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With so many people moving to northern Collin County, you’re probably wondering what’s up there besides the sprawling real estate developments. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the restaurants that are now open, organized by each city.


ANNE, TEXAS

Photo: Crow’s Country Cafe | Official site

Claiming to be home to the best local fried chicken steak, Crow’s Country Cafe’s home cooking is sure to tempt any Texan’s palette. Order one of their signature steaks and shrimp, build burgers yourself, or even get a dirty crow’s nest. Sign up for their email newsletter to discover new menu items and specials throughout the week, and find them on Fourth Street every day except Monday.

Photo: Lihoudies | Official site

Enjoy the best the Mediterranean has to offer in Lihoudies at Anna. They serve fresh Greek cuisine and baked goods sourced from Texas markets to ensure that everything on their table is the freshest in season. They have everything from platters of hummus, tzatziki, gyro and babaganoush salads with pita bread. Enjoy their on-site food or specially packaged take-out offerings.

Photo: SushiGo | Facebook

Casual sushi isn’t out of reach in the northernmost corners of North Texas, so check out Sushi Go on White Street in Anna. They have a variety of rolls such as fuji mountain, caterpillar, crab lover, fire dragon, and crazy shrimp. Find them between Walmart and Brookshires for dine-in or take-out.

Image: Spurlock Malting.

Featuring the first neon sign ever erected in Anna, Spurlock’s Malt Shop has been a local favorite since 1959. Featuring a simplistic menu featuring burgers and hot dogs, Spurlocks is a nearly seventy-year tradition off the coast of Highway 5. Step back in time with their outdated storefront and pressboard menu. To find out more, see Local Profileprevious cover.

Photo: Sunview Cafe | Facebook

Founded in 2016, Sunview is rapidly spreading across North DFW with locations in The Colony, Lewisville, Allen, Anna and Melissa. Have your brunch, breakfast, or lunch at any of these locations between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.


MELISSA, TEXAS

Photo: Cardinal Nutrition | Facebook

Are smoothies and juices your jam? Do you want to drink healthy and good for you drinks or do you want a morning treat before your work day? Stop by Cardinal Nutrition and try one of their power smoothies or a (nutritious!) cookie dough shake. Order online or stop by their location at 121 in Melissa.

Photo: George’s Cafe | Facebook

Conveniently located just off 121, George’s Coffee offers an extensive menu with every syrup flavor imaginable – your drinks are fully customizable and pair best with one of their on-the-go snacks. You can always keep it simple by ordering one of their signature drinks, like George’s Mocha Caramel, Seasonal, or a Mango Peach Smoothie. Book their meeting room to study or meet colleagues while enjoying your drinks.

Photo: Sugar Babes Donuts & Deli | Facebook

With over twenty varieties of donuts, ten different sandwiches, and a build-your-own burger option, you can eat at Sugar Babes for breakfast and lunch and never get bored of the options. Everything is always fresh and made to order every day. You can even place orders for customizable decorated donuts.

Photo: The red feather | Official site

Ever wanted a wine bar with a carefully crafted menu that pairs well with the drinks? La Plume Rouge is made for you. With live music on the weekends and a variety of charcuterie boards, salads, flatbreads, paninis and entrees, this will quickly become your favorite place to hang out in Melissa. You can find them off Sentinel Way and online to check out their weekly specials and happy hour deals!


PROSPER, TEXAS

Photo: The brass faucet | Facebook

With over 150 craft beers on tap, this is the perfect place for you or a beer-obsessed family member or friend. With bingo and quiz nights galore, there’s always something different going on at the Brass Tap. You can also check out their menu which includes sandwiches, wraps, burgers, tacos, salads and even three different types of gourmet grilled cheese.

Photo: Honeylu Coffee | Facebook

Boasting Prosper’s finest artisanal coffee, Honeylu’s takes it back to basics with its signature drip, single-origin, pour-over, and cold-brew that’s sure to please any pretentious coffee lover. For the less demanding or the most gourmet, they also offer iced coffees and a variety of homemade syrups. You can even book their Speedy Bean coffee truck for your next event, or book a tasting or coffee 101 class where you’ll learn about history, flavor profiles, and grind settings.

Photo: Sabaidee | Facebook

The name is like the food: a Lao and Thai combination or phrase, meaning “happy” and “good,” which is the feeling this restaurant hopes its food gives you. Try one of their favorites such as their pad thai, basil fried rice, nam khao or basil stir fry. Featured in publications such as enjoy your food, their location on South Preston Road is one of several located in DFW. There is also one in California.

Smoothies + Coffee

Photo: Sarah Hornstein | Local Profile

In naming Smoothies and Coffee, the owner simply smiled and said he “wanted customers to know exactly what we were talking about.” With fully customizable smoothies and coffee drinks, customers can add everything from protein powder to electrolytes to extra espressos. This family-friendly spot is easy to spot from Highway 380 and also has a drive-thru for even faster pickup. Stop by today and check them out on Instagram.


PRINCETON, TEXAS

Photo: Big Spray Brewery | Facebook

Half pub, half restaurant, all relaxed. In addition to hosting live music and events, Big Spray Brewing frequently tries new food items (deviled eggs on pizza, anyone?). Go out to watch your favorite team or catch up with friends old and new.

Picture: Restaurant Jocy | Facebook

The best in American comfort food can be found at Jocy’s in Princeton. Try one of their half pound burgers, sandwiches or salads at the restaurant or from their new online ordering program. All of their food is made to order from scratch with only fresh ingredients. Check them out on West Princeton Road.


In case you missed it, check out Local Profilelist of must-visit restaurants in downtown McKinney.

]]> James Beard Awards Recognize North Carolina Chefs and Restaurants | Texas News https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/james-beard-awards-recognize-north-carolina-chefs-and-restaurants-texas-news/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 04:01:00 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/james-beard-awards-recognize-north-carolina-chefs-and-restaurants-texas-news/

By DREW JACKSON, The News & Observer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Starting with a small fried fish shack in Durham, chef Ricky Moore is at the top of the culinary world.

