Quaker Steak & Lube Accelerates Expansion

Westlake, Ohio — Family casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube has supercharged its franchise development efforts and is seeking entrepreneurs interested in opening multiple restaurants in Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Broadstone Net Lease Acquires 24 Bloomin’ Brands Properties

Rochester, N.Y. — Broadstone Net Lease (BNL), a private real estate investment trust (REIT) managed by Broadstone Real Estate, LLC (Broadstone), continues to grow its national portfolio of triple-net leased properties. BNL has acquired, via sale leaseback, a 24-property Bloomin’ Brands portfolio, which includes 22 Outback Steakhouses and two Carrabba’s Italian Grill properties in 13 states.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. Appoints New CFO

Minneapolis — Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. has appointed Alexander (Alex) H. Ware as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective October 31, 2016. In his role as CFO, Ware will lead the company’s financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations departments.

Burtons Restaurant Group To Expand

Boston — Burtons Grill & Bar is in the works to expand. With 12 full-service restaurant locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, South Carolina and Virginia, Burtons plans to bring 7 new locations within the next 2 years.

CraftWorks Purchases 7 Old Chicago Pizza Restaurants

Broomfield, Colo. — CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc., the largest craft brewery restaurant operator in the country, has acquired seven existing Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom locations from longtime franchise partner OCI Enterprises, Inc. They are open for business and now operate as corporate-owned restaurants.

READY Construction Completes New Hideaway Pizza in Arkansas

Fayetteville, Ark. — READY Construction, a general contractor with offices in Fayetteville and Dallas, has completed construction of the Hideaway Pizza in North Little Rock, Ark. Hideaway Pizza was founded in 1957 in Stillwater, Okla. This marks the first Hideaway Pizza location in Arkansas and the 17th restaurant for the company.

Denny’s Expands Partnership with Restaurant Technologies

Minneapolis — Restaurant Technologies is expanding its partnership with Denny’s AWashington Group, installing its total oil management system in 21 total locations. With fried foods comprising more than 44% of the Denny’s menu, the total oil management technology enables this popular dining spot to maintain the food quality and experience that diners expect.

Eddie V's To Debut In Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. — Eddie V's will open in Kansas City on October 24, 2016. The new, 9,800-square-foot restaurant will open in the Country Club Plaza district, joining the thriving shopping and nightlife destination.

Back Yard Burgers Opens Restaurant of the Future and New Prototype

Nashville, Tenn. — Back Yard Burgers has opened its new prototype and restaurant of the future in Gulfport, Miss. The new restaurant, which is owned by Back Yard Burgers’ largest franchise partner, Ridgeland, Miss.-based Resolute Brands LLC, is the first to feature the new Back Yard Burgers logo, exterior and interior signage, interior color scheme and décor, open kitchen design, furnishings, outdoor patio and more.

Pie Five Opening First Restaurant in Knoxville

Dallas — Pie Five Pizza Co. will enter Knoxville, Tenn., with the opening of its newest restaurant on October 21, 2016. Located at 9313 Kingston Pike, the opening marks the first Pie Five location in Knoxville and the eighth opened by veteran Applebee's franchisees Fred Gustin and Kurt Guttshall.

Popeyes Plans Western Canada Expansion

Atlanta — Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants, will expand into Western Canada with franchisees opening locations across Edmonton and Calgary by the end of 2017.

Biscuitville Names CFO

Greensboro, N.C. — Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN®, a local, family-owned restaurant known for its Southern-style breakfasts and lunches, has hired Kevin Bennett as chief financial officer.

Twin Peaks To Sell Majority Interest To Largest Franchisee

Dallas — Twin Peaks has agreed to sell a majority interest in the company to its largest franchise group, Atlanta-based La Cima Restaurants, which currently owns and operates 15 Twin Peaks sports lodges across six southern states. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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