Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened 31 new restaurants in the first half of 2018 and achieved 14.5 percent system-wide sales growth year over year. An additional 20 new restaurants are slated to open by year’s end.

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Q&A with Jeff Little: Senior Vice President of Development for Del Taco

Lake Forest, Calif.-based Del Taco is hungry for growth. This Mexican brand — strong on the West Coast and in the Southwest — is making its way east with targeted expansions in Atlanta and Orlando, Fla.

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Bennigan’s Invest in Co-Owner’s Hometown

Bennigan’s is in the midst of an effort to bring the brand back from the brink with its latest location in Mandan, N.D., Co-Owner Gwen Mangiamele’s hometown.

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Fork & Salad Announces First U.S. Mainland Store

Fork & Salad, a Maui, Hawaii-based health-forward fast-casual concept with two locations on the island, will debut its first mainland U.S. restaurant in Orange, Calif., later this year.  

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Alfred Coffee Shop Opens 8th Location

Experience-focused emerging coffee chain Alfred Coffee opened its eighth location, this one in new the LINE LA hotel in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood.

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Slim Chickens Opens New HQ Market Unit

Arkansas-based Slim Chickens, a fast-casual “better chicken” chain opened a corporate-owned restaurant in its headquarters market of Fayetteville in August.

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