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Curry Up Now maps growth strategy with new funding

Fast-casual Indian chain Curry Up Now won venture capital funding this month from Liquid 2 Ventures, a firm that includes former NFL star Joe Montana. The nine-unit California-based chain began as a food truck in 2009, and it will use …

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December sends US hospitality year out on upswing

December saw growth in all three principal performance metrics for US hotels, STR reports. Occupancy bumped up only 0.6%, while average daily rate increased 2% and revenue per available room 2.6%. Read the Hotel News Now story here

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Restaurant chains aim to compete with new fast-casual formats

Several casual dining chains have created fast-casual concepts in an effort to stay competitive, including sibling chains Applebee’s and IHOP. Outback Steakhouse and Cheesecake Factory are also experimenting with spinoff fast-casual formats. Read the CNBC story here

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Why the Pie Hole is betting on more than restaurants

The Pie Hole launched as a fast-casual concept in Southern California in 2011, selling coffee and pies baked in a central commissary, and the chain has grown in multiple channels including catering and online sales. Read the Restaurant Business online …

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Small Luxury Hotels envelops 5 more hotels around the world

Small Luxury Hotels of the World has added five new properties to its portfolio, including Barcelona’s The Wittmore and Montenegro’s Villa Geba. Susafa in Sicily, Italy; Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, New York; and Angkor Village Hotel in Siem Reap, …

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Gap abandons plan to spin off Old Navy

Gap says it has examined a plan to spin off Old Navy and has decided the idea no longer makes economic sense. Read the Agence France-Presse story here

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Chopt acquires Dos Toros, forms new holding company

Chopt Creative Salad Co. has bought Dos Toros Taqueria for an undisclosed amount in a deal backed by private-equity firm L Catterton. Read the Restaurant Business online story here

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Fresh Kitchen to grow with $4.1M investment

Fresh Kitchen, the Tampa-based restaurant chain known for its focus on fast service and healthy foods, has raised millions of dollars to continue to grow its footprint throughout Florida. Read The Business Journals story here

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The Variety, a new boutique brand, coming to Miami Beach

The new boutique hotel brand The Variety will debut its first location at 1700 Alton Road in Miami Beach later this year. Read The Business Journals story here

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Shake Shack plans first Tampa, Florida restaurant

Shake Shack, the New York burger joint with a cult following, is finally bringing Shack Stacks and custard concretes to Tampa Bay. Read The Business Journals story here

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