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Panera Opens 2,000th Domestic Store

Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera LLC, is opening the 2,000th Panera Bread in the nation. The grand opening of this drive-thru bakery-cafe in Elyria, Ohio, will take place on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 a.m. The new location features a drive thru and...

Starbucks Sweetens Up with Caramelized Honey Latte

In the springtime, the weather can switch from stormy to sunny and back again in a matter of minutes. Starbucks new Caramelized Honey Latte was created with the season’s changeable nature in mind.

“One of the things we’re most excited about with Caramelized Honey Latte is...

Papa Murphy’s Expands in Alabama, North Carolina

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. signed expanded store development agreements with Waterman Acquisition Company LLC to develop an additional 12 new Papa Murphy’s pizza stores in Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama, and two stores in Raleigh, North Carolina, over the next four years. Currently there are 42...

Beverage Blurring Reshapes Nonalcoholic Drink Scene

While America’s nonalcoholic beverage market is shifting in favor of better-for-you alternatives, new research from Mintel reveals that taste/flavor (72 percent) is by far the main influencer for consumers when drinking preferred beverages, with health/nutritional attributes (21 percent) and functional attributes (16 percent) far less...

Boudin Bakery Freshens Up with Three Spring Salads

Boudin Bakery, home of The Original San Francisco Sourdough, introduced three new Spring Salads at its Boudin SF locations, which offer a unique fast-casual dining experience serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Available for a limited time, the new salads were inspired by global flavors and...

How Facebook Drives One Franchisee’s Philanthropy

When Keith Novotny saw a post on Facebook about local teen Kyle Koenig’s battle with bone cancer, he was incited to help.

This wasn’t the first time the Cousins Subs franchisee had been called into action. The previous summer, a Facebook friend approached Novotny about fundraising...