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Bojangles Expands in Texas
Bojangles is opening up shop in two major cities in the Lone Star State. The chain has signed franchise agreements with Sajib Singha and Asish Baidya of SAT Restaurant Group, LLC and Khalid Siddiqui of LASH Foods, LLC each to open three in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston markets, respectively.
Bojangles will also simultaneously open 15 corporately owned restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
“Get ready, Texans, because our delicious chicken and biscuits are headed your way, and we can’t wait to serve you up some real deal, Southern flavor like only Bojangles does,” said Jose Costa, Bojangles’ Chief Growth Officer. “We’re proud to be working alongside...
OZO Expands Plant-Based Proteins to International Retail Starting in Canada
Planterra Foods, an innovative plant-based protein start-up based in Colorado, announced a supply agreement with UNFI Canada, a subsidiary of UNFI, the largest publicly traded grocery distributor in North America. As part of its efforts to provide accessible, affordable plant-based protein options for people everywhere, Planterra Foods' line of OZO™ products, including plant-based burgers, ground and Mexican Seasoned ground, will be available in more than 200 retail locations across Canada beginning in June.
Through this relationship with UNFI, OZO™ will bring unique products to Canada that consumers can enjoy utilizing premium, clean ingredients and an innovative fermentation process that...
DoorDash Expands To Japan
DoorDash the largest on-demand logistics platform for door-to-door delivery in the U.S., announced its official launch in Japan, beginning with Sendai. This marks the company's first market expansion in Asia and third country outside the U.S., including Australia and Canada.
As DoorDash continues to invest in international growth in its commitment to empower local economies, Japan, one of the most restaurant-dense countries in the world, offers a unique market opportunity for the company to support local businesses with...
Wendy’s Opens Its Doors In the United Kingdom
Wendy’s has arrived in the United Kingdom. After much anticipation, Wendy’s opens its doors in Reading, offering signature US menu items that fans know and love, including the Baconator®, Dave’s Single™, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich and of course the Frosty® dessert. These favorites will be joined by an exclusive range of items only available in the UK, including the Veggie Stack, Veggie Bites, and Avocado Veggie Salad.
Wendy’s selected Reading as it is a great community with a strong employee base and is near a major transportation hub, offering the right amount of foot traffic across dayparts. The Company will continue to...
Meijer Opens New Supercenters in Ohio and Indiana
Meijer opened three new supercenters across the Midwest, Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes announced.
Located in Seven Hills and Boardman, Ohio, and Westfield, Indiana, the 155,000-square-foot stores offer a state-of-the-art shopping experience, providing customers multiple ways to shop in a specialty store environment.
"These new stores reinforce our ongoing commitment to serving the needs of communities at a time when everyone is looking for a one-stop shopping experience," Keyes said. "We look forward to providing...
CKE Restaurants Opens 1,000th International Restaurant
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, announced the opening of its 1,000th international restaurant in Madrid, Spain, as they continue to bring bold burgers and flavors to all corners of the globe. The opening marks a key milestone for the brand as it continues to expand its international footprint across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and more.
The opening of the new Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Madrid marks the 23rd restaurant in Spain. CKE is continuing to expand across the European market, all the while, delivering new, innovative customer experiences and...
Bojangles and Chaac Foods Restaurants Announce Major Development Agreement
Bojangles, known for its iconic Southern food in more than 760 restaurants throughout the Southeast, announced a new business venture with experienced operator Chaac Foods Restaurants in what they’re calling the 40 and 40 deal.
The agreement calls for Chaac Foods to open 40 new Bojangles stores over the next seven years, including 20 in Georgia, five in Tennessee and 15 in the Orlando, Florida, area, marking a return for the Bojangles brand. Chaac Foods will also acquire 40 existing corporate-owned Bojangles locations across the Georgia, South Carolina and...
7-Eleven Doubles Up on Restaurant Concepts in Newest Evolution Store
7-Eleven continues to make strides in the quick-serve restaurant arena with its newest Evolution Store in Manassas, Virginia – the first to offer customers two restaurant options in one location. Its popular Raise the Roost® Chicken and Biscuits restaurant, which opened its first location a year ago in Manhattan, will be joined at the Manassas store by Parlor Pizza, an onsite pizzeria with hand-tossed made-to-order pizzas.
Located at 10601 Lomond Drive, the new combination 7-Eleven® Evolution Store is approximately 30 miles of Washington, D.C., where it operates another Evolution Store with a Laredo Taco Company® restaurant. One of just eight experiential stores 7-Eleven operates in the U.S., the Manassas Evolution Store has several other...