Moore is North Carolina’s latest James Beard Award winner, bringing home the Southeast’s top chef for his Saltbox Seafood Joint.

Known as the Oscars of the Food World, the James Beard Foundation Chef and Restaurant Awards have been on hiatus since the pandemic began in 2020. This month, the awards gala is returned to Chicago.

“It’s a beautiful thing to be recognized for what I’m doing right now,” Moore said in his acceptance speech. “I burned out as an executive chef here and an executive chef there. My restaurant was therefore a bit like my apprenticeship in entrepreneurship. And I put my heart and soul into it.

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Although primarily famous for its brews, Asheville’s food scene has won two national James Beard Awards.

Chai Pani was named Outstanding Restaurant, James Beard Award Best Restaurant. Owned by Meherwan Irani, Chai Pani opened in 2009 and serves Indian street food.

Katie Button’s Spanish tapas restaurant, Curate, won the Outstanding Hospitality award for the best dining program in the country.

Moore shouted Durham from the stage, hurling Bull City horns with a shiny new James Beard Award medal on his chest.

Moore went to the best culinary school in the country and cooked in Michelin-starred restaurants, but his Saltbox Seafood Joint was born in a small shack in downtown Durham. The restaurant opened in 2012 as a 205-square-foot shack on North Mangum Street, serving everything fresh from the North Carolina coast. It expanded in 2017 with a larger location on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard in the Rockwood area of ​​Durham.

Moore spotlights North Carolina seafood beyond shrimp, oysters and flounder, serving drum and mackerel and bluefish, fried and seasoned, topped with coleslaw and piled on buns or plates. Accompaniments include “Hush Honeys,” Moore’s honeyed take on silent puppies, and bright coleslaw.

“I took this little place that a lot of people thought was insignificant and made it a celebration of seafood culture,” said New Bern native Moore.

North Carolina chefs led the nominations for Best Chef: Southeast, with four of the five hailing from the Tar Heel State. In the Triangle, Moore was joined by Cheetie Kumar of Garland. Charlotte’s Greg Collier from Leah & Louise and Button from Curate were also nominated.

“There’s an explosion of culinary talent here,” Moore said ahead of the awards show. “People who are really into it, on fire about it. There are people who really want to be real cooks and talk about the cuisine of our region. And because of that, we are in conversation today with other destinations across the country. Charleston, New York, San Francisco, Chicago.

Past North Carolina winners include Ashley Christensen of Raleigh’s Poole’s Diner, who won Outstanding Chef in the Country in 2019 and Best Chef: Southeast in 2014, Andrea Reusing of Lantern in 2011 and Karen Barker and Ben Barker of Magnolia Grill, who won Best Pastry Chef. in the Country in 2003 and Best Chef: Southeast in 2000, respectively.

This is the fifth year in a row that Kumar has been at least a James Beard semi-finalist. In 2020, Kumar was a finalist in the Best Chef: South East category, but those awards were rescinded and the awards changed in 2021 as the James Beard Foundation revamped its criteria for its honors in a bid to improve the fairness among winners, the group said. .

“I can’t help but think that North Carolina has always felt like a geographically great place to cook,” Kumar said ahead of the awards show. “The politics, the diversity, really lends our culture to great food and great ways to eat. It’s kind of shocking. I always thought this evolution would be more gradual. But that’s what’s happening when we stop and reassess everything.

North Carolina picked up two nominations in national award categories, including Durham’s Alley Twenty Six for Best Bar Program, led by owner Shannon Healy.

Asheville’s Cleophus Hethington of Benne on Eagle is up for Emerging Chef in the county.

Alley Twenty Six lost to Julep in Houston, Texas.

Alley Twenty Six brought the craft cocktail revival to Durham, opening in 2012 and helping to launch a vibrant drinks scene in the city centre.

The bar ascended into a small circle of nationally acclaimed cocktail bars with its nomination, but missed out on the James Beard Best Bar award, which went to Houston‘s Julep.

“It was wonderful, it’s humbling, in some ways it’s confusing,” Healy said ahead of the awards show. “It was really awesome to be able to be the people who hold the North Carolina banner.”

Healy, who also owns Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill, said there is excitement about the appointment and perhaps higher expectations, but Alley Twenty Six is ​​ready to meet them.

“I think we’ve already won,” Healy said of the nomination ahead of the awards. “It gives us the opportunity to prove (customers) right when they visit us. It’s not a golden ticket, it’s a golden opportunity.

Durham has a healthy collection of cocktail bars these days, but ten years ago Alley Twenty Six stood alone.

“People would come around saying, ‘It’s like a bar in New York,’ or ‘Like a bar in LA,’ like an alien had landed in downtown Durham,” Healy said. “I would say, ‘It’s more like a good bar in Durham.’ It’s my idea of ​​what a good bar is, aware of its place in time.

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Takeaways from the long-awaited opening of Chuy’s in Midland https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/takeaways-from-the-long-awaited-opening-of-chuys-in-midland/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 02:39:28 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/takeaways-from-the-long-awaited-opening-of-chuys-in-midland/ Chuy’s officially opened its Midland location on Tuesday. The day before, the restaurant held a fundraiser for Bynum School and the Reporter-Telegram got a sneak peek at the restaurant and its food. Here are some takeaways.

Food
The Tex-Mex restaurant brings all its signature dishes. For those familiar with the menu, the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom enchiladas and Big As Yo’ Face burritos are always one of the most popular dishes with customers. Try their flour tortillas with one of the fajita plates. For those eating with a picky eater, chicken flautas are a great choice. Be sure to try the queso and creamy jalapeno sauce with tortilla chips.

Chuy’s held a fundraising event on Monday, June 13, 2022 for Bynum School. The Tex-Mex restaurant will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 13.

Mercedes Cordero/Midland Reporter-Telegram

Drinks
Chuy’s is proud that its drinks are always made with freshly squeezed fruit juice. Here are some of the drinks recommended by Chuy’s bartender, Jorge Bocanegra: any of Chuy’s famous margaritas, the strawberry mojito, and the New Mexican Martini, infused with green chilies. Also available, Chuy’s famous margaritas by the gallon.

