Long John Silver’s will transform its brand this spring, with new interior and exterior designs, digital drive-thru menu boards and new menu items, including grilled seafood. New menu items will also include seafood tacos and bowls. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here
Montreal-based MTY Food Group will acquire Canadian restaurant concepts Timothy’s World Coffee and Mmmuffins from Le Duff America, the US affiliate of French company Groupe Le Duff. The sale comes as Le Duff focuses its efforts on launching its Brioche Doree concept in the United States. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here
FAO Schwarz has returned to growth mode after shuttering its iconic New York City store two years ago, with plans to expand internationally. The retailer will partner with Chinese distributor Kidsland to open stores in Beijing and Shanghai in 2018, and it has teamed with Hudson Group to open branded shops at airports in the U.S. and Canada. Read the USA Today/The Associated Press story here
Marriott packed its pipeline with 125,000 rooms last year, many in the luxury segment. Read the Hotel News Now story here
Shake Shack plans to open up to 35 new U.S. restaurants this year, marking its biggest expansion year to date. The chain expects to grow to 200 U.S. locations and 120 international restaurants by 2020. Read the CNBC story here
Kroger has launched a Culinary Innovation Center in Cincinnati to focus on prepared food innovation and position itself as part of the restaurant industry. In-store restaurants were on track to grow 3.5% in 2017 and book sales of about $42.3 billion, according to a report released last year. Read the WCPO-TV story here
J.C. Penney will close eight U.S. stores and won’t reopen one of seven stores in Puerto Rico that were closed when Hurricane Maria hit the island last fall. The retailer announced earlier this week that it would shutter a Wisconsin distribution center to streamline logistics as its stores fulfill a growing number of online orders. Read The Dallas Morning News story here
Marriott has 300 properties in its China pipeline, adding to the brand’s 300 hotels already operating in the country. Read The Real Deal online story here
The 2019 Summit will be held in mid-January 2019, location and exact dates to be confirmed in the CCR March/April 2018 issue.
The 2018 Summit was held January 10th-12th at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, FL.
Click on links below to watch videos of 2018 Summit.
Mobile Video Tournament Table Top Exhibit Breakfast Speaker Seminar #1
Seminar #2 Seminar #3 Seminar #4 Lunch Speaker One-On-One Appts Karioke Gala Reception Go Kart Racing & Daytona Inter. Speedway
Click on links below for video testimonials for 2018 Summit:
Woodforest National Bank Ace Hardware Chanel USA Hospitality Realty Services
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Mobile Video Tournament, Table Top Exhibit, Breakfast Speaker,
AIA Seminars, Lunch Speaker, One-On-One Appts, Karaoke Gala Reception,
Go Kart Racing & Daytona Speedway
2017 Summit HiLites, 2016 Summit HiLites, 2015 Summit HiLites,
2014 Summit HiLites, 2013 Summit HiLites, 2012 Summit HiLites
2011 Summit HiLites
“2018 Women in Construction: Building Connections” will be held at The AMA Conference Center in The John Hancock Building June 21st, 2018 downtown Atlanta, GA.
To register for WIC:BC 2018, please click here.
Below is WIC:BC 2018 schedule:
7:30 am – 8:30 am Check In/Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome and Ice Breaker Activity
9:00 am – 10:15 am General Session
10:15 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Workshop (2 -3 options)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch w/Keynote
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Workshop (2-3 options)
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Panel
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Wrap Up and Closing
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