A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month.


  • Huey Magoo’s to open its newest franchise store in Cooper City, Fla.
  • A new Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian Style Food location will open in McKinney, Texas.
  • Fast-casual JINYA ramen bar opens new flagship location in Topanga, Calif.
  • Micro food hall Local Kitchens is opening its newest location in San Bruno, Calif.


  • Village Inn celebrates its 65th anniversary.
  • Jollibee opened its 100th store in North America with its newest location in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
  • HTeaO opened its 100th store in College Station, Texas. Behind the opening is Bryan Benson who became the brand’s first-ever franchisee in 2019.
  • Marco’s Pizza's newest store, located in Louisville, Ky., marks the brand's 1200th location.


  • Canada-based fast-casual brand Freshslice Pizza hopes to break into the U.S. market with the help of future franchisees. The brand has "a vision to be the Starbucks of Pizza."