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Buffalo Wild Wings to pay $160M to buy 41 franchise units
posted on Jul 01 15

Buffalo Wild Wings is working to acquire all of 41 restaurants operated by six franchise arms in three states, including Hawaii, where there are three Oahu restaurants. Read the Pacific Business News story here

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Hotel industry is on upswing in 2015
posted on Jul 01 15

The U.S. hotel industry is poised for more growth after hitting 12-month records in April for occupancy, daily rates and revenue per available room, according to STR. STR is predicting a RevPAR increase of 7 percent for the year. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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Whole Foods chooses name for new small-format stores
posted on Jun 30 15

Whole Foods has chosen to name its new smaller-format stores 365 by Whole Foods Market, marking the stores’ emphasis on the retailer’s 365 Everyday Value private-label brand. The new stores, which are set to start opening next year, are targeted toward millenials and those looking for a quick and convenient shopping experience, and they will also carry national brands in addition to private-label items. Read the Inside Retail Asia story here

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All Inclusive Collection to launch new luxury brand in Mexico
posted on Jun 30 15

All Inclusive Collection will debut a new luxury all-inclusive brand in Mexico, with the first hotel to open in 2017. Plans also include a new hotel in Los Cabos in partnership with Nobu Hospitality. Read the TravelPulse story here

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Burger 21 maps Northeast expansion route
posted on Jun 29 15

Burger 21 it is targeting the eastern seaboard tristate area, including communities in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, for future expansion. The Tampa-based fast casual concept aims to develop new restaurants in Long Island, the New York City boroughs and northern New Jersey, as well as upstate New York and in Pennsylvania. Currently, Burger 21 has 14 open locations and more than 20 franchised restaurants in development across the country. Read the FastCasual.com story here

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