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Sbarro Set to Open First Location in Costa Rica

Sbarro announces its inaugural location in Costa Rica. In an exclusive development agreement with franchise partner Pizza in Paradise Sociedad Anonima, led by Jorge Moya and sons Jorge and Jose, has opened Sbarro—known for its extra-large New York-style pizza slice—in Lincoln Plaza in the city of Moravia, with more locations to follow.

Fazoli's Celebrates Record-Breaking Year and Franchisees

Fazoli’s recently held its 2019 National Brand Conference in Marco Island, Florida where it awarded its brand trailblazers for driving success.“Our National Brand Conference really ignites excitement around our newest brand strategies while celebrating the big wins of the year,” says President and CEO Carl Howard.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Names Michael Flaum Director of Franchise Development

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, the renowned New York-style pizzeria known for its award-winning, coal-fired, brick oven pizza, welcomed Michael Flaum as Director of Franchise Development. Michael joins the Grimaldi’s team with over a decade of experience as an owner, area developer, and multi-unit franchisee of Cold Stone Creamery, as well as president and CEO of Arlington Rack and Packaging, a multi-state manufacturing company, and owner of a strategic development/advisory entity.

Calios to Buy Nation’s Largest Calzone Franchise

The owners of D.P. Dough, the nation’s largest calzone franchise and third largest college-focused restaurant chain, have inked an agreement to sell the company to Calios, a 13 unit competing calzone chain.

Olive Garden Super-Sizes its Value Promise

One of Olive Garden’s biggest menu moves in recent months wasn’t anything fresh or revolutionary. It was a bulked-up version of a classic—Chicken Alfredo, but now with 50 percent more chicken. This aligns with a broader value strategy for Olive Garden that’s also been super-sized lately.