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Producer Owned Beef Launches with State of Texas Funding
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the State of Texas, through the Texas Enterprise Fund, intends to support the creation of Producer Owned Beef's state-of-the-art beef processing facility in Amarillo –– the only such facility in the nation to be owned by cattle producers and operated by beef processing industry veterans. Abbott's office presented the award at a launch event in Amarillo today with the support of Texas Economic Development Fund representatives, Amarillo Mayor, Ginger Nelson and Amarillo Economic Development Corporation CEO, Kevin Carter.
The Governor's Enterprise...
Shawarma Press® Continues Expansion in Texas With Opening of its Sixth Location in Frisco
Shawarma Press, the award-winning quick-service franchise committed to bringing authentic, healthy Mediterranean fare to the masses, continued to dot the Texas landscape with the recent opening of its sixth location in Frisco. Enthusiastic customers swiftly welcomed the restaurant to the community by showing up hours before the grand opening and forming a line that snaked throughout the parking lot. Members of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and other local dignitaries joined in the festivities that included free samples of mouthwatering shawarma and discounts...
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is Growing in Texas with 57 New Restaurants
Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® announced today the brand's plans to further expand its Texas footprint with 57 new locations added to its development pipeline. The stores are set to be built throughout the state in markets that include Dallas/Fort Worth and several counties in both East and West Texas. This announcement comes on the heels of the brand's debut in North and South Dakota and adds to the development success attained since the beginning of the year.
As part of its overall...
Shawarma Press® Announces Grand Opening of Fifth Texas Location in Georgetown
The Nation's First Authentic Shawarma Franchise Brings Healthy Mediterranean Fare to the Masses Inside Walmart Stores
Shawarma Press, the rapidly expanding quick-service Mediterranean franchise owned by Dallas-based entrepreneurs Sawsan Abublan and Dr. Ehap Sabri, announced grand opening ceremonies slated for June 7 at its newest restaurant in Georgetown. Located in North Austin at 620 S. I-35 Suite 400 inside Walmart, Georgetown is one of five Shawarma Press locations currently operating throughout Texas, including restaurants inside Walmart stores in Arlington, Plano, and San Antonio, and the...
Refraction AI Tests Autonomous Delivery at Two Chick-fil-A® Restaurants in Austin, TX
Refraction AI, a last-mile, autonomous robot delivery company, announced today it has deployed a fleet of its self-driving vehicles to provide energy-efficient meal deliveries at two Chick-fil-A restaurants located in downtown Austin, Texas. Refraction's innovative approach to last-mile delivery makes the cost, safety and sustainability benefits of self-driving technology available today by serving the rapidly growing demand for goods delivery across multiple categories.
Refraction's Robot-as-a-Service platform combines self-driving technology, tele-operations and a delivery...
Commercial Traffic Delays Along Texas Border and the Resulting Supply Chain Disruptions
Trucks are facing lengthy delays along the Texas-Mexico border, with wait times at some border crossings exceeding five hours and commercial traffic dropping by as much as 60 percent. The longer than average wait times – and the subsequent supply chain disruptions – are unrelated to CBP screening activities and are due to additional and unnecessary inspections being conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) at the order of the Governor of Texas.
Local trade associations, officials, and businesses are requesting the Texas state government discontinue their...
AgriLife Extension Resources to Help Texas Producers Navigate Disease Outbreaks
Texas livestock producers will soon have new resources to help them navigate challenges associated with mass animal losses that can occur during outbreaks of chronic disease or highly pathogenic viruses like avian and swine flu.
A $147,719 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program will fund a two-year project designed to create educational materials and resources to help producers correctly dispose of animal carcasses.
Specifically, the project will develop animal mortality...
Kroger Fulfillment Network Expands to Three New Cities
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced at its 2022 Business Update in Orlando it will offer more Americans delivery through the addition of spoke facilities in Austin and San Antonio, TX and Birmingham, AL powered by the Kroger Fulfillment Network and Ocado Group. As a continuation of Kroger's successful entry into Florida in 2021 without physical stores, the new Texas and Alabama facilities will serve as new geographies for the organization, bringing innovation and modern e-commerce to the cities and extending the grocer's reach and ability to provide...
