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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Makes El Paso Debut

El Paso, Texas, will soon get three new Dickey's Barbecue Pit locations, according to a development agreement between the nation's largest barbecue chain and franchisees Hilario and Hugo Gonzalez. The first location is slated to open by fall 2016, with the other two stores to...

Juice It Up! Sales Up Despite Industry Drop

Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, reported a Q2 with same-store sales rising 10 percent over the previous year. The chain also achieved a 7 percent system-wide increase in average unit volumes over the same period...

Slapfish Brings ‘Boat-to-Plate’ Concept to Six More States

With lobster rolls, chowder fries, and just-off-the-docks fish tacos in the desert, a seaside experience is coming to the Southwest. Slapfish, a Huntington Beach, California–based fast-casual seafood restaurant with an emphasis on serving fresh, sustainable dishes, has signed a multi-state franchise deal which will introduce the...

Cold Sweat

A few ways to inject a little heat back into frozen treats.

In 2014, an intrepid reporter at Fortune magazine dared to ask in an article about the popularity of our nation’s longstanding favorite frozen dessert: “Do we still scream for ice cream?”

And back at her...