A series of restaurant chains announce operational and development news.
Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA), a widely recognized healthy, active lifestyle brand, announced today that it has signed a master development agreement with Canada Juice Corp. to develop 80 stores across Canada over the next 10 years. The first Jamba Juice Canadian locations are anticipated to open in late 2011.
Beautiful Brands International (BBI) reached a franchise agreement for its Top That! Pizza (TTP) concept with Mohammed Obaid Al Neaimi to develop the brand in the Middle East. Al Neaimi will be responsible for the concept's expansion strategy within Gulf countries as well as entry of the franchise into new regional markets. Al Neaimi plans to open 20 locations, beginning in the United Arab Emirates, next year. Top That! Pizza is a fast-casual concept that features customized personal pizzas.
Tossed, home of garden fresh salads, crepe wraps and sandwiches, today announced that it has signed a franchise agreement authorizing the development of five new Tossed locations throughout Boston, Massachusetts. The agreement with new franchisee Brian Hanseth will significantly increase Tossed's presence in Boston, one of its first and most loyal markets.
UFood Restaurant Group Inc. (OTC.BB:UFFC - News) has signed an agreement with London-based World Franchise Associates Ltd. to seek franchisees in the Middle East. World Franchise Associates is an international franchise organization that assists franchisors in entering new international markets and helps international franchise buyers acquire franchised brands.