Smashburger Plans To Expand in Casinos

DenverSmashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant, plans to add additional casino locations across the country. The following restaurants are scheduled to open in spring and fall 2016, bringing the brand's casino-based location count to four restaurants.

Carrabba's Italian Grill Names New President

Tampa, Fla. — Bloomin' Brands, Inc. has appointed Mike Kappitt as president of Carrabba's Italian Grill. In this role, Kappitt will be responsible for leading the operations and development of the Carrabba's brand in the United States. Kappitt most recently served as the senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Bloomin' Brands.

In The Details

How a constant focus on operations contributes to Marco’s Pizza’s enviable growth success in the competitive pizza segment.

Scooter's Coffee Bolsters Executive Team; Plans 25 Locations in 2016

Omaha, Neb. — After a record-breaking year of expansion in 2015, Scooter's Coffee is positioning itself for even more growth in 2016. The national franchise has made significant changes to its executive team, which will equip the company with the industry expertise and resources it needs to accelerate its strategic growth plan.

Hooters’ New Look

In time for its 30th anniversary, Hooters of America opens the first ground-up location featuring its new restaurant design.

Take a Spin!

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is venturing from its Kansas City hometown to California with more than 40 planned new units over the next 10 years.

The Dunkin’ Difference

Dunkin’ Brands remains one of the consistently fastest growing franchise companies in the QSR industry. Now with expansion into California and new store designs rolling out, it’s full steam ahead.

Creative Space

Papa Murphy’s take ‘n’ bake pizza rolls out a new store prototype and plans to open approximately 100 new units a year.

In The Huddle

As Huddle House marks its 50th anniversary, the company is rallying its franchise teammates to keep improving the efficiency and operations — starting with a brand new prototype design.

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