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Neptune Design Group News  2014

3/2013 We recently completed the 3,500 project. A sincere thank you to all our clients past and present throughout the world.


10/2013 Glen Ross has recently joined our team with 30 years of experience in restaurant design/ construction and managing several of the largest companies in the US, including Yum Brands.


3/2014 Scott Neiss, a registered architect in several states has joined Neptune as Director of Operations.


5/2014 Neptune Design Group has been retained on an exciting "Wing and Beer" Concept.







Project Pie receives growth investmentFast-casual pizza chain plans expansion through deal with Lee Equity Partners 

Fast-casual pizza chain plans expansion through deal with Lee Equity Partners Fast-casual pizza chain Project Pie said Monday that it has received a significant investment from private-equity firm Lee Equity Partners with plans to ramp up growth. Terms of the investment were not disclosed, but Project Pie founder and chief executive James Markham described the deal as a “very significant investment.” He noted that the New York-based private-equity firm “didn’t take a majority stake right away,” as the brand launches an aggressive growth trajectory of between 200 to 300 units within five years, both domestic and international.


By: Lisa Jennings National Restaurant News


Capriotti's


Capriotti’s is one of Forbes’ 10 Best Food Franchises for Your BuckMay 30th, 2014 by adminThe 10 Best Food Franchises For Your Buck“If I had a brick for every time I’ve repeated the phrase ‘Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value,’  I think I’d probably be able to bridge the Atlantic Ocean with them.” –Ray Kroc, McDonalds.Over the next year, franchises will employ 8.4 million workers, and about 40% of that is credited to quick-service restaurants alone. But they’re not just the behemoths like McDonald’s and Taco Bell keeping foodie franchises afloat (in fact, by our methodology, they didn’t even rank). Ten of the top 30 franchises FORBES listed as the best to buy in America are serving up options from the sweet to the savory and contributing to the more than $220 billion in output IHS Global Insight expects QSRs will rake in for 2014.But from deep-fried to fresh-baked, there are risks no matter how successful a franchise has been. Not one of our top-ranking food franchises fell within our lowest tier for initial investment ($0 – $150,000). Chester’s cashed in with the lowest average — around $185,000 — while the other nine open as $300,000, $400,000 and $1 million-plus cash cows. So if you’re looking for a fresh start, a future investment or a bet on sales that’ve been proven before, these brands may be among the best on the menu.


May 30th, 2014 Capriotti's Press






Client News

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Restaurant News (July 29, 2014)

2014 Second 100: Why Dickey's Barbecue Pit is the No. 4 fastest-growing chain
Although Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s growth slowed in the most recent year, the 383-unit limited service chain’s sales still jumped by 30.5 percent, making it the fifth fastest growing chain in the Second 100 census. Its $338 million in systemwide domestic sales moved it up the line, from No. 130 to No. 109.


For more information about starting a Dickey's BBQ franchise, the industry and company, visit https://www.dickeys.com/.

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches was founded in Dallas in late 2003 by restaurant entrepreneur Jeff Sinelli. The national sandwich chain is best known for its customizable sandwiches, creative ordering system and personalized sandwich bag. The Which Wich menu also includes plenty of vegetarian options, such as tomato & avocado and black bean patty, as well as many healthy wiches and bowls for less than 400 calories each. Guests can also enjoy bowls, Lettucewiches®, hand-dipped shakes, signature house chips, and just-out-of-the-oven cookies in an edgy yet magnetic environment. Dine in, take out, catering, mobile and online ordering are also available. Which Wich currently has more than 350 locations open or in development in 40 states and four countries. For more information, visit www.whichwich.com.