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Nearly Century-Old Concept Begins Franchising

What began in west coast Florida’s Greek community of Tarpon Springs as a mom-and-pop restaurant run by Louis and Flora Pappas, and grew to remain an institution in the Tampa Bay dining scene for more than 90 years, has evolved into a multi-unit, fast casual...

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee Adds Two New Locations

Stan's Donuts & Coffee announces its expansion with two new locations opening on May 21 at 6:30 a.m. The fifth and sixth locations are located at 535 N. Michigan Ave. and 3300 N. Broadway in Chicago. The grand opening celebrations start with the first 100...

Leaning into Leftovers

From surplus and scraps to ugly produce and discards, food waste is becoming a vehicle for menu innovation and social impact.

When it comes to a successful foodservice operation, waste is a necessary evil—or perhaps more of an annoyance. Unlike food safety, quality control, and accounting,...

One to Watch: Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Amid a crowded better-burger category, this Austin, Texas–borne concept stands out with an entirely scratch-made menu and full bar.

Guy Villavaso, founding partner of Hopdoddy Burger Bar, calls the growing Fast Casual 2.0 “an adult place to get a burger.”

“That’s not to say we don’t cater...