Happy hour is 3-6pm Monday-Friday. Drink specials include $1.50 off Regular House Margaritas, $1.50 off Full Size House Margaritas, $1 off House Texan Martinis, $1 off Local Beers and 1 $ off wine glasses. And $5 queso.

Chuy's held a fundraising event on Monday, June 13, 2022 for Bynum School.  The Tex-Mex restaurant will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 13.

Chuy’s held a fundraising event on Monday, June 13, 2022 for Bynum School. The Tex-Mex restaurant will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 13.

Mercedes Cordero/Midland Reporter-Telegram

Dessert
If you are a fan of HEB’s tres leches cake, you will definitely want to order a tres leches cake. As the kids like to say, 10 out of 10 would recommend it. If tres leches cake isn’t your cup of tea, try the Chuy Chuy churro bites.

Chuy's held a fundraising event on Monday, June 13, 2022 for Bynum School.  The Tex-Mex restaurant will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 13.

Chuy’s held a fundraising event on Monday, June 13, 2022 for Bynum School. The Tex-Mex restaurant will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 13.

Mercedes Cordero/Midland Reporter-Telegram

Atmosphere
The Midland location doesn’t lack Chuy’s eclectic design — hand-carved fish “swimming” from the ceiling of the La Chihuahua bar, Elvis’s shrine, and hubcap room. According to a patron attending the event, it was “like leaving Midland and being transported into the city”. Keep an eye out for framed photos of local dogs collected earlier this year.

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Texas Restauranteur’s $1 Surcharge Raises $250,000 for Ukraine – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/texas-restauranteurs-1-surcharge-raises-250000-for-ukraine-nbc-5-dallas-fort-worth/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 23:00:08 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/texas-restauranteurs-1-surcharge-raises-250000-for-ukraine-nbc-5-dallas-fort-worth/

A Dallas restaurateur’s plan to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine has raised more than $250,000 to help provide hot meals to Ukrainians fleeing or defending against Russian invasion.

Six weeks ago, Dallas restaurateur Shannon Wynne decided, instead of asking for donations, to add a $1 fee to each customer’s bill.

“I just wanted to pitch in and help out and so we made it a little mandatory extra on every transaction, and it worked,” Wynne said. “We didn’t have time to do a lot of political simulations, we just acted and did it.”

Dallas restaurants have raised more than $250,000 for the World Central Kitchen nonprofit’s humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

Wynne owns more than 30 restaurants nationwide, including Flying Fish and Flying Saucer, among others.

Wynne says customers could opt out, but the vast majority were happy to help.

The money raised will be donated to the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen by Nobel Prize-nominated chef Jose Andres. Andres has set up mobile kitchens in Ukraine to provide hot meals to Ukrainians fleeing or defending against Russian invasion.

“We knew the kitchen was struggling to feed people there, we’re a restaurant, so this seemed like the perfect fit,” Wynne said.

According to the organization’s website, more than 37 million meals were served in eight countries.

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Shawarma Press® Announces Grand Opening of Fifth Texas Location in Georgetown https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/shawarma-press-announces-grand-opening-of-fifth-texas-location-in-georgetown/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 12:42:00 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/shawarma-press-announces-grand-opening-of-fifth-texas-location-in-georgetown/

The Nation’s First Authentic Shawarma Franchise Brings Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine to the Masses at Walmart Stores

IRVING, TX, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Shawarma Press, the fast-growing Mediterranean fast-food franchise owned by dallas-based entrepreneurs Sawsan Abublan and Dr. Ehap Sabri, announced the grand opening ceremonies planned for June 7 in his new restaurant in georgetown. Situated in North Austin at 620 S. I-35 Suite 400 inside Walmart, georgetown is one of five Shawarma Press sites currently operating in Texasincluding restaurants in Walmart stores of Arlington, Planand San Antonioand the standalone flagship headquarters in Irving. According to co-founder Sawsan Abublan, local ambassadors of the georgetown The Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the inauguration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 7 at 1 p.m.followed by inauguration activities and a celebration throughout the day.

“We are very happy to bring this new concept of healthy Mediterranean food to the georgetown community,” Abublan said. “Although some customers are aware of the enormous popularity of the Mediterranean diet, as it is consistently ranked as the healthiest diet in the world, many have not tried the authentic shawarma or the dozens or other dishes fees that we prepare daily. from zero. Feedback from this community is that they can’t wait to try new things, so we’re excited to introduce them to our delicious wraps, salads, hummus, falafels, and other favorites. »

Since the opening of the first Shawarma Press in Irving in 2017, the restaurant’s success resulted in franchise applications across the Texas and nationally. According to co-founder Dr. Ehap Sabri, PhD, who is also a supply chain expert and adjunct professor at UTD’s School of Business, more sites will open at frisco, Houstonand other cities across Texas this year, followed by Wichita Falls, Lufkinand Temple.

“Over the next five years, our expansion plan is to open more than 100 Shawarma Press locations in Walmart stores as well as standalone locations across the country to bring healthy, authentic Mediterranean cuisine to the masses,” Sabri said. . “We are honored and delighted that our concept of offering authentic Mediterranean cuisine as a healthier alternative in the fast food industry is resonating with so many new loyal customers.”

Shawarma Press appeals to customers by offering mouth-watering shawarma wraps made from premium beef or all-natural chicken. Fresh, homemade menu items also include appetizers such as falafel bites, cheese and spinach pastries, and a signature hummus that’s a customer favorite. Soups, salads, bowls and desserts such as premium baklava are also available, along with vegan entrees and an interactive nutrition calculator for those on a restricted diet or concerned about allergies.

