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10-02-2014
ArtisanInspired Zpizza Unveils New Silver Lake Location
zpizza restaurants are located across the globe

10-02-2014
Black Bear Diner Signs MultiUnit Franchise Development Agreement for Northern California
This agreement is a major step towards the brand goal of 100 national units by 2018.

10-02-2014
Blaze FastFired Pizza Announces Grand Opening of Glendale WI Restaurant
Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza announced that it will open its second Wisconsin location, in Bayshore Town Center, on Thursday, October 2nd.

10-02-2014
Blaze FastFired Pizza Coming to Idaho
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced that it will soon be opening its first Idaho location in Meridian. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, is scheduled to open in November 2014. The new restaurant will be located in the Village at Meridian (2206 North Eagle Road) in a 2,800 square foot space with seating for 70 guests.

10-02-2014
Chain Restaurant Menu Price Tracking Survey Launches
Restaurant supply chain co-op SpenDifference has launched the latest survey in its ongoing menu price tracking study program. U.S. chain restaurant leaders are invited to take the 10-question survey. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card and will receive a complimentary copy of the findings. All responses will remain confidential.

10-02-2014
Dixie Foods International To Acquire Two Papa Johns Locations
DIXI currently has Agreements with Papa John's International to build at least 25 locations by the end of 2015 in trade areas stretching from Fresno to north of Sacramento.

10-02-2014
Dunkin Donuts Announces Entry Into Austria
Dunkin' Donuts currently has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries around the world, including nearly 150 locations across Europe in Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

10-02-2014
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Enters Agreement to Be Acquired by JAB Holding Company for 2025 Per Share in Cash
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BAGL) operating under the Einstein Bros.® Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels®, and Manhattan Bagel® brands and JAB Holding Company announced a definitive agreement under which an affiliate of JAB will acquire Einstein Noah Restaurant Group for $20.25 per share in cash, or a total diluted equity value of approximately $374 million.

10-02-2014
Give Your Marketing an Edge 150 Be Disruptive By John Hendrie
Your Marketing efforts have all these different avenues to advance your Brand. There is research to identify and better understand that consumer. There is advertising to target that consumer. There is the artistic to creatively engage the consumer. And, there is the hard edge executive to quantify all the effort and the results.

10-02-2014
Hank Simpson Joins Pizza Studio The Fastest Growing New QuickCasual Pizza Brand
Pizza Studio is expected to expand to nearly 100 locations across the country by the end of 2015.

10-02-2014
Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of Metairie Louisiana Location
The location marks the third Jamba® in the New Orleans market.

10-02-2014
Leading Smoothie Concept Inks Deal In Missouri To Develop Five New Restaurants
The smoothie chain will mark its entry into Columbia this November, with plans to develop additional locations throughout the state over the next five years.

10-02-2014
Mass Restaurant Association Announces Partnership with National Restaurant Association for New England Food Show
The 2015 show, taking place March 15-17 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, will conclude the MRA’s successful 12-year partnership with Diversified Communications.

10-02-2014
McAlisters Deli Signs Development Agreement with New Franchise Group to Open 10 Locations
Nashville and Middle Tennessee are areas that have additional development potential for McAlister's

10-02-2014
Restaurant Trends Growing And Emerging Concepts Change and Activity September 23 2014
Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts

10-02-2014
Restaurant Trends Growing And Emerging Concepts Change and Activity September 30 2014
Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts

10-02-2014
SONIC DriveIn Adds Industry Veteran Harold Ceron to Lead Company Drivein Operations
Ceron joins SONIC from 7-Eleven, Inc., where he served as managing director, Europe and Latin America

10-02-2014
Southeast Restaurant Group Purchases 20 TGI FridaysTM Restaurants
TGI Fridays adding locations in Houston; Memphis/Jackson and Nashville, Tennessee; Gulfport/Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Huntsville, Alabama; and Little Rock, Arkansas.

10-02-2014
TGI Fridays Announces Corporate Initiative Designed to Accelerate Growth of Its Restaurant Portfolio
TGI Fridays announced the launch of a refranchising initiative designed to accelerate the growth and re-imaging of the brand’s restaurant portfolio. Following completion of this program, TGI Fridays expects to franchise most of its 247 company-owned and operated locations in the U.S. to highly-experienced franchise operators.

10-02-2014
Wingstop Appoints Michael Mravle As Chief Financial Officer
Mravle also spent eight years with McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD), holding positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Finance Manager – Global Supply Chain.