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  1. Rock n Roll Sushi CEO Chris Kramolis credits franchisees with chain’s success in 2020

    Rock n Roll Sushi occupies the unique niche of providing sushi rolls and hibachi-grilled items in a rock music-themed setting to consumers who might not normally eat raw fish. Founded in Mobile, Ala., in 2010 by husband-and-wife team Lance and Gerry Mach Hallmark, the chain grew thanks to their deep understanding ...


  2. Bubbakoo’s Burritos co-founder Paul Altero discusses success during pandemic

    Paul Altero has been working in restaurants since he was 9 years old, and for the past 13 years he and business partner Bill Hart have been running Bubbakoo’s Burritos, a fast-casual chain based on the Jersey shore serving burritos and related items with a wide variety of proteins, such ...


  3. Quinn Adkins simplifies Culver’s menu development during pandemic

    Quinn Adkins has been Culver’s director of menu development for the past six years, overseeing the creation of menu items such as the award-winning Pretzel Haus Pub Burger and other items popular with guests and franchisees alike, such as the pretzel bites that recently were made permanent additions to ...


  4. Bonchon taps into South Korean culture

    Bonchon, which translates from Korean as “My Hometown,” has over the past year begun to offer a fast-casual version of the traditionally casual-dining fried chicken restaurant and plans to introduce a delivery-carry-out version later this year. “Our franchise partners are the ones that really led us down this path,” said Flynn ...


  5. Hooteers CEO Sal Melilli: Virtual brands have helped us thrive during the pandemic

    Hooters was one of the success stories among large sports-bar chains in 2020, largely because it was ready to shift to an all off-premises menu. The Atlanta-based chain already had seen that takeout and delivery were going to be growing segments of their business and had launched a fast-casual ...