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Acquisition is the route to the company’s growth, believes BBQ Holdings CEO Jeff Crivello, and here he offers up some best practices for other restaurant companies looking to do the same.

The pandemic has permanently altered the consumer-restaurant relationship with operators investing in technology and real estate to align with changing consumer preferences, according to the 2021 Restaurant Franchise Pulse survey, conducted by TD Bank.

Kroger and ghost kitchen servicer Kitchen United opened its first Kitchen United Mix location inside a Ralph’s grocery store in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Popeyes signed a master franchise and development agreement with a subsidiary of Silla Co., Ltd. to enter the South Korea market.

North Carolina-based Americana burger chain Hwy 55 is growing — and evolving.

Founded in Chicago in 1990 and now headquartered in Dallas, the new Bar Louie prototype is a lighter and brighter spin on the chain’s earlier iteration.

In an effort to address industry-wide labor shortages, BurgerFi is testing and expanding on technologies and strategies. Including in-car ordering, robotics, QR technology and ghost kitchens.

Building a restaurant can be a lengthy and expensive process, but there are ways to keep construction costs down. With a little forethought, some flexibility and careful planning, almost every aspect of the building process present opportunities to save on the bottom line.