Sabri and Abublan were recently named to fastcasual.com’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers list, which recognizes the industry’s top performing fast casual restaurant brands based on criteria such as profitability, creativity, expansion and dedication to innovation, leadership and resilience.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Rhonda PriceTopFire Media at (561) 371-9407 or [email protected]. For more franchise information, visit https://shawarmapressfranchise.com/

ABOUT SHAWARMA PRESS

Proudly serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine made from scratch, Shawarma Press incorporates chicken and beef shawarma into a variety of wraps, bowls and platters, with additional homemade staples like falafel, hummus and pastries. Shawarma Press offers a varied menu that is bursting with authentic and fusional flavors to please a wide variety of palates, from the most conservative to the most adventurous. The company remains true to its core values ​​of social responsibility, integrity, reliability and excellence. These values ​​also extend to its customers and community. The company engages with local charities to alleviate family hunger and give back to the community, something that started locally but will one day expand globally.

Customers can learn more, view the menu or place orders online at https://shawarmapress.com. With its head office located at 400 East Royal Lane in IrvingShawarma Press is growing rapidly with ten sites planned across Texas, Oklahomaand Florida. For more franchise information, visit https://shawarmapressfranchise.com/

Contact: Rhonda Price
[email protected]
(561) 371-9407

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]]> Tex-Mex fusion and historic restaurants https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/tex-mex-fusion-and-historic-restaurants/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 21:34:41 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/tex-mex-fusion-and-historic-restaurants/

You can look “Texas eats”, Saturday at 10am on KSAT 12, KSAT.com and KSAT Moreour free streaming app.

This week on Texas Eats, David visits historic and haunted restaurants in Central Texas!

David’s first stop is at an iconic Italian restaurant, Guillermo’s, in downtown San Antonio. He visits the restaurant with Guillermo himself and experiences supernatural activity first hand. After the fright, they enjoy superb pizzas, pasta and cocktails!

Next, David heads to a great Cajun Tex-Mex fusion spot, BB’s Tex-Orleans. BB’s is based in Houston and recently opened in the city of Alamo. David talks with owner Brooks Bassler about food, family and what makes BB special.

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Next, David heads north to Dallas to walk the State Fair of Texas and sample some over-the-top Fair Trade food!

Next, David heads to Austin for more haunted adventures at The Tavern. He takes a spin through the haunted 3-story tavern and whets his appetite for cheeseburgers and delicious bar bites.

Then, return to San Antonio for authentic North Mexican-style cuisine at La Taqueria de Monterrey.

This is surely an episode not to be missed!

Featured restaurants this week:

  1. Guillermo’s – 618 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

  2. BB’s Tex-Orleans – 5423 W Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78253

  3. The Tavern – 922 W 12th St, Austin, TX 78703

  4. La Taqueria de Monterrey #2 – 6565 Babcock Rd Suite 26, San Antonio, TX 78249

  5. Texas State Fair – 3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210

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Pokemoto, Hawaiian Poke Bowls dip in Texas https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/pokemoto-hawaiian-poke-bowls-dip-in-texas/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/pokemoto-hawaiian-poke-bowls-dip-in-texas/

New Dallas area Franchise contract signed for mountains Town/Flower mound Market. Pokemoto now has 38 Franchise contracts Sign

League City, Texas, June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pokemoto, Muscle Maker, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRILL) growing Hawaiian Poke Bowl restaurant concept, today announced the signing of a new Pokemoto franchise agreement for the Highland Village/Flower Mound, Texas market. Highland Village and Flower Mound are affluent suburbs in the booming Dallas area. This new franchise agreement marks Pokemoto’s first entry into the Texas market and the first agreement to take advantage of the company’s veteran appreciation program announced last month. The local franchisee served in the US Marines.

Pokemoto has now signed 38 new franchise agreements since November 2021 and continues to focus its growth strategy on franchising while opening company-owned locations in select markets. The Hawaiian poke chain currently has eight sites in the development and construction phase, as well as several letters of intent submitted for lease negotiations. The company expects the first sites to open in June/July.

The Pokemoto franchise model allows for an upfront franchise fee of $25,000, per unit, when the deal is signed, while also providing 6% of net sales as an ongoing monthly royalty rate once each location is open . The company allows, in some cases, reduced rates for multi-unit or special agreements, including the recently announced veterans program. The Veteran Appreciation Program offers a $15,000 reduction on the initial $25,000 franchise fee, bringing the total cost per agreement to $10,000 and is in place as a thank you to men and women who served in the US Army.

Pokemoto recently announced its partnership with FranFund, a one-stop financing solution that was the first to offer multiple financing options under one roof in the franchise space for those interested in a financial loan service. FranFund works directly with VetFran, a strategic initiative of the international franchise association, and offers a discounted pricing structure for veterans.

Michael Roper, CEO of Pokemoto, said, “We love bringing new franchisees into our Pokemoto Ohana (family)! This is our first program agreement for veterans to take advantage of our veteran appreciation program that we just announced last month. We are happy to be able to support our veterans by helping them on their entrepreneurial journey. The ability to follow a process and the leadership qualities introduced by the military make veterans excellent candidates for the franchise system. Pokemoto is in growth mode and our franchise sales team continues to expand the brand through targeted digital marketing efforts, trade shows, virtual discovery days and more. Once these locations open, Pokemoto will have locations operating in 11 states, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Mississippi, Florida and now the Texas.

Roper continued, “Flower Mound was named the 4th best place to live in America by Money in 2021 and is known for its small-town family environment. Residents of Flower Mound and Highland Village benefit from proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth attractions, jobs, great schools and soon – Pokemoto, Hawaiian Poke! Pokemoto prides itself on fresh, “healthier for you” combinations the whole family can enjoy. We literally have something for everyone on our menu. Our modern dining rooms and bright colors provide a Hawaiian vibe where guests can enjoy a custom bowl or sip refreshing boba tea! We look forward to sharing more details about the opening and being a part of the Flower Mound and Highland Village communities.

About MuscleMaker, Inc.

