Millennial Entrepreneur Inks Deal to Bring Bar Louie to El Paso


Millennial Entrepreneur Inks Deal to Bring Bar Louie to El Paso

Local group on track to bring first Bar Louie to the Sun City by 2018

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EL PASO, Texas, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bar Louie is pleased to announce it has signed a franchise agreement with Mount Olympus Enterprises, LLC to open three bar and eateries in El Paso, the first set to open by the fall of 2018. With two more slated to open in the town, Bar Louie is expanding its presence in the Lone Star State, where it is headquartered.

Bar Louie has signed an agreement to bring the national collection of neighborhood bars to El Paso.

The new restaurant will be owned and operated by the Alluin Group, spearheaded by millennial entrepreneur Arturo R. Alluin, who discovered Bar Louie when he visited Nashville a few years ago and was immediately drawn to the unique atmosphere of the brand. Also involved in the business will be Alluin’s father, Arturo G. Alluin, and mother, Ruth Ojeda, marking a true family affair. The family has lived in El Paso for almost a decade and is excited to bring the concept to the Sun City.

“Bar Louie will deliver a fun, entertaining experience while offering great food and amazing drinks to the residents of the Southwest,” Alluin said. “El Paso has seen booming population growth in recent years and the city is transforming into a more vibrant and modern community, hungry for stylish and novel concepts such as Bar Louie. The relaxed atmosphere perfectly caters to the desire and we can’t wait to see the positive impact our restaurants have.”

The group is currently working with a commercial real estate agent to determine the future sites and are considering east, west, and central locations throughout the city. They are targeting areas near retail, offices, sporting event centers and popular city areas. El Paso’s Bar Louie will offer local residents a unique gathering place for drinks and dinner with friends.

Bar Louie is a neighborhood bar and eatery with handcrafted cocktails, a featured selection of local and regional beers with more than 40 taps, unique wines and craveable food in an inviting, urban atmosphere. In addition to delicious specialty martinis and made from scratch food, the El Paso location will play host to what will become weekly rituals for the community – El Paso will come to expect happy hour specials, live music, and much more. The new Bar Louie establishments are expected to have indoor and outdoor seating and create between 75-100 jobs per location for the local community.

“Signing another deal in a new city demonstrates the strength of the brand and demand for our concept in our home state of Texas,” said Bar Louie Director of Franchise Jill Szymanski. “With the help of franchisees like the Alluin family, Bar Louie is carving out a distinctive niche in the social bar and eatery space. Each one of our locations contains its own set of diverse characteristics and we are excited to see what’s to come for the El Paso establishments.”

About Bar Louie
Bar Louie is a national collection of neighborhood bars featuring hand-crafted cocktails and spirits, delectable food and an inviting atmosphere for people to enjoy time with friends and mingle with new people. Founded in 1991 in Chicago, Bar Louie has more than 125 locations across the United States and is growing through both franchising and corporate locations. Open during four parts of the day – lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night – Bar Louie is an award-winning concept with a progressively hip and lively atmosphere. For more information on Bar Louie, visit To learn about franchising opportunities with Bar Louie, go to

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Teriyaki Madness Surging to the Top of Fastest Growing Food Segment


Teriyaki Madness Surging to the Top of Fastest Growing Food Segment

Seattle-style teriyaki franchise to open 50th location this summer, continues to reel in national awards through Q1, Q2

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DENVER, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fueled by the national demand for healthy food within the growing Asian fast casual food segment, Teriyaki Madness has solidified itself as an industry leader, opening teriyaki shops nationwide and building a strong infrastructure by recruiting high-level, seasoned restaurant executives to the system.

Teriyaki Madness is opening shops across the country at its highest rate in company history.

Throughout the first two quarters of 2017, Teriyaki Madness has answered the call for delicious food with quality ingredients at an affordable price by opening 14 new locations and breaking into new cities and states throughout the country, including Northern California, Metro Atlanta, Montana, New York, South Carolina and Miami.

With 58 percent systemwide growth year-to-date, the company recently announced it is on track to open its 50th teriyaki shop by the end of the summer and will have almost 60 shops up and running by the end of 2017.

“Our mindset is to serve big bowls of incredible, bold, flavorful food in communities all over the country, and the shop sales numbers certainly speak for themselves,” said Teriyaki Madness CEO Michael Haith. “We are growing strategically and aggressively right to plan. It is clear that there is a national demand for our concept and we will continue to cater to those seeking customizable fast casual options that provide delicious, healthy food at a great price.”

