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Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Orem all up for Mountain Size Portions
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Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Orem all up for Mountain Size Portions

In Orem, Mountain Mike's Pizza, a California-based family-style pizza chain noted for its crispy, curly pepperonis, Mountain-sized pies, and dough prepared fresh every day, has announced the opening of its second Utah location. RVTC Enterprises LLC, a franchise organization, owned by Utah citizens and notable local dairy producers Robert Viveiros and Tony Cabral, operates the new restaurant as part of a multi-unit franchise deal. Mountain Mike's is excited to provide its unique "Pizza the Way it Oughta Be!®" experience to Orem residents and beyond, with additional Utah sites on the way. Because of their considerable experience in dairy farming, RVTC Enterprises LLC's Operations Director, Jamie Cabral, says the company has a deep understanding of the function that high-quality compon...
HomeWell Care Services Enroute Growth, Adds 50 US Locations
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HomeWell Care Services Enroute Growth, Adds 50 US Locations

The leading HomeWell Care Services will close its doors in 2021 with over 50 locations in the United States and 100 territories and anticipates record-breaking results and national expansion in 2022. HomeWell Care Services, a leading national provider of non-medical in-home care, anticipates rapid growth in 2022 due to its record-breaking performance in 2021. The company and its brand have achieved widespread recognition within the industry. HomeWell, known for its innovative care programmes that promote healthier and happier living wherever clients call home, is poised to expand its services nationwide through its growing network of committed, engaged franchisees. Crystal Franz, CEO of HomeWell Care Services, says the brand's accomplishments in 2021 have set the stage for remark...
Scott Shotter to Get “Badass Culture” for Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
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Scott Shotter to Get “Badass Culture” for Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Scott Shotter, a franchise veteran, has been named Chief Operating Officer of Fuzzy's Taco Shop. With nearly 150 franchised and corporate-owned locations in 17 states, the Texas-based restaurant group is known for its Baja-style fare. Before Fuzzy, Shotter was the President of Condado Tacos and CEO of Backyard Burgers. Shotter and Fuzzy's Taco Shop CEO Paul Damico previously worked at Moe's Southwest Grill as Vice President and CEO, respectively, and together led to brand's explosive growth from 200 to 700 units between 2009 and 2016. Paul Damico, the Fuzzy's Taco Shop CEO, describes Scott as a seasoned restaurant industry veteran and a highly skilled operator. With Fuzzy's ambitious growth plans, it makes sense to bring on someone with extensive experience in franchised brands a...
A Real Estate Developer’s Tryst with Multi-Unit A&W Franchise
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A Real Estate Developer’s Tryst with Multi-Unit A&W Franchise

Lee Fry, a real estate developer, has worked with some of the world's most recognized brands, including Dunkin', Chipotle, Panera, Wendy's, and McDonald's. As a result of this experience, Lee Fry and his wife Karin determined the best business model for them to pursue as a franchise buyer. In December 2020, The Frys eventually purchased an A&W restaurant in North Aurora, Illinois. They have stressed the importance of having someone walk them through each stage of the franchise purchase process, which he did from a retiring owner. Almost every brand that offers a drive-thru model is required to obtain a special use permit, which requires a public hearing with the city to discuss everything—parking, hours of operation, zoning, and traffic. Fry was able to apply those lessons to...
Delivery Hero Scales Down Foodpanda in Germany
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Delivery Hero Scales Down Foodpanda in Germany

Online food delivery service in Germany Delivery Hero intends to consolidate Foodpanda's operations in Germany and sell Foodpanda Japan in the first quarter of 2022. Foodpanda will be available in a limited number of cities throughout Germany, including Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, and Stuttgart. It will, however, continue to operate its Berlin-based testing facility to evaluate new product features and technologies. Niklas Ostberg, co-founder and CEO of Delivery Hero, explained that scaling down operations in Germany and planning to divest their Japanese business was not easy. Even though they have built two fantastic FoodPanda teams making significant progress, it has become increasingly difficult to create true ecosystem value in these countries. The CEO is...
US to Receive 60 Slim Chickens Restaurants from Burger King Franchisee
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US to Receive 60 Slim Chickens Restaurants from Burger King Franchisee

Al Cabrera, a Burger King franchise partner, has reportedly secured a deal with fast-casual restaurant company Slim Chickens to open 60 locations in the United States. Cabrera will open 40 locations in Indiana and 20 in Florida as part of the deal, Franchise Times reported. It is believed to be the company's largest franchise arrangement to date. Slim Chickens is situated in Arkansas and now operates approximately 150 locations. An initial expenditure of between $1.1 million and $3.4 million will be required to open a single fried chicken concept business. According to the franchise disclosure paperwork for the business, the average unit volume last year was $1.8 million. Cabrera signed the deal following 'extensive due diligence,' which included an in-depth review of the startup ...