The Loop Pizza Grill expands in Jacksonville, Florida

The Loop Pizza Grill announced plans to open Loop Pizza Grills in communities south of Jacksonville.

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Millennials blazing trends trail as franchisees

Millennials are crazy about fast casuals, healthy menu options and the independence restaurant technology affords, but are they a generation likely to be interested in owning a restaurant?

Extra! Extra! How the odd pairing of newspapers and pizza built a successful brand for Pizza Press

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Read about how two seemingly unrelated concepts - pizza and newspapers - have merged together to create a brand experience at Pizza Press that feels timeless, yet modern.

Persona slated to open 3 locations in southeast

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria has inked a development agreement for three restaurants in the Southeastern United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

Your Pie looking for national growth in the midst of fast casual pizza boom

With 22 units open, Your Pie is hoping to break out of the Southeast and go nationwide.

From Guinness record setter to Oscars night: How Big Mama's is turning fame into fortune

How does a company capitalize on its fame and turn old news into something lasting and sustainable?

The importance of educating your team about catering

Only through a commitment to education will we have the ability to help others meet a proper standard that can help catering and restaurant leaders adapt to the market changes.

How Crushed Red is making waves in the sea of fast casual pizza

A few simple factors brought together, such as price, environment, and quality can help a fast casual pizza platform keep its head above water.

Papa John's franchisee leverages remote management technology to run the business from afar

Jaime Pickett franchises Papa John's units in Boston from her home in Virginia, entrusting and empowering her team to work together when she's not there.

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.

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NEWS


EatStreet wins Entrepreneur of the Year award

EY has announced that EatStreet cofounders Matt Howard, Eric Martell, and Alex Wyler are finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award in the Midwest.

Villa Italian Kitchen expanding in the Midwest, South and West

After opening in the Pittsburgh International Airport in April, Villa Enterprises announced three additional openings for Villa Italian Kitchen.

Persona cofounder appointed to CEO

Glenn Cybulski will lead the brand's long-term growth strategy and oversee daily operations for the restaurant.

Uncle Maddio's spreading across Florida

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is continuing its Florida expansion, planning soon to enter the Orlando market.

Pie Five opens Texas, Missouri locations

Pie Five is opening two new locations, bringing its number of locations to 45.

Toppers inks 6-unit deal for Midwest expansion

Restaurant veteran and local resident Shane Quail will lead the growth in the area, with the backing of Nordic Venture Partners.

Pizza Studio celebrating DC opening with free pizza

Co-founders Samit Varma and Ron Biskin celebrate the area's first location by giving away free pizza to customers from 11-2 pm and 5-8 pm on April 23.

IFA, Chamber of Commerce applaud statute blocking NLRB 'joint employer liability' expansion

The International Franchise Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Workforce Freedom Initiative announced their approval of a new law in Tennessee establishing that franchise and franchisee employees are separate entities.

New regulations bill will lead to 'costly litigation,' IFA says

Leaders of the International Franchise Association urged lawmakers in California to oppose Assembly Bill 525, which the organization believes would pose "additional and unnecessary regulations on franchise small businesses."

Complex tax code hurting franchises, IFA says

The International Franchise Association is encouraging lawmakers to pursue comprehensive tax reform as a way to support the franchise industry.

Your Pie celebrates 7 years, launches Maple Bacon Gelato

Your Pie announced the latest of the brand's seasonal Craft Pie Series, the new Maple Bacon Gelato.

Papa Murphy's teams up with partners for mobile marketing, interactive nutrition info

Papa Murphy's announces new partnerships to fight hunger, provide nutrition information and expand its Southeast presence.

Pie Five expands footprint in Chicago

The new restaurant marked Pie Five's 41st location.

Pieology expands in Northern California

The new store seats approximately 85 guests inside and 20 outside.

Fazoli's receives fundraising award, rolls out create-your-own-pizza

Fazoli's received the COEX Innovation Award for Marketing/Service for its ongoing fundraising efforts and food donations to Feed the Children. Fazoli’s also introduced its next generation products and service style at its 15 Lexington, KY locations.

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