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Famous Toastery Eyes 50-Location Milestone

Last year, leading better-breakfast and lunch concept Famous Toastery experienced unparalleled growth since launching its franchise opportunity in 2013. The 35-unit concept has been expanding its national footprint through successful franchise development strategies–in particular in North and South Carolina–and is continuing to build momentum as it eyes the 40-unit mark by mid-year and 50 by year’s end.

Famous Dave's Buys Back Stores as Profit Slips

About two years ago, Famous Dave’s unveiled a plan to refranchise its entire company footprint. Within the next 12 months or so, it trimmed corporate stores from 35 to 16, and had just 17 at the end of fiscal 2018.

Woody’s Bar-B-Q Brews New Teas in Time for Summer

Florida-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q has made the decision to team up with S&D Coffee & Tea to expand their current relationship. Having had great success with its Sweet and Unsweet Tea in all Woody’s Bar-B-Q restaurants since virtually the launch of the nearly 40-year-old chain, S&D will work with participating Woody’s Bar-B-Q locations to soon debut two new flavored teas just in time for Summer 2019: Peach Tea and Tropical Mango Tea.

Applebee's Launches Loaded Fajitas at Restaurants Nationwide

Applebee’s new Loaded Fajitas hit the menu starting Thursday at restaurants nationwide. Smothered with hot queso and sprinkled with Applewood-smoked bacon, Applebee’s Loaded Fajitas are available in guests' choice of sirloin steak, chicken, or shrimp, and served on a sizzling skillet.

IHOP’s $1 Pancake Day to Take Place on May 21

IHOP announced Wednesday it will host a $1 Buttermilk pancake event on Tuesday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at restaurants nationwide with the full dollar going back to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (CFP).

The Greene Turtle Taps Famous Dave's Geo Concepcion as CEO

Geovannie Concepcion, chief operating officer of barbecue chain Famous Dave’s, has left the company to head up The Greene Turtle, a 44-unit sports-themed concept, as president and chief executive officer, the company announced late Tuesday.

Red Lobster Creates Cheddar Bay Biscuit Fanny Packs for National Biscuit Day

Red Lobster is heating up National Biscuit Day by revealing a new accessory: The Cheddar Bay Biscuit Fanny Pack. Only a limited number are available through the #CBBSweepstakes.For fans to enter for the chance to win this custom, limited-edition accessory, just Tweet @RedLobster and share what you love most about Cheddar Bay Biscuits using #CBBSweepstakes between Tuesday and June 4.

Franchisee: Buffalo Wild Wings' Resurgence is Well Underway

Every quarter, Diversified Restaurant Holdings—one of the largest Buffalo Wild Wings franchisees—provides a ground-level glimpse into the now-private chain’s turnaround.And for the second consecutive quarter, the comeback proved compelling.