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  • MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Targets Indianapolis With Plan To Add 20 Locations in 10 Years
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • “For MOOYAH, income spent dining out is a key demographic we look at — how much Guests are spending and how many people are visiting our restaurants. The demographics in Indianapolis really matched up with Dallas, Orlando, Boston and similar cities where we’ve had success.”  (full story)

  • Burn Boot Camp Announces Massive Expansion Across Utah
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • To meet the growing demand for quality, community-driven fitness in the area, more Burn Boot Camp locations are currently planned this year for Highland, Bountiful, Herriman, American Fork and Layton, with additional locations on the agenda for 2022.  (full story)

  • Parachute, The Digitally-Native Bed Linens Brand, Follows Customers’ Lead To Expand Into Furniture
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • Besides linens, Parachute sells mattresses and pillows, towels for the bath, bedding for babies and pets, and robes and loungewear. It also has opened 12 dedicated retail stores, with plans to reach 30+ stores by the end of next year.  (full story)

  • Main Squeeze Juice Co. Comes to St. Louis, Missouri
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • Main Squeeze Juice Co., a Louisiana-based juice and smoothie bar franchise, is opening at least four new locations in the St. Louis, Missouri area. The first store is set to open in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis later this year.  (full story)

  • Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Leaps into Boynton Beach
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • This is the first location Bermudez has opened in the area, with two other locations scheduled to open in Wellington and Lake Worth in the near future.  (full story)

  • Zumiez Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • We are planning to open 25 new stores in fiscal 2021, including approximately eight stores in North America...  (full story)

  • Consistent Growth despite Challenges By TipRanks
    ( - 9/17/2021)
  • During the quarter, Starbucks opened 352 net new stores, lifting its total locations to 33,295 stores globally...  (full story)

  • Ulta Beauty Stock: COVID-19 Resurgence Might Limit Upside
    ( - 9/16/2021)
  • The company opened 35 new stores, relocated two stores and remodeled five stores in the first half of fiscal 2021...  (full story)

  • Flip'd by IHOP to Arrive in Lawrence, Kansas
    ( - 9/16/2021)
  • The first location will come in Lawrence, Kansas, featuring 3,500 square feet and 55 seats. IHOP told analysts in August that the next location will open in New York City later this year with 1,800 square feet and 25 seats. More units are planned for 2022, but the company did not reveal which markets.  (full story)

  • Gong cha to Make Chicagoland Debut
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • At least four additional corporate-owned stores are planned for downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs with the long-term goal of opening more than 50 in the area.  (full story)

  • Coolgreens Announces Plans for Major Expansion in Florida
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • “We’re starting our growth venture with two corporate locations in South Florida,” Lee said. “We’re actively seeking additional locations and at the same time looking for franchisees to help us expand aggressively throughout the state.”  (full story)

  • Recent M&A Deals Advance Alimentation Couche-Tard's Growth Plans
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • At the same time, Couche-Tard is making additional moves to optimize its network, including updating older locations in the United States, and adding 30 new-build convenience stores that support its organic platforms and brand promise.  (full story)

  • World Gym International Adds Franchises in Two New Texas Markets
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • World Gym has signed franchise agreements for brand new gyms in Kyle and Cleburne, Texas. The two new gyms join World Gyms in Ingram Park in San Antonio, Beaumont, North Dowlen, Texas City, Burleson and a previously announced gym in Houston.  (full story)

  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Opens First New Jersey and Wisconsin Locations
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • In addition to these milestone restaurant openings, Freddy’s has announced the recent signing of five development deals with new and existing franchisees to bring 30 units to key target markets across the U.S., including Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, North Dakota and the greater Chicagoland region.  (full story)

  • Perspire Sauna Studio Heats Up with 50 Signed Franchise Agreements
    ( - 9/15/2021)
  • The recently signed franchise agreements will bring Perspire to several new markets including San Diego, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Des Moines, Colorado Springs and Sarasota, FL.  (full story)

  • European Wax Center, Inc. Record Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • The quarter also saw continued network expansion with 41 net new center openings since the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and 81 net new center openings since the second quarter of fiscal 2019.  (full story)

  • Dog Haus Executes Franchise Deal to Bring The Absolute Würst to Michigan
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • The acclaimed gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept announced today that it has signed an area development agreement with Franchisee Krage Fox to open two Dog Haus restaurants in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, the first of which is expected to open in 2022.  (full story)

  • Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery Purchased by The Derbyshire Group
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • Since first opening in Overland, Kansas, 13 years ago, Smallcakes has grown to 180 stores in more than 25 states.  (full story)

