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  • Scooter’s Coffee Continues Growing in Tennessee
    (franchising.com - 11/18/2022)
  • The expansion into the communities east of Nashville is the result of a three-unit franchise agreement signed by area residents Mike & Hilary Lorrain and Aaron & Mary Joyce.  (full story)

  • Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Announces Fiscal 2022 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
    (prnewswire.com - 11/17/2022)
  • During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, the Company opened two stores and relocated/remodeled one store, ending the quarter with a total of 164 stores in 21 states. During fiscal 2022, the Company opened three new stores and relocated two stores...  (full story)

  • Kum & Go Headed to Detroit in 2024
    (cspdailynews.com - 11/17/2022)
  • The retailer is continuing its expansion into Michigan with a set of Detroit-area convenience stores it expects to open in 2024, with plans for more than 50 total locations in the market over the next several years, it said.  (full story)

  • Shipley Do-Nuts Inks Deal To Open First Virginia Locations
    (franchising.com - 11/17/2022)
  • Shipley Do-Nuts, makers of gourmet, made-fresh-daily do-nuts for more than 85 years, has signed a deal with Lexington, Virginia-based lawyer and businessman Jody Mask to open three Shipley locations in Virginia, a new state for the brand.  (full story)

  • Ace Hardware Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results
    (prnewswire.com - 11/16/2022)
  • Ace added 35 new domestic stores in the third quarter of 2022 and cancelled 10 stores. The Company's total domestic store count was 4,841 at the end of the third quarter of 2022...  (full story)

  • BurgerFi Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results
    (yahoo.com - 11/16/2022)
  • During the third quarter 2022, there was one franchised BurgerFi opened and six franchise closures...  (full story)

  • Target sees a Q3 that’s ‘not what anyone would wish for’
    (winsightgrocerybusiness.com - 11/16/2022)
  • Target said it is on track to open 23 new stores this year, ranging from 19,000- to 145,000-square-feet, depending on the location...  (full story)

  • Brother-Sister Duo To Open 10 Drybar Shops in New Jersey
    (franchising.com - 11/16/2022)
  • Marco and Bogota will be opening locations from Ocean County in the central part of the state to Bergen County in northern New Jersey. They anticipate opening the first two shops early in 2023.  (full story)

  • Businessman Awarded Five Amazing Lash Studio Franchises in Virginia
    (franchising.com - 11/16/2022)
  • Sanjay Patel, a former electrical engineer turned entrepreneur, signed an area development agreement and the first franchise agreement to add five Amazing Lash Studio locations to his existing franchise portfolio, which includes restaurants, hotels, convenience stores and gas stations.  (full story)

  • Celebrating Nouria
    (cstoredecisions.com - 11/16/2022)
  • “We have the desire and resources to continue to aggressively acquire assets that fit our standards and our long-term growth strategy. Our 10-year objective is to quadruple the size of the company to over 600 convenience stores and more than 200 car wash locations throughout New England and beyond.”  (full story)

  • Checkers & Rally’s Signs Three Multi-Unit Development Agreements
    (restaurantnews.com - 11/16/2022)
  • Checkers & Rally’s, today announced it has signed three multi-unit development agreements that will bring 40 new restaurants to California, Tennessee and Maryland. With these deals, the company has now signed 32 agreements in 2022 representing a total of 72 new restaurant units.  (full story)

  • Shoe Carnival Sees Continued Strong Growth Versus Pre-Pandemic Levels
    (sgbonline.com - 11/16/2022)
  • The company expects to open three Shoe Station stores in the fourth quarter, ending the fiscal year with 25 Shoe Station stores, 373 Shoe Carnival stores and 398 total stores. The company is on track to operate over 400 stores during the first half of 2023 and has a strategic growth roadmap in place to surpass 500 stores.  (full story)

  • The Vitamin Shoppe Wraps Its Best Quarter Yet
    (franchising.com - 11/16/2022)
  • The Vitamin Shoppe awarded 35 franchise territories across 12 states in the third quarter—the largest amount in a single quarter and yet another milestone in the books for the emerging franchise program. The territories awarded represent 15 new franchise owners.  (full story)

