Cilantro Taco Grill has partnered with Armando Christian Perez (better known as pop star Pitbull) and Fransmart and plans to open more than 1,000 units worldwide over the next 10 years.

BRIX Holdings plans to elevate a current brand with an expanded menu. Smoothie Factory + Kitchen will open its flagship location this fall in North Richland Hills, Texas.

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month including Walmart's latest partnership, Wendy's updated kitchen design, and a tale of missing PPP funds.

Relative to some of the giants that dominate the segment, Fat Boy’s Pizza may be relatively small, but the chain has a hearty appetite for growth.

Best practices for emerging from bankruptcy.

Dae Gee Korean BBQ, a full-service Korean barbeque concept, has signed a master franchise agreement that will bring as many as 20 new restaurants to Mexico. 

Big Island Coffee Roasters will open its flagship cafe, tasting room and roastery in Hawaii later this month.

Healthy rice bowl chain, WaBa Grill's newly reopened Yorba Linda, Calif., location will now serve as the brand’s corporate flagship and test kitchen.