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Dairy Queen sees growth potential in China, India

China’s rising middle class is making it a key growth market for Dairy Queen and India seems likely to be close behind. Dairy Queen has upwards of 1,100 units in China, with plans to add 600 more locations over the …

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Sustainable seafood eatery Bella Dea coming to NYC

Bella Dea is opening as a sustainable seafood restaurant in New York City to take the cuisine Brian Bornemann and Leena Culhane offer at Crudo e Nudo in Santa Monica, California to the East Coast. The new restaurant will share …

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Fat Brands outlines 50-unit franchise growth plan

Fat Brands has signed 20 new franchise development deals that will add more than 50 new units to its portfolio of quickserve banners that includes Hot Dog on a Stick, Marble Slab Creamery and Round Table Pizza. Thirty new units …

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Fareway Stores continues to grow in Midwest

After opening a location in Rockwell City, Iowa, this year, Fareway Stores is continuing to expand in its home state with the groundbreaking of two stores this week and a plan to open another location in Waukee, Iowa. The grocer …

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David Chang, Franklin Junction bring Fuku back to Dallas

Chef David Chang has teamed with e-commerce platform Franklin Junction to revive his Fuku fast-casual fried chicken concept in the Dallas area. Chang first brought the concept to Dallas last year through a partnership with ghost kitchen company Reef Technology, …

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Shake Shack experiments with drive-thru, drive-up formats

Shake Shack is preparing to build the first of 10 planned suburban drive-thrus in four US cities and is also focused on other new formats including a drive-up unit that opened recently near Chicago. The fast-casual chain has also begun …

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How Sushi Maki tailored its brand to fast casual

South Florida-based casual dining chain Sushi Maki has expanded with a new model it calls “polished fast-casual,” in which customers order at the counter and food is delivered to their table on porcelain dishes. The company chose a slimmed-down menu …

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Hy-Vee to debut latest concept store in Wisconsin

Hy-Vee, which recently opened a larger-format concept store in Iowa, plans to open a similar site in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The 92,000-square-foot location will feature such amenities as new departments, a Market Grille Express and a Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh …

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How P.F. Chang’s newest flagship reflects Hawaii

P.F. Chang’s has renovated and reopened its restaurant at Honolulu’s Royal Hawaiian Center, christening the revamped restaurant as the chain’s second flagship. Nation’s Restaurant News

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Trader Joe’s targets hot markets for store expansion

Trader Joe’s has opened three new stores so far this month with an eye toward capturing a slice of growing markets in New York, California, Colorado and North Carolina. The grocer’s new location in Colorado Springs is a wine shop …

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