
  • The first location will come in Lawrence, Kansas, featuring 3,500 square feet and 55 seats. IHOP told analysts in August that the next location will open in New York City later this year with 1,800 square feet and 25 seats. More units are planned for 2022, but the company did not reveal which markets.  (full story)

  • Ulta Beauty Stock: COVID-19 Resurgence Might Limit Upside
    ( - 9/16/2021)
  • The company opened 35 new stores, relocated two stores and remodeled five stores in the first half of fiscal 2021...  (full story)

  • Gong cha to Make Chicagoland Debut
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • At least four additional corporate-owned stores are planned for downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs with the long-term goal of opening more than 50 in the area.  (full story)

  • Coolgreens Announces Plans for Major Expansion in Florida
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • “We’re starting our growth venture with two corporate locations in South Florida,” Lee said. “We’re actively seeking additional locations and at the same time looking for franchisees to help us expand aggressively throughout the state.”  (full story)

  • Recent M&A Deals Advance Alimentation Couche-Tard's Growth Plans
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • At the same time, Couche-Tard is making additional moves to optimize its network, including updating older locations in the United States, and adding 30 new-build convenience stores that support its organic platforms and brand promise.  (full story)

  • World Gym International Adds Franchises in Two New Texas Markets
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • World Gym has signed franchise agreements for brand new gyms in Kyle and Cleburne, Texas. The two new gyms join World Gyms in Ingram Park in San Antonio, Beaumont, North Dowlen, Texas City, Burleson and a previously announced gym in Houston.  (full story)

  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Opens First New Jersey and Wisconsin Locations
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • In addition to these milestone restaurant openings, Freddy’s has announced the recent signing of five development deals with new and existing franchisees to bring 30 units to key target markets across the U.S., including Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, North Dakota and the greater Chicagoland region.  (full story)

  • Perspire Sauna Studio Heats Up with 50 Signed Franchise Agreements
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • The recently signed franchise agreements will bring Perspire to several new markets including San Diego, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Des Moines, Colorado Springs and Sarasota, FL.  (full story)

  • European Wax Center, Inc. Record Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • The quarter also saw continued network expansion with 41 net new center openings since the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and 81 net new center openings since the second quarter of fiscal 2019.  (full story)

  • Dog Haus Executes Franchise Deal to Bring The Absolute Würst to Michigan
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • The acclaimed gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept announced today that it has signed an area development agreement with Franchisee Krage Fox to open two Dog Haus restaurants in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, the first of which is expected to open in 2022.  (full story)

  • Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery Purchased by The Derbyshire Group
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • Since first opening in Overland, Kansas, 13 years ago, Smallcakes has grown to 180 stores in more than 25 states.  (full story)

  • Jack in the Box Opens New Location in Houston
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • The new restaurant is owned and operated by franchise group HV Restaurants, led by partners Manny Colorado and Mohammed Ahmed. Under his leadership, HV Restaurants has quickly grown to 90 Jack in the Box locations with a goal to add 10-15 additional units by 2025.   (full story)

  • Here’s why ‘let the food speak for itself’ is a winning strategy for Bojangles
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • The company is looking to add 50 new units by the end of the year with goals of 100 restaurant openings per year in the future, mainly in markets like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and coming up to the Northeast.  (full story)

  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe Reaches 1,000 Locations
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • Franchisee DYNE Hospitality Group, has 13 other Tropical Smoothie Cafes in Texas and 70 more across Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma. DYNE Hospitality Group opened its first two locations in 2011 and will open 10-12 new cafes in 2021.  (full story)

  • CPR Cell Phone Repair Expands Services with New Idaho Store
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • Independence, OH - CPR Cell Phone Repair, a mobile device repair franchise network, is pleased to announce a new store opening in Nampa, ID...  (full story)

  • Southern Tire Mart at Pilot Flying J Eyes Fast Growth
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The joint venture will set up 200 locations within the next two-and-a-half years, says John Boynton, its president. Forty outlets are already operational. Most Southern Tire Mart at Pilot Flying J stores will be greenfield locations.  (full story)

  • Wegmans will open three new stores in 2022. Here's where they'll be located
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • Wegmans Food Markets has announced it will open three more stores next year in the nation's Mid-Atlantic region: in Alexandria, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and Delaware, just outside Wilmington.  (full story)

  • Del Taco Signs New 10-Unit Franchise Development Agreement in Virginia Beach
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., has signed a deal with successful franchisees Bharat Patel and Steve Kissel of Virginia Taco, LLC to open 10 units in the state of Virginia – a new state on the Del Taco roster.   (full story)

  • Checkers & Rally's Continues Expansion with Entrance into Rhode Island
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The company has signed a six-unit deal in Rhode Island, marking the 26th state where the company has opened locations, as well as a five-unit deal in Maryland, a five-unit deal in South Carolina and a five-unit deal in Georgia.  (full story)

  • Another Broken Egg Cafe Builds Momentum in 2021 with Increased Sales and New Openings
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The brand has three restaurants under construction, including the first in Arizona, the first in Columbus, Ohio, and one in Port Orange, Florida. Leases were recently signed for new locations in Pompano Beach, Florida, Sandusky, Ohio, and Lexington, South Carolina.  (full story)

  • The LunchboxWax Brand Expands Florida Footprint with Three-Unit Deal
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The brand, which already has two existing locations in Tampa and Sarasota, recently signed a multi-unit agreement with seasoned entrepreneur Chris Penland to bring three salons to Miami-Dade County.  (full story)

  • Hawaiian Bros to open next five locations in Dallas and Northern suburbs fall 2021
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The popular Hawaiian fast casual concept, Hawaiian Bros, is continuing their expansion into the Dallas/Fort Worth market with five locations opening this Fall, including their first location in Dallas proper.   (full story)

  • Crisp & Green opens new location in Chanhassen
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The company has over 100 locations open or in development across 12 states, including Florida, Colorado and Texas. In Minnesota, Crisp & Green has more than 20 locations open or under development, Jackley said.  (full story)

  • Smaller Coffee Chain Has Big Plans
    ( - 9/11/2021)
  • Dutch Bros was founded in 1992. It is expanding rapidly to some substantial markets on the West Coast and Texas. Added 53 locations in 2020, Scheduled to open 85 more by the end of this year.   (full story)


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