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Burger King parent to acquire Popeyes for $1.8B
posted on Feb 21 17

Restaurant Brands International, the Canada-based parent of Tim Hortons and Burger King, will pay $1.8 billion to buy Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the companies announced today. Popeyes operates more than 2,000 restaurants, mostly in the US, and RBI is expected to raise the chicken chain’s prospects for global growth. Read the Reuters story here

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ALDI will make room for more fresh with store upgrades
posted on Feb 21 17

ALDI will add up to 1,500 square feet of space for more fresh foods such as produce, baked goods, dairy and meat at its stores that are currently about 18,000 square feet. The move is part of the discount grocer’s $1.6 billion plan to upgrade most of its 1,600 stores. Read The Dallas Morning News story here

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Lidl speeds up timeline to open first US stores
posted on Feb 21 17

Lidl will open its first U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia this summer, earlier than originally expected. The 20 stores will be the first phase of the retailer’s plan to open 100 stores on the East Coast within a year. Read The Associated Press story here

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Chains turn to fast-casual innovation to woo Gen Y
posted on Feb 21 17

Tony Roma’s TR Fire Grill is one of a growing number of fast-casual concepts launched by established casual restaurant chains working to win over millennials. Others include Cracker Barrel‘s Holler & Dash, Denny’s The Den and Texas Roadhouse‘s Jaggers. Read the Adweek story here

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Atlanta Whole Foods to launch Brazilian restaurant concept
posted on Feb 21 17

Whole Foods Market‘s renovation and expansion of an Atlanta store will include the addition of a 48-seat fast-casual Brazilian restaurant concept. The restaurant, provisionally named the Roast, will include an evening bar menu, a DJ and a billiards table. Read the Atlanta magazine online story here

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