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Hyatt sees global promise in Miraval brand
posted on Feb 23 17

Hyatt plans to build on its recently acquired Miraval brand, which has resorts in Texas, Arizona and Massachusetts. Read the Skift story here

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Cracker Barrel to crack the Calif. market
posted on Feb 23 17

Cracker Barrel will enter the California market with the opening of a restaurant along the 15 Freeway in Victorville, in an area dubbed restaurant row. The Southern cooking chain operates 641 of its combined restaurants and gift shops in 43 states. Read the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story here

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Wendy’s maps aggressive growth plan for smaller stores
posted on Feb 22 17

Wendy’s will add 1,000 new restaurants in the next three years, with a flexible new design that will fit into smaller spaces. The chain will seek out nontraditional spaces outside of its typical suburban locations. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Sources: Payless could close 1,000 stores in restructuring
posted on Feb 22 17

Payless Inc. is in talks with its lenders over a restructuring plan that includes closing about 1,000 stores as it wrestles with an unsustainable debt load, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Read the Bloomberg story here

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Fitch: Smaller US Hoteliers Will Take More Risk to Stay Relevant
posted on Feb 22 17

Smaller hotel brand owners and operators are flexing their balance sheets to support rooms system growth to stay relevant amid industry consolidation and increasing competition from alternative accommodation providers, according to Fitch Ratings(more…)

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