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Shuckin' Shack Opens 4th Location in Raleigh

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar ended the year on a high note and picked up 2019 in stride. After opening their fourth triangle-area location in Raleigh, NC and the soon-to-open location in Statesboro GA, Shuckin’ Shack Franchising is proud to announce a partnership with a group in the Hickory area to bring “A Good Shuckin’ Time” to the North Carolina Foothills.

The Lost Cajun Gears Up for Growth in 2019

The Lost Cajun is celebrating a remarkable year of growth for both franchise development and company milestones.Here’s a look at what The Lost Cajun accomplished in 2018:The brand opened 13 restaurants in 2018, boasting more than 450 percent growth increase in restaurant openings.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Opens 2nd Metro Atlanta Location

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, a classic American restaurant offering exceptional wood-grilled dishes with bold flavors and fresh ingredients, will open January 14, in Peachtree Corners at 5215 Town Center Boulevard across from The Forum on Peachtree Parkway.

2018's Breakout Brand: The Incomparable Lost Cajun

Let’s turn the calendar back a few years. Raymond Griffin was lamenting the oft-told, always appreciated story of surviving those daunting early years of owning a restaurant. He had $35,000 and a dream to found a Cajun restaurant in Frisco, Colorado, a town 9,000 feet above sea level that averages 175 inches of snow a year.

City Tap Opening in Atlanta's Midtown in Early 2019

City Tap, an elevated American gastropub, will open in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood in early 2019. Guided by a passion for craft beer and great food, the new restaurant and bar will be located at 848 Peachtree Street NE and serve as a welcoming neighborhood destination.

Applebee’s Completes Purchase of 69 Restaurants

Today, Applebee's Grill and Bar announced the closing of the transaction purchasing 69 restaurants in North and South Carolina. The restaurants will be operated under industry veteran and Applebee's chief operating officer, Kevin Carroll.

Breakfast Brunch Café Launches Franchise Opportunity

Breakfast Brunch Café announced that it will begin offering franchise opportunities to qualified candidates throughout the state of Texas and nationally in 2019. Founded in 2015, the company is led by independent founders who believe in maintaining a family environment that offers great service and locally sourced food made from scratch.

Glory Days Grill Opens 10th Florida Location

Glory Days Grill, a sports-themed casual dining family restaurant chain operating 34 corporate and franchised restaurants in Florida, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia, has opened its 10th location in the state of Florida.

Upward Projects Taps Alex Taylor as Chief Operations Officer

Upward Projects, the locally grown Phoenix-based hospitality group with a cult-like following, announce the hiring of Alex Taylor as its new Chief Operations Officer. Founded in 2009, Upward Projects' portfolio features eight unique Postino WineCafé locations in Arizona, Colorado and Texas (with three new locations coming soon to Denver and Houston); plus Windsor & Churn, a pub-style neighborhood hangout with an adjoining nostalgic ice cream parlor; Federal Pizza, a wood-fired pizzeria and craft beer spot; and two Joyride Taco House locations featuring a stylish-yet-casual South-of-the-Border vibe.

The Cheesecake Factory Opens New Restaurants in Texas and Tennessee

The Cheesecake Factory, known for its extensive menu, generous portions and legendary desserts, today announced the opening of its newest restaurants in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Lubbock, Texas.With more than 250 menu selections including SkinnyLicious dishes with 590 calories or less and Saturday and Sunday Brunch—handmade, in-house with fresh ingredients—and more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts, The Cheesecake Factory’s opening provides exciting new choices for shoppers and area residents.