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Fork & Salad Receives Editor’s Choice: Small Business Awards 2019

Created By fransm5_wp on April 29, 2019 2:17 pm
Fork & Salad Restaurant Interior

In 2016, Travis Morrin, Jaron Blosser and Cody Christopher opened the flagship Fork & Salad Maui location in Kihei. A Kahului location followed in 2018, feeding the island’s growing appetite for healthy, fast and affordable food that is locally sourced. The menu features chef-inspired salads, sandwiches, soups, juices, organic coffee, tea, and…


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Fork & Salad Franchises, Expands to Mainland

Created By fransm5_wp on April 29, 2019 2:10 pm
Fork & Salad Food

The owners of Maui-based Fork & Salad announced they are expanding to the U.S. mainland and beyond with a new franchise operation. Owners Jaron Blosser, Travis Morrin and Cody Christopher are teaming up with Fransmart, a global leader in franchise development. Fork & Salad franchises are now available from coast to coast, with goals to…


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Fork & Salad promotes manager to oversee franchise development

Created By fransm5_wp on April 29, 2019 2:00 pm
Fork & Salad Team Member

“I’ve spent the last few years learning and developing my management style from the owners,” Mann said in a statement. “I’ve watched as they built Fork & Salad from the ground up, so I’m well-equipped to assist new franchisees through the same process and give them the resources they need to successfully run a Fork & Salad location in any market”…


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Fork & Salad receives coveted Aipono Awards

Created By fransm5_wp on April 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Fork & Salad Founders

The chef-owners behind Three’s Bar & Grill — Jaron Blosser, Cody Christopher, and Travis Morrin — understand that great food starts with sourcing the right ingredients. That’s one of the reasons this dynamic trio has been buying locally since opening the restaurant in 2009. In 2016 they opened their second restaurant, Fork & Salad, a fresh take on farm-to-table cuisine…


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Iconic Mamoun’s Falafel Concocts Huge Expansion Plan

Created By fransm5_wp on April 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Mamouns Storefront

A NYC-based falafel chain is targeting a major expansion — the iconic restaurant Mamoun’s Falafel. The cheap eats favorite dating back to 1971 plans to open in 6 new cities this year, including planned outposts in nearby NJ, Philly, and Long Island. Already, word’s out that Chicago might get a whopping 5 new outposts, and now…


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Mamoun’s Falafel Takes Aim at Nationwide Expansion

Created By fransm5_wp on April 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Mamoun's Food

The highly acclaimed Mamoun’s Falafel, which first opened in New York City in 1971 and has since been recognized by publications across the country for its namesake offering, is pursuing an aggressive franchising growth strategy that is poised to take the concept nationwide. Mamoun’s currently operates…


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Believe The Mamoun’s Falafel Hype

Created By fransm5_wp on April 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Mamoun's Store Front

Mamoun’s Falafel, the family-owned and operated New York City chain, opened the doors to its first-ever location in Dallas on Saturday. And much to our delight, the hype around this Middle Eastern restaurant’s highly anticipated opening was quite justified. It all boils down to this…


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Ike’s Sandwiches (with boxer Andre Ward) opening Hayward shop

Created By AM Design Group on April 7, 2019 9:51 pm
Ike's Founder and Boxer Ward

The newest shop in the cult favorite chain will hold festivities with both Ward and Shehadeh in attendance. “Ike and I became friends and decided that a Hayward location would be the perfect first shop for our partnership,” said Ward, “Hayward has a special place in my heart and I know they are going to love everything about Ike’s.” Like all Ike’s, this one will have a few location-specific sandwiches, including…


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An Interview with Sandwich Genius, Ike of Ike’s Love & Sandwiches

Created By AM Design Group on April 7, 2019 9:42 pm
Ike Shehadeh

Madison Bumgarner. MC Hammer. Kevin Bacon. To the uninitiated, it may seem as if I am randomly naming celebrities for no good reason. For those in on the secret, you’d understand that I am actually listing just a few of the many options from Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, the masterful brainchild of Ike Shehadeh. Ike’s addictive creations have since spread beyond the…


