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Gigi’s Cupcakes Acquired by Private Equity Group

An affiliate of Fort Worth–based private-equity group FundCorp Inc. announced the acquisition of Gigi’s Cupcakes, the largest cupcake franchise in the U.S. with more than 100 locations nationwide.

Terms of the deal were not announced, but Judy Renfrow has been named president and COO and will...

Rubio’s Acquires 8 Lime Fresh Units in Florida

Rubio’s Restaurants announced that it has completed the acquisition of eight restaurant locations in Florida previously operated as Lime Fresh Mexican Grills. Rubio’s will soon begin construction to convert these to new Rubio’s Coastal Grill restaurants, marking the California-based company’s first expansion to the East Coast.

As announced...

Taco John’s Launches New Loyalty App

Loyal fans now have a new way to get the most out of their Taco John’s experience. The Mexican quick-service restaurant chain is launching TJ Rewards, a new loyalty program and mobile app for iOS and Android. In addition to sharing the latest offerings, exclusive deals, and...

Five New CA Locations on Tap for Chronic Tacos

Chronic Tacos, the California inspired Mexican grill, is set to open five new locations in California this year. The new locations include Barstow, Palmdale, Tustin, San Marcos, and Oceanside.

“Our ever-growing momentum comes from our commitment to authenticity and quality as well as the demand and...

Wendy’s Teams with American Authors to Promote New Track

Wendy’s and indie rock band American Authors dropped a surprise addition to fans’ summer playlists. This week, without any advance notice, Wendy’s posted a video to its Facebook and Twitter pages with an exclusive new track from American Authors called “Right Here Right Now,” which will appear on the band’s...