  • American Family Care Celebrates Opening of 300th Location
    (franchising.com - 11/15/2022)
  • Including the Wendell clinic, AFC has opened 40 new locations so far this year and is on track to expand to 500 locations in the coming years.  (full story)

  • Rock N Roll Wants to Bring Sushi to the Masses
    (fsrmagazine.com - 11/15/2022)
  • The goal now is to move out West. Rock N Roll Sushi plans to open stores in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Colorado Springs by early next year.  (full story)

  • Caribou Coffee Opens First Domestic Franchise in Brand History
    (qsrmagazine.com - 11/15/2022)
  • Caribou Coffee announced the opening of its first-ever domestic franchise location in Wooster, Ohio. Earlier this year, Caribou Coffee announced its first multi-unit agreement with franchisee, Mike Mariola who intends to develop locations in the Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati markets.  (full story)

  • Quiznos Signs 30-Unit Deal to Grow in Arizona
    (qsrmagazine.com - 11/15/2022)
  • On the heels of several recent announcements about its extensive growth plans, Quiznos has signed a multi-unit development agreement with franchisee Parish Patel that will yield 30 restaurants across Arizona starting in 2023.  (full story)

  • Academy Sports Opens Two New Locations
    (storebrands.com - 11/15/2022)
  • Academy has opened nine new stores in 2022. The Barboursville store marks the first in the state of West Virginia, and Pinellas Park marks the first Academy store in Tampa Bay and 14th in Florida. Academy plans to continue its expansion efforts beyond 2022, with the goal of opening 80 to 100 new stores over the next five years.  (full story)

  • Valvoline Reports Q4 and Fiscal Year 2022 Results
    (aftermarketnews.com - 11/15/2022)
  • “We see significant strength in our preventive maintenance service model with system-wide store sales growing 20% to nearly $2.4 billion in fiscal 2022,” said Sam Mitchell, CEO. Unit additions of 121 stores included an increase of 71 company-operated stores and 50 franchised locations.  (full story)

  • Krystal partners with Charlamagne Tha God on franchises
    (nrn.com - 11/14/2022)
  • Krystal Restaurants LLC has signed a deal with Lenard “Charlamagne Tha God” McKelvey and his wife and business partner, Jessica Gadsden-McKelvey, to franchise six quick-service locations in South Carolina, the company said Monday.  (full story)

  • Double-digit growth from showrooms, e-commerce gave Arhaus a strong Q3
    (furnituretoday.com - 11/14/2022)
  • The retailer, which operated 80 showrooms in 2021, is opening its Park City, Utah, design studio Nov. 18, with plans for two more in the next several months. “Looking ahead, our real estate pipeline is very robust,” said Reed, adding the target continues to be five to seven new traditional showrooms annually.  (full story)

  • BurgerFi International Inc. Launches First Ever Franchising of Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza & Wings
    (prnewswire.com - 11/14/2022)
  • BurgerFi International Inc., owner of Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, announced today it has entered into a multi-unit development agreement with NDM Hospitality Services, LLC, an innovator in the travel and dining industries. The agreement will franchise three Anthony's locations in Florida over the next two years.   (full story)

  • Is the rest of the Midwest ready for Rockford, Illinois, favorite Beefaroo?
    (finance.yahoo.com - 11/14/2022)
  • NEXT Brands and Development, a strategic manager and growth accelerator of franchise brands, acquired the franchising rights to Beefaroo in 2021 and plans to grow the chain to as many as 50 restaurants in the Midwest and Southeast within three to five years.  (full story)

  • Slim Chickens Continues National Expansion with Opening in Houston
    (franchising.com - 11/11/2022)
  • Slim Chickens, announced today its new restaurant opening at 11919 Westheimer Rd in Houston. Multi-unit operating group TX-SC Ventures, which currently owns five locations in the Houston area with plans to continue expanding, is at the helm of the opening.  (full story)

