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Dine Brands Global Plans 19 New IHOP® Restaurants in Pakistan

Glendale, Calif., and Karachi, Pakistan — Dine Brands Global Inc. has signed a deal with several principals of Gerry’s Group, a leading Pakistan-based logistics and food-and-beverage group, to bring the IHOP brand to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The deal…

The Hummus & Pita Co. to Expand to the Southeast

Atlanta — The Hummus & Pita Co., one of the country’s fastest growing Mediterranean fast-casuals, has signed a multi-unit deal to expand its franchise to the Southeast. Franchisees Jay Gill and Patrick Sidhu will bring five locations to the Atlanta…

Cauldron Ice Cream Opens First Texas Location

Dallas — Cauldron Ice Cream, the rapidly growing California-based scoop shop known for its made-to-order nitrogen ice cream, opened its first Texas location on March 2, 2019 in Dallas. “The quality, taste and unforgettable customer experience that Cauldron Ice Cream…

Saladworks Plans to Open 17 New Locations in 2019

Philadelphia — With successful 2018 openings in four states, Saladworks, the healthy, fast-casual franchise, will continue to expand its national footprint to new and existing states in 2019. With 10 new stores committed to by new and existing franchisees in…

Chop Stop Plans 16 New Locations in 2019

Los Angeles — Chop Stop, a California-based QSR chopped salad concept known for its fresh, customizable chopped salads and other health-oriented menu options, has signed 16 new franchise agreements in three states. The deals will result in the first-ever Chop…

Fazoli’s Plans 5 New Restaurants in Columbia, South Carolina

Lexington, Ky. — Fazoli’s, an elevated QSR Italian chain, has signed a multi-unit deal with new franchisee Impact Hospitality Group. In addition to acquiring two existing locations in Columbia, S.C., the group also plans to develop five additional restaurants in…

Franchisee to Bring 21 Dickey’s Locations to New York

Long Island, N.Y. — Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisee Jerry Stephan plans to bring 21 Dickey’s locations to New York. As a new member of the Dickey’s family, Stephan plans to develop the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit presence throughout the state. He…

Dunkin’ Brands Continues Growth in Colorado with 19 New Locations

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ continues to focus on growth and development efforts outside of the Northeast, recently signing six development agreements for nearly 20 new units in Colorado. Over the next few years, 15 Dunkin’ restaurants will be developed throughout…

Fazoli’s Continues Growth Momentum, Adds to Development Team

Lexington, Ky. — Fazoli’s has signed two multi-unit development agreements for eight new locations in Georgia and Arkansas; additionally, the company has welcomed franchise and foodservice veteran Kathy Davidson as its new senior director of franchise sales.…

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans to Bring First Location to Maryland

Silver Spring, Md. — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse, has signed a multi-unit agreement to bring five locations to Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington D.C. within the next 4 years. The first location is projected to…

Baskin-Robbins Plans 18 New Locations in Ontario

Canton, Mass. — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, continues its aggressive expansion in Ontario, specifically in the Greater Toronto Area with the signing of 18 new store development agreements with six new and existing franchise…

Primo Hoagies to Open New Locations in North Jersey

Morristown, N.J. — Primo Hoagies, the Philadelphia-born Italian specialty sandwich franchise, has signed an agreement with Christopher Amico for the North Jersey area. The new hoagie franchise location will be the first of three locations that Amico will be opening…

The Pie Hole Signs 10-Unit Deal for Saudi Arabia

Los Angeles — The 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…

Potbelly Sandwich Shop to Open First California Location

Irvine, Calif. — Potbelly Sandwich Shop has selected a location for its first California shop. Currently slated to open in early 2019, the brand’s first shop in the Golden State will be located in Irvine. Three more Orange County locations…

Saladworks Opens First Atlanta Location

Atlanta — Saladworks, the nation’s leading salad-centric franchise brand, has opened its first Atlanta-area location, with extensive plans to develop the market, perhaps with at least 20 locations. Atlanta-area markets under consideration include Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Midtown and Perimeter.…

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…

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More® to Add 30 Locations in Florida

Orlando, Fla. — Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More®, a locally-owned, high-technology garment decorating retail store where customers have the freedom to design their own apparel, plans to add 30 stores in Florida through strategic franchise partnerships over the next…

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse to Expand in Wisconsin

Sun Prairie, Wis. — Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse plans to expand in the state of Wisconsin. Johnny’s currently has a foothold in the state with two existing locations in Eau Claire and Middleton. Its newest restaurant is projected to open in…

Dunkin’ Donuts Plans 7 New Restaurants in Montgomery, Alabama

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisees Lagunita Franchise Operations, LLC (LFO). Over the next several years, the franchisee group is planning to open seven new restaurants throughout Montgomery, Ala. The first…