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Del Taco Group Expands Florida Development Agreement After Successful First Opening
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant, announced its newest multi-unit deal that will add 10 new locations to the state of Florida in partnership with franchisees Aman Singh, Ajay Singh, Navdeep Bassi and Shubegh Bassi. The expansion deal comes just a few months after the franchisee family opened their first location in Melbourne, FL in May 2021 – the first of an existing three-unit commitment that was made in 2019. By adding 10 new restaurants to their deal, the franchisee family gains...
Carl's Jr. Enters Master Franchise Agreement in The Russian Federation to Activate Growth
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. ("CKE") announced a master franchise agreement with Nevada Russia Franchising Company LLC ("NRFC") to further expand Carl's Jr.'s presence in the Russian Federation. The partnership marks an extension of CKE Restaurants' international growth plans following the opening of its 1,000th international restaurant earlier this year in Spain. The two groups are aiming to develop 300+ restaurants throughout Russia during the initial term of the agreement.
CKE is partnering with NRFC, a group that has extensive restaurant industry experience throughout Russia...
Planterra Foods Announces New Office and R&D Innovation Center in Lafayette, CO
Planterra Foods is proud to announce the opening of its new headquarters in Lafayette, CO with a new office space and R&D Innovation Center to continue its mission of sharing the delicious taste of plant-based food with the world. With the opening of the new Planterra office and R&D Innovation Center, the company looks forward to continuing its purpose of feeding future generations and making a positive impact on the world.
The new location will result in incremental employment and new opportunities to grow...
Papa John’s International Expands into Germany
Papa John's International, Inc., in partnership with its franchise partner PJ Western Group, announced its expansion into Germany, with plans to open 250 restaurants in the German market over the next seven years. PJ Western Group, one of Papa John’s largest global franchisees in Central and Eastern Europe, has opened the first seven Papa John’s in Magdeburg and Leipzig and plans to open another six stores in Halle and Merseburg by the end of the summer.
“We are excited to expand our business farther west into the heart of Europe,” said Christopher Wynne, CEO and founder of the PJ Western Group, which currently operates 200 Papa John’s restaurants, in addition to ten dough production plants in Europe and Asia. “We are excited to bring great pizza and...
P.F. Chang's Expands To Go Concept to Meet Consumer Demand for Takeout
P.F. Chang’s is expanding its P.F. Chang’s To Go concept with two new locations in key markets as the global restaurant chain continues to meet demand for easily accessible Asian cuisine, adapting to the evolution of dining across the country.
The concept, which launched in 2020, features a smaller footprint, creating access to elevated Asian cuisine in high-density metropolitan communities, allowing more guests to experience the P.F. Chang’s Asian favorites they know and love. P.F. Chang’s To Go is a convenient format that provides a solution for...
Starbucks to Bring Iconic Coffeehouse Experience to Barbados
Starbucks Coffee Company in partnership with Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited (CCTL), announced it will open its first location in Barbados this year, bringing its unique Starbucks Experience to local customers for the first time.
Located in Haggatt Hall St. Michael, the new location will provide local customers high-quality arabica coffee from around the world through Starbucks handcrafted beverages prepared by...
Shake Shack Announces China Expansion
Shake Shack and licensee Maxim’s Caterers Limited are continuing the momentum in China with an expanded partnership to open 10 Shacks in new territories by 2031, including locations in Sichuan, Chongqing, Yunnan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Anhui, Henan and Guizhou.
The new agreement increases the company’s development commitment with Maxim’s Caterers Limited in China to 79 by 2031. There are currently 16 Shacks open in China, with 2021 new market entries so far in Macau and Shenzhen; Hangzhou will come...
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...
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