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2015 Food Network Burger Bash Champs

  • Best Fries in South Florida 2011 by Local 10
  • Best Specialty Burger 2011 - Burgies Award
  • Best Hotdog in Miami 2013 - Miami New Times
  • Best Burger in SFL 2013 - Burgers and Beers
  • Best Specialty Burger 2012 - Burgies Award
  • Best Specialty Burger 2013 - Burgies Award

Poised for Take-Off, Pincho Factory Hires CEO

The appointment marks a quick rise in the Pincho ranks for Tipp, who helped scale Papa Murphy’s from 1,100 to 1,600 restaurants in a five-year span (2012–2017). Jim Mizes, the CEO of Blaze Pizza and a board member of the concept, introduced him to Pincho’s founders last fall. Tipp joined formally in March and was publicly announced as president of Pincho in early April.

He made Miami love ‘pinchos.’ Now he’s a Forbes 30 under 30

Nizar Ahmad, a Pincho Factory co-founder, has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in the category of food and drink.

Why Pincho Factory is One to Watch

Pinchos, or grilled meat kebobs, were the culinary specialty of Otto Othman’s mom, while his cousin Nedal Ahmad was the Miami family’s official burger chef. While consuming both foods at a Fourth of July barbecue, Othman, Ahmad, and the latter’s brother, Nizar Ahmad, began kicking around an idea that would eventually become Pincho Factory.

15 Restaurant Families You Need to Know Around the U.S.

Some of the most iconic restaurants in the country are family run, built on the backs of multiple generations of hard-working business owners. Here are some of the most interesting family-run restaurant stories in 15 cities around the country.

The 40/40 List

Looking for the next big thing in limited service? These are the 40 fast casual 2.0 concepts with fewer than 40 units that we’d put our money on.

Pincho Factory names Jayson Tipp president

Pincho Factory, a 10-unit fast-casual chain based in Miami, has named industry veteran Jayson Tipp president and announced a new investment, the company said on Monday.

The Hottest Fast-Casual Chains in 14 U.S. Cities

As more and more chefs embrace the world of fast-casual cuisine, it begs the question, which chain will become the next Shake Shack? We attempted to answer this question in our first-ever Fast-Casual Chains Survey. We looked at the very best counter-service-only restaurants in cities all over the U.S. that had between two and 50 locations nationally. And we’re focusing in on spots where you can get a full meal, not just coffee, juice or dessert. Here are the No. 1 hottest spots in 14 locales around the U.S. as determined by you.

Food Network Burger Bash Winner: Pincho Factory

First-time winner Pincho Factory, a Miami-based restaurant, scored this year’s People’s trophy, as guests spoke loud and clear that its Croquetesa (pictured above), featuring a three-meat patty blend, plus gooey Swiss, mustard and mayo toppings, was the best of the Bash.

The 50 best burger joints in America

Pincho Factory — Miami, Florida: “Somehow their Pincho burger got better after already being amazing. It’s almost perfect now. Have one!” Foursquare user Andres Velasco Coll