Are you ready to 'pitch' your fast casual concept?

Fast Casual is now accepting entries for The Perfect Pitch — what we like to describe as a friendlier version of "Shark Tank."

International franchise expansion requires hefty work upfront

Domestic franchisors, whether running one location or 100 in the U.S., face a challenging journey in the quest to go international.

A whole lot of movement going on in the pizza marketplace

Lots of action going on in pizza franchises this week. Here's a quick look at three that crossed our desks this morning.

Persona Pizza Chef wins big again with house-made desserts

Persona Pizza may be small now as a chain, but its chef and co-founder has big plans and even bigger passion for his product.

You CAN take it with you: Super-portable pizza cones set to conquer the world

Easy entry for franchisees and portability for customers are helping Kono Pizza expand around the world.

Part One: A new restaurant sector pokes its way out of the shell in California

In this first of a three-part series, we take a closer look at the chain that claims it's inventing a new restaurant sector that combines speed and quality into an idea that some industry analysts say the market is clamoring for.

Pressure building: McDonald's and joint employment

As the issue of joint responsibility for employee wages and other workplace issues winds its way through the docket with the NLRB, the battles lines appear to be steepening on both sides.

NRA2016: What you need to know about emerging global markets (Part 2)

In part two of this series on global markets for restaurateurs, Euromonitor International shares discussed what global restaurateurs must keep in mind when designing their outlets overseas.

Domino's wage theft suit could have big implications for chains

The suit claims that because of the under-calculated hours, employees at the franchises named were not compensated for more than $500,000.

'Hello Pizza Hut: Do you deliver to Mt. Kilimanjaro?'

When a franchise manages to enter its 100th country on the planet, it must do something a little different, or maybe a lot different in Pizza Hut’s case. The African nation of Tanzania was the 100th country to welcome Pizza...

Video: Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit attendees party with a purpose

More than 140 restaurant execs, plus a variety of sponsors, attended the first Franchising Restaurant and Innovation Summit.

Who's winning the fast casual pizza game?

The fast casual pizzeria craze shows no signs of ebbing.

Restaurant, retail customer experience leaders headline ICX Summit

Gurus from Smashburger, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Detroit Red Wings, Domino's Pizza and Wingstop are among a hefty list of speakers and panelists offering expert insight at the annual event being held June 1 – June 3 in Dallas. Registration is open.

Why millennials make valuable franchise partners

Millennials have ignited rapid change in the industry and view franchising differently than the previous generation of business owners.

Funding your pizza franchise in 2016

Wouldn't it be great if your franchise funding options were as tasty as the pizza you believe in?

Living the brand: How &pizza CEO has inspired customers to wear its logo forever

&pizza is the name of the Washington, D.C.-based pizzeria co-founded by Michael Lastoria and Steve Salis in July 2012. Since then, it's expanded to 13 locations in the D.C. area and spreading its four core values — celebrate oneness, make it personal, keep it fresh and elevate everything — as it goes.

5 pros and cons of scaling your restaurant business

Before you sign on the dotted line for a new location, consider these pros and cons of scaling your restaurant business.

Franchising and growth: Expanding into non-traditional spaces

When entering into non-traditional restaurant formats like food courts, universities & airports, re-developing a concept to fit these new operational structures is no easy task, although it can be done and with great success

Tips, advice on preparing the brand for unit expansion

Brand unit and location growth requires capital and resources, but there are some other critical aspects as well, according to several successful franchise and restaurant leaders.

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