Mrs. Winner’s Teams Up with Franchise Vet for Growth

Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits, the beloved Southeastern quick-service brand, has partnered with restaurant and franchise industry veteran Mike Reynolds to help grow the company and attract new multiunit franchisees. The move comes on the heels of the legacy Southern fried chicken brand signing new...

PizzaRev Brings Spicy Back with Sriracha Sausage Pizza

Back by popular demand, PizzaRev is now crafting the Sriracha Sausage pizza at its 32 open restaurants. The fast-casual pizza concept backed by Buffalo Wild Wings will offer the seasonal pizza now through June 30.

The Sriracha Sausage seasonal pizza features PizzaRev’s signature organic tomato sauce,...

Robeks Promotes CFO to President

Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies named David Rawnsley the new president of the brand. Rawnsley joined the franchise system as a regional director in 2004, purchased his own franchised location in 2008, and was named the brand’s CFO in 2014.

“It’s an exciting time to lead...

1000 Degrees Bakes Three New Seasonal Pizzas

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast casual serving authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza with an American spin, debuted three new limited-time pizzas to its menu.

The three seasonal pizzas, available nationwide through June 1, include:

  • Falafel - Shredded Grande Mozzarella cheese, topped with Falafel, tomatoes, Feta, and arugula.
  • Hawaiian...

Local Vineyard Not Overly Concerned With Low Temps


Photo: Lindsey Wright

Creekbend Vineyard grows grapes for Oliver Winery.

Harsh winter weather can be detrimental to vineyards. With warm days in March and now sub-freezing temperatures in April, crops are more vulnerable...