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MOD Pizza Cofounders Named EY Entrepreneur Finalists

Scott and Ally Svenson, cofounders of MOD Pizza, were named as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in the Pacific Northwest. Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more...

Smiling Moose Lightens Up with 600-Calorie Options

Just in time for summer, Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli is showing guests all of the ways to enjoy the fresh, adventurous flavors of the Rocky Mountains for fewer calories. Available now, Smiling Moose locations will feature more than 20 menu options under 600 calories.

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Learn More About Fast Casual 2.0 at the NRA Show

There’s no doubt that the fast-casual industry is the most exciting restaurant category today. According to a recent report from market research firm Euromonitor International, global fast-casual sales grew 10.4 percent in 2015 versus 5.7 percent for the entire restaurant industry, while fast-casual traffic was...

New Artisan Bakeshop Showcases California Bounty

Claudine Artisan Kitchen & Bakeshop, the first restaurant from Valley natives Chef Anthony Jacquet and Pastry Chef Lea Newton opened in Encino May 14. Serving breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, and a variety of freshly baked and baked-to-order goods, the neighborhood restaurant uses sustainable and artisanal...

Wienerschnitzel CEO Goes Undercover in CBS’s Hit Show

Wienerschnitzel’s CEO Cindy Galardi Culpepper will appear on the 100th episode of the CBS hit series “Undercover Boss.” The episode, which follows Culpepper’s journey as she works alongside restaurant crew members, will air at 9 to 10 p.m. PT/ET on Sunday, May 22 on CBS.                                

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Grabbagreen Inks Two-Unit Deal in Minnesota

Grabbagreen, the Scottsdale, Arizona–based restaurant concept known for its super ingredient-inspired menu and fast atmosphere, announced a two-store development deal in Minnesota with franchise partner Rocky Osborn of Zoom Healthy LLC. Zoom Healthy will open their first location in Edina by the end of 2016....