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Noodles & Company signs franchisee to lead California growth

Franchising will play a bigger role in Noodles & Company‘s future, starting with a deal that makes multiconcept operator Warner Foods the exclusive franchisee for California. Warner will open 40 new units in the next 12 years and take over …

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Quickserve chains bet on AI at the drive-thru

Checkers and Rally’s are the latest quickserve chains to start implementing artificial intelligence technology at the drive-thru that promises to speed service and result in more accurate orders, and McDonald’s has also been testing similar technology. The growing adoption of …

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Walmart to open Mississippi fulfillment center this spring

Walmart has chosen Olive Branch, Mississippi, just across the state line from Memphis, Tennessee, as the site for another e-commerce fulfillment center—a 1 million-square-foot space that will open in spring and employ 250 people. The project marks the third time …

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WOWworks rolls out more Saladworks, Frutta Bowls units in Giant stores

The Giant Co. is continuing its partnership with WOWorks, the parent company of several good-for-you restaurant brands: The two companies have opened four new locations, including two Saladworks and Frutta Bowls co-branded restaurant store-within-a-store locations. Progressive Grocer

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Albertsons tries out smart salad bars in 6 stores

Albertsons is testing artificial intelligence-enabled salad bars at six of its Safeway, Acme Markets and Kings Food Markets stores in New Jersey, Maryland and Washington, DC. Arctic smart salad bars from Picadeli US monitor ingredients for freshness, collect data on consumption …

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Jose Andres to open 3 restaurants in new LA development

After a 16-month hiatus, José Andrés and his DC-based ThinkFoodGroup are returning to Los Angeles, with plans to open three restaurants and a bar at the Grand L.A., a new retail, residence and hotel development designed by Frank Gehry. Los …

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Amazon Fresh preparing 4th store in Washington

An Amazon Fresh grocery store is opening in Federal Way, the technology company confirmed to the Mirror. Federal Way Mirror

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Safeway to anchor South San Francisco mixed-use project

A 63,700-square-foot Safeway store is expected to be the center of a South San Francisco mixed-use development project slated for a 14.5-acre parcel purchased by developer Steelwave. In addition to the Safeway, the project—slated for completion in summer of 2023—will …

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Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade is set for growth

Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade, a 12-location brand, had formed 40 franchise agreements as of September, creating a foundation for strong growth. QSR

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Dunkin’ introduces “Next Gen” store in Pennsylvania

Dunkin‘ has opened a “Next Gen” location in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. The 1,400-square-foot unit includes a contactless drive-thru and a special tap system. The Morning Call

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