Wingstop Signs 100-Restaurant Agreement for Canada
Wingstop announced plans to extend its global reach by expanding into Canada through an agreement with JPK Capital to develop 100 Wingstop locations across Canada in the next 10 years, with the first set to open in Toronto.
JPK Capital is a single-family office motivated by sustainable change, technological innovation, and long-term vision. Founded in 2017 and led by entrepreneur and founder of Luxury Retreats (sold to Airbnb) Joe Poulin, JPK Capital specializes in providing the long-term capital, strategy, and tech expertise consumer businesses need to...
Taco Bell to Continue New York City Expansion this Month
Taco Bell is making its presence known with a new Cantina in the heart of Times Square. Built with the energy and on-the-go vibrance of New York City in mind, the newest restaurant embraces technology in a whole new way to serve the demands of New Yorkers.
The Cantina opens its doors to New Yorkers on April 14. Below are the unique elements of both the restaurant itself and its new neighborhood...
Latest 7-Eleven Evolution Store Opens in Texas
7-Eleven, Inc. is changing the world of convenience with yet another Evolution Store featuring tacos on handmade tortillas, frozen margaritas on tap, a stocked Wine Cellar and Beer Cooler, fresh-baked croissants and cookies, customized espresso drinks, artisan craft sodas, premium cigars in a cedar-lined humidor and more. Each new generation of 7-Eleven® Evolution Stores set a new benchmark for convenience retailing. The newest location has opened in Prosper, Texas.
7-Eleven and Laredo Taco Company®, the convenience retailer's taqueria, are heading north to Collin County – the first North Texas-area Evolution Store outside of Dallas County. This is 7-Eleven's...
Dunkin’ Celebrates 1,000th Next Generation Restaurant Opening
Back in 2018, Dunkin' opened its first Next Generation restaurant in Quincy, MA, featuring a new design with a modern atmosphere and innovative features. Now, just three years later, Dunkin' is celebrating the opening of its 1,000th Next Gen restaurant in Woodstock, GA.
For the official ribbon-cutting, franchisee Andy Awale of the Awale Network was joined by Scott Murphy, Head of Inspire Brands Beverage-Snack Category and President of Dunkin’, and Mathias Piercy, Regional Vice President at Dunkin’. Other festivities included merch and free coffee giveaways, a presentation of a $1,000 grant to the Northside Hospital Cherokee NICU – Miracle Babies Fund from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, and a donation of 1,000 pounds of Dunkin’ packaged coffee to the Never Alone food pantry.
The Next Generation store concept includes...
Popeyes Announces Agreement to Open Restaurants Across India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan
Popeyes® and Jubilant Foodworks Limited ("JFL") announced exciting new plans to develop and open hundreds of Popeyes® restaurants across India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan in the coming years.
"We're excited to introduce our iconic Louisiana-style chicken to a new population in the world that already celebrates and loves bold and delicious flavours," said David Shear, President RBI International, parent company of Popeyes®. "At Popeyes®, we believe that the best food takes time, we marinate our chicken for 12 hours in bold Louisiana seasonings, then hand batter and slowly cook it to make it the juiciest and crispiest chicken that I think our guests will ever have."
Founded in New Orleans in 1972, Popeyes® has more than 45 years of history and culinary tradition. Popeyes® distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans style menu featuring...
Chipotle to Accelerate Expansion into Canada
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced it will continue its expansion into Canada with a new location in Surrey, BC that is scheduled to open on March 30. The restaurant will be Chipotle's first new Canadian location since its Markham, Ontario restaurant opened its doors in October 2018.
Chipotle also has plans to unveil its first Canadian Chipotlane at a new restaurant opening in Port Coquitlam, BC this summer. Chipotlane, the brand's drive-thru digital order pickup lane, increases access and convenience by providing a speedy and seamless guest experience in under a minute.
In addition to the Surrey and Port Coquitlam locations, Chipotle plans to open six additional restaurants in British Columbia and Ontario over the next 12 months. There are currently...
Popeyes Announces Expansion in Mexico
Popeyes® announced an exciting new agreement with JK Capital to bring hundreds of new Popeyes® restaurants to Mexico over the coming years.
Popeyes® presence in the country is currently limited to the city of Guadalajara, where its famous Chicken Sandwich launched earlier this year to the excitement of local guests. This announcement to grow the brand's presence in the country further builds on Popeyes® global expansion goal to bring Louisiana-style cooking to fans all over the world. Currently, the Popeyes® system operates in over...
ALDI Continues Nationwide Expansion with 100 New Stores in 2021
ALDI continues coast-to-coast expansion with new stores, its 26th regional headquarters and distribution center and expanded eCommerce offerings. The retailer announced that it will open approximately 100 new locations nationwide in 2021, with a focus on Arizona, California, Florida and the Northeast.
