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CapitalSpring makes a growth investment in Bushfire Kitchen

The private equity firm will help the five-unit fast-casual chain grow throughout Southern California and beyond.


MOD Pizza hopes to capture busy parents during back-to-school season with its latest offer

The family bundle package, called "Fundle," comes in a game-covered carrying container and saves parents up to $10.

Parent Ampex Brands plans to open its first Café of the Future next year and will remodel existing corporate units.

The fast-casual Hawaiian barbecue chain said that its new chief executive will focus on the company’s expansion.

The move attempts to speed the development process with fully equipped modular buildings.

In their new roles, Cole Thompson and Katie Cavuto will share responsibilities for the company’s six restaurant brands.

The fast-casual chain, which has an elevated service model, has become one of the country’s fastest growing brands and plans to be a $100 million concept by next year.

The burrito chain will start selling a “Water Cup Candle” that smells like lemonade. Customers who buy one can get free lemonade.

The experienced marketing professional will lead advertising, loyalty and promotional programs at the 35-unit chain.

The Bottom Line: Both companies appear to be getting traction in the suburbs. But they have a big foot in slow-to-recover urban areas.

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