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New Tropical Smoothie CFO to Drive New Tech Initiatives

Tropical Smoothie Café appointed Barry Schnur as chief financial and administrative officer. In addition to his roles leading the company’s fiscal functions and day-to-day operations, Schnur will play a significant role in developing and implementing technology initiatives for the franchise system.

“Barry’s extensive technology background and...

Pizza Patrón Inks Six-Unit Deal in Rio Grande Valley

Pizza Patrón, widely known for its Pizza Por Pesos program, signed a development agreement with Francisco Chavez and Victor Hugo Rodriguez to expand the chain’s Rio Grande Valley, Texas, footprint to six stores.

Chavez’ and Rodriguez’ first Pizza Patrón is slated to open in Brownsville at...

Verts Opens 33rd Restaurant

Leading fast-casual chain Verts Mediterranean Grill will celebrate the grand opening of its 33rd restaurant in Irving on Saturday, May 21.

To celebrate the launch of the Irving, Texas, restaurant, 8445 North Belt Line Road, Ste. 100, Verts will give away one free, full-size entrée per...

MOD Pizza Cofounders Named EY Entrepreneur Finalists

Scott and Ally Svenson, cofounders of MOD Pizza, were named as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in the Pacific Northwest. Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more...

Smiling Moose Lightens Up with 600-Calorie Options

Just in time for summer, Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli is showing guests all of the ways to enjoy the fresh, adventurous flavors of the Rocky Mountains for fewer calories. Available now, Smiling Moose locations will feature more than 20 menu options under 600 calories.

The...

Learn More About Fast Casual 2.0 at the NRA Show

There’s no doubt that the fast-casual industry is the most exciting restaurant category today. According to a recent report from market research firm Euromonitor International, global fast-casual sales grew 10.4 percent in 2015 versus 5.7 percent for the entire restaurant industry, while fast-casual traffic was...