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  • Discount Retailer Expanding Into Iowa With New Location
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • The newest Iowa store of the popular retail chain TJ Maxx opened its doors this month in Spencer. This is the discount retailer’s second location in Iowa, and they plan to open more stores in the future.  (full story)

  • Dollar General Sees Q3 Sales Growth, Gives Real Estate Update
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • The company executed nearly 800 real estate projects during the quarter and has thousands more in store for fiscal year 2023. The company opened 268 new stores during Q3, remodeled 485 stores and relocated 45.  (full story)

  • Wegmans lines up its next new store locations
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • “We only open two to three stores a year, but we’re always busy focusing on different aspects of the store opening process,” Dan Aken, director of real estate at Wegmans, said in a blog post. “It’s amazing to see a site come to fruition once we can finally open our doors and welcome the community into the store.”  (full story)

  • Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Announces New Prototype for Future Expansion
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • The new location, set to open on November 15, is a 1,500 sq. ft. free-standing building featuring a drive thru, 2 overhead garage doors that open up to the outdoor seating, a covered and heated outdoor patio, and Jeremiah’s signature graffiti murals enhancing both the interior and exterior design.  (full story)

  • Four New Stores Announced for Boba Tea Cafe, Teaspoon, Covering Florida and California
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • Martin Robitaille and Aubrey Gignac signed for two Teaspoon locations within Florida — the very first to hit the Sunshine State. The new stores are located in Broward County and Aventura. In addition to the first locations in Florida, the company also announced its very first locations for Texas and Georgia in September.  (full story)

  • Zumiez Tops Guidance In Third Quarter
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • The company currently intends to open approximately 33 new stores in fiscal 2022, including up to 16 stores in North America, 13 stores in Europe and 4 stores in Australia.  (full story)

  • Tilly’s Q3 Results Top Expectations
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • The company currently expects its total capital expenditures for fiscal 2023 not to exceed $25 million, inclusive of up to 15 new stores and upgrades to certain distribution and information technology systems.  (full story)

  • Biscuitville Opens Six Stores in 2022
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • Each of the newly opened restaurants feature Biscuitville’s signature design, which included a dual-lane drive-thru and the large biscuit window where guests can view the biscuit-making process. The company also has put the finishing touches on a drive-thru only design prototype that will be ready to open in the spring of 2023.  (full story)

  • Plato's Closet Hits Milestone with 500th Store
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • Winmark Corporation, North America's leading franchisor of sustainable resale brands, has announced the 500th store opening of its industry leading teen and young adult resale concept, Plato's Closet.  (full story)

  • Pollo Campero Targets Utah for Franchise Growth
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • Over the next five years, the Pollo Campero team hopes to open 10 locations in Utah, mostly around the city of Salt Lake City. In addition to Utah, the Pollo Campero team says their expansion efforts will be primarily focused across the Southeast over the next three to five years, including the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and North Florida.  (full story)

  • Slim Chickens fast-casual restaurant wants to grow in Maryland
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • "Our ability to find great people to continue to go to the next location is really going to be our only obstacle from us trying to grow as many as we possibly can... We're looking at all areas of Maryland," he said.  (full story)

  • Bojangles Signs Development Agreement to Expand Atlanta Footprint
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • Bojangles, announced today it has signed a franchise development agreement with Melanbo, a franchise group partly owned by prestigious music executives, Mel Carter and Kevin "Coach K" Lee. Carter and his ownership group will develop 14 new locations in Greater Atlanta.  (full story)

  • Colorado coffee chain will expand to Sioux Falls
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • Michael and Liz Minor are franchising the concept in the market and looking for locations, according to a statement from Ziggi’s. “The choice to open a Ziggi’s was influenced by the strong brand reputation the company has already earned.  (full story)

  • Clean Juice, Tim Tebow, and the Start of Purpose-Driven Growth
    ( - 12/2/2022)
  • It’s been a quick rise. Clean Juice had 72 franchise outlets at year-end 2019, which was up 25 net from the prior year. The brand would add a net of 17 locations in 2020 and 2021, respectively, alongside six corporate venues. The period also included franchise entries into four fresh markets—Connecticut, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Montana.   (full story)

  • Ulta Beauty Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results
    ( - 12/1/2022)
  • Real estate activity in the third quarter of fiscal 2022 included 18 new stores...During the first nine months of fiscal 2022, the Company opened 35 new stores, relocated 11 stores, and remodeled eight stores...  (full story)

  • Urban Air Adventure Park to Expand in Florida and Utah with Three-Unit Deal
    ( - 11/30/2022)
  • The agreement is a partnership between Thomas Garcia, an existing Urban Air franchisee who operates two successful parks in Albuquerque, NM and Littleton, CO and Greg Dunn, who has worked in the asset management industry for 25 years and was looking for a fresh investment as the next phase of his career.  (full story)

  • Rapidly Expanding Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Reaches New Milestone
    ( - 11/30/2022)
  • Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, is excited to announce its 200th store opening in John’s Creek, Georgia, next spring. The newest location, will open in April at 11250 Medlock Bridge Rd. The business owners already plan on opening a second location in Milton, Georgia.  (full story)

