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McDonald’s, franchisees embark on $6B upgrade plan
posted on Aug 20 18

McDonald’s and its franchisees will invest about $6 billion to update restaurants with modern design features and new technology over the next two years. In California, the chain and its operators will spend $390 million to upgrade 550 units with digital menu boards, ordering kiosks and other new features. Read the CNBC story here

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Wendy’s to sell its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings, Arby’s
posted on Aug 20 18

Inspire Brands will pay $450 million to acquire Wendy’s interest in Inspire-owned chains Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. Wendy’s, which owned a 12.3% interest in Inspire, will invest the funds in its namesake brand and spend about $100 million to buy back Wendy’s shares. Read the Restaurant Business story here

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AGCA: Construction up in 45 states
posted on Aug 20 18

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between July 2017 and July 2018, while 29 states and D.C. added construction jobs between June and July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials cautioned that continued job gains may depend on swiftly implementing new training and education legislation to equip students and workers to enter the industry.  (more…)

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Planet Fitness plans numerous locations at US malls
posted on Aug 20 18

Planet Fitness sees an opportunity to open 4,000 stores in the United States, The Wall Street Journal reported. The chain can open 200 locations a year for the foreseeable future.

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McDonald’s unveils a modern new look in Chicago
posted on Aug 17 18

McDonald’s opened its redesigned restaurant in the River North neighborhood of Chicago today, replacing the city’s iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s with a more modern take on the concept. The glass-encased eatery has trees on the roof, and solar panels provide about 60% of the restaurant’s energy. Read the Eater/Chicago story here

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