  • Jack in the Box Opens New Location in Houston
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • The new restaurant is owned and operated by franchise group HV Restaurants, led by partners Manny Colorado and Mohammed Ahmed. Under his leadership, HV Restaurants has quickly grown to 90 Jack in the Box locations with a goal to add 10-15 additional units by 2025.   (full story)

  • Here’s why ‘let the food speak for itself’ is a winning strategy for Bojangles
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • The company is looking to add 50 new units by the end of the year with goals of 100 restaurant openings per year in the future, mainly in markets like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and coming up to the Northeast.  (full story)

  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe Reaches 1,000 Locations
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • Franchisee DYNE Hospitality Group, has 13 other Tropical Smoothie Cafes in Texas and 70 more across Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma. DYNE Hospitality Group opened its first two locations in 2011 and will open 10-12 new cafes in 2021.  (full story)

  • CPR Cell Phone Repair Expands Services with New Idaho Store
    ( - 9/14/2021)
  • Independence, OH - CPR Cell Phone Repair, a mobile device repair franchise network, is pleased to announce a new store opening in Nampa, ID...  (full story)

  • Southern Tire Mart at Pilot Flying J Eyes Fast Growth
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The joint venture will set up 200 locations within the next two-and-a-half years, says John Boynton, its president. Forty outlets are already operational. Most Southern Tire Mart at Pilot Flying J stores will be greenfield locations.  (full story)

  • Wegmans will open three new stores in 2022. Here's where they'll be located
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • Wegmans Food Markets has announced it will open three more stores next year in the nation's Mid-Atlantic region: in Alexandria, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and Delaware, just outside Wilmington.  (full story)

  • Del Taco Signs New 10-Unit Franchise Development Agreement in Virginia Beach
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., has signed a deal with successful franchisees Bharat Patel and Steve Kissel of Virginia Taco, LLC to open 10 units in the state of Virginia – a new state on the Del Taco roster.   (full story)

  • Checkers & Rally's Continues Expansion with Entrance into Rhode Island
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The company has signed a six-unit deal in Rhode Island, marking the 26th state where the company has opened locations, as well as a five-unit deal in Maryland, a five-unit deal in South Carolina and a five-unit deal in Georgia.  (full story)

  • Another Broken Egg Cafe Builds Momentum in 2021 with Increased Sales and New Openings
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The brand has three restaurants under construction, including the first in Arizona, the first in Columbus, Ohio, and one in Port Orange, Florida. Leases were recently signed for new locations in Pompano Beach, Florida, Sandusky, Ohio, and Lexington, South Carolina.  (full story)

  • The LunchboxWax Brand Expands Florida Footprint with Three-Unit Deal
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The brand, which already has two existing locations in Tampa and Sarasota, recently signed a multi-unit agreement with seasoned entrepreneur Chris Penland to bring three salons to Miami-Dade County.  (full story)

  • Hawaiian Bros to open next five locations in Dallas and Northern suburbs fall 2021
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The popular Hawaiian fast casual concept, Hawaiian Bros, is continuing their expansion into the Dallas/Fort Worth market with five locations opening this Fall, including their first location in Dallas proper.   (full story)

  • Crisp & Green opens new location in Chanhassen
    ( - 9/13/2021)
  • The company has over 100 locations open or in development across 12 states, including Florida, Colorado and Texas. In Minnesota, Crisp & Green has more than 20 locations open or under development, Jackley said.  (full story)

  • Smaller Coffee Chain Has Big Plans
    ( - 9/11/2021)
  • Dutch Bros was founded in 1992. It is expanding rapidly to some substantial markets on the West Coast and Texas. Added 53 locations in 2020, Scheduled to open 85 more by the end of this year.   (full story)

  • A milestone and more for Floor & Decor
    ( - 9/10/2021)
  • Floor & Decor opened 14 new stores in the first half of 2021 and plans for 6 openings in the third quarter. A total of 27 store openings are expected for the full year.  (full story)

  • Dave & Buster’s begins to climb out of COVID-sized hole
    ( - 9/10/2021)
  • Dave & Buster’s plans to open four new stores by the end of 2021, including one opening imminently in Brooklyn, N.Y., with 6-8 more new stores coming in 2022.  (full story)

  • Dave’s Hot Chicken Bringing 12 Units to Charlotte
    ( - 9/10/2021)
  • Dave’s Hot Chicken, announced today it has inked a franchise agreement with Nick and Nicole Smith and Jordan Washburn to open 12 locations in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (full story)

  • The Habit Burger Grill Signs Franchise Area Development Agreement
    ( - 9/10/2021)
  • The Habit Burger Grill has announced that it has recently signed a Franchise Area Development Agreement with experienced entrepreneur Stan Singh. Singh has purchased five restaurants and will open an additional eight new locations in South Riverside County, California.  (full story)

