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Marco’s Pizza outlines national growth plans

Marco’s Pizza is closing in on opening its 1,000th unit in its quest to move from sixth to fourth on the list of the country’s biggest pizza chains. The Ohio-based chain has 965 restaurants in 34 states and plans call …

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Freddy’s new format focuses on takeout

Quickserve burger chain Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has begun construction on a new store format designed to serve customers taking their food to-go. The new Salina, Kansas unit will feature a double drive-thru, a walk-up window, patio seating and …

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Michael Mina to open Bourbon Steak location in Seattle

Michael Mina will open a Seattle location of his Bourbon Steak restaurant in the fall. The restaurant will be the steakhouse’s eighth US location, and the menu will feature seafood dishes such as lobster pot pie and ahi tuna tartare …

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Shake Shack focuses on convenient formats

Shake Shack will end this year with five drive-thrus and 30 walk-up windows as part of the chain’s push to make its food more convenient and accessible. Having different formats will also allow the chain to keep from cannibalizing existing …

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Lettuce Entertain You plans first Florida restaurant

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises is planning its first Florida eatery, a Mediterranean concept called Aba, that will debut in the summer of 2022. Chef C.J. Jacobson and Marc Jacobs, executive partner of Chicago-based LEYE, will operate the restaurant at the …

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Colorado restaurateur plans growth for casual Mexican concept

Chef and restaurateur Troy Guard oversees eight restaurant concepts, but sees his Mexican casual eatery Los Chingones as the one with the most potential for growth. The brand has four locations in the Denver area and one scheduled to open …

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Chipotle explores growth potential outside the US

Chipotle Mexican Grill has set its sights on global expansion, with tests underway in France and the UK and plans to add eight Canadian units in 2021. Other chains exploring international markets include Wendy’s, which will open four new UK …

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Colorado restaurateur plans growth for casual Mexican concept

Chef and restaurateur Troy Guard oversees eight restaurant concepts, but sees his Mexican casual eatery Los Chingones as the one with the most potential for growth. The brand has four locations in the Denver area and one scheduled to open …

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Ground Round has a new concept on tap

Casual dining chain Ground Round has partnered with a Best Western Hotel in Waterloo, Iowa, to create a beer-centric concept called GR Kitchen & Taps. The franchised location will act as the foodservice facility for the hotel, offering a wide …

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Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux to grow with smaller units

Louisiana-based casual dining chain Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux will grow to 52 units this month and plans to open at least 20 new restaurants this year. The chain is developing smaller footprints in response to growing demand for off-premises dining during …

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