Muscle Maker, Inc. is the parent company of “healthier for you” brands that bring high-quality healthy food options to consumers in traditional and non-traditional settings such as military bases, universities, ghost kitchens, delivery and ready-to-use products. meal preparation options. Brands include Muscle Maker Grill restaurants, Pokemoto Hawaiian Poke and SuperFit Foods meal prep. Our menus highlight healthier versions of traditional and non-traditional dishes and feature grass-fed steak, lean turkey, chicken breast, Ahi tuna, salmon, shrimp, tofu and herbal options. For more information about Muscle Maker, Inc., visit www.musclemakergrill.comfor more information about Pokemoto visit pokemoto.com.

About Pokemoto
Pokemoto (pokemoto.com) a Hawaiian Poke Bowl concept known for its modern culinary twist on a traditional Hawaiian classic has locations open in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Maryland and Virginia with future locations coming to Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Texas. Pokemoto delivers contemporary flavors with fresh, delicious ingredients that appeal to foodies, health enthusiasts, and sushi lovers everywhere. Guests can choose from a list of signature bowls or be daring and create their own unique combination of a base, various proteins and toppings and nine different sauces. Vegetarian options are available and the bowl combinations are virtually limitless. Colorful dishes and chic, modern dining rooms provide an uplifting dining experience for guests of all ages. Customers can dine in-store or order online through third-party delivery apps for contactless delivery.

Forward-looking statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. To the extent that the information presented in this press release addresses financial projections, information or expectations regarding our business plans, results of operations, products or markets, or otherwise makes statements about future events, such statements are forward-looking. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “should”, “may”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “project”, “expect”, “expects,” “plans,” and “proposes.” Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. You are urged to carefully review and consider all cautionary and other information, including statements made under “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our filings from time to time with the SEC. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the document in which they are contained, and Muscle Maker, Inc. assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by law.

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]]> Dallas restaurants unveil new menus for spring and more restaurant news https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/dallas-restaurants-unveil-new-menus-for-spring-and-more-restaurant-news/ Mon, 30 May 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/dallas-restaurants-unveil-new-menus-for-spring-and-more-restaurant-news/

This roundup of Dallas restaurant news is full of dishes — new dishes. As the seasons change, restaurants are rolling out new menus to highlight these seasonal dishes, or perhaps just to switch things up. There’s also an opening or two, and plenty more tasty treats.

Here’s what’s happening in Dallas food news:

Mi Cocina opened a new Uptown Dallas location in the former Del Frisco’s Grille space at 3232 McKinney Ave., after moving from its West Village location in March. It’s larger than the usual Mi Cocina, with two patios: one at sidewalk level and a second on a balcony off the second-floor bar. This is the chain’s 22nd location, opening seven months after the October 2021 opening of a location in Klyde Warren Park.

Postino WineCafe, Deep Ellum’s wine cafe, launches its Wine Cult membership program in Dallas. Wine Cult members receive four hand-picked wines each quarter. Each Wine Cult box has a different theme with wines selected by Beverage Director and Advanced Sommelier Brett Karlicek. If you register before June 30, you become a founding member and receive a bonus bottle of wine on your birthday, as well as benefits and first access to Postino events. Membership options include $60 per term or annual membership or $220 per year. Sign up at www.postinowinecult.com.

wild forka South Florida-based grocery concept that sells meat and seafood, opened a store in Prosper at 2351 E. University Dr. It is the chain’s third store in Texas and the 29th overall.

The Dolce Riviera lounge is a new two-pronged concept in the Harwood district with take-out during the day and a cocktail bar on weekend nights, with drinks such as the Smoky Parlor Old Fashioned, Prim and Proper Martini and the Italian aperitif 75. The Parlor is open Monday through Friday at 7:00 a.m. and for cocktails Wednesday through Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Dolce Riviera, which reopened May 12 after being closed due to COVID-19, now serves brunch Saturday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Assador at the Renaissance Hotel launched a new seasonal menu from Chef Joe Graffeo featuring Texas Mushroom Bisque, Charred Romaine Salad, Salmon Tacos, Lemon Peppercorn Tagliatelle, 413 Farm Sausage Sandwich with jalapeno cheddar on a hoagie pretzel, crab cake sliders, strawberry rhubarb cobbler, and chocolate chipotle cake.

Ida Claire, the southern restaurant in Addison, offers two new desserts: Bourbon Pecan Pie with bourbon, pecans and vanilla ice cream; and seasonal bread pudding with flavors that change with the seasons. Ida also offers six new cocktails including a frozen paloma, and another new CBD cocktail menu.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill has a new seasonal menu available until August 31 that includes a spring vegetable salad with snow peas, green beans, asparagus, English peas and fennel tossed in a honey mustard vinaigrette with capers and mixed herbs; artichoke-potato-leek soup with truffle oil; orange-vanilla cream cheesecake; and a strip flight from New York that includes Texas Kobe Wagyu Beef from Rosewood Ranches, Nebraska Prime Certified Angus, and real Japanese A-5 Wagyu Beef.

fiatto, the West Village’s Italian restaurant, is now open for weekend brunch Saturday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a menu featuring Italian-inspired sweet and savory dishes as well as a mimosa specialty program. Appetizers include the Ferrero Rocher waffle with Nutella, hazelnuts, maple syrup, whipped cream and gold flakes; Lemon and ricotta pancakes with cannoli cream, amarena cherries and Sicilian pistachios; Espresso Waffle with cinnamon butter, whipped cream, maple syrup and chocolate espresso beans Classic spinach omelette, smoked mozzarella, pine nuts, tomato pesto; Soft scrambled egg and steak and eggs. Mimosas include the Mimosa Mia and the Big Time Mimosa to share. Other brunch cocktails include the Fiori Di Fiatto and the Madonna Maria.