  • Ellianos Coffee Will Open Soon in St. Johns, Florida
    ( - 11/30/2022)
  • Chad and Joni already operate two amazing stores, and this St. Johns store will be no different. This will be the third store in the Jacksonville market to open out of the total twelve in the works for the Jacksonville, FL area.  (full story)

  • Margaritas Mexican Restaurants Announces Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement to Expand in New Jersey
    ( - 11/30/2022)
  • Margaritas Mexican Restaurants announced the signing of a multi-unit franchise agreement including its two existing New Jersey restaurants located in Toms River and Metuchen, plus three new locations to open in the state by 2028.  (full story)

  • Five Below, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results
    ( - 11/30/2022)
  • The Company opened 40 new stores and ended the quarter with 1,292 stores in 42 states. This represents an increase in stores of 10.1% from the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2021...  (full story)

  • Largest Pet Supplies Plus Multi-Unit Operator Signs Deal for 29 Wag N' Wash Stores
    ( - 11/29/2022)
  • Over the next four years, the majority of the Wag N' Wash stores will be opened across Nashville and Dallas, which is where many of their current Pet Supplies Plus stores are located.  (full story)

  • First Watch is Winning Over Customers with Trust
    ( - 11/29/2022)
  • First Watch opened 11 locations last quarter and projects another 17 in Q4. That would bring its full-year total to 44. There are now 459 First Watch locations (356 company-owned and 103 franchise-owned) across 29 states.  (full story)

  • Puttshack Signs Lease in Boston
    ( - 11/29/2022)
  • Additional venues in Louisville, Ky., and Reston, Va., will open in 2024 and beyond. The team expects to announce more U.S. locations soon.  (full story)

  • Anthony's Embarks on $157M Growth Journey
    ( - 11/29/2022)
  • Those plans will come to fruition in 2023 thanks to NDM Hospitality Services, one of BurgerFi’s original franchisees. The company owns seven restaurants mostly in South Florida, a region that Anthony’s has played in for years. The agreement calls for three Anthony’s locations in Florida over the next two years.  (full story)

  • Claire’s Sets up Shop in 20 Macy’s Stores
    ( - 11/29/2022)
  • Claire’s has announced a new partnership with Macy’s to bring shop-in-shops to more than 20 Macy’s locations across the U.S...  (full story)

  • Apple to open 12th retail store in NJ
    ( - 11/29/2022)
  • Apple plans to open its 12th retail store in New Jersey at American Dream in East Rutherford...  (full story)

  • P.J. Whelihan's Opens 21st Location in Broomall, Pennsylvania
    ( - 11/29/2022)
  • The PJW Restaurant Group celebrated the opening of its 21st P.J. Whelihan’s in the newly renovated Lawrence Park Shopping Center off of Sproul Road on Monday, November 28, 2022.Off the heels of an opening in Hatfield, PA this past summer, the new location also marks the 28th restaurant overall for the growing group.  (full story)

  • New Sheetz locations in Michigan to open in 2025
    ( - 11/29/2022)
  • Today Sheetz, a major Mid-Atlantic restaurant and convenience chain, announced it will expand into Michigan, with the first store location projected to open in 2025, starting in the Detroit market.  (full story)

  • Celebree School Stacks Pennsylvania with Development Plans, 10 Signed Agreements Across the State
    ( - 11/29/2022)
  • Pennsylvania continues to prove a valuable market for growth with opportunity to add 25 new schools. Celebree is looking to develop further in the Eastern part of the state – in Montgomery, Chester, Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Berks, and Lancaster counties.  (full story)

  • Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café Debuts in Florida
    ( - 11/28/2022)
  • The ongoing expansion of Sweet Paris will bring the total store count to 25 locations in the near future, with 15 stores currently in various stages of development in Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Florida. A second location in the Miami area will open in The Plaza at Coral Gables in early 2023.  (full story)

  • Romacorp Inc. Readies The New Fast-Casual Bones & Burgers
    ( - 11/28/2022)
  • The 50-year-old chain plans to add about 200 restaurants over the next decade, including a few company-operated units as the new Bones & Burgers gets started, Bourgeois said.  (full story)

  • Daiso value retailer aims to increase U.S. stores 10-fold
    ( - 11/28/2022)
  • The operator said it will add about 30 more outlets in the state of Arizona and elsewhere in the next fiscal year, with plans to eventually bring the total number of its stores in the United States to 1,000.  (full story)

  • Wing Zone opens 5th Kentucky store
    ( - 11/28/2022)
  • Florida-based Wing Zone has opened its fifth Kentucky location in Louisville...  (full story)

  • Robeks Inks Three Franchise Development Deals
    ( - 11/28/2022)
  • A 3-store development agreement in Kansas City, Kansas, that will significantly boost the brand’s presence in that market. A 4-store area development agreement in Riverside County, California, targeting the growing communities of Temecula and Murietta.  (full story)