  • Anchor Bar to add six franchise locations nationwide
    (wkbw.com - 11/11/2022)
  • The Anchor Bar is spreading its wings even wider, with plans to open six new franchise locations across the country next year.  (full story)

  • Crisp & Green is turning meat-and-potatoes country into a healthful place
    (nrn.com - 11/11/2022)
  • Opening a new restaurant approximately every five days, according to CEO Steele Smiley, the chain is one of the fastest growing chains in the market.  (full story)

  • Foxtrot Preps 5th D.C.-Area Location
    (progressivegrocer.com - 11/11/2022)
  • Foxtrot has opened stores in the Dupont, Mount Vernon Triangle and Georgetown areas of Washington, as well as in Old Town Alexandria. The Chicago-based chain currently operates 22 locations across Chicago; Washington, D.C.; and Dallas, with plans to continue expansion in both existing and new markets this fall.   (full story)

  • Freshii Inks Deal to Grow in New Jersey
    (qsrmagazine.com - 11/11/2022)
  • Freshii Inc., announced it has entered into a new multi-unit agreement with brothers, Greg and Ryan Lahr, for the planned development of six new restaurant locations over the next five years in New Jersey.  (full story)

  • Dutch Bros Coffee drives revenue growth with record store openings
    (nrn.com - 11/11/2022)
  • In the third quarter, the Oregon-based drive-thru coffee chain added 38 new units across 11 states — a record for Dutch Bros, and as many stores as they opened in the entire 2019 fiscal year — with plans to open 150 more in 2023 and a goal of reaching 800 stores by the end of next year.  (full story)

  • Island Fin Poké Opens First Tennessee Location
    (restaurantnews.com - 11/11/2022)
  • This restaurant will be a true family business owned by the Bryant Families including Jeff Bryant Sr., along with his sons Jeff Bryant Jr. and his wife Chelsea, and Justin Bryant and his wife Sarah. It will be the first Island Fin Poké restaurant that they intend on opening in the area, with hopes to open more in the future.  (full story)

  • Anchor Bar heading west, south with 5 more franchise sites
    (wgrz.com - 11/11/2022)
  • The Anchor Bar Franchise & Development Co. LLC has signed letters of intent or lease agreements for five new franchises that will bring the business to College Station, Texas; Bradenton, Fla.; Orlando/Lakeland, Fla.; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Raleigh, N.C.  (full story)

  • The Goddard School Continues to Expand, Opens 600th Location
    (businesswire.com - 11/11/2022)
  • While childcare centers across the country were forced to permanently close their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Goddard has accelerated its growth. Since the start of the pandemic, Goddard has opened more than 70 schools and student enrollment is at an all-time high.  (full story)

  • Urban Air Adventure Park Multi-Unit Franchisees Continue Growth by Expanding Footprint in Florida
    (valdostadailytimes.com - 11/11/2022)
  • Urban Air Adventure Park, the largest indoor adventure park operator in the world and part of the youth enrichment growth-focused platform Unleashed Brands, recently signed a new franchise agreement with entrepreneurs Haydee and Federico Carvallo and Oscar Acosta to bring four new parks to Florida.  (full story)

  • Allbirds Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results
    (globenewswire.com - 11/11/2022)
  • The increase is primarily attributable to expenses for the opening of eight new stores during the period and operational expenses for 23 additional stores opened since the third quarter of 2021.  (full story)

  • California-based sandwich shop relocates headquarters to Scottsdale
    (yourvalley.net - 11/11/2022)
  • Since announcing its franchise plans, Mr. Pickle's has already signed its first new franchisee in Hungry Hospitality. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Hungry Hospitality purchased the brand’s Fresno location and will open 15 to 20 locations across Los Angeles and the Fresno/Bakersfield area in the next seven years.  (full story)

  • Hawaiian Bros Launches Franchise Program
    (qsrmagazine.com - 11/11/2022)
  • Hawaiian Bros, is igniting its fast-paced growth by expanding into a franchise chain. The franchise launch for the brand renowned for its unique and delicious Hawaiian plate lunch cuisine, will be spearheaded by Carey Malloy, the company’s new chief development officer and will be supported by Grant Kreutzer, vice president of franchise development.  (full story)

