From The Magazine

A Natural Fit

As Golden Corral begins moving in to dozens of former Ryan’s, Old Country Buffet and HomeTown Buffet sites, the buffet leader is experiencing both the growth and cost benefits of restaurant conversions.

Ahead of the Curve

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has been leading, innovating and redefining the organic grocery industry since 1955.

Super Sonic

SONIC plans to open 50-60 new drive-ins this year, including flexible design concepts like conversions from existing buildings.

Sustained Excellence

For over 15 years, Food Lion has been reducing its impact on the environment — and raising its profile as a leader in sustainable retailing.

A Sweet Deal

Shopping mall veteran Cinnabon sweetens the deal for franchisees, landlords and customers with a hot new prototype and lucrative licensing.

Supply & Demand

Pet Supplies Plus taps into a dynamically growing market with a new focus on franchising.

Freedom of Expression

Mellow Mushroom takes “unique” to a whole new level — from the way it bakes its pizza to its free, anti-corporate culture and hippy-inspired store design and decor.

Seeing Red

Forever 21 sees great potential in its new store concept, F21 RED, which plans to double its store count in 2016.

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