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Philly Pretzel Factory Celebrates National Pretzel Day with Free Pretzel Giveaway

Philly Pretzel Factory Celebrates National Pretzel Day with Free Pretzel Giveaway

April 17, 2015

140-Plus Unit Booming Pretzel Franchise Gives All Guests Free Pretzels on April 26, 2015 Whoever said there is “no such thing as free” will eat their words on Sunday, April 26, when Philly Pretzel Factory gives away a free pretzel to every guest who enters the store in celebration of […]

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Lucky Number 7: Your Pie Celebrates 7 Years Since Sparking Fast-Casual Pizza Boom

Lucky Number 7: Your Pie Celebrates 7 Years Since Sparking Fast-Casual Pizza Boom

April 17, 2015

Down-the-Line Pizza Segment Pioneer Plans to Expand Nationally Your Pie, the originator of the fast-casual, down-the-line pizza category, is celebrating seven years since its first restaurant opened in Athens, Ga. The brainchild of founder Drew French, Your Pie has been innovating and leading the way in the booming fast-casual pizza […]

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Better Burgers in the Badger State: MOOYAH Opens First Location in Wisconsin

Better Burgers in the Badger State: MOOYAH Opens First Location in Wisconsin

April 17, 2015

Customizable Burger Franchise Chain Enters Wisconsin with Fitchburg Opening MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a fast-casual, “better burger” chain is now open and ready to satisfy the taste buds of burger enthusiasts in Fitchburg. The restaurant, which opened on April 20, 2015, marks the first for the national brand in […]

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The 21 Essential Hamburgers of America

The 21 Essential Hamburgers of America

April 17, 2015

In 2001, New York City chef Daniel Boulud famously changed the hamburger game, convincing a nation of thin-patty burger eaters that they suddenly wanted — nay, needed — truffles and foie gras stuffed into the formerly utilitarian dish. Chefs across America quickly jumped on board the “bistro burger” trend, collaborating […]

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2015 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner: Ollie's Restaurant

2015 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner: Ollie’s Restaurant

April 17, 2015

Since 2011, Ollie’s Restaurant has provided six meals a week to children at risk of hunger through its Dinners for Kids program. Currently, staff and volunteers prepare and deliver 37,000 meals annually for 120 children. Because Ollie’s uses its own kitchen facilities to cook and package meals, 100 percent of […]

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2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Carlito Jocson

2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Carlito Jocson

April 17, 2015

Carlito Jocson emigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines at a very young age. While studying biochemistry in college, he worked at a restaurant to earn extra money — eventually leaving his pre-med program to become a chef. Over the last 30 years, Jocson has enjoyed a successful career, including […]

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2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Nafees Alam

2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Nafees Alam

April 17, 2015

Nafees Alam, who came to the U.S. from Bangladesh at age 17, entered the restaurant industry right out of college as an executive with Waffle House. As a leader, he joined DRG Concepts, a restaurant operations brand that has helped revitalize Downtown Dallas. Alam and his staff have been incredibly […]

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Zaxby's Prepares to Spread Its Wings Again in Newport News

Zaxby’s Prepares to Spread Its Wings Again in Newport News

April 17, 2015

Construction Advances on Second Zaxby’s in Newport News as Restaurant Chain Continues Expansion With construction currently underway, the second Zaxby’s restaurant in Newport News is coming soon to 12834 Jefferson Ave. A Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings, the new fast casual restaurant is scheduled to open in the […]

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Carne Asada Back by Popular Demand at El Pollo Loco

Carne Asada Back by Popular Demand at El Pollo Loco

April 17, 2015

Fire-Grilled Chicken Chain Offering Five New Limited Time Only Menu Items El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today announced the launch of new menu items featuring authentic fire-grilled Carne Asada. The new Carne Asada menu items are available at all El Pollo Loco locations starting today. […]

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Russo's Restaurants Names Seasoned Franchise and Corporate Expert Steve Hubbard as Director of Operations

Russo’s Restaurants Names Seasoned Franchise and Corporate Expert Steve Hubbard as Director of Operations

April 17, 2015

Russo’s Restaurants, which includes Russo’s New York Pizzeria as well as Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced today the appointment of Steve Hubbard as its new director of operations. In his new role as director of operations, Hubbard will focus his efforts toward planning operational excellence within Russo’s. He will manage […]

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8 Promotion Ideas to Make Mother's Day Profitable

8 Promotion Ideas to Make Mother’s Day Profitable

April 17, 2015

For the restaurant industry, Mother’s Day is one of the most important holidays of the year with more than one quarter of American adults anticipated to celebrate Mother’s Day by dining out, according to the National Restaurant Association. As your restaurant starts planning for Mother’s Day, here are 8 winning […]

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Panera Bread Announces Progress On A Number Of Key Value Enhancing Initiatives

Panera Bread Announces Progress On A Number Of Key Value Enhancing Initiatives

April 17, 2015

Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) has announced progress on a number of key value enhancing initiatives: Panera’s Board of Directors approved an increase to the Company’s current share repurchase program to $750 million. The Company expects to purchase $500 million of shares within the next twelve months, through a combination of […]

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Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Expands Into Alabama

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Expands Into Alabama

April 17, 2015

Alabama’s first Brixx opens in Hoover near Birmingham The oven at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza is stoked up to 600 degrees and open for business today in the Patton Creek shopping center. Owners Russell Pate, Courtney Mason and Justin Allgood are ready to introduce the Birmingham area to its favorite […]

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Restaurant Vendors Find New Leads for Restaurants Opening Soon

Restaurant Vendors Find New Leads for Restaurants Opening Soon

April 17, 2015

Flhip.com has released its latest restaurant openings report, providing restaurant vendors with a sampling of fresh sales and marketing leads that can be found on their website. Flhip provides regularly updated lead lists, allowing vendors to check for updates at any time.  To see leads in your sales area click […]

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