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Global Entertainment Icon USHER Becomes Newest Dave’s Hot Chicken Franchisee

Dave’s Hot Chicken, the wildly popular Nashville-style hot chicken sensation that started out seven years ago in an East Hollywood parking lot pop-up, today announced that Entertainment Icon USHER is investing in restaurants across Atlanta in the coming years. USHER will be partnering with Lawrence Kourie and Andrew Feghali, whose company is the longest-tenured Dave’s Hot Chicken franchise group, as well as one of the largest.

The eight-time Grammy Award-winning superstar previously experienced the full heat of Dave’s Hot Chicken when he tried the... 

 

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Mar 27 3:39 PM, Urner Barry



Roy Rogers Restaurants Introduces Refranchising Program

Roy Rogers Restaurants® is introducing a refranchising program as part of its franchise growth strategy in Maryland and Virginia. The new program empowers potential franchisees to join the long-time brand by acquiring existing corporate stores before establishing independent locations.

As a proof of concept, Multi-Unit Franchisee Mohammad Haque touts the success of a recently acquired existing store, expanding Haque’s regional footprint in the Alexandria, VA. marketplace. This unit is his sixth with Roy Rogers.

“I was looking to grow my portfolio in an existing market, to tap into a..

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Feb 27 10:12 AM, Urner Barry


Childhood Best Friends Sign Agreement with Layne’s Chicken Fingers in South Florida for 15 Locations

South Florida (Restaurant News Release) Layne’s Chicken Fingers franchisees Shahmeer Alam and Yves Jodesty are set to bring the 13-unit fan-favorite chicken franchise out of Texas, to South Florida with 15 new locations across Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Miami, and Palm Beach County. Their plans consist of opening one to two locations each year. The new locations will give South Florida residents a chance to find out what has made Layne’s an iconic name in Texas. (Hint: chicken fingers don’t get much crispier than...

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Jan 22 3:34 PM, Urner Barry


Krispy Krunchy Chicken Celebrates Record-Breaking 2023

As one of the fastest-growing foodservice solutions in the industry, Krispy Krunchy Chicken® has tapped into a new momentum and secured its spot as a leader in the space with record-breaking success in 2023. The hot food concept is nearly 3,000 locations strong, aided by the opening of 481 new units in 2023.

“Our growth this past year focused on three key components to success: optimizing our menu and procedures for ease of operation, building brand awareness, and, of course, continuing to serve...

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Jan 3 11:47 AM, Urner Barry


QDOBA Completes Whole Business Securitization, Providing Additional Liquidity to Supercharge Growth

QDOBA Restaurant Corporation (“QDOBA”), the leading fast-casual Mexican restaurant franchisor and portfolio company of Butterfly Equity (“Butterfly”), today announced the closing of its inaugural $305 million whole business securitization through Qdoba Funding LLC.

The transaction optimizes QDOBA’s capital structure for ongoing growth and provides meaningful interest expense savings. Proceeds from the transaction will be used primarily to refinance QDOBA’s existing senior debt facilities and provide liquidity to invest meaningfully in general corporate initiatives, such as remodeling more than 80 corporate restaurants and adding digital menu boards to... 

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Nov 30 9:25 AM, Urner Barry


New Markets and Award Recognitions Position the Noodles & Company Franchise for Momentum in 2024

Noodles & Company, (NASDAQ: NDLS) the national fast-casual chain known for its globally inspired noodle bowls, best-in-class service, and values-centric culture, entered new franchise markets and achieved high accolades in 2023 with honors from top publications including Forbes, Denver Business Journal, and Franchise Times. Noodles' franchise growth and award achievements demonstrate how the franchise continues to be an enticing opportunity for experienced multi-unit, multi-concept operators.

This year Noodles & Company made significant strides in furthering its franchise growth strategy called...

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Nov 28 12:17 PM, Urner Barry


Roy Rogers Restaurants Expands Partnership with Trevelino/Keller to Drive Consumer Engagement

Trevelino/Keller (T/K), recognized for its relevant and successful work with classic restaurant concepts, today announced an expanded partnership with Roy Rogers Restaurants. After more than two years of supporting Roy Rogers’ franchise sales business, Trevelino/Keller will now support the nostalgic cowboy brand with its consumer marketing initiatives.

With a track record of driving growth and success for some of the country’s most iconic restaurant and franchise concepts, Trevelino/Keller has solidified its reputation as a leader in delivering outcome-driven solutions that build, launch and...

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Nov 7 9:13 AM, Urner Barry


Subway Celebrates 15 New Master Franchise Agreements Since 2021

Subway, one of the world's largest restaurant brands, is continuing to strategically expand its international footprint and recently celebrated the signing of its 15th new master franchise agreement over the past two years.

The brand's latest agreements in Bahrain, Georgia, Mainland China, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Panama will add more than 4,000 future restaurants across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC), and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) within the next 20 years. Since 2021, Subway has signed 15 master franchise agreements or country development agreements across EMEA...

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Jun 29 10:18 AM, Urner Barry


Casey’s Announces New Three-Year Strategic Plan

Casey’s General Stores, Inc., a $15 billion in revenue, 50-year retail success story, announces its new three-year strategic plan. Building on the last plan, this strategy leverages Casey’s resilient business model, expanding footprint, guest-centered convenience and restaurant-quality food as a road map to further differentiate Casey’s from competitors and position the company as a top retailer.

“Casey’s has delivered exceptional performance over the last three years, growing our inside same-store sales by 6.5% this past fiscal year...

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Jun 28 2:18 PM, Urner Barry


QSR Industry Titan, Bryon Stephens, Named Chief Development Officer for Savvy Sliders

Michigan based Savvy Sliders announced today that Bryon Stephens will be its Chief Development Officer. Stephens brings 35 years of industry knowledge to the Savvy Sliders brand. With 35 stores open today, and another 30 in development, Stephens will guide the three-year old brand to a growth trajectory of more than 500 stores over the next 48 months.

“We’ve created a concept that reimagines what a slider means to consumers by providing them with “More 2 Love” in our products and services... 

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Jun 20 2:27 PM, Urner Barry


The Wendy's Company Advances Progress Against Corporate Responsibility Goals

Today, The Wendy's Company released its 2022 Corporate Responsibility report, detailing significant progress against the three key pillars of the Company's Good Done Right ESG strategy: Food, People and Footprint. The report reflects milestones on Wendy's® journey to drive positive change, including achieving a 10-year goal related to responsibly sourcing pork in the U.S. and Canada, nearly doubling new, approved franchise candidates entering the Wendy's System through the Company's new franchise recruiting initiative, Own Your Opportunity, which aims to increase accessibility and diversity among franchisee candidates, and... 

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Apr 25 9:31 AM, Urner Barry


California Pizza Kitchen Announces Launch of Domestic Re-Franchising Program

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the creator of California-style pizza, announced today the launch of its re-franchising program as part of its domestic franchise offering. As CPK looks to strategically expand its presence, the brand is now open to partnering with experienced multi-unit restaurant operators looking to purchase existing CPK locations in select markets within the United States.

This announcement builds on the momentum of California Pizza Kitchen's international and domestic franchise openings last year as well as the launch of its domestic franchise program in...

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Apr 24 1:37 PM, Urner Barry







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