  • QDOBA Ends 2022 Fiscal Year Poised for New Phase of Growth
    (franchising.com - 11/10/2022)
  • Among the 34 locations, 16 were franchise, 16 were license and two were corporate openings - all of which highlight QDOBA’s continued focus on non-traditional and franchise locations. Additionally, the company ends the year with notable signed agreements in Cleveland, Alabama, and its largest franchise deal to date in the South Florida market.  (full story)

  • Wendy's Mega Operator Opening 3 New Taco John's Locations
    (franchising.com - 11/9/2022)
  • Mega franchisee Meritage Hospitality Group is launching its area development agreement with Taco John’s by opening its first three locations in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area in December. And that’s just the beginning.  (full story)

  • Family Ties Fuel 40 Years of Business for Kolache Factory
    (qsrmagazine.com - 11/9/2022)
  • When looking toward the future, Nielsen says she’s excited to continue watching the brand grow—there’s franchise interest in places like California and Florida. More than anything, Kolache Factory continues to center family in its business. Nielsen’s daughter, who has a degree in marketing, is coming on board next year.  (full story)

  • Eatwell Market By Schnucks To Open In Chesterfield, MO
    (theshelbyreport.com - 11/9/2022)
  • Schnuck Markets has announced the future opening of Eatwell Market by Schnucks in Chesterfield, Missouri. Located at 220 THF Blvd., the 30,000-square-foot store is expected to debut in spring 2023.  (full story)

  • It's Go Time at Sprouts Farmers Market
    (progressivegrocer.com - 11/9/2022)
  • “We expect to open seven new stores in the (fourth) quarter, bringing our total for the year to 16,” noted Molloy in the financial call, adding that the retailer will also be widening its footprint in 2023. “Given the current uncertainty in the market, it’s a bit early to guide for the next year other than the opening of 30 new stores.”  (full story)

  • Sweetgreen, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results
    (restaurantnewsresource.com - 11/9/2022)
  • For fiscal year 2022, we anticipate coming in at the lower end of the range of our prior outlook, with revenue at or slightly below the low end of our prior outlook. We reaffirm our outlook of at least 35 Net New Restaurant Openings.  (full story)

  • Virginia Proves to be an A+ Market for Celebree School: Announces 13 Signed Franchise Agreements
    (franchising.com - 11/9/2022)
  • Company leadership sees vast growth potential across Virginia with opportunity to add six schools in the Northern Virginia market, five schools in Southern Virginia, and three schools in Virginia Beach. These development efforts contribute to Celebree School’s aggressive expansion goal of opening 150 new schools over the next three years.  (full story)

  • Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii brews up store expansion
    (chainstoreage.com - 11/9/2022)
  • We are focusing heavily on the Southeast and Southwest and also expanding in areas around the existing stores we acquired. Based on this pace, we’re confident that we’ll reach — and exceed — our initial goal of 150 stores.  (full story)

  • Nordstrom Rack is expanding its portfolio
    (chainstoreage.com - 11/8/2022)
  • In addition, Nordstrom Rack is expanding its footprint in California, with plans to open three locations next year. It also is opening three stores in the Pacific Northwest.  (full story)

  • Biscuit Belly Capitalizes on Breakfast Boom
    (qsrmagazine.com - 11/8/2022)
  • The chain projects next year to be the biggest growth on record, with 8-12 openings across Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Kentucky. Ideally, Coulter says, Biscuit Belly will eventually be able to march further west, with deals in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.  (full story)

  • Panera Opens New Prototypes in New York City
    (qsrmagazine.com - 11/8/2022)
  • The two New York bakery-cafes are the first of several new Panera bakery-cafes planned for expansion in urban markets in the next year, along with a series of non-traditional locations in settings like hospitals and universities.  (full story)

