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07-09-2015
Affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc Completes Sale of Fazolis Group Inc
Following the acquisition of Fazoli’s by a Sun Capital affiliate in 2006, significant operational initiatives were implemented that resulted in same store sales growth and improved profitability.

07-09-2015
ARC Group Announces The Opening Of Its Newest Dicks Wings Restaurant In Fleming Island Florida
The new Dick's Wings & Grill is located at 1803 East-West Parkway. The restaurant is a free-standing former Applebee's restaurant with approximately 5,300 square feet of space located on approximately one acre of land.

07-09-2015
Blaze FastFired Pizza to Add Third Long Island Location
The new Blaze Pizza restaurant, which features a 2,700 square foot space with seating for 60 inside and an additional 20 seats on an outdoor patio, will open in October in Hicksville's Broadway Mall (213 Broadway Mall).

07-09-2015
Blaze FastFired Pizza to Open in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
The restaurants will occupy a new 5,000 square foot building with seating for approximately 200 guests. The target open date is May 2016.

07-09-2015
Bojangles Ramps Up Growth in West Virginia and Kentucky
A new West Virginia Bojangles’ opened Monday, July 6 at 701 Oakdale Road in Princeton. The new franchised Bojangles’ is part of a development agreement that is intended to bring multiple new Bojangles’ restaurants to the state over the next several years.

07-09-2015
Chanticleer Holdings Closes Acquisition of BTs Burger Joint
Chanticleer Holdings now has 51 locations worldwide including fourteen Hooters restaurants, five American Burger Co. restaurants, seven Just Fresh locations, twenty-one BGR: The Burger Joint locations and four BT's Burger Joint locations.

07-09-2015
Chuck E Cheeses Selects Zimmerman
CEC Entertainment moves creative business to tout revamped stores, new food and ambitious growth plans

07-09-2015
Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers CHART Will Honor Patrick Doyle President and CEO Dominos Pizza
The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) announced that Patrick Doyle, President and CEO, Domino’s Pizza, is the recipient of their 2015 Commitment to People Award.

07-09-2015
Dominos Launches App for Apple Watch
Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) is giving customers yet another way to track their order from anywhere, at any time. Domino's is launching its new app for Apple Watch, which includes the fan-favorite Domino's Tracker®, beginning today.

07-09-2015
Employers Reveal the Top Factors Preventing Workers Chance of Promotion in New CareerBuilder Survey
You come in early and leave late, you never miss a deadline, and your clients love you. So why haven’t you gotten a promotion already? A recent study from CareerBuilder sheds light on the physical and behavioral factors that can hurt employees’ career advancement prospects.

07-09-2015
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Unveils New Brand Identity
Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant, unveils its new brand identity, Garbanzo Fresh Mediterranean. The new brand emphasizes the vibrant food and culture found in Garbanzo locations across the country.

07-09-2015
Good Times Reports Q3 Same Store Sales 48
Three Year Compound Increase of 34.8% - Bad Daddy’s Acquisition Complete

07-09-2015
International Dairy Queen Opens Newest International Location in the United Arab Emirates
The Dairy Queen system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), has officially re-launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the opening of a DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant. The UAE is now the 26th country outside the U.S. and Canada with a DQ® presence.

07-09-2015
Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of Newest Gilbert AZ Location
The new location in Gilbert is the first of five new stores to be built by Jamba franchise partner, Blend Serve LLC, which already owns four other stores in the area.

07-09-2015
JIB Management Purchases Additional 48 TGI Fridays153 Restaurants
Fridays Now Nearly 80% Franchised Following Transaction

07-09-2015
Pollo Tropical To Open Two NashvilleArea Locations Featuring New Restaurant Design
Pollo Tropica expands its presence in Tennessee with two new locations opening in Nashville and Madison in July.

07-09-2015
Posh Tomato Seeks Franchisees to Develop in PreApproved High Profile Locations
Posh Tomato, a Brooklyn-based fast casual pizza franchise, is actively seeking franchisees to open restaurants in the Mall of America and American Dream Mall in New Jersey, among others.

07-09-2015
Restaurants Add 30K Jobs in June After Choppy Performance This Year
Restaurant industry job growth accelerated in June, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Eating and drinking places added a net 29,900 jobs in June on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the strongest monthly gain since February.

07-09-2015
The Melting Pot Seeks New Owner for Newport News Va Restaurant
Offers Turn-Key Business Opportunity to Interested Entrepreneurs

07-09-2015
Affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc Completes Sale of Fazolis Group Inc
Following the acquisition of Fazoli’s by a Sun Capital affiliate in 2006, significant operational initiatives were implemented that resulted in same store sales growth and improved profitability.