Leading the company's expansion in the northern Chicago metropolitan area is the franchise group The Tasty Group Chicago, LLC who has committed to open at least eight locations throughout this exclusive territory. The first restaurant is tentatively scheduled to open by July, 2016.
McAlister's® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant chain, announced today it has signed an agreement with new franchise group Southwest Concepts, LLC to open 10 locations throughout the Houston DMA, with one location slated to open in 2015. McAlister's currently has six restaurants throughout the Houston market and will also open two additional locations in 2015 with existing franchisees.
"Boston Pizza has incredible brand recognition in Canada and with planned expansion to Rochester, we are working to spread that brand identity across the border to the U.S.," said Al Davis, vice president of development and franchise sales in a statement
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
Desai, a seasoned restaurant operator of numerous franchised brands including Taco Bell and Dunkin' Donuts, plans to develop 4 restaurants across Bergen and Essex Counties in northern New Jersey. The first Roy Rogers restaurant is projected to open in 2016.
Blaze Pizza now has commitments to open 315 company-owned and franchised units in 33 states and Washington, D.C., according to a news release. Of the 315 units in the pipeline, approximately 125 are planned to be open by the end of 2015.
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.