Clean Juice Marks 200-Store Milestone

Charlotte, N.C. — Clean Juice®, the first and only national USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise and quick-service restaurant, has signed the brand’s 200th unit in less than 7 years of franchising. The brand’s 200th store was awarded to the Shango

Redberry Restaurants Names Vice President of Operations

Toronto — Redberry Restaurants has appointed Scott Lewis as the vice president, operations – Redberry Burger King. Redberry’s unprecedented growth called for the creation of this new role to shepherd planning and operations for the 22 new Redberry-owned Burger King

The Dolly Llama Plans 25 New Locations Across 5 States

Los Angeles — The Dolly Llama, L.A.’s waffle and artisanal ice cream destination, has signed several multi-unit franchise deals totaling 25 locations planned for California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Florida and Texas. The brand, which first began franchising in 2020 to expand

Canada-based OEB Breakfast Co. Makes California Debut

Newport Beach, Calif. — OEB Breakfast Co., a popular North American breakfast concept, is opening its very first California restaurant. Located in Newport Beach at Westcliff Plaza, the newest restaurant joins 13 existing locations — one in Arizona and 12

Papa John’s Announces Executive Appointments and Retirement

Atlanta — Jack Swaysland, chief operating officer of the international division of Papa John’s International, Inc., intends to retire. Amanda Clark was promoted to chief international and development officer and will now oversee international strategy in addition to her global

Bojangles Adds 46 Units in Q1 to Development Pipeline

Charlotte, N.C. — Bojangles, one of the nation’s leading franchises famous for its chicken, biscuits and tea, has achieved significant growth in the first quarter of 2022, signing agreements to add 46 new units to its growing pipeline. The development

U.S. Polo Assn. Opens New Flagship Store in São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo — Global, sport-inspired fashion brand U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), is opening its first store in Brazil this April, in partnership with its Brazil licensee, Alpar do Brasil. The 1,000-square-foot

Sunny Street Café Unveils Enhanced Restaurant Design

Columbus, Ohio — Sunny Street Café, the Columbus-based breakfast and lunch restaurant chain, reported double-digit growth in 2021 — despite the pandemic — and is debuting an energetic new design that provides an even brighter spot for guests to dine,

Church’s Chicken Names New VP of U.S. Franchise Development

Atlanta — Church’s Chicken™, one of the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chains in the world, has hired a franchise industry veteran, Frank Costello, for the position of vice president of U.S. franchise development. Costello joins the brand with years of

German Doner Kebab Appoints New Franchise Director

Glasgow, UK — German Doner Kebab has appointed Mark Treptow as its new franchise director for the USA and Canada as the brand builds on its ambitious international growth plans. He joins the growing restaurant from Fransmart. Treptow is the

H&H Bagels Introduces New Service Model and Brand Design

New York City — H&H Bagels, a legendary New York City brand since 1972, is reopening its Upper West Side location after a 9-week remodeling and renovation project. The 50-year-old bagel company was started with a single location on the

California Pizza Kitchen Signs 2 International Development Agreements

Costa Mesa, Calif. — California Pizza Kitchen has signed two new international franchise agreements and plans to open seven international restaurants and two airport locations by year-end. These milestones follow the brand’s development momentum last year that included the launch

WaBa Grill Continues California Expansion with 13-Store Deal

Anaheim Hills, Calif. — WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, is continuing to grow the brand’s California presence after inking a 13-store development deal. The deal was signed by franchisees Harsimran “Sim” Nagra and Jerry

Pet Supplies Plus Signs Deal for 20 Additional Franchises

Livonia, Mich. — Entrepreneurial business partners Aaron Young, Chad Bush and Doug DeLozier, who collectively own and operate 49 Pet Supplies Plus stores across Alabama, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and Texas, recently signed on to add 20 Pet Supplies Plus

Mountain Mike’s Pizza Opens 250th Restaurant

Newport Beach, Calif. — Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading California-based family-style pizza chain for more than 40 years, has opened first Woodland, Calif., location — marking the brand’s 250th location nationwide. The new 3,900-square-foot restaurant, the brand’s third in Yolo

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Names New SVP of Franchise Sales

Irving, Texas — Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has hired franchise veteran Nick Booras as senior vice president of franchise sales. The Texas-based restaurant group has nearly 150 franchise- and corporate-owned locations in 17 states. Most recently, Booras served as senior director

QDOBA Adds 3 Seasoned Executives to Development Team

San Diego — QDOBA Mexican Eats® (QDOBA), the largest franchise opportunity in the fast-casual Mexican segment, has added three industry leaders to its development team. Joining the leading concept is Lori Osley as vice president of franchise development, Kyle Brown

Slim Chickens Opens First Location in North Carolina

Charlotte, N.C. — Slim Chickens, a leading fast-casual franchise in the better-chicken segment, has opened its newest restaurant — and its first in North Carolina — at 5535 Prosperity Ridge Rd. in Charlotte. Seasoned restaurant group Break Bread Ventures is