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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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Barbecue chain Mighty Quinn’s to grow through franchising
posted on Aug 17 18

Mighty Quinn’s, a 15-unit fast-casual barbecue chain co-founded by chef Hugh Mangum, is in growth mode with plans to franchise. Read the FastCasual story here

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Haven brand takes Hipotels into luxury resort market
posted on Aug 17 18

An October opening in Cancun, Mexico, is planned for the first of Hipotels‘ new line of luxury, adults-only, all-inclusive resorts. The Haven Resorts & Spas brand adds new flavor to the chain’s portfolio of 29 hotels throughout Spain. Read the Hotel Business story here

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Publix announces new GreenWise Market openings
posted on Aug 16 18

Publix will open four GreenWise Market stores this year and next, the company announced, with a Boca Raton, Fla., store the newest location planned, following announcements of stores in Tallahassee and Lakeland, Fla., and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Read the Supermarket News story here

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Aramark to help Oath Pizza grow into new venues
posted on Aug 16 18

Aramark has invested in 10-unit Massachusetts-based Oath Pizza, a chain that has been certified humane by the nonprofit group Humane Farm Animal Care. The partnership is expected to help the brand expand into nontraditional venues including college and corporate campuses, sports stadiums and hospitals. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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