Top Franchising News

Riko’s Pizza Gets Ready for Strategic Expansion

Riko’s Pizza—a highly differentiated pizza franchise concept famous for its thin crust pies, local neighborhood atmosphere, and extensive selection of craft drinks—announced several key growth updates as the company begins its strategic expansion throughout the United States. Founded by serial entrepreneur and pizza connoisseur, Rico Imbrogno, Riko’s started as a single-location family business in Stamford […]

Angry Crab Shack Expands Tech-Driven Training Platform

Angry Crab Shack has expanded CrabLab, its proprietary technology platform to streamline training, integrate front and back-of-house operations, and enhance the guest experience. The updates made to the online portal in the first half of the year will also change the brand’s training programs in order to support the Angry Crab Shack restaurants’ expansion and […]

ParkerStark Management Announces New President, Kevin Armantrout

ParkerStark Management, a Florida-based hospitality management group, is excited to announce the assignment of its new president, Kevin Armantrout. Armantrout joined the company as the Director of Business Development in 2022 and began overseeing the ParkerStark brands and franchise locations throughout the states of Florida and North Carolina.  “I firmly believe in a people-first culture […]

Famous Toastery Taps Rob Sterioti as VP of Operations

Famous Toastery, a 25-unit better brunch franchise brand known for its “Famously Fresh” menu, announced the hiring of Rob Sterioti as its new Vice President of Operations for the brand. In Sterioti’s new role, he will work to strengthen profitability through menu efficiencies by using best practices in restaurant technology and the latest software. His […]

California Pizza Kitchen Wants to Refranchise Restaurants in the U.S.

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the creator of California-style pizza, announced today the launch of its re-franchising program as part of its domestic franchise offering. As CPK looks to strategically expand its presence, the brand is now open to partnering with experienced multi-unit restaurant operators looking to purchase existing CPK locations in select markets within the United States. This […]

Twin Peaks Inks 16-Unit Deal in Ohio River Valley

With ice cold beer, a top-notch scratch kitchen and the best scenic views around, locals in the Buckeye State know that it’s hard to beat the ultimate sports lodge experience at Twin Peaks Restaurant.  Twin Peaks CEO Joe Hummel knows this too, which is why the brand announced today that it has executed an extension on […]

JINYA Ramen Bar to Open Store with NFL Linebacker Jaylon Smith

Jaylon Smith’s newest entrepreneurial endeavor is opening his first restaurant, JINYA Ramen Bar. The Pro Bowl linebacker and NFL veteran is excited to open JINYA in South Bend, IN, on the campus of his alma mater, University of Notre Dame. Smith will also be investing in more JINYA locations across the US. JINYA Ramen Bar was […]