  • Taco Mac Names Paul Baldasaro as Chief Operating Officer
    ( - 11/25/2022)
  • Since 2020, Taco Mac has opened three new restaurants and has four restaurant openings planned for 2023, including Macon, Conyers and Dawsonville in Georgia and Pelham, Alabama. Baldasaro is joining the 43-year-old brand at a time of rapid growth.  (full story)

  • Premium pet food retailer adds 42 new stores
    ( - 11/25/2022)
  • EarthWise Pet, a network of locally-owned and operated pet retail stores, announced Nov. 15 it has acquired 42 new franchise locations. This brings the company’s total store count to more than 170 locations...  (full story)

  • Cousins Subs Elevates 50-Year Legacy with Former NFL Star Donald Driver
    ( - 11/25/2022)
  • Much of that growth will be based off marketing plans with Driver and seeing what doors open. Long-term, expansion will likely follow the I-65 corridor, which runs from Northwest Indiana to Southwest Alabama, touching Kentucky and Tennessee along the way.  (full story)

  • Killer Burger Targets Strategic Franchise Expansion
    ( - 11/23/2022)
  • Bringing Killer Burger to new markets isn’t just about customers, though. It’s about the prospective franchisees. “The franchise side of this is the main engine for us,” he said. “We’re still going to be opening company stores, but franchises will start to eclipse us.”  (full story)

  • Soccer Post Receives Investment From Private Equity Firm
    ( - 11/23/2022)
  • "Our goal was to find an investment partner that understood and valued how special our business model is to soccer families and brought expertise to help Soccer Post’s national expansion strategy."  (full story)

  • Famous Toastery Targets Sunshine State For Franchise Growth
    ( - 11/22/2022)
  • The breakfast, brunch and lunch brand has identified 60 trade areas across Florida primed for franchise growth, including Jacksonville, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, Tampa, Sarasota and Orlando.  (full story)

  • Captain D’s Debuts Franchise Restaurant in Humble, Texas
    ( - 11/22/2022)
  • The group currently has over 41 convenience stores throughout South Texas and Western Louisiana, and they signed a franchise development agreement with Captain D’s last year to open 10 new locations of the seafood brand in the greater Houston area.  (full story)

  • Jack in the Box Announces Expectation of Positive Net Unit Growth in 2023
    ( - 11/22/2022)
  • Jack in the Box welcomed the first new franchisee in over a decade into its system, who recently signed development agreements to build 37 new restaurants in Baton Rouge, the Carolinas and Nashville.  (full story)

  • BJ's Restaurants Opens in North Las Vegas
    ( - 11/22/2022)
  • “We are pleased to open our fifth new restaurant of fiscal 2022 in North Las Vegas,” comments Greg Levin, Chief Executive Officer & President.  (full story)

  • Burlington Stores, Inc. Q3 2022 Earnings Call Transcript
    ( - 11/22/2022)
  • In the third quarter, we opened 16 net new stores, bringing our store count at the end of the quarter to 893 stores. This included 28 new store openings, 10 relocations, and two closings. In the fourth quarter, we plan to open an additional 39 new stores and to relocate five stores...  (full story)

  • Royal Farms to Enter North Carolina Market
    ( - 11/22/2022)
  • Royal Farms has plans to open more locations in other areas of the state to bring more convenient options to the North Carolina community, it said.  (full story)

  • Freddy’s targets 1K units with help of existing franchisees
    ( - 11/22/2022)
  • While the company is in 34 states coast to coast, Thengvall said the chain, which has a heavy presence in the Midwest, is interested in pushing further into the Northeast where it has open territories. Freddy’s has some franchisees in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is eyeing a bigger presence in the Northwest.  (full story)

  • Floor & Decor expands in Austin market
    ( - 11/22/2022)
  • Floor & Decor opened four new warehouse store locations and five design studios during the third quarter. Through the first three quarters of 2022, the retailer has opened 19 new warehouse stores and three design studios while closing one warehouse store.  (full story)

  • The Larry H. Miller Company Acquires Majority Stake in Nationally Expanding Swig
    ( - 11/22/2022)
  • Savory Fund purchased the booming beverage brand in 2018, and in the last two years, it has more than doubled its footprint. Swig, which offers a variety of customized drinks and treats, will reach 46 locations by the end of 2022 — with more than 25 corporate locations scheduled to open in 2023 alone.  (full story)

  • Black Bear Diner Opens Two Texas Diners in San Antonio and Amarillo
    ( - 11/22/2022)
  • Looking ahead to 2023, the company expects to open approximately 15 new diners system-wide, with a continued focus on expanding in the Lone Star State.  (full story)

  • Scooter’s Coffee Continues Growing in Texas
    ( - 11/21/2022)
  • The expansion into this Dallas suburb is the result of a three-unit franchise agreement signed by Matt Bozarth and his mother, Carol. Matt Bozarth is a finance manager for a transportation company, but franchising has been on his mind for a while.  (full story)


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