Teriyaki Madness currently has franchise agreements signed for more than 150 teriyaki shops and has its eyes set on 500 shops opened worldwide in the next seven years.

In addition, the national restaurant scene is taking notice of the company’s growth. The franchise has garnered prestigious awards in the first half of 2017, including a No. 3 ranking in the Asian Food Franchise category, according to Entrepreneur Magazine (on top of its ranking on the publication’s Franchise 500® list) and a No. 2 ranking on the Denver Business Journal‘s Fastest Growing Small Business Awards list. The company was also listed on both the Emerging Brands and Fastest Growing Franchises lists according to Franchise Gator, and Haith was named Franchise Times 2017 Dealmaker of the Year prior to being named a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Mountain Desert Region.

With the recent upward expansion trend and movement on national awards lists, Teriyaki Madness has also bolstered its front office, bringing in Brooks Speirs, who brings 17 years of franchise development experience with multiple high growth brands (most recently Moe’s Southwest Grill) to serve as the company’s new Vice President of Franchise Development.

“To ensure sustained growth for the business, it is important to make sure that we have the right people within our system to support our current and future franchisees,” Haith said. “The success of a company is not determined by one person, but rather by a collective effort of exceptional people, systems and processes both at the local shop level and at our home office.”

Teriyaki Madness serves big bowls of bold, flavorful food made-to-order with fresh, quality ingredients. Dishes use all-natural meats that are marinated and grilled and wok finished with noodles or rice and fresh steamed vegetables, served with a variety of made-in-house sauces. Founded in 2003 in Las Vegas, Teriyaki Madness is famous for Seattle-style teriyaki, bowls of flavorful food and “chorks” – a chopsticks and fork utensil. The company is now headquartered in Denver and is making its mark both locally and around the country in 15 states.

Teriyaki Madness operates with a “sincere-franchise” model that avoids the ‘cookie-cutter mentality’ and allows for its franchisees to customize their shops to better suit communities and personalities.

About Teriyaki Madness
Teriyaki Madness, a fast-casual teriyaki shop concept, is committed to unconditionally satisfying guests by offering delicious, made-to-order Teriyaki dishes prepared with all natural, fresh ingredients that are served quickly, at a reasonable price in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The brand is dedicated to “Spreading the Madness” so everyone can experience the best teriyaki on earth. The “Fresh, Fulfilling, and Fits your Life” concept was recently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Franchise 500 company and by Franchise Business Review for their Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction award for 2015 and 2016. Teriyaki Madness was founded in 2003 and currently has franchise agreements for nearly 150 shops in the U.S.. Teriyaki Madness offers franchising opportunities nationwide for their concept to qualified single and multi-unit candidates. For more information, visit or email

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Uncle Paulie’s Deli Opens in L.A.


Uncle Paulie’s Deli Opens in L.A.

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LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On Saturday, July 1, 2017, New York native Paul James opened an Italian-American Deli in the Beverly Grove section of Los Angeles. James moved to L.A. in 2015 and struggled to find a traditional East Coast sandwich. With the influx of east coasters migrating west, there seemed to be an obvious void needing to be filled. Uncle Paulie’s is quickly filling that void. The flawlessly executed Italian sandwich and chopped salad are two of the popular staples you can expect to see on the deli’s growing menu. Paul set out to share a feeling of the neighborhood he grew up in with his customers. The centrally located deli will not only serve as the go-to lunch spot but will satisfy the weekly cold cut run for the family provisions and fresh mozzarella made in house daily.

Uncle Paulie’s Deli

The deli offers best in class Italian cured meats and salami, local produce, fresh pressed olive oils, imported cheeses, spices and other rare ingredients incorporated into their menu of sandwiches and salads. Additionally, the shop is generously stocked with nostalgic Italian delights and sundries such as fresh baked cookies and cakes, homemade ice tea and ice coffee on tap daily. Frank Pinello, host of VICE’s “The Pizza Show” teamed up with Los Angeles based chef Austin Itri to create the deli’s menu and delectable recipes. Finally and above all is the bread. Seeded rolls and baguettes are baked fresh each day.

The location includes a handful of both indoor and outdoor seating. Delivery is currently available during regular business hours through Postmates and GrubHub. In the coming months you can expect to see additions such as breakfast sandwiches, a collaborative menu item with world famous Italian restaurant Rao’s and a catering menu.



8369 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048


Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm Sunday 11am-4pm



Instagram: @unclepauliesdeli


Twitter: @unclepauliedeli


Email: Phone: 323.746.5545


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