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Chuck E. Cheese unveils new look at Texas restaurant
posted on Aug 16 17

A remodeled Chuck E. Cheese restaurant near San Antonio is the first to sport the chain’s new look, which replaces the brand’s familiar robot band with a lighted dance floor. The new design includes an open kitchen where visitors can watch the pizza being made and other features designed to appeal to adults as well as kids. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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McDonald’s maps aggressive China growth plan
posted on Aug 16 17

McDonald’s will grow from 2,500 to 4,500 restaurants in China over the next five years, in a push to increase global sales as U.S. business slows. China is expected to leap past Japan to become the quickserve chain’s second-biggest global market. Read the U.S. News & World Report/The Associated Press story here

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California’s Jeremy Hotel to become 1 West Hollywood under Starwood ownership
posted on Aug 16 17

The soon-to-open Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif., has been sold to Starwood Capital Group. Starwood plans to rebrand the property 1 West Hollywood. Read the Frequent Business Traveler story here

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Aloft project coming to Glendale, Ariz.
posted on Aug 16 17

Westgate is about to get more hotel rooms as Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced it has agreed to build a four-story, 100-room Aloft Hotel on the corner of 93rd and Glendale avenues. Read The Glendale Star story here

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New Millennial-focused Hy-Vee emphasizes grab-and-go
posted on Aug 15 17

Hy-Vee opened its seventh Twin Cities store, with the new location marking the retailer’s focus on millennial shoppers. The new store features an emphasis on grab-and-go options including heat-and-eat, ready-to-grill and fully cooked meal options, a smaller center-store area and an expanded selection of baby items. Read the Star Tribune story here

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