This will be the first Indiana location for Pickleman’s, a Missouri-based chain with 24 locations. The local franchisees plan to open a total of four Indianapolis-area stores over the next four years.
RE/MAX claims franchisee steered brokers to competitor
Denver-based RE/MAX LLC and RE/MAX Integrated Regions LLC filed a complaint in federal court last month against James “Jimmy” Dulin and The Hamilton Group Inc., which does business as RE/MAX Ability Plus.Read More
Ramen chain targets Indiana, plans restaurant in Fishers
Burbank-based Jinya Ramen Bar said it has signed a deal with a franchisee to open two local restaurants early next year.Read More
Indy area’s second X-Golf center opening this fall
The Carmel-based franchisee for the line of sprawling indoor golf and entertainment centers says he’s already looking ahead to additional stores, maybe one in downtown Indianapolis.Read More
Drew Brees, former teammates partner on central Indiana stretching studios
Stretch Zone opened its first of three planned new Indiana franchises in Zionsville last month. Fishers resident Ben Smith, who co-owns the franchise with former NFL star Drew Brees, said he’s hoping to eventually open locations across the state.Read More
This will be Rise’n Roll’s fifth Indianapolis-area location, in addition to stores in Broad Ripple, Fishers, Greenwood and Avon.
The Marion County Health Department forced the Baskin-Robbins in Broad Ripple to close last week because of a malfunctioning air conditioner. The shop’s owner said he has no plans to reopen.
The Canada-based hair styling chain specializes in wash and blow-dry services and special-occasion hairstyling. It has more than 100 locations, but none in Indiana so far.
A Fort Wayne-based franchise group that operates 45 Pizza Hut locations, including some in Hamilton and Boone counties, has signed a deal to open 15 Dave’s Hot Chicken locations in Indiana. Most are expected to be in the Indy-area market.
The Fishers shop opens this week, to be followed later this year by locations in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Carmel and Zionsville.
Jeff Meyer is turning the former Boys & Girls Club at 1700 Conner St. into his company’s headquarters. And he plans to keep things rolling by opening another eight to 10 stores by the end of 2023.
The building, which formerly served as the post exchange for soldiers stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, was offered for sale by the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority this week. Also this week: Tru by Hilton, Culver’s and more.
Detail Garage, a California-based retail chain, will open a franchised store in Plainfield on Friday. It’s the first in Indiana for the fast-growing retail arm of Chemical Guys, which makes a line of car detailing products.
The Human Bean, which opened its first shop in 1998, is coming to Westfield. The local franchisee said he’s scouting Hamilton County for more sites. Also this week: Noble Roman’s, Big Woods and more.
The Beech Grove location’s owner, Fishers-based CMR Partners LLP, has also closed its three other Ponderosa locations since mid-July.
The new franchisee for the 16 Popeyes locations is Cincinnati-based Gilligan Co., which operates convenience stores and quick-service restaurants including Subway and Dunkin Donuts.
The CEO of a fast-casual restaurant that offers customizable salads said there’s potential for 20 franchised locations in central Indiana.
Gastropub chain Bar Louie Restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday and closed 38 corporate-owned restaurants across the country. But the Addison, Texas-based chain’s two Indianapolis-area locations are franchises and remain open.
It’s part of a multi-state expansion that comes just more than a year after the original Thrillz opened. Also this week, the reopening of Cinemark 8, Kilroy’s Bar and Grill and The Boiling.
Cousins Subs, which recently opened its first Indiana location in Crown Point, is hoping to open eight to 10 stores in the central Indiana market. Also this week: News on Ellison Brewing and Massage Heights.
Two local law enforcement officers with a development agreement for the Florida-based chain have narrowed their sights on locations for at least three restaurants on the north side.
Alabama-based Taziki’s Cafe is the third operator of Mediterranean restaurants to begin scouting locations for Indianapolis-area eateries in recent months.
The outlook is that bad for Steak n Shake, which in the first quarter racked up an $18.9 million operating loss. That’s on top of a $10.7 million loss for all of 2018.