Biscuitville Promotes Three Executives Internally

Greensboro, N.C. — McKinley Greer, Jenna Hiera and Jasmine Daniels have taken on new roles at the beginning of the year at Biscuitville Fresh Southern. Greer has been named guest analytics manager at Biscuitville. She joined the company’s marketing team

Edible Opens Its First Ghost Kitchen, Optimizing Delivery Efforts

Atlanta — Edible®, the world’s most beloved leading gifts and treats destination, opened its first ghost kitchen on February 6. Located in Tucker, Ga., the 1,700-square-foot facility serves as a delivery-only location while also providing shipping in its geographic area.

Coolgreens Partners with Interplan to Develop New Prototype Design

Oklahoma City, Okla. — Coolgreens has teamed up with Interplan, a full-service architecture and engineering firm, to design a flexible prototype that can expand or contract in size based on market conditions. Coolgreens’ new base prototype utilizes a consistent kitchen

First Farmer Boys in Arizona Now Open

Gilbert, Ariz. — Farmer Boys®, a Riverside, Calif.-based fast-casual concept, has opened its first Arizona location in the new City Gate Marketplace in Gilbert. “The fresher the food, the better it tastes,” says Omar Mawas, franchise owner of the Gilbert

Famous Dave’s Plans New Restaurant Prototype

Minnetonka, Minn. — Famous Dave’s, a fast-growing barbeque franchise with 117 restaurants, will introduce a streamlined new restaurant prototype this year. BBQ Holdings, Famous Dave’s parent franchisor, has struck an agreement with DTSG, one of its legacy franchisee groups, to

Middleby Opens State-of-the-Art Innovation Kitchens

Elgin, Ill. — The Middleby Corporation has opened the Middleby Innovation Kitchens (the MIK) in the Dallas area. The expansive 40,000-square-foot fully functional facility features more than 150 live pieces of equipment showcasing the latest cooking, beverage, automation and IoT

Clean Juice Targets 50-State Expansion

Charlotte, N.C. — Clean Juice®, the nation’s first USDA-certified organic juice bar, continues to report rapid expansion for its franchise development model across the United States. “Clean Juice is more than just juice,” says Landon Eckles, CEO of Clean Juice.

Biscuitville Names New Vice President, Supply Chain

Greensboro, N.C. — Larry Williams has been named vice president, supply chain at Biscuitville Fresh Southern. Beginning his career with Biscuitville in 1986 as a warehouse worker and delivery driver, Williams has held roles as Biscuitville’s distribution center manager and

Noodles & Company Unveils Multi-Unit Franchise Growth Initiative

Broomfield, Colo. — Noodles & Company has launched a multi-unit franchise growth initiative to increase its presence in southern and southwestern markets. With plans to expand an off-premise oriented footprint perfectly suited for today’s consumer environment, this expansion will be

Roy Rogers Names New VP of Franchise Sales

Frederick, Md. — Roy Rogers Restaurants has named Gregg Koffler vice president of franchise sales, a new position at the company. Based in Roy Rogers’ Frederick, Md., headquarters and reporting to Jeremy Biser, executive vice president, Koffler will lead the

New Restaurant Concept, Loaded Elevated Nachos, Now Open

St. Charles, Mo. — Streets of St. Charles, already home to Narwhal’s Crafted, has welcomed Loaded Elevated Nachos, a fun new food concept from Narwhal’s owners Brad Merten and Brandon Holzhueter. Loaded is the newest addition to 1450 Beale St.,

Scooter’s Coffee Celebrates 300-Location Milestone

Omaha, Neb. — Scooter’s Coffee, an Omaha, Neb.-based drive-thru coffee franchise, has surpassed the 300-unit milestone in 2020 and plans for more growth in 2021. Scooter’s Coffee reached this milestone after seeing increases in average unit volume across the system

Chicken Salad Chick to Relocate Headquarters to Atlanta

Atlanta — Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only Southern-inspired, fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, plans to move its headquarters from Auburn, Ala., where it was founded in 2008, to Atlanta. The relocation is slated to take place during first quarter

HMSHost and Starbucks Expand Partnership

Bethesda, Md. — Global restaurateur HMSHost has formed a new, multi-year partnership with Starbucks focused on transforming the coffee experience for travelers. This agreement will enable the two companies to leverage new technologies, upgrade store locations and roll out new

La Madeleine Unveils New Prototype with First Drive-Thru

Dallas — La Madeleine French Bakery & Café will make its highly anticipated return to Addison, Texas, on Feb. 8 with a new look. The remodeled restaurant features the brand’s all-new prototype, including la Madeleine’s first-ever drive-thru and a featured