On Rotation Brewery & Kitchen double the price of brunch. This includes hosting brunch on Saturday as well as Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and an expanded menu from new chef Michael Smith, who was executive chef at The Common Table, with dishes such as the Gravy Baby, the Cajun Sunrise and a bowl of veggie scramble. They also added mimosa carafes of their traditional mimosas as well as pink lemonade mimosas; they make their own sparkling pink lemonade in-house and have it on tap. Delicious. They also offer 40 taps of craft beer, cider and hard seltzer cocktails and a select wine list.

cowboy chicken brought back a summer favorite: watermelon tea plus sliced ​​watermelon on the side, available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Church Chicken brought back their Original Smokehouse Chicken for the summer. They first introduced it six years ago and spent several years tweaking the recipe. Chef Kevin Houston was inspired by a trip on the Texas BBQ Trail between San Antonio and Austin. It’s half a chicken marinated in a smoky marinade, fried and served with a layer of glaze. It is available in a combination meal with mashed potatoes, honey-butter cookie and drink. They also have a peach cobbler built on a honey butter cookie.

SusieCakes is offering special graduation-themed cakes until Sunday, June 26. These cakes are available in 6 inch, 9 inch or quarter sheet cakes. There’s also a Grad Cupcake Box with 12 assorted cupcakes with a personalized inscription, and a Congrats Cupcake Box with 4 assorted cupcakes with a “Congrats!” inscription. A 6 inch cake serves 6-12. A 9 inch serves 12-20. A quarter sheet cake serves 20-30. Order in store or online at susiecakes.com.

The Statler Downtown hotel has launched a secret menu available only to Hilton Honors guests. Visitors who are Hilton Honors members will be presented with the secret menu. Honorary members who are just coming to dinner can ask for the secret menu at the reception or at the hostess stand at each venue. Statler’s six restaurants – Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge, Bourbon & Banter, Scout, Overeasy, Waterproof and Sfereco – will have special secret menu items.

Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse offers to-go cocktails including frozen Plata Rita with tequila blanco, cointreau, lemon and lime juice; Big Red enriched with rum, pineapple juice and lime; and Frozen Whiskey Smash, a homemade iced whiskey with peach, lemon and mint.

Texas Ale Project launches new limited-edition Pantera craft beers available in San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Houston and DFW. The series kicks off with Becoming Bock, an easy-drinking Amber Lager, available at Total Wine and other select locations, followed later this year by Electric Blonde Ale brewed with habanero peppers.

Al-Biernat enlarged and improved its terrace. They added a new patio that seats about 30 people at the North Dallas location, lined with greenery and covered with a steel and cedar pergola. Their Oak Lawn location now has two patios, one in a wooden deck surrounding a fountain, with a newly completed lattice roof.

McDonald’s launched its first new McFlurry flavor of the year: the Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry, available for a limited time, made with vanilla, blended with chocolate-covered pretzel pieces and topped with a caramel swirl.

HEB held a groundbreaking celebration to mark the start of construction of its new store in Allen, located at the northwest corner of State Highway 5 (Greenville Avenue) and Exchange Parkway across from Allen High School. This will be the fourth HEB currently under construction at DFW.

Chili’s Grill & Bar has made Bonton Farms a beneficiary of its “round up” program at all 80 Chili locations in the DFW region. Each time a customer pays their bill, they are asked if they would like to round to the nearest dollar, with the extra cents going directly to Bonton Farms. Chili’s has already donated $60,000 to the South Dallas nonprofit. Additional funds raised through the roundup program will support Bonton Farms’ Project Gamechanger program, to fund a health and wellness center, financial institution, affordable housing, capacity building and people development.

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8 reasons to be excited about the 2023 NADA Show host city, Dallas https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/8-reasons-to-be-excited-about-the-2023-nada-show-host-city-dallas/ Sat, 28 May 2022 05:05:36 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/8-reasons-to-be-excited-about-the-2023-nada-show-host-city-dallas/

From its inception as a business and trading center for livestock, cotton, and petroleum, Dallas has a long history as a booming city for business.

Today, Dallas is buzzing with a different kind of energy. Attracting just under 50 million visitors to the metro area each year, the Big D is one of Texas‘ top tourist destinations, brimming with unique neighborhoods to discover, new restaurants to try, museums to browse and adventures to live.

From fresh margaritas (the frozen margarita maker was invented in Dallas) to the trendiest shops (the first American mall, Highland Park Village was developed in 1931), Dallas has a lot to offer. Here are eight must-see and must-do things to put on your Dallas bucket list.

All-Star Sports Range

Dallas is one of the top sporting destinations in the country and when most people think of Dallas, they think of the Dallas Cowboys. You can catch this beloved NFL team during a game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, but die-hard Cowboys fans will definitely want to sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s largest domed structure.

But sports in Dallas is much more than football. Dallas is home to six major league sports teams. Head to the American Airlines Center to play on the court with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks or on the ice with the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Watch MLB’s Texas Rangers swing for the fence at the new Globe Life Field in Arlington, check out the field with MLS’s FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium in Frisco or take to the field with the WNBA’s Dallas Wings at College Park Center in Arlington.

Rev your engines

Adrenaline Junkies: Start your engines, because Dallas is home to great motorsport adventures. Texas Motor Speedway, near Denton, hosts the NASCAR All-Star Race and its companion NASCAR Open. If drag racing is more your scene, head 40 miles south of downtown Dallas to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis. Or get dusty at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, a half-inclined dirt road located in Mesquite.

Get behind the wheel by signing up for one of the many driving experiences at Texas Motor Speedway or test the throttle on an exotic car at DriveXotic at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson. For real thrills, try powered parachutes, which are a propeller-driven cart attached to a parachute. Future Flight takes off from Caddo Mills Airport, a short drive northeast of Dallas, and offers you a chance to experience the thrill and excitement of flying over Lake Lavon.

A different kind of “driving” in Fort Worth

For a real taste of the Wild West (and to see where your barbecue is coming from), drive 30 minutes straight west to Fort Worth and head straight to the Fort Worth Stockyards. This historic district has 25 restaurants, 14 bars and 50 shops plus the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, but the real stars are the cattle. Real Texas Cowherds drive a herd of 17 Texas Longhorns down East Exchange Avenue from the Livestock Exchange Building daily at 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

To see the bulls in action – okay, not exactly the Fort Worth herd, but other bulls – get tickets to the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, the world’s only year-round rodeo. Rodeos are held almost every Friday and Saturday night at the Cowtown Coliseum.

