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.
Health department forces Broad Ripple ice cream shop to close
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.Read More
Veteran franchisees bringing Dave’s Hot Chicken chain to Indy
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.Read More
Crumbl Cookies chain to open first Indiana store in Fishers
The Fishers shop opens this week, to be followed later this year by locations in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Carmel and Zionsville.Read More
Culver’s franchisee plans up to 10 more restaurants, new Noblesville HQ
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.Read More
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.
Steak n Shake has closed dozens of company-owned restaurants since the beginning of the year, but says those closures are temporary while it looks for franchisees to take over their operations.
Chicago-based Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill was established in 2009 and has 37 locations in multiple states. Indianapolis-based franchisee 316 Investments plans to open 10 locations around Indiana.
The 11-year-old Colorado-based restaurant chain expects to open its first Indianapolis-area location by the end of the year. Its menu includes gyros, falafel, kabobs and other Mediterranean fare.
An Indianapolis-based company that specializes in lending money to restaurant franchisees has filed suit against the operator of 70 fast-food restaurants in Indiana and three other states, claiming it breached its loan agreements.
A 43-year-old pizza chain with more than 100 restaurants in 22 states is planning its first foray into Indianapolis with a location near the airport. It also plans a Whitestown location early next year.
The best-known name in detergents is about to bring its fast-growing laundry-services business to the Indianapolis area after acquiring five local dry cleaning stores.