The Pie Hole Signs 10-Unit Deal for Saudia Arabia

Los AngelesThe Pie Hole, a fast growing gourmet pie and coffee shop, has solidified a multi-unit franchise agreement to bring its signature specialty pies to Saudi Arabia. The deal gives exclusive rights to the territory to local franchisee Abdulrhman Alrajhi, who will begin with a 10-unit development plan. Alrajhi has sights set on opening the first location of The Pie Hole in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh, but is looking for additional sites in territories throughout the entire country.

The Hummus & Pita Co. Begins National Expansion With First Franchised Opening

Brookfield, Conn. — The Hummus & Pita Co., one of the country’s leading and fastest growing Mediterranean fast-casuals, will mark the official start of national expansion with the opening of its first franchised store in Brookfield, Conn., on August 11, 2018. The brand’s newest outpost is part of a franchise deal inked earlier this year. This marks the first of five grand openings in five new markets.

Fransmart Welcomes Chief Operating Officer

Alexandria, Va. — Fransmart, a leading restaurant franchise development company, has hired veteran business leader Dustin Snyder as chief operating officer. In this newly created position, Snyder will optimize and maximize the company’s franchise marketing and sales productivity, further enhance process automation, and continue to build Fransmart’s team of professionals.

L.A.-based Locali Expands Footprint to the East Coast

Miami — Locali, a popular Los Angeles-based healthy convenience concept, has recently signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with Viable Foods, LLC to expand the rapidly-growing brand into the greater South Beach/Miami area. This deal marks the first expansion outside California for Locali, which plans to introduce its innovative ‘healthy convenience’ model to markets nationwide.

Fransmart Hires Restaurant Industry Veteran

Alexandria, Va. — Fransmart, the leading global franchise developer behind the explosive growth of The Halal Guys and Five Guys Burgers & Fries, has brought on industry veteran Michael D’Arezzo. As part of the Fransmart team, D’Arezzo will assist Fransmart’s founder and president, Dan Rowe, in developing and growing the company’s existing portfolio of emerging restaurant brands.

Rise Biscuits Donuts Signs Multi-Unit Deal in Kansas City

Durham, N.C. — Rise Biscuits Donuts, a fast growing biscuits and donuts chain, has signed a five-unit franchise deal for the greater Kansas City area. The upcoming Kansas City locations — expected to be on both sides of the Missouri and Kansas state lines — will be the first to hit the Midwest.

Restaurant Industry Veteran Joins The Pie Hole as CEO

Los Angeles — The Pie Hole, a Los Angeles-based, rapidly growing pie and coffee shop, has brought on restaurant industry veteran Edie Ames as chief executive officer. She joins The Pie Hole’s team of co-founders to oversee expansion efforts across the U.S. and abroad. Currently, The Pie Hole has 12 locations.

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.

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.  

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