If you can’t get enough of the cows yet, head over to Riscky’s Steakhouse. Culinary adventurers can try the cowboy delicacy known as veal fries – breaded, deep-fried bull testicles covered in homemade gravy. Or play it safe with a fried chicken steak or rib eye.

Shop till you drop

Indulge in Dallas’ other major sport: shopping. Shopping in Dallas spans the entire retail spectrum, from luxury brands to budget boutiques. Visit Neiman Marcus’ flagship downtown location, malls like NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas, and Highland Park Village, and smaller shopping districts like the Design District, trendy Bishop Arts District, and West Village in Uptown.

Stock up on western gear at the legendary Wild Bill’s Western Store, NorthPark Center’s Pinto Ranch, or any of three Cavender’s Boot City locations in the Dallas Metroplex.

Exciting nightlife

Things really heat up in Dallas once the sun goes down. Whether you like rooftop cocktails, karaoke, or listening to live music, Dallas has plenty to offer for a great night out. The historic district of Deep Ellum is full of bars, clubs and small music venues. It’s the perfect place for drinks, a concert and a late-night snack. Be sure to check it out during the day to see dozens of murals painted on the buildings.

Located in East Dallas, Lower Greenville Avenue is known for its swoon-worthy restaurants, but is also home to a lively but down-to-earth nightlife of live music spots and folk bars. For live music, head to the beloved Granada Theater, a former cinema built in 1946 that is now a concert hall. Next door is Sundown at the Granada, a beer garden offering farm-to-table fare, over 60 beers, and live music amid plank and brick walls.

Once owned by Gene Autrey, the historic Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff/South Dallas is one of the best live music venues in the city and home to an eclectic marquee of local, national and international artists as well as a bar and a dining room.

Awesome art

Dallas has a world-class arts scene centered around the Dallas Arts District – the 68-acre, 20-block urban arts district is the largest in the country. The Dallas Museum of Art features works by artists such as Van Gogh and Warhol, while the Nasher Sculpture Center houses sculptures by Picasso and Rodin, and the Crow Museum of Asian Art brings together historical and contemporary art from different parts from Asia.

There are many performance venues in the Arts District including the Dallas Black Dance Theater, Wyly Theater, Myerson Symphony Center, Winspear Opera House, to name a few.

Although not necessarily a museum, Klyde Warren Park is an amazing work of engineering. The 5.2-acre terraced park is built on a setback highway connecting two Dallas neighborhoods, Uptown and the Dallas Arts District. The park hosts a variety of community events including Music in the Park, dance and yoga classes. Be sure to check out Food Truck Lane.

Located in the heart of North Oak Cliff, the Bishop Arts District is home to more than 60 independent shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and art galleries, making it one of Dallas’ most unique neighborhoods.

Get Stuffed on the BBQ

Sure, Dallas has a fantastic restaurant scene ranging from Texas mainstays like steak and Tex-Mex to internationally inspired dishes like Chinese hand-pulled noodles or traditional South African fried bread (vetkoek), but can you really say you’ve been to dallas without barbecuing? Bring an empty stomach and load up on the best barbecue in Texas at one (or more) of Dallas’ famous barbecue joints.

The Bryan family is the queen of barbecue in Texas and Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse has been serving brisket sandwiches and giant onion rings in one place since 1958. It’s also the only 24-hour barbecue restaurant in Texas, seven days on seven.

Lockhart Smokehouse has three locations and is the only destination in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area where you can find Kreuz Market sausages, served on butcher paper, just like the original.

Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum always has a long line at the door, but their signature Hot Mess (a stuffed sweet potato breast) is worth it.

Recently named one of the top 10 barbecues in the state by Texas Monthly, Cattleack Barbeque serves up some of the best ribs, briskets and sausages in Texas, as well as North Carolina-style whole-hog barbecue sandwiches with coleslaw and crackers. . Be sure to plan ahead: Cattleack is only open Thursdays, Fridays, and the first Saturday of the month.

Get ready for real power

Because everything really is bigger in Texas, Dallas is the host city for the 2023 NADA Show. Polish your cowboy boots, dust off your Stetson, and saddle up for the auto industry event of the year. , to be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, January 26-29. See you soon !

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New Deals to Accelerate Donut Franchise Shipley’s Growth, Plus Other Development News | Franchise News https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/new-deals-to-accelerate-donut-franchise-shipleys-growth-plus-other-development-news-franchise-news/ Tue, 24 May 2022 14:45:00 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/new-deals-to-accelerate-donut-franchise-shipleys-growth-plus-other-development-news-franchise-news/

Three agreements with Shipley Do-Nuts will bring more than 50 units to Georgia and Maryland. Based in Dallas ARFD Foodsoperated by Andrew Robertson and Franklin Diaz, has signed for 25 locations in Georgia, while Oziel Rodriguez, operator Sweet Donuts Investments, has reached an agreement for five stores. In Maryland, cousins Brian Lemek Jr. and John Egan signed a 25-unit deal through their Mid-Atlantic Do-Nuts. Founded in 1936, Shipley Do-Nuts franchises more than 330 restaurants in 10 states.

Dave’s Hot Chicken expands into Minnesota by signing a deal with Michael McGuire open six sites in the Twin Cities. McGuire, a franchisee with 34 years of experience in quick service restaurants, has operated brands such as Domino’s, Jersey Mikes, Krispy Kreme and Little Caesars.

Technology reseller PayMore will open branches in the Milwaukee area after signing a multi-unit agreement with Tim Ven Hause. Also a multi-unit operator of uBreakiFix (which is rebranding itself as Asurion Tech Repair), VenHause plans to open its first PayMore store in West Allis, a suburb of Milwaukee.






The exterior of a Bad Ass Cafe.




Bad Ass Coffee from Hawaii signed an agreement with business partners Ankush Agrawal and Rushik Solanki and their Makers Group to develop five units in the Dallas Metro. They plan to open their first store in Sachse, an eastern suburb of Dallas, in late 2022 or early 2023, with the others expected to follow in the next two years. Agrawal has a background in construction and property management, while Solanki has a background in business management and operations.

