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Jose Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup to open eateries in NYC, Chicago

As empty storefronts continue to dominate many neighborhoods around New York, one of the world’s highest-profile chefs is doubling down on his commitment to the city. This fall, José Andrés will open an outpost of the beloved Mediterranean restaurant Zaytinya …

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How Capriotti’s plans to help Wing Zone take flight

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop‘s acquisition last year of Wing Zone, which has 30 US units and another 30 in international markets, came as a result of the sandwich chain’s search for a fast-casual concept with significant off-premises sales. Read the Restaurant …

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McDonald’s to exit many Walmart locations

McDonald’s is shuttering hundreds of units located inside Walmart stores amid steep declines in in-store shopping and on-premises dining during the pandemic. At one time there were more than 1,000 McDonald’s restaurants in Walmart stores, a number that will be …

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Amazon reveals plans for East Coast supermarkets

Amazon has confirmed plans to open four brick-and-mortar grocery stores in Washington, DC; Franconia, Virginia; Chevy Chase, Maryland; and Warrington, Pennsylvania, which would be its first East Coast sites. Amazon would not confirm whether the new locations would fly the …

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H-E-B plans first 2 Dallas-Fort Worth stores

H.E. Butt Grocery will enter the Dallas-Fort Worth market with two new stores in Plano and Frisco, both set to open in fall 2022. H-E-B has operated its Central Market banner in the Dallas area since 2001, and the new …

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Grocery Outlet moves further toward the East Coast

California-based discount retailer Grocery Outlet is expanding toward the East Coast, with a new Pennsylvania store that opened late last month and another store there opening in April. Grocery Outlet said it has plans to open up to five new …

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Buddy’s to grow Detroit-style pizza beyond Michigan

Michigan-based pizza chain Buddy’s is widely credited as the inventor of the Detroit-style pizza and it’s launching online sales shortly after Pizza Hut began promoting its own version of the rectangular pies. Buddy’s has teamed with Goldbelly to sell frozen …

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North Carolina franchisee buys 54 Wendy’s from NPC International

Existing franchisee Delight Restaurant Group has acquired 54 additional Wendy’s restaurants in the Raleigh, North Carolina, metropolitan area as part of the NPC International bankruptcy deal. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Will food delivery robots take off in the near future?

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s recent announcement that it has invested in automated delivery startup Nuro reflects the growing interest in food delivery robots among restaurant and food retail players and consumers. The pandemic has fueled a rise in food delivery, but …

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Pizza Hut plans 1,500 Hut Lanes for digital order pickup

Pizza Hut is adding drive-up lanes at 1,500 US restaurants, where customers who order ahead via the chain’s website, mobile app or by phone can pick up their orders. The new windows, called Hut Lanes, are part of an ongoing …

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