As part of its continued mission to offer customers convenience in how and when they shop, ALDI will further expand its eCommerce offering throughout 2021. The company will add...
Wendy’s, Rebel Foods, and Sierra Nevada Restaurants Announce Strategic Partnership in India
The Wendy’s Company, Rebel Foods and Sierra Nevada Restaurants today announced a strategic partnership to expand Wendy’s presence in India over the next decade. As part of the expansion plans, Rebel Foods will partner with Sierra Nevada Restaurants to develop and operate approximately 250 Wendy’s cloud kitchens across India, and Sierra Nevada will develop 150 traditional Wendy’s restaurants.
Rebel Foods is an operator of online restaurants with over 300 cloud kitchens across India, UAE, South East Asia and the United Kingdom. Sierra Nevada Restaurants launched Wendy’s in India in 2015 and
Burger King Opens 300th Restaurant in Canada
Burger King has proudly opened its 300th restaurant in Canada, located in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
The new restaurant features Burger King's latest design elements, interactive features such as outdoor digital menu boards, a freshly designed interior and an eye-catching newly designed exterior.
"We're extremely excited to be opening our 300th Burger King restaurant in Canada," says Chris Finazzo, President, Burger King Americas.
"This is a big step in our journey to offer more and more Canadians close and convenient access to...
Famous Dave's Continues to Gain Momentum Signing a 25-Unit Development Deal
Famous Dave's recently signed a 25-unit development agreement to grow the BBQ brand in select locations across the U.S. — adding to its 125 existing locations. The BBQ franchise is partnering with Bluestone Hospitality Group to open both Famous Dave's ghost kitchens and dual restaurant concepts with the group's Italian brand, Johnny Carino's.
Bluestone Hospitality Group, led by seasoned restaurateur Allan Gantes, franchises with brands including Burger King, On the Border, Popeye's and Hilton Hotels, and owns and manages brands like Johnny Carino's. The Gantes family started their relationship with Famous Dave's in 2005, recognizing the strong potential of the brand's consistently award-winning BBQ. Now, in 2020 the Gantes are pushing forward to...
Kroger and Ocado Announce Location of Customer Fulfillment Center in Michigan
The Kroger Co. and Ocado announced Romulus, MI, as the latest location for a Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC). The location confirms a previous announcement stating Kroger and Ocado would construct a CFC in the Great Lakes Region.
"Kroger is incredibly excited to develop one of our industry-leading Customer Fulfillment Centers in Michigan in relationship with Ocado to bring fresh food to our customers faster than ever before," said Robert Clark, Kroger's senior vice president of supply chain, manufacturing and sourcing. "We continue to invest in and constantly improve our e-commerce capabilities, focusing on...
Lidl Unveils Plans to Add 50 New Stores and 2,000 New Jobs By the End of Next Year
Lidl US announced plans to open 50 new stores by the end of 2021. The stores will be located in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Below is a full list of the new locations, which will bring Lidl’s total number of stores to more than 150.
Lidl will invest more than $500 million in the new stores and will create about 2,000 new jobs across these communities. Lidl offers a leading wages and benefits package that includes healthcare insurance for...
Yum China Opens Taco Bell Store in Beijing
Yum China Holdings, Inc. announced the opening of a new Taco Bell store in Beijing, its first store in the capital city. The new store, located in Beijing's Liangmaqiao district, will open its doors to the public today.
"After much anticipation we are thrilled to bring this iconic brand to Beijing. The new store integrates Taco Bell's signature food and spirit into the local community and we are excited to welcome new and...
Jollibee Opens New Location in Texas
Popular fast-food chain Jollibee, which hails from the Philippines, will open its first location in West Plano, Texas on Thursday, August 20, 2020. The store is located at 1016 Preston Road, Plano, Texas, 75093.
In the midst of the pandemic, Jollibee has continued to safely and successfully open stores across the country, opening its second location in the greater Houston area in Missouri City and third location in the greater Chicago area in June, as well as two locations across New Jersey in July...
Shake Shack Plans to Expand in China
Shake Shack Inc. and licensee Maxim’s Caterers Limited announced an expanded partnership, with plans to open a minimum of 15 Shacks in South China by 2030, including locations in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Fuzhou and Xiamen.
Together, Shake Shack and Maxim's Caterers Limited plan to operate 55 Shacks in mainland China by 2030. Maxim’s currently operates Shake Shack locations in Shanghai and Hong Kong, with Beijing and Macau in development with goals to open later in 2020. As a well-respected and proven operator in Asia, Maxim's has more than 60 years of experience in the food, beverage and retail sectors, and its diversified operations include...
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