Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Cafe inked two multi-unit franchise agreements to develop 38 new locations over the next five years across the state of Colorado. The agreements include one 27-unit deal and one 11-unit deal.

With consumer trends changing and the fast-casual industry booming, it can be tough for quick service restaurants (QSR’s) to stay competitive.

Al Hank

Famous Dave’s has long been a staple in the American barbecue scene. The restaurant chain has 27 company-owned and 109 franchise-operated locations spanning 33 states and 3 countries.

Veggie Grill

Veggie Grill, a plant-based fast-casual restaurant chain opened a location in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.


Plano, Texas-based MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a fast-casual, better-burger chain, plans to add 26 locations across greater Houston by the end of 2021.

Teriyaki Madness Opens

Fast-casual teriyaki concept Teriyaki Madness opened a new corporate-owned location near Denver’s Union Station and its own headquarters.

Wingstop has more than 1,300 locations worldwide but plans to make bigger inroads in Mexico. The chain expanded an existing development agreement to 2028 that calls for its franchising partner to build 80 additional restaurants.