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The Most Loved Grocery Store Chains in America
(cheatsheet.com - 8/20/2017)Make no mistake — Americans are very particular when it comes to where they buy groceries. And while online retailers such as Amazon are counting on consumers moving toward online shopping for their groceries, that transition has been slow. Most people are still getting their milk, