Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Wahlburgers eyes Tampa for Florida expansion

Photo courtesy of WahlburgersWahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Orlando restaurateur Manny Garcia to open 20 locations in Florida. By: Megan Ribbens A Central Florida restaurateur has signed a deal to bring Wahlburgers — a Boston-based fast-casual burger concept owned by brothers Paul, Donnie and Mark Wahlberg— to the Sunshine State. Manny Garcia will open…
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TGI Fridays hones design, operations in refranchising push

The red-and-white striped awnings are gone from new TGI Fridays prototype in Addison, Texas. Ron Ruggless TGI Fridays is sporting a new look and a fresh approach to franchising under its private-equity ownership. Since longtime TGI Fridays parent Carlson closed on the 900-unit brand’s sale this summer to private-equity firms Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan…
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