Kroger and Kitchen United Open Houston Location
Kroger and Kitchen United MIX announced today the opening of a kitchen center in Houston, Texas, located in The Heights neighborhood. Customers can order freshly prepared, on-demand restaurant meals from any or all participating restaurants to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
"Our customers know they can count on Kroger as a destination for the freshest meal solutions," said Dan De La Rosa, Kroger's group vice president of fresh merchandising. "The Kitchen United collaboration provides another simple, on-demand meal option within our stores. It is one more example of how Kroger..."
Smokey Mo's TX BBQ Cookin' Up Growth, Purchased by Private Equity Firm Switchback Capital, LLC
Smokey Mo's TX BBQ, an authentic Texas barbeque chain with 16 locations and 21 years of successful corporate operations, was acquired by Austin, Texas-based Switchback Capital, LLC. Switchback is planning to bring the fan-favorite barbecue to even more local communities as well as a new look and feel for the iconic barbeque joint.
With a combined 60 years of private equity experience, the Switchback team adds Smokey Mo's to their portfolio as the firm's first formal investment. Founded by Tim Keyes and...
Shawarma Press® Announces San Antonio Opening in Walmart with Additional Locations Planned
More Texans will be able to tickle their taste buds with traditional and spicy Mediterranean cuisine, thanks to Shawarma Press opening within Walmart stores, the world's largest retailer. Based on the success of the first Shawarma Press Mediterranean Eatery & Café in Irving, rapid expansion is planned at locations in Walmart stores throughout the state, including Arlington, Plano, Georgetown, and San Antonio. According to Shawarma Press Founder and CEO Sawsan Abublan, the first location is now open at Walmart in San Antonio.
"We're thrilled that Walmart's curated..."
Freshii Signs Largest Multi-Unit Franchise Deal with Leading North American Hospitality Operator
Omnichannel health and wellness brand, Freshii Inc., today announced it has entered into a new multi-unit franchise agreement with Level Hospitality for the planned development of 20 new restaurant locations over the next six years in Texas, US, focused in Houston and Austin. Level Hospitality, a management and hospitality company founded by experienced hotel and QSR operators Al Velji and Nathan Leitner, manages a portfolio of hotel and QSR brands in North America.
The deal represents the largest multi-unit franchise agreement in Freshii’s history, and...
Save A Lot Expands Retail Partnership With Yellow Banana Through Sale of Corporate Stores
Save A Lot, one of the largest discount grocery chains in the U.S., today announced the sale of six company-owned stores in Dallas, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida, to Yellow Banana, LLC as part of Save A Lot’s ongoing efforts to convert corporate-owned stores to local ownership. Yellow Banana’s acquisition will enable these six stores to remain open, providing critical support to both the communities in question and the nearly 100 store associates employed.
Yellow Banana is owned by 127 Wall Holdings, LLC...
Smokey Mo's TX BBQ Hires Restaurant Industry Veterans and Plans Texas Expansion
Smokey Mo's TX BBQ, an authentic Texas barbeque chain with 16 locations throughout Central Texas and 21 years of successful corporate operations, announced new members of its leadership team. They will be spearheading a company rebrand, franchise development and expansion, menu refinement and the enhancement of guest experiences.
The new team members have deep roots in growing Texas restaurants, including Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q and Mighty Fine Burgers Fries & Shakes. Craig Haley, president, and Gini Quiroz, vice president of human resources, join the Smokey Mo's team...
What’s New at DQ Restaurants in Texas? Cheesy Steak Fingers Infused with Pepper Jack Cheese
Fans who have experienced steak fingers at DQ® restaurants in Texas know they are crispy, tender and oh so delicious. But now there’s a new twist on the classic steak finger with an unexpected flavor combination. Infused with creamy pepper jack cheese, the new Cheesy Steak Fingers are so good that fans better get them early as they are only available for a limited time.
“The Cheesy Steak Fingers are a must experience item before they disappear,” said Lou Romanus, CEO of the...
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