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Disneyland announces plans to expand in California

The Walt Disney Co. is calling the main location of a planned expansion an “immersive theme park,” but rather than being a park in itself, the plan looks to potentially expand existing theme parks Disneyland and California Adventure. According to …

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Virgin Hotels opens after $200M makeover

The former Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas has had a $200 million makeover and is ready for its beauty shot as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The hotel and casino, under the control of the Mohegan Tribe, will open when …

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Jose Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup to open eateries in NYC, Chicago

As empty storefronts continue to dominate many neighborhoods around New York, one of the world’s highest-profile chefs is doubling down on his commitment to the city. This fall, José Andrés will open an outpost of the beloved Mediterranean restaurant Zaytinya …

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How Capriotti’s plans to help Wing Zone take flight

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop‘s acquisition last year of Wing Zone, which has 30 US units and another 30 in international markets, came as a result of the sandwich chain’s search for a fast-casual concept with significant off-premises sales. Read the Restaurant …

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Survey lists nation’s fastest-growing chains

Big names make up the bulk of Technomic‘s list of the fastest-growing restaurant chains of 2020, when pandemic-era shifts toward off-premises dining favored concepts with significant takeout, delivery and drive-thru programs in place. Wingstop led the Top 10 list, which …

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McDonald’s to exit many Walmart locations

McDonald’s is shuttering hundreds of units located inside Walmart stores amid steep declines in in-store shopping and on-premises dining during the pandemic. At one time there were more than 1,000 McDonald’s restaurants in Walmart stores, a number that will be …

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Iconic Mallorca, Spain, hotel will become Four Seasons

The former Hotel Formentor in Mallorca, Spain, a magnet for royalty and other notables for nearly a century, will be reopened in 2023 as a Four Seasons property. Ernin Capitol bought the historic property on the bay of Pollanca from …

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London airport will add high-end boutique hotel

Groundbreaking was held for The Landing, a luxury boutique hotel at London’s Biggin Hill Airport that will feature a full range of amenities along with its 56 rooms. A 2022 completion is scheduled for the property, which is geared to …

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Amazon reveals plans for East Coast supermarkets

Amazon has confirmed plans to open four brick-and-mortar grocery stores in Washington, DC; Franconia, Virginia; Chevy Chase, Maryland; and Warrington, Pennsylvania, which would be its first East Coast sites. Amazon would not confirm whether the new locations would fly the …

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Levi’s growth plans call for small-format stores

Levi Strauss looks to open more stores this year to take advantage of vacant retail space and further its goal of expanding direct-to-consumer sales from 40% to 60% of total revenue. The fashion brand operates 40 full-line stores and 200 …

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