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Freebirds aims to soar above Texas burrito rivals

Fast-casual Freebirds World Burrito is on a mission to grow from 55 units to 100 over the next five years in a push to become the biggest burrito chain in Texas. Plans call for expansion into nontraditional locations, including college …

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Ghost Kitchen Brands makes US debut at Walmart

Canada-based Ghost Kitchen Brands has opened the first of 30 planned US locations in partnership with Walmart. The location at a Walmart store in Rochester, New York lets customers order takeout or delivery via in-store kiosks or a mobile app …

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Starbucks leaving malls for drive-thrus

Starbucks is reportedly following through with plans to move from mall kiosks to drive-thrus as former employees at mall stores have reported closings. The coffee company remains committed to malls and other high-traffic locations and has opened 554 new stores …

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Wags Capital to invest $20M to grow chicken concept

Investment firm Wags Capital has acquired Utah-based Dirty Bird Fried Chxx with plans to invest $20 million to open 30 new units of the fast-casual concept over the next year or so. Dirty Bird’s menu features a handful of items …

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Hoka opens 2 sneaker stores to get closer to runners

Running shoe brand Hoka will open its first two branded retail stores today, one in New York City’s Flatiron neighborhood and the other in West Hollywood, California. The goal of the stores is to give customers a chance to experience …

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$2.3B ecodistrict with hotels planned in Virginia

An environmentally friendly mixed-use project that includes more than 2,000 residential units is planned in Henrico County, Virginia. The $2.3 billion GreenCity ecodistrict would include office space, a sports and entertainment arena, two hotels and a system of parks and …

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Krispy Kreme operator to open 10 stores in Egypt

Krispy Kreme franchise partner Americana Group has opened the brand’s first shop in Cairo, one of 10 the operator plans to open in Egypt over the next year. Americana Group has upwards of 200 doughnut shops in other countries including …

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New vision offered for San Jose, CA plaza

Affordable and senior housing, shops, restaurants and a hotel are all part of a new redevelopment plan for Cambrian Park Plaza in San Jose, California The plans also include a plaza and preservation of a distinctive carousel sign. San Jose …

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Hollywood, CA retail center undergoing a $100M renovation

LA-based DJM Capital Partners and Hong Kong-based Gaw Capital are renovating the Hollywood and Highland retail center in Hollywood, Calif., into a mixed-use development with restaurants, entertainment and retail. The $100 million development is being renamed Ovation Hollywood and is …

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Plan for 29-story Chicago tower advances

A 29-story residential and retail tower is proposed for the site of a defunct Barnes & Noble store at the corner of North State and West Elm streets in Chicago. The plan by developer Newcastle has received Plan Commission approval …

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