In Washington, D.C., former managing director of international development for Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., Mo Sawda, will bring PizzaRev to Northern Virginia and D.C.
Sawda previously managed his own development company and also held upper management positions with Burger King and Denny's.
McAlister's® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant chain, announced today it has signed an agreement with existing franchise group Southern Deli Holdings, LLC to open 10 additional locations throughout North and South Carolina, Colorado and Wyoming, with three locations slated to open in late 2014. Additionally, the franchise group recently acquired seven existing locations in St. Louis, Mo. The new development commitments will result in two new restaurants per year over the next five years.
Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick service restaurant category, today announced commitments for 28 new locations to open throughout the Southeast
As part of their agreement, AA Pollo Inc. will develop 20 new El Pollo Loco restaurants in Houston, a new development market, and San Antonio. The franchisee company has also purchased six El Pollo Loco restaurants in San Antonio. AA Pollo Inc. is owned by Anil Yadav, a multi-unit franchisee who owns and operates more than 260 restaurants with three brands covering multiple states.
Michael Arrowsmith, chief development officer for Captain D's, said the strategy will lead to a minimum of 20 new stores in the Upstate, including a handful of locations in Spartanburg.
Ranjeet Singh and Gurdev Teer, a current franchise group with one location, will develop five restaurants in the Central Valley and East Bay areas, with the first location slated to open in early 2015 in the Central Valley.
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CaliBurger announced today that it has executed a franchise agreement to develop ten CaliBurger restaurants in Maryland. The opening of the first franchised restaurants will follow the launch of CaliBurger's company owned units in Washington D.C.
The franchisee is Goel Management LLC, an organization that operates a portfolio of Baja Fresh restaurants in the Maryland area.
Pie Five Pizza will open its first local restaurant in the St. Louis area this fall. Franchise co-owner Jamey Tasker says he and his partners at TFPie Group LLC plan to open the first of up to 20 Pie Five franchise units in the St. Louis area in the October time frame