Lifestyle Brand

Zoës Kitchen goes out of its way to create not just a Mediterranean cuisine destination, but a way of life — with a new prototype debuting in 2018.

Get Fit

How Planet Fitness trimmed $450,000 from its energy bill in 12 months.

The Open Road

The plan behind Quaker Steak & Lube’s return route to success.

Theory of Scalability

Orangetheory Fitness works hard to maintain its signature customer experience, proven results and operational efficiency as the fitness franchise begins to scale and grow in a very big way.

Keeping It Real

Jason’s Deli enters its 41st year operating on the same company principle it was founded upon: putting real value on customers’ plates by serving real, quality food.

Brand New

As Tropical Smoothie Cafe turns 20, the milestone is marked by steady growth, a new prototype, and dedication to digital technology.

Let’s Get Physical

The physical retail environment is changing to accommodate an omni-channel approach to retail. That’s having an impact on how space is used, and changing the purpose of retail space as we know it.

Bojangles’ Best Yet

Bojangles’ opens a new concept restaurant in South Carolina and embarks on a chain-wide refresh.

Be The Good

Walmart embarks on a new era of “trust and transparency,” expanding on its 2005 environmental sustainability goals with ambitious new goals set for 2025.

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.

In The Details

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

Like No Other

The venerable institution of Bloomingdale’s opens a cutting-edge new store — and its first in Hawaii — that merges the traditional design it’s famous for, sophisticated nods to Hawaiian culture, and smart technology designed at capturing a Millennial audience.

Fit Bodies & Buildings

Retro Fitness goes back to the future in elevating the customer experience and back to the basics for its all-important facility maintenance.

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 Green Team

How one small restaurant company, EatWell DC, can teach an industry about sustainable operations.

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.

Blueprint to Sustainability

CKE Restaurant Holdings Inc. partners with Ecova to develop and implement a strategy for effective resource management.