  • Planet Fitness, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2022 Results
    (prnewswire.com - 11/8/2022)
  • 29 new Planet Fitness stores were opened during the period, bringing system-wide total stores to 2,353 as of September 30, 2022...  (full story)

  • Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results
    (yahoo.com - 11/8/2022)
  • The Company opened six new stores, ending the quarter with 431 stores in eight states...  (full story)

  • Tom's Watch Bar Notches Investment from NFL Legend John Elway
    (fsrmagazine.com - 11/8/2022)
  • Additionally, nine new leases and LOIs are in active negotiation. Based on its existing footprint, the brand has a systemwide sales run rate of more than $40 million. That should rise to more than $100 million once the seven stores under construction are completed by late Q2 2023.  (full story)

  • Mendocino Farms set to pass 50-unit mark
    (nrn.com - 11/8/2022)
  • The brand has 50 locations in California and Texas, including several delivery-only locations, such as one in Oakland, Calif. The company has announced plans for the new market of Seattle, Wash.  (full story)

  • Curaleaf Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results
    (ir.curaleaf.com - 11/8/2022)
  • Growth in retail revenue was primarily due to strong growth across Curaleaf's footprint and the opening of 28 new stores over the year, namely in Arizona, Florida, Maine, and Pennsylvania and the commencement of adult-use in New Jersey.  (full story)

  • Grocery Outlet Names New CEO
    (progressivegrocer.com - 11/8/2022)
  • Grocery Outlet went public in June 2019, and since then has maintained the view that it can open at least 1,900 stores in existing and contiguous states. Over the long term, the company believes that the market potential exists to establish at least 4,800 locations nationwide.  (full story)

  • PetWellClinic Breaks into Michigan with 10-Unit Agreement
    (yahoo.com - 11/7/2022)
  • The first-of-its-kind agreement in Michigan is spearheaded by Detroit-natives and cousins Jake Atchoo and Blake George. The duo are no strangers to the world of franchising and come from a long line of entrepreneurs which inspired them to continue the tradition of business ownership and expand their business portfolios.  (full story)

  • Carrabba's 'Earns the Right' To Seek Growth
    (fsrmagazine.com - 11/4/2022)
  • Growth is on the way for Outback and Fleming's as well. Outback in particular—which has 692 restaurants domestically—is moving toward a nearly 5,000-square-foot NextGen prototype. Five have opened so far, and the steakhouse believes there's room to open 75-100 of these slimmer restaurants in the coming years.  (full story)

  • David’s Bridal to expand new store format with remodels, new locations
    (chainstoreage.com - 11/4/2022)
  • The bridal and special occasion dress retailer authority will feature the new format in approximately 30 stores in 2023, including 12 brand new locations.  (full story)

  • JINYA Ramen Bar Poised to Close Out 2022 With Record Growth
    (restaurantnews.com - 11/4/2022)
  • Following the blockbuster opening of its first location in Honolulu this past August and first location in South Carolina’s Hilton Head in September, JINYA Ramen Bar will finish out the year with new-market launches in Lehi, Utah; Fishers, Indiana; Wichita, Kansas; and Long Beach, California.  (full story)

  • Dave's Hot Chicken Inks Deal to Enter New Hampshire
    (qsrmagazine.com - 11/4/2022)
  • As part of his development deal, Graziano will focus on growing Dave’s Hot Chicken in Merrimack, Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties in New Hampshire, as well as Essex County in Massachusetts.  (full story)

  • FAT Brands Inks 80-Unit Development Deal in Texas
    (qsrmagazine.com - 11/4/2022)
  • In partnership with Brame Holdings LLC, 40 Round Table Pizza restaurants and 40 co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express locations will open over the next 10 years with the first units slated to open in 2023.  (full story)

  • Publix debuts 4 new stores in 1 busy week
    (winsightgrocerybusiness.com - 11/4/2022)
  • Publix Food Markets is having a very busy week with four new store openings, proving its growth is far from slowing. The Lakeland, Florida-based grocery retailer has opened 12 new stores since July, the grocer said.  (full story)



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