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10 BBQ Fast Casuals to Watch

Once a no-frills food served out of roadside stands, barbecue is finding a home in upscale fast casual.

For decades across the South, barbecue was something served without frills, often out of roadside stands with little fanfare but great attention to the brisket, pulled pork, and...

AAA Warns Hoosiers Not To Pokemon And Drive

Photo: Jessica Yarvin AAA Hoosier Motor Club spokesman Greg Seiter says motorists need to put down their phones while driving. The AAA Hoosier Motor Club is warning Indiana drivers that the Pokemon Go game is a dangerous distraction. The organizati...

Just Salad Invites Pokemon Hunters to Its Stores

Just Salad, the New York City–based salad brand, is using the new augmented reality app “Pokémon Go” to lure its customers into its Manhattan locations starting today.

“We’re always looking for new and natural ways to connect with our customers. When we started finding rare Pokémon...

Miami Grill Acquires Other Florida Chain, Salad Creations

Salad & Organic Food Service LLC, a subsidiary of Miami Subs Franchising Corporation, has acquired Salad Creations LLC, another South Florida-based chain specializing in build-your-own and signature salads, soups, and panini. The acquisition of 16 restaurants includes inline, mall, hospital, and university locations throughout the...

Gyroville Signs First International Deal for Ecuador

A healthy, build-your-own fast-casual franchise based in Southeast Florida will soon bring traditional Mediterranean recipes with a modern twist to South America. Gyroville recently signed an agreement with master franchisees to develop the concept in their home country of Ecuador.

“We are very excited to take...