Naf Naf Grill is taking its Middle Eastern Cuisine to Texas, signing a 10-unit agreement withINAA Restaurant Group to open locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. INAA’s team, which includes operating partner and former Dunkin’ multi-unit manager Aamir Rajan, has business development experience with restaurants, real estate and retail in bothdomestic and international markets. They also own an insurance company with locations across Texas.
MOD Pizza signed an agreement with just its 10th franchise partner, DBMC Restaurants, which will develop 30 locations across central Alabama, southern Louisiana, southern and central Mississippi, and in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area over the next seven years. DBMC Restaurants owns and operates full-service concepts Santa Fe Cattle Company and Cody’s Original Roadhouse and is a Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux franchisee. Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy signed an agreement that will make Level 5 Capital Partners, which in 2020 also invested in the brand, its largest franchisee. Level 5 will open 60 new stores over the next nine years in markets across the country, including Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and San Jose, California. Level 5 also owns a majority stake in Big Blue Swim School and is an Orangetheory franchisee.
Pieology will expand in Ohio after signing a multi-unit deal with Pizza Pie Investments, a franchise group owned by Jerrod Hartman. A U.S Army veteran who also runs Ohio-based transport and delivery service Fireteam Logistics and is co-owner of Main Street Deli in Findlay, Ohio, Hartman expects to open his first Pieology in March. He plans to have three open within 18 months.