Another Broken Egg Cafe Sales Rise 20% From Pre-Pandemic Levels

Orlando, Fla. — Another Broken Egg Cafe, a full-service breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise, has seen its focus on seasonality, service and guest experience both on- and off-premise pay off this year. Same-store sales are up nearly 20% from pre-pandemic

Edible Expands Philadelphia Footprint with 7-Unit Deal

Philadelphia — Edible®, the world’s leader in the gifts and treats category, has signed a multi-unit agreement in Philadelphia with multi-brand operators Nilita Patel, Manisha Patel and Jimmy Shah of ANZ Hospitality LLC. With 1,000-plus locations nationwide, the Patels and

Dickey’s Signs 48-Unit Franchise Deal in Northeast

Dallas — Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the world’s largest barbecue franchise, is embarking on a huge development push in the Northeast. The company has signed a multi-unit area development agreement with Chaac Foods, LLC to develop 48 Dickey’s locations in 5

Slim Chickens Opens First Alabama Location

Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Slim Chickens, a leading fast-casual franchise in the better-chicken segment, has opened its newest restaurant at 685 Skyland Blvd. in Tuscaloosa, Ala., marking its first location in the state. Seasoned restaurant group Heart of the South is

BoConcept Opens its 300th International Store in Massachusetts

New York City — BoConcept, a global leader of the furniture franchise industry, celebrated the opening of its 300th store in July with a new location in Boston-Dedham, Mass. “We’re very proud to open our 300th store with our franchise

Taco John’s Signs Biggest Franchise Agreement in Brand History

Cheyenne, Wyo. — Taco John’s International Inc., a leading quick-service Mexican franchise, has inked its biggest area development agreement to date with the largest Wendy’s franchisee, Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc. The group will build 50 new Taco John’s restaurants by

Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa Opens 20th Store in Texas

Clearwater, Fla. — Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa, the nation’s largest swimming pool retail, service and repair franchise, has opened its newest franchised location in Lake Arlington, Texas. The new store marks the brand’s fourth location in the Dallas-Fort

Dunkin’ Continues to Target Non-Traditional Development in 2021

Boston — Dunkin’ unveiled its most recent non-traditional openings and growth plans for the year. Thus far in 2021, the coffee company has expanded across Las Vegas at the Convention Center, LINQ Hotel and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder Casino, as well

KFC Expands Urban Footprint with New Inline Design

Louisville, Ky. — Through 2022, KFC will accelerate development in more urban, metropolitan areas in an effort to serve a younger and more diverse customer. Traditionally a brand known for its suburban footprint, KFC will aggressively enter more densely populated

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Crosses 500-Unit Mark

Trevose, Pa. — Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, the franchise for affordable massage and facial services, has surpassed the 500-unit mark. Since 2004, Hand & Stone has become the premier massage and facial brand in the wellness space,

Chicken Salad Chick to Open 200th Location in Georgia

Atlanta — Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only Southern-inspired, fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, will open its 200th location in LaGrange, Ga., on August 11. The milestone follows a robust pipeline of development, with Chicken Salad Chick already welcoming over

JRI Hospitality Opens New Office, Hires Senior Leadership

Wichita, Kan. — JRI Hospitality, which operates four restaurant brands spread throughout the country, has opened a new 3,286-square-foot office in Wichita, Kan., to help continue its growth trajectory and added two senior-level executives who will work there. Mark Scholler

Überrito Fresh Mex Launches Franchise Expansion Plan

Houston — Authentic fast-casual Mexican concept Überrito Fresh Mex, which first launched in 2014 in Houston’s Durham Park neighborhood, has revamped its restaurant model and, with the support of parent company MRI Heritage Brands, Inc., eyes a more ambitious franchise

Slim Chickens Inks 23-Unit Franchise Agreement in Tampa DMA

Tampa, Fla. — Slim Chickens has signed a 23-unit agreement with investment group Florida Slims to bring the brand to Tampa. The first located is slated to open in the Wesley Chapel area in early 2022. Florida Slims is experienced

BoConcept to Open Brand New Store Model in Massachusetts

Dedham, Mass. — BoConcept, a global leader of the furniture franchise industry with more than 300 locations in 65 countries, is adding a new location in Dedham, Mass., this week. The store will feature a refreshed, evolved store concept that

Batteries Plus Inks Largest Franchise Deal in Company History

Raleigh, N.C. — Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb, key fob and repair franchise, has inked the largest single signing franchise deal in company history, bringing 8 new locations to the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina

Slim Chickens to Bring 9 New Locations to Alabama

Huntsville, Ala. — Slim Chickens, a leading fast-casual franchise in the “better chicken” segment, has inked a deal to bring nine locations to cities throughout Alabama. Legends Development, LLC will be bringing the restaurants to Huntsville, Marshall, Etowah, Auburn, Montgomery,