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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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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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Sweetgreen brings the colors of nature to outposts

The ranks of Sweetgreen’s outposts — order pickup spots in public spaces including offices and hospitals —swelled to 550 with the opening of 200 new ones over the past six months. As the concept continues to grow, the salad chain …

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Potbelly maps growth plan focused on franchised stores

Potbelly has plans to grow over the next decade from its portfolio of 443 mostly company-owned locations to 2,000 restaurants that are 85% franchisee-owned. The Chicago-based sandwich chain will target a 10% annual unit growth rate by 2024, with a …

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Kindred restaurant group grows with fast-casual Milkbread

Joe and Katy Kindred, the husband-and-wife team behind North Carolina restaurants Kindred and Hello, Sailor, have expanded their restaurant group with a new fast-casual eatery called Milkbread. The cafe serves salads, sandwiches and fried chicken along with its signature item, …

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IHOP maps expansion plans for its off-premises segment

IHOP has grown its off-premises business during the pandemic and expects to continue expanding that segment of its business with investments in virtual brands and improved to-go packaging. FSR magazine

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Steak ‘n Shake transforms with store remodels, kiosks

Steak ‘n Shake is updating its menu, remodeling the restaurants’interiors and adding ordering kiosks to switch the 88-year-old restaurant brand from full-service to quickserve. The company will spend about $50 million on what Sardar Biglari, chairman of the board of …

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Cheesecake Factory sees growth potential in takeout

The Cheesecake Factory, which also owns Fox Restaurant Concepts, has taken steps to grow off-premises dining during the pandemic that the company expects will continue to drive sales going forward, executives said at a conference. Off-premises orders, including takeout and …

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Restaurant founders to debut pizza franchise in Minnesota

Famous Dave’s founder Dave Anderson and Rainforest Cafe creator Steven Schussler will unveil a new pizza concept this summer in St. Louis Park, Minnesota with the goal to build it into a new chain. Dave and Steve’s Big Dreams Pizza …

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NYC’s Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue is in growth mode

NYC-based Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue has begun to franchise, opening locations in new markets. Mighty Quinn’s newest franchisee is a first-time restaurant owner and opened his first location in Forest Hills, Queens this month, with the eventual goal of bringing the …

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