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Rise Biscuits & Donuts to Open in Wilmington, NC

Rise Biscuits & Donuts, Durham, North Carolina’s award-winning concept featuring both sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options, announced the impending opening of its first Wilmington, North Carolina location at Landfall Shopping Center, 1319 Military Cutoff Road. Rise has seven locations in the Raleigh-Durham market,...

Yalla Mediterranean Launches Earth Day Campaign

Yalla Mediterranean, an emerging, authentic fast-casual concept with seven restaurants currently in California and expansion plans throughout 2016, launches “Seeds to Snacks,” an Earth Day campaign that educates children on the importance of sustainability and nourishing food. In partnership with FARM to KIDS, a philanthropy-based...

Coming to America

Two overseas brands prepare to cut their teeth in the hyper-competitive U.S. fast-casual industry.

The U.S. has long been called “the land of opportunity,” and that title certainly holds true when it comes to foreign-based fast-casual brands looking to make their mark. Many global concepts—from...

Rita’s Releases Updated App with Enhanced Rewards

Rita’s Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, today unveiled its updated mobile loyalty app, which improves the guest experience for Rita’s fans while enabling them to more easily earn rewards customized to their personal preferences, while interacting with...

Jay Pharoah ‘Crashes’ Pepsi Spire Fountain at NYC Arby’s

Jay Pharoah, comedian and cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, is teaming up with Pepsi Spire, the innovative digital beverage fountain, to inspire consumers to raise the flavor of their favorite Pepsi beverages with totally customizable creations.

To encourage consumers to raise the flavor of...

Captain D’s Names Industry Vet as New CFO

Captain D’s LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant known for serving freshly prepared seafood for more than four decades, announced Keith Davis has joined its executive team as chief financial officer. In his new role, Davis will be responsible for the development and execution...