  • Lightbridge Academy Plans for 6 New Child Care Centers in Greater Tampa
    ( - 9/10/2021)
  • Now, 10 years later with 60 open locations and 60 additional franchises either sold or in development across the U.S., Lightbridge Academy is working to establish a presence across Florida with opportunities in Tampa, Lakeland and Orlando.  (full story)

  • Ike’s Love & Sandwiches Invests in Bangin’ Buns, Preps for Growth
    ( - 9/10/2021)
  • Goldberg has plans to add 15 new locations for Bangin’ Buns by the end of 2022. Initially, he will be focusing Bangin Buns growth efforts in Ike’s strongest markets, including Northern California, Southern California and Arizona.  (full story)

  • Burger King plans 7 new Chattanooga area restaurants
    ( - 9/10/2021)
  • GPS Hospitality, expects to grow the Burger King footprint in Southeast Tennessee, adding a new restaurant in Kimball next year and a half dozen other sites by the end of 2025.  (full story)

  • Trader Joe’s Expands in Country’s Hottest Markets
    ( - 9/10/2021)
  • Trader Joe’s is off to the new-store races this September, having opened a location in Halfmoon, N.Y. on Sept. 8, a store in Morrisville, N.C., on Sept. 10, and a new wine shop in Colorado Springs, Colo., a state where wine and spirits must be sold separately from groceries.  (full story)

  • Velvet Taco Storms Ahead with 'Relentless' Growth Mantra
    ( - 9/10/2021)
  • The brand’s growth is concentrated in six cities—Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston. The brand will continue to grow in both existing and new markets, with San Antonio and Nashville among the latest growth areas.  (full story)

  • D2C Revenue Continues to Buoy Lululemon
    ( - 9/9/2021)
  • Lululemon opened 11 new stores during the second quarter of 2021, bringing the company’s total of brick-and-mortar locations to 534...  (full story)

  • Vince Holding Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results
    ( - 9/9/2021)
  • The Company ended the quarter with 78 company-operated Vince and Rebecca Taylor stores, a net increase of 10 stores since the second quarter of fiscal 2020...  (full story)

  • With 24 New Deals in Six Months, Teriyaki Madness Is Expanding at Record Pace
    ( - 9/9/2021)
  • By the end of this year, Teriyaki Madness will have added another 45–50 open shops throughout North America and another 50 new franchisees to its system. 2022 is already shaping up to add another 50%-plus growth to a rapidly expanding success story.  (full story)

  • Lovesac net sales grow 65.4% in Q2
    ( - 9/9/2021)
  • The company opened seven new showrooms in the second quarter as part of its plan to open 28 new showrooms for the fiscal year.   (full story)

  • Dave’s Hot Chicken Heats Up the Sunshine State with Latest Eight Unit Deal in the Tampa Bay Area
    ( - 9/9/2021)
  • Dave’s Hot Chicken, announced today it has inked a franchise agreement with Ian and Adam Lieberman to open eight locations throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Specifically, they will focus on bringing locations to Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk Counties.  (full story)

  • Volofit’s Partnership with Tough Mudder Takes The Fitness Franchise Industry By Storm
    ( - 9/9/2021)
  • With plans to open 2 new locations before the end of the year, including a flagship studio in Charlotte, NC, this fall, the emerging fitness concept has achieved national recognition through its symbiotic partnership with Tough Mudder.  (full story)

  • Pet Supplies Plus Reports Impressive Mid-Year Growth
    ( - 9/9/2021)
  • From these 69 new store commitments, the pet retailer will continue to grow its footprint in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Nebraska, New York, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas.  (full story)

  • Savory Fund Invests Growth Capital into Pincho to Accelerate Popular Brand’s Expansion
    ( - 9/9/2021)
  • Savory’s investment will be used to immediately prepare for hyper-growth across a multi-state region, including additional growth in southern and central Florida and Texas.  (full story)

  • LL Flooring Expands Retail Footprint to More Than 420 Stores
    ( - 9/9/2021)
  • LL Flooring, formerly Lumber Liquidators, announced the recent opening of six new stores, bringing its total store count to 422. Three of the new stores are new showroom-only concepts.  (full story)

  • Dutch Bros Coffee Eyes $3.3 Billion Valuation in IPO
    ( - 9/8/2021)
  • In the first half of 2021, the company entered Texas and Oklahoma for the first time and achieved record-breaking sales. In October 2018, Dutch Bros announced that it sold a minority state to TSG, with the goal of reaching 800 stores in five years.  (full story)


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