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McDonald’s unveils a modern new look in Chicago

McDonald’s opened its redesigned restaurant in the River North neighborhood of Chicago today, replacing the city’s iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s with a more modern take on the concept. The glass-encased eatery has trees on the roof, and solar panels …

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Barbecue chain Mighty Quinn’s to grow through franchising

Mighty Quinn’s, a 15-unit fast-casual barbecue chain co-founded by chef Hugh Mangum, is in growth mode with plans to franchise. Read the FastCasual story here

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Haven brand takes Hipotels into luxury resort market

An October opening in Cancun, Mexico, is planned for the first of Hipotels‘ new line of luxury, adults-only, all-inclusive resorts. The Haven Resorts & Spas brand adds new flavor to the chain’s portfolio of 29 hotels throughout Spain. Read the …

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Publix announces new GreenWise Market openings

Publix will open four GreenWise Market stores this year and next, the company announced, with a Boca Raton, Fla., store the newest location planned, following announcements of stores in Tallahassee and Lakeland, Fla., and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Read the …

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Aramark to help Oath Pizza grow into new venues

Aramark has invested in 10-unit Massachusetts-based Oath Pizza, a chain that has been certified humane by the nonprofit group Humane Farm Animal Care. The partnership is expected to help the brand expand into nontraditional venues including college and corporate campuses, …

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Urban Outfitters is in growth mode in Europe

Urban Outfitters will open two new UK stores as part of the U.S.-based retailer’s ongoing expansion in Europe. The company has grown its European presence by more than 30% over the past year to 50 locations, including new stores in …

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Airports see upside of connected hotels

The recently opened InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Hotel is an example of how more airports are adding attached hotels to accommodate travelers. The 12-story property has 300 rooms. Read the CNBC story here

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Lakeshore Management renovating and reopening resorts

Ohio’s Lakeshore Management is renovating Pine Mountain Ski and Golf Resort in Breitung Township, Mich., and will reopen the Four Seasons Island Resort in Pembine, Wis. The Four Seasons returns this fall after being shuttered for years, and Pine Mountain …

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Genghis Grill, Which Wich parent to buy 32-unit gelato chain

Jeff Sinelli, founder of Which Wich and Genghis Grill, is adding an established gelato franchise to his portfolio. Sinelli Concepts International announced August 6 it is taking ownership of nearly 20-year-old Paciugo, a 32-unit brand with locations across 10 states. …

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Home2 Suites approved for Bentonville, Ark.

The Home2 Suites hotel chain will be built between I-49 and NWACC. Read the KHBS-TV/KHOG-TV story here

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