MOD pizza expects 90-store expansion in 2015

Seattle-based MOD Pizza announced it is increasing its footprint in the U.S. with company and partner expansion throughout the East coast and Midwest in 2015.

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New Year's resolution: Start the year with a great plan for your business

If you’re one of those people who have great intentions but lack follow through, writing a good business plan is the first major test of your commitment.

Strong growth ahead in 2015, predicts the IFA, but threats are looming

While the economic forecast is strong, headwinds caused by the NRLB's joint employer ruling, minimum wage hikes and ACA implementation could curtail QSR franchise growth in 2015.

The pace of fast casual pizza accelerates in 2014

Despite a number of headwinds such as high cheese and beef prices and labor pressures, many operators remain optimistic for 2015.

Restaurant industry hurdles expected to continue in 2015

On top of record-high commodities prices, labor inflation, technology costs and health care/menu labeling logistics, there is also intensified competition in foodservice.

Secrets to successful restaurant site selection

Tour prospective sites in order from worst to best, which will allow you to become more confident, ask better questions and be more in control of the leasing process.

How Papa Murphy's controlled record-high cheese prices in Q3

The company's CEO believes the company has the potential to triple its domestic footprint.

Sales, staff needed to execute successful catering program

If you want to move the needle, teach everyone in your organization how to sell.

Papa John's POS rollout to be completed by Q1

The company remains bullish on North China and is focused on shifting its marketing and menu strategies to support growth in the market.

Who's the boss? Tips for avoiding joint employer liability

Franchisors must clearly define their roles to exclude control over the terms and/or conditions of franchisee's employees.

Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies

HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.

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Pizza Patron experiences best performance in 28-year history after shuttering stores

Mexican pizza chain Pizza Patrón experienced its best performance in its 28-year history in 2014 after shuttering under-performing stores.

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint opens first Raleigh-Durham location

Franchisees Andrew Madans and Tallie Madans plan to open two more Uncle Maddio’s in the area within the next 18 months.

Pie Five to open 15th location in Texas

Houston-based Pie Five Pizza is preparing to open its second restaurant in Space City on Jan. 23.

Pieology intros Alfredo pizza, whole wheat crust

Pieology Pizzeria has announced the chain-wide launch of several new signature pizzas and topping selections, including a proprietary three-cheese Alfredo Sauce and signature Whole Wheat Crust.

LA receives 5th 800 Degrees Pizzeria

Los Angeles-based 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria announced the opening of its fifth location starting Monday, January 26, 2015 in the heart of downtown LA.

Campisi's opens 10th location in North Texas

Dallas-based Campisi's opened its newest location at Southern Methodist University's Hughes-Trigg Stigg Student Center on January 16, 2015

QSRs dominate top 10 franchise rankings

Franchiserankings.com's top 10 restaurant franchise list is dominated by quick-service concepts, with nine out of ten spots going to QSRs.

Blaze Pizza expands inks deal for Canada expansion

The fast-casual pizza chain is targeting Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary for the first locations.

Mellow Mushroom opens additional location in Orlando

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is now open in Orlando-International Drive, Orlando, Florida.

Gino's East property sells for more than $7M

Northbrook, Illinois-based The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, completed the sale of a Gino’s East property located in Chicago for $7,100,000.

GE Capital to finance Blast 825° expansion

Scottsdale, Arizona-based GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced a $7.6 million term loan and $2.0 million revolving credit facility provided to Milano Restaurants International Corp.

PizzaRev inks deal to expand in Boston

Los Angeles-based PizzaRev announced an agreement with restaurateurs Marc Phaneuf, Jr. and Marc Phaneuf, Sr. to bring the build-your-own pizza concept to Boston.

Pieology launches fourth location in Portland, Oregon

Rancho Santa Margarita, California-based Pieology Pizzeria announced the opening of its Portland, Oregon Grant Park location set for Friday, January 23, 2015.

Old Chicago Pizza expands to Sioux City, partners with local food bank

The restaurant will create nearly 120 jobs for the area.

Blaze opens second location in New Jersey and Long Island

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a build-your-own pizza chain, announced that it will open its second New Jersey store and its second Long Island location.

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