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Ike’s Love & Sandwiches opens 3rd SF store at the Stonestown Galleria

Created By AM Design Group on April 7, 2019 9:33 pm
Ikes Sandwich

A new spot to score sandwiches has opened up shop at the Stonestown Galleria Mall. The third San Francisco location of Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, the multi-state sandwich chain. Ike’s is known for its signature sandwiches with quirky names, like the Lizzy’s Lips (chicken, pepper jack cheese and Italian dressing) or the Michael Jordan, made with meatballs and marinara. Expect a variety of veggie-friendly options, too, such as…


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Sandwich lovers: “Ike’s Love and Sandwiches” opens in Fresno

Created By AM Design Group on April 7, 2019 9:09 pm
Ike's Food

A sandwich shop with several locations in California, Arizona, and Nevada — is opening up for business in Fresno. “Ike’s Love and Sandwiches” is now open in Northwest Fresno in the Palmdon Shopping Center. “We like to be community-based. We want to bring the jobs and at the same time serve sandwiches to people that love sandwiches,” said training director Paul Fitzpatrick…


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The Hummus and Pita Co. Growing Rapidly With New Franchise Opportunities

Created By fransm5_wp on April 3, 2019 8:46 pm
Hummus & Pita Co. Food

With quite a few storefronts currently open and many others coming soon, The Hummus and Pita Co. is providing high quality and locally sourced Mediterranean food around the country. The founder Dave Pesso worked hard to market The Hummus and Pita Co. to ensure differentiating themselves from the new trend of fast-casual healthier food chains. After the success of their first restaurant, Pesso and his family opened…


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The Hummus & Pita Co. Sets Date for First New Jersey Location

Created By fransm5_wp on April 3, 2019 8:36 pm
Hummus & Pita Co. Food

“We have been long awaiting the day where we finally get to introduce The Hummus & Pita Co.’s fresh and authentic Mediterranean cuisine to the Holmdel community,” says New Jersey franchisee Kaushal Shah. “We plan to make a big splash in Bell Works by attracting a clientele of business professionals and local shoppers alike, and from there, we plan to…


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How an Entrepreneur Family in Utah Secured a 2-State Franchise Deal with a Fast-Growing, Breakout Indian Fast Casual Concept

Created By fransm5_wp on April 3, 2019 6:47 pm
Curry Up Now Interior

A Salt Lake City-based entrepreneurial family is bringing Curry Up Now, the largest and fastest growing Indian fast casual concept in the United States, to Utah and Colorado. Last fall, John Netto and his family signed the largest multi-franchise agreement to-date for Curry Up Now, going beyond a five-unit agreement and negotiating exclusive rights to…


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What Inspires Curry Up Now CEO Akash Kapoor

Created By fransm5_wp on April 3, 2019 6:42 pm
Akash Kapoor

I’m a pretty casual guy myself, and so I think it all came out of my mindset and my wife’s mindset. Our whole family—my grandparents to my parents to me and then to my kids—cooks. That’s what we do; it’s a great bonding experience. The one thing that bugs me about Indian food and about some other cuisines as well is…


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Curry Up Now expands beyond California

Created By fransm5_wp on April 3, 2019 6:41 pm
Curry Up Now Food

Curry Up Now, a 10-year-old fast casual Indian concept, plans to expand into Utah and Colorado after franchisee John Netto signed a five-unit agreement in the fall. The Netto family also negotiated exclusive rights to open the first 20 restaurants throughout…


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Curry Up Now Finalizes Multi-Unit Deal for New Jersey

Created By fransm5_wp on April 3, 2019 6:33 pm
Curry Up Now Food

“The creativity and unique essence of the brand is what impressed me the most when I first discovered Curry Up Now. They not only pay attention to the taste of the food, but also how it is presented, and that is something that isn’t available on the East Coast yet,” says Franchisee Pritesh Benjamin. “I am thrilled…


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