For some restaurant brands, the franchising model leads the way to success. We’ve seen big names such as Wendy’s and McDonald’s working their way to having 95 percent of their locations operated by franchisees. Still, franchising comes with its cricks and challenges.
In late 2016, Musk launched Square Roots, an urban farming incubator program in Brooklyn, New York. In 2011, he started a nonprofit program that has installed "Learning Gardens" in over 300 schools, with the intention of teaching kids about agriculture. His longest-running food ventures, are two restaurant chains: The Kitchen and its affordable counterpart, Next Door. The chains, which first opened a little over a decade ago, serve dishes made strictly with locally-sourced meat and veggies.
Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. reported some encouraging third-quarter results today, including news that the brand just wrapped up its 27th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth and has managed to double its system-wide size in just three years. The company also adjusted its outlook for fiscal year 2016.
‘All in the details,' is a slogan proudly displayed across the staff member’s t-shirts at Super Chix, a fast-casual chicken joint boasting only the freshest ingredients. It didn’t take long to understand what these words meant, from the design and décor, quality food offerings, to its welcoming employees.
Food trucks, pop-up eateries and food halls have dominated the urban dining lifestyle over the years. Now, Irvine-based Taco Bell is adding its own spin to the alternative building movement with a restaurant made from shipping containers.
Starbird, a premium chicken concept, has raised nearly $5 million in a second round of investment funding, the company said Thursday. Greg Dollarhyde acted as a strategic investment partner and adviser, and assembled investors through his Dollarhyde Investment Group III. He is also an investor in Santa Monica, Calif.-based Veggie Grill, as well as a former backer of Baja Fresh and.
The fast-casual category has evolved into one of the restaurant industry’s dominant forces. Bridging the gap between traditional fast food and fine dining, it offers bang for the buck, appealing to consumers on a budget while also drawing those who are more culinary adventurous.
It’s official. Chipotle is getting into the burger game. After months of speculation, Chipotle today confirmed a few details regarding its forthcoming burger concept. As Eater was the first to report, the restaurant will be called Tasty Made, and will make its debut in Lancaster, Ohio this fall.
Work's out and it's time for happy hour. Where to go for a stiff drink? One surprising destination of choice: Urban Outfitters. The hipster retailer has begun to offer customers much more than clothing at certain locations. Now visitors can shop, or just head for its bar area.