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Turning old shipping containers into new restaurants

Mersea, a new eatery slated to open on San Francisco’s Treasure Island this year, will be constructed entirely from recycled shipping containers. Restaurants made from shipping containers are popping up around the country, and the concept made sense for Mersea …

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Pei Wei starts a new chapter in a new city

Fast-casual chain Pei Wei Asian Diner moved its headquarters to Irving, Texas, when it separated from its sibling brand, Arizona-based P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, with plans to revamp the brand and its operations. Read the QSR story here

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Red Robin tries on delivery, catering concept in Chicago

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has created a delivery-only concept called Red Robin Express on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. The test concept will feature several of the chain’s popular menu items and, in addition to direct delivery, the location will offer catering …

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IHG considers adding soft brand

InterContinental Hotels Group is considering the addition of a soft collection to its brand portfolio. The company reported a 2.3% uptick in revenue per available room for the third quarter. Read the Hotel News Now story here

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Barnes & Noble combines retail, food in The Kitchen

Barnes & Noble opened its fourth full-service Kitchen restaurant last week, a 113-seat eatery with a patio and a bar serving wine and craft beers. The newest location, in Plano, Texas, is part of the retailer’s ongoing test of new …

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Target hits convenience, inspiration in next-gen store

Target has opened a store in Richmond, Texas, under its “next generation” format, which features two separate entrances to cater to shoppers’ different needs. Inside one entrance, meant to provide convenience for busy shoppers, is a supermarket-like layout, prepared meals …

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Burberry announces new plan to take brand upscale

British “accessible” brand Burberry has a new strategy of turning it into a true luxury brand like Givenchy and Bottega Veneta. The plan includes refreshing its stores, enhancing its digital offerings and decreasing its lower-end wholesale collaborations. Read The Business …

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Yardbird will use new funding for U.S., international expansion

Miami-based Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will use growth investment funding from TriSpan Rising Stars to add new restaurants in the U.S. and expand overseas. The company has set its sights on Los Angeles, New York, Denver, Chicago, London and …

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Lowe’s adds in-store smart home shops across the US

Lowe’s will expand its in-store smart home shop concept to 70 stores in the US. The move follows a successful test of the SmartSpot shops, which allow shoppers to test gadgets before buying them, at several stores in California, and …

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Untuckit expands with new lines, store growth plans

Men’s shirt brand Untuckit launched a line of children’s polo shirts and button-downs this week, after expanding into new lines, including performance wear and women’s apparel earlier this year. The brand, which opened its first retail store in 2015, expects …

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