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  1. Zoes Kitchen COO stepping down

    09.20 / 17:45 fastcasual.com Fastcasual.com - Food
    Zoes Kitchen's COO is leaving the company, "to focus on personal interests," according to a company press release. Jeremy Hartley, who joined the brand in 2013, will part ways with it effective Oct. 23."We thank Jeremy for his work and contributions over the last four years and express our heartfelt appreciation for his commitment to growing the Zoes Kitchen brand," CEO and President Kevin Miles, said in the release. "He has built a strong leadership team devoted to operational excellence…
  2. Grabbagreen grabbing a piece of Michigan

    09.20 / 17:45 fastcasual.com Fastcasual.com - Food
    Grabbagreen is entering Michigan, thanks to inking a deal with franchisees Michael, Spencer and Christina Raymond of Green & Go, LLC. The agreement includes exclusive rights to develop 10 stores in the southeast part of Michigan over the next five years, according to a company press release. The franchise group is actively looking for sites within a five-county area in Livingston, Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw and Macomb counties."We are very excited to continue to penetrate the Midwest and en…
  3. Impossible Burger on The Counter menus in California

    09.20 / 16:43 fastcasual.com Fastcasual.com - Food
    The Counter is now serving the Impossible Burger, a plant-based burger made by Impossible Foods at all of its outlets in California. The burger, which "tastes, cooks, smells and sizzles like ground beef from cows, is produced without hormones, antibiotics, cholesterol or artificial flavors" and will be available in all U.S. locations by the end of this year, according to a company press release."We're always searching for new ingredients and options that will give customers the ability to…
  4. Franchising Focus: BurgerFi CEO talks growth, labor, technology

    09.14 / 16:58 fastcasual.com Fastcasual.com - Food
    CEO Corey Winograd discusses his plans for the brand and how he maintains…
  5. Russo's gets 'bigger in Texas'

    09.14 / 15:59 fastcasual.com Fastcasual.com - Food
    Russo’s New York Pizzeria opened its second Austin, Texas, location this week on Research Boulevard at the Arboretum. The new store joins an existing Pflugerville location in the Austin market.Local restaurateur Amin Esar owns the new unit and brings 20 years of restaurant operating experience, a solid financial base and strong community ties to the chain's franchise network, a news release said.Russo’s Restaurants now has  47 locations globally. These include both the fast casual Russo's N…
  6. Captain D's opens 72nd Tennessee unit

    09.14 / 15:59 fastcasual.com Fastcasual.com - Food
    Captain D's has opened the 72nd franchised location in its homebase state of Tennessee, this one in Cordova. The opening is part of the chain's planned expansion acceleration for the state and will be followed by three more Tennessee openings later this year in Dayton, White House and Smyrna, a press release said. The 2,500 square-foot restaurant at 1438 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova has created more than 48 jobs in the community. The unit is owned and operated by Joe Springer, oper…
  7. Tony Packo's creates new fast casual brand

    09.14 / 13:02 fastcasual.com Fastcasual.com - Food
    Toledo-based Tony Packo's has spun off a fast casual brand to serve its Hungarian hot dogs. Packo's Eastern European Kitchen, now open at 3348 Secor Road in Toledo, includes a drive-thru, a first for the Packo's restaurant group, which has three locations, a news release said.The new brand features a combination of old and new décor to highlight the rich history of the Tony Packo's brand along with a new, updated Packo's logo, Emily Bennett, president of Tony Packo's Toledo, said in a …