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In Farm to Table, Simple is Hard

Local sourcing forces operators to consider honesty in prices, brand stories.

There’s nothing simple about selling simple food. That’s particularly true in the helter-skelter world of farm-to-table dining, which is now barreling its way into more fast-casual restaurants.

The local-sourcing revolution is making life difficult for some...

After a Long, Winding Road, Two Friends Find Niche in Chaia

When Chaia opened its doors in Georgetown last November, the seasonal, Mexican fast casual fit in so well it might have given the impression of simply poofing into existence. After all, Chaia shared the same neighborhood as the original Sweetgreen, as well as other rising...

Freshii Opens Seven Stores in Four Countries in Five Days

Freshii, the leading healthy fast-casual restaurant concept, opened seven new stores in a five-day period to bring its fresh and nutritious meal choices to six cities across four countries. Canada, the United States, Ecuador, and Guatemala have all welcomed the eco-friendly brand and embraced its...

Newk’s Honors Former Naval Officer as Franchisee of Year

Cassandra Stokes has been a Newk’s Eatery franchisee for just two and a half years, and she is already making restaurant history with the 101-unit chain. Stokes’ Sekots Too LLC franchise was chosen as Newk’s Eatery’s Franchisee of the Year from among more than 30...

Menchie’s Channels ‘Angry Birds’ in LTO Specials

Menchie’s, the world’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, invites guests on a journey to Bird Island through their collaboration with Sony Pictures’ and Rovio Animation’s new animated film The Angry Birds Movie, opening in theatres May 20. This May and June, Menchie’s will offer fans...

Freebirds Launches Food Truck

Freebirds is thrilled to announce the launch of its official food truck concept this spring to make ordering on the go, one step easier. The Freebirds food truck will publicly debut on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 at Lone Star Jam in Austin....