Top Franchising News

Golden Corral Offering Franchisees Incentives to Remodel Restaurants

Golden Corral recently announced an industry-leading incentive for franchisees to remodel their current restaurants to the Golden Corral brand’s new Gateway design package. The comprehensive incentive program will support franchise owners with a reinvestment credit, a local marketing credit, and a people hiring and training credit. Golden Corral first introduced the new Gateway restaurant design […]

Big Whiskey’s Inks Growth Deal with Original Franchisee

As 2019 comes to a close, the Big Whiskey’s franchise operation will roll into the new year with unprecedented momentum. Shane Miller, the first operator to open a Big Whiskey’s franchise, inked a new deal that includes three new Big Whiskey’s in Northwest Arkansas. Miller opened the first of the “American Restaurant & Bar” franchise […]

Looking to Expand, Matchbox Launches Franchising Program

Matchbox, a homegrown group of neighborhood restaurants across Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia, announced its entry into franchising, bringing its wood-fired pizzas, creative American bistro fare, and come-as-you-are vibe to new markets nationwide. The first franchised location is set to open later this year in Charlottesville, Virginia, taking over a 4,038-square-foot, 130-seat space at 2055 […]

NBA Star Paul Millsap to Grow Southern Restaurant Franchise

This is it! Southern Kitchen and BBQ, an Atlanta-based Southern home-style restaurant brand, announced the launch of its franchising program and the signing of professional NBA player Paul Millsap as its first area developer for Greater Atlanta. The newly revamped Southern food brand has also appointed Tamala Fowler as its CEO and partnered with renowned […]

East Coast Wings + Grill Honored with ‘Best of Lynchburg’ Award

East Coast Wings + Grill is pleased to share its Lynchburg location, under the ownership of franchisees Mike and Leah Morrell, earned gold-level status for Best New Restaurant and honorable mention for Best Kid Friendly Restaurant in Lynchburg Living’s “Best of Lynchburg” Hall of Fame September/October 2019. Additionally, The News & Advance named ECW+G Lynchburg a Reader’s Choice award winner, earning two first place titles for Best Fried Chicken […]

The Lost Cajun Opens in Huntersville, North Carolina

The Lost Cajun is expanding its North Carolina footprint even further. The Louisiana-based franchisor that focuses on providing a down-home atmosphere and southern hospitality you can feel is now open in Huntersville, North Carolina.  The 3,100 sq. ft. new restaurant—located by the fountain in the NorthCross Shopping Center at 9709-A Sam Furr Road—is owned and […]

Golden Corral Plans Expansion in Des Moines

Golden Corral, the nation’s largest grill buffet chain, continues to grow its American brand by looking out for new territories and markets. Golden Corral has identified Des Moines, Iowa as the new home for another franchise in the Midwest. The next step in the company’s business model is to choose a seasoned entrepreneur to lead Golden Corral’s franchise […]

Miami-Based Sushi Sake Looks to Expand through Franchising

Sushi Sake is spreading its Miami vibes across the U.S through franchising. Sushi Sake has kicked-off its expansion plans in the restaurant’s home state by offering a flexible model—franchisees can choose to develop a combo of a traditional Japanese Teppanyaki house/sushi bar or a local neighborhood sushi bar. Sushi Sake currently has 14 locations in […]

Quaker Steak & Lube Inks Deal for First Philadelphia Area Restaurant

Quaker Steak & Lube has signed a franchise agreement with Philadelphia commercial construction developer John Tripodito open a new restaurant in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The full-service Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant will be located at 2900 Street Road in a space formerly known as The Pub 2900. Evidenced by this agreement and three others that […]

Denny’s Races Ahead in Refranchising Strategy

An ending is in sight for the hefty refranchising goal Denny’s set last year, with the brand closing on the sale of 37 company restaurants in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 alone. Last October, Denny’s announced a revitalization and growth strategy focused on selling between 90–125 company restaurants to franchisees—a move slated to boost […]