bite-sized buzz for January

A round up of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including milestones for Erbert & Gerbert’s, Johnny Rockets and DineEquity, mergers and acquisitions, links to news you need to know.

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Soulman's Moves into Franchising With Design Tweaks

“Low and slow” is the mantra for cooking delicious Texas-style barbecue. One Dallas-based barbecue concept is taking a similar approach to its expansion. Fourteen-unit chain Soulman’s Bar-B-Que first opened its doors in 1974 but has only recently opened its first franchised store.

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Dairy Queen Announces South Korea Expansion

International Dairy Queen has signed a deal to open up 50 DQ Grill & Chill locations in the Republic of Korea over the next five years.

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How to Beat Flat Traffic Estimates in 2017

A new year will bring little to no traffic growth for the total U.S. foodservice market, according to market research firm The NPD Group.

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Moody Tongue Opens Tasting Room

Chef and Brewmaster Jared Rouben opened culinary brewery Moody Tongue in 2014 and recently added a Tasting Room to his Chicago location.

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bite-sized buzz for late december

A round up of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including franchise news, international expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and design news. 

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