Dunkin’ Donuts Plans 7 New Restaurants in Montgomery, Alabama

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisees Lagunita Franchise Operations, LLC (LFO). Over the next several years, the franchisee group is planning to open seven new restaurants throughout Montgomery, Ala. The first two locations are scheduled to open in 2019.

Orangetheory Fitness Names New SVP of Domestic Franchise Development

Boca Raton, Fla. — Orangetheory® Fitness has hired Mike Mettler as senior vice president of domestic franchise development. He will be responsible for overseeing the company's domestic growth and expansion, as well as providing strategic leadership to assist the fitness franchise in achieving its goal of having more than 1,100 open studios worldwide by the end of 2018.

Circle K Opens Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Laval, Quebec — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (Couche-Tard), one of the world's largest convenience store retailers with over 15,000 stores globally, has announced new full-service franchise opportunities with its Circle K brand in Canada. The expansion marks the first time the Circle K brand will be franchised in Canada with the offer initially targeting the Ontario province.

Famed New York Pizza Concept Expanding to New Jersey

New York City — Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, the rapidly expanding New York artisanal pizza concept, has signed a five-unit franchise deal to bring Artichoke Basille’s Pizza to New Jersey. The New Jersey stores will be located in Hoboken, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Princeton and Newark.

CoreLife Eatery Plans 40 New Locations by the End of 2018

Syracuse, N.Y. — CoreLife Eatery, an active lifestyle restaurant with a healthy concept that has crazed the nation, is continuing its aggressive expansion with the addition of 40 new stores by the end of 2018, including 20 units in the brand’s home state of New York.

New York City’s Mamoun’s Falafel To Open First Franchise Location

New York City — Mamoun’s Falafel, the fastest growing Middle-Eastern fast-casual restaurant in North America and oldest falafel restaurant in New York City, plans to open its newest location in Dallas this fall. The new location — also the company’s first franchise location — will be situated in West Village, a vibrant shopping, dining, residential and entertainment district in Dallas.  

Jon Smith Subs Begins Franchising Outside of South Florida

Oviedo, Fla. — South Florida's original home of fresh-grilled steak, chicken and other premium subs blazed a new trail in the restaurant industry when new franchise owners, Troy and Tina Ather, opened their first Jon Smith Subs franchise on September 25, 2017 in Oviedo, Fla.

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