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NYC restaurateurs put Indian cuisine in the US spotlight

Restaurateurs Roni Mazumdar and Chintan Pandya have big plans to expand their New York City-based Indian restaurant group, with two new fast-casual eateries and updates to several existing concepts, including Masalawala, according to The New York Times. New York City …

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Ruby Tuesday dishes up new Libby’s BBQ brand

Ruby Tuesday has expanded plans for a new barbecue brand that was originally intended to be a virtual concept but will now also be available to dine-in customers. The Libby’s BBQ brand will include pulled pork and brisket entrees and …

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Kura Sushi revives US growth plans after reopenings

Japan-based Kura Sushi is in growth mode in the US, where it operates 32 units. The chain, which uses a conveyor belt to deliver small plates to customers’ tables, reported a rebound in sales as units were allowed to reopen …

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Wine bar opening in Louisiana retail center

New Orleans-based Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts is opening a wine bar in the middle of Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana, according to The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate. The wine bar will also offer food and to-go cups …

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Huey Magoo’s plans growth with 5 unique store formats

Chicken chain Huey Magoo’s has grown from two to 18 units since a group of former Wingstop executives acquired it five years ago, with plans to grow to about 25 locations this year and open up to 20 more in …

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Pressed Juicery unveils rebranding plans

Pressed Juicery has shortened its name to Pressed in a brand refresh that also includes menu and design changes, upgrades to its more than 90 restaurants and new perks for loyalty members. Customers who agree to spend at least $10 …

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Giant Eagle sets 2040 as its net-zero carbon target

Giant Eagle wants to reduce its carbon footprint up to 50% by 2030 on its way toward a goal of zero net-carbon emissions by 2040. The grocer’s plan includes converting all of its 200-truck fleet to alternative energy, investing in …

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Many restaurant chains managed to grow in 2020

The list of Technomic‘s Top 500 restaurant chains includes 165 that added at least a few new units last year, despite the challenges of the pandemic. Teriyaki Madness grew its unit count by more than half, and Clean Juice, Wahlburgers, …

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ALDI targets small-format sites with Corner Store design

ALDI has unveiled Corner Store, a new small-format design that will enable the grocer to grow by leveraging existing spaces that may not accommodate a traditional store. The grocer’s first Corner Store, which has debuted in North Sydney, Australia, is …

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Amy’s Kitchen grows its organic brand into restaurants

Amy’s Drive Thru, a sustainable vegetarian quickserve concept created by the founders of the Amy’s Kitchen brand of organic prepared foods, has grown to four units with plans to open 17 more along the West Coast. All new units will …

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