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KFC caters to off-premises with Next-Gen store design

KFC debuted its Next-Gen store design last year at a restaurant in Berea, Kentucky and the chain plans to build about 30% of its new stores in one of two Next-Gen models. The updated store designs include an inline model …

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Wendy’s maps growth plans in Mexico

Wendy’s is crafting a new menu for its restaurants in Mexico as part of a plan aimed at growing the chain’s presence there to hundreds of locations. The company, which opened its first restaurant in Mexico three decades ago and …

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Friendly’s opens its first fast-casual restaurant

Friendly’s Restaurants is expanding into fast-casual with the opening of its first Friendly’s Cafe, a 2,700 square-foot concept with 45 seats in Westfield, Massachusetts. Customers will have the option of ordering at the counter, at the table using a QR …

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Kroger to open 2nd automated fulfillment center in Ohio

As part of the company’s strategy to double its digital sales and profitability rate by the end of 2023, Kroger will open a second automated fulfillment center in Ohio near Cleveland, which will serve customers in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Kroger …

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Casual seafood chain Shell Shack maps aggressive growth plan in Texas

Shell Shack opened its first restaurant in Dallas in 2013. The casual, full-service concept offers seasonal crabs, shrimp, catfish and sandwiches, but it’s best known for its seafood boils. Now seven-units strong, with locations across Texas, it is poised for …

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Target, Amazon aim for net-zero by 2040

Target‘s Vista, California store and Amazon‘s new Amazon Fresh store in Seattle are part of each company’s goals to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and carbon emissions, respectively, by 2040, with both retailers focusing on store designs. Amazon Fresh has …

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Chipotle tests robot to make tortilla chips

Chipotle Mexican Grill has begun testing Chippy, a tortilla chip-making robot from Miso Robotics, at its R&D headquarters, with plans to roll out the automated technology at a unit in Southern California later this year. The machine, from the company …

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P.F. Chang’s revs up restaurant growth plans

P.F. Chang’s will expand its smaller-format P.F. Chang’s To Go concept this year, with plans to grow from 12 to 20 locations to feed growing demand for off-premises dining while also continuing to expand its traditional bistro format. Forbes

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Amazon grows its footprint in Publix’s home state

The battle between Publix and Amazon for grocery sales is going to get more heated. But don’t count Publix out. In the foreseeable future, few competitors will have the strategic advantages to beat Publix in groceries sales in Florida. The …

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New Boston food hall aims for a wide audience

Rockpoint Group debuted a Boston food hall, High Street Place, in a 20,000-square-foot space boasting a convenience store along with 19 food and beverage concepts. With seating for 400 and breakfast through dinner service, the project is expected to win …

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