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.

A New Era

Pollo Campero rebrands with a modern vibe; expects 20 restaurants to feature the new look in 2015.

Front & Center

As people place greater emphasis on healthy living, salad moves to the center of the plate — something Saladworks has been doing for almost 30 years. Today, the franchise prepares to expand and unveil a new design prototype.

Coast to Coast

Captain D’s continues its domination in the fast-casual seafood segment with a brand-new look, new franchise agreements to open 75 restaurants, and more on the way.

Burger 21 Plans Brand Refresh & More Than 20 New Restaurants

Tampa, Fla. — Burger 21® signed six new franchise agreements in 2015, representing six future restaurants, including the brand's first locations in Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. In 2016, the brand will debut its first hybrid, freestanding restaurant and one of the first steps in a brand refresh plan announced last year. Also, to kick off 2016, Burger 21 opened its 21st restaurant in January and has more than 20 franchised restaurants in development in 11 states.

Chick-fil-A To Offer Apple Pay in All Restaurants in 2016

Atlanta — Chick-fil-A has begun the national rollout of Apple Pay, which will provide customers added convenience with an easy, secure and private way to pay. Apple Pay will be introduced in a gradual rollout to each Chick-fil-A restaurant and will be available chainwide by late 2016. 

Togo's Promotes Two C-Level Executives

San Jose, Calif. — Togo's Eateries, LLC has promoted two senior vice presidents to c-level positions. Susan Koch, former senior vice president of finance, has been named chief financial officer, and Todd Peterson, former senior vice president of franchise development, has been named chief development officer. Koch and Peterson will continue to play instrumental roles in the revitalization and expansion of Togo's.

Smashburger Appoints New Chief Development Officer

Denver — Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant, has named Michael J. Nolan as its new executive vice president – chief development officer. Nolan will oversee the company's development (real estate, construction, design, facilities), franchise sales and IT departments, effective immediately.

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