RCI Hospitality Holdings, which has several strip clubs and dining establishments, signed a franchise development agreement with Jerry Westlund to open three Bombshells Restaurant & Bar units in Alabama. Westlund is a Nashville entrepreneur and managing partner of BMB Huntsville who has experience owning 30 nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 12 states. The agreement provides for the opening of the three military-themed sports bars over five years.

Cafe Elianos plans to expand its current footprint in Jacksonville with two new locations in Nassau County, Florida. It signed a two-unit development agreement with existing franchisees spencer and Kacie Hutchison, which has three stores in Georgia, and another in Peach State is expected to open soon. Founded in 2002, Ellianos Coffee is a Florida-based company with 22 operating locations.

Dog House signed a multi-unit agreement to bring 15 sites to the state of Maryland. Existing franchisees Faizan and Adila Khan, which operates three restaurants, will open new locations in Annapolis, Baltimore and other Maryland communities, as well as the greater Washington, DC area, over the next five years. A franchisee since 2018, Faizan has 25 years of experience in the technology industry.







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Everbowl CEO Jeff Fenster, left, with retired NFL player Drew Brees.




Super Bowl champion and legendary quarterback for the New Orleans Saints Drew Bree expands its partnership with the acai bowl concept everbowl. Brees, which has already signed a 60-unit deal for locations in New Orleans, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, will now open 15 stores in Tennessee and 10 in Virginia. Brees works with Alex Yeater, an Everbowl area representative, to jointly manage and operate the locations. Launched in 2016, Everbowl has 46 stores open and signs major multi-unit development agreements.

A new agreement will extend Quiznos and Taco Del Mar. Parent company Rego Restaurant Group has signed a development agreement with Dominica and Monique Mendoza to build 10 restaurants in Denver. The recent deal isn’t the first for the Mendozas, as their company CF Lifestyle Investments also has a two-unit deal for restaurants in New Mexico. The Mendozas also acquired six Quiznos restaurants in the Denver market, making it one of the brand’s largest franchisees. High Bluff Capital acquired Quiznos and Taco Del Mar in 2018.

The Dog Stop, a dog care concept, has signed deals to bring 12 new locations to cities including Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, Long Island, New York, Orlando, Florida and Lexington Kentucky, as well as the Central Region from New Jersey. The signing of a three-territory agreement is Denis Hill, a lawyer in Frisco, Texas. The other three-territory agreement was signed by the franchisee David Weinberg in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. The five-territory agreement, meanwhile, was signed by the franchisee Justin Steiner from Orlando.

Steve Christensen and Reid Richardswho already have a 12-unit deal to develop Big chicken in Arizona, signed a separate deal to bring Shaquille O’Neal’s brand of chicken to Idaho and Utah. Christensen and Richards, former Five Guys franchisees, are also developing brunch restaurant Another Broken Egg Café in Arizona.

Goldfish Swim Schools has signed a four-unit franchise agreement for new locations in the greater Houston area. The franchisees are alexander and Jaime Mesa and Bret Beitleras well as Jonathan Spindler of Waterslake Capital. The Mesas and Beitler own an Urban Air Adventure Park and three Kids ‘R’ Kids franchises in the Houston market. Spindler, meanwhile, is another Urban Air franchisee that also operates Code Ninjas and Scooter’s Coffee locations.

Steve Zeiglera multi-unit Jersey Mike’s franchisee, enters the pizza business by signing an agreement to open three Pizza Mike of the Mountain restaurants in Texas. The deal is one of two three-unit deals signed for Texas. The other is with Robbie and Varinder Basati. Robby is the largest Mountain Mike’s franchisee in California.







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Twin Peaks opens in Pittsburgh.




twin peaks signed a multi-unit agreement with the franchisee Shamsu Charania of the Falcons Group, with three locations slated to open in the Pittsburgh area within the next year. A franchisee of Dunkin’, Baskin-Robbins, Checkers/Rally’s and TGI Fridays, The Falcons Group operates more than 90 restaurants in seven states and recently acquired 30 Rally’s from Joe Hertzman.

Korean fried chicken brand Bonchon has signed an agreement to open three locations in the Los Angeles area. The agreement is with the contractor Kenneth Parkwhich plans to open the first location in early 2023.

Jérémie’s Italian ice cream has set its sights on the state of Tennessee, with over 20 locations planned. The development is accompanied by the signing of an agreement with DT Ventures, owned and operated by Brad Davis. A total of 22 units are planned, with five locations expected to open within the next 18 months. Davis operates 10 Macro’s Pizza restaurants in Tennessee and is a Scooter’s Coffee franchise.

International Development News

Xponential Fitness continues its international expansion by signing a master franchise agreement in Mexico for its StretchLab, Rumble and AKT brands. The master franchisee, a division of Mexican construction and hospitality company Grupo ITISA, plans to open at least 60 studios across the three brands over the next 10 years. Besides Mexico, Xponential, which went public last year and has 10 brands, is expanding into Australia, the Dominican Republic, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and Spain. New studios are also planned in Austria, Germany and the UK.

Metro signed two master franchise agreements, in Brazil and Malaysia. SouthRock, a Brazil-based multi-brand restaurant operator, is one of the franchisees, with an agreement for exclusive rights to manage and develop all Subway locations in the market. A licensed operator of Starbucks and TGI Fridays, SouthRock will expand the footprint of Brazil’s Metro, which already has 1,600 locations. In Southeast Asia, existing partner Pegacorn has signed an agreement to develop 500 new metros across Peninsular Malaysia over the next 10 years, a development that would triple the number of restaurants in the market.

Sola Lounges signed three multi-unit agreements for new locations in Canada. Larry Lloyd and mike mcdonald plan to open three branches in Ontario’s Durham Region. Ammar Aboulnasr, founder and CEO of electronics distributor Basatne International, has signed on to open two locations, in Hamilton and Barrie, Ontario. And the opening of Solas in North York, Richmond Hill and Markham is a new franchisee mike ruthard.

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