With a few shipping container-based developments on the way in the region and several more in the planning stages, a handful of local firms are turning an already revolutionary item into a niche business that continues to gain popularity.
Santa-Barbara-based Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria has inked a franchising deal to open up to 20 stores in Florida across a 10-year span, kicking off a development plan the restaurant announced earlier this year. The State Street restaurant, which serves fast-casual, thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizzas, is launching a string of stores in South Florida through Sager Management Read More →
Santa Barbara-based Persona Neapolitan Pizza is embarking on a nationwide expansion as competition heats up in the fast-casual, wood-fired pizza market.
Arleen Scavone, three-time champion in the Food Network’s televised “Cupcake Wars,” used a winning formula that she now hopes will help turn her Westlake Village boutique cupcake shop into a national brand.
A large, publicly traded restaurant chain has grabbed a slice of Westlake Village-based PizzaRev in a bid to help the Southern California startup roll out nationwide.
Rocket Fizz founders Robert Powells and Ryan Morgan have built a nationwide soda-pop enterprise out of quirky novelty creations such as their best-selling bacon-flavored soda and glow-in-the-dark “Martian Poop” soda.
Craig Goettsche just wants to serve Southern-style chicken sandwiches and waffle fries to his customers. Keep the pickles — hold the politics. But like other Chick-fil-A franchisees across the country, Goettsche has found his business caught in the midst of the kerfuffle surrounding anti gay-marriage statements made by the company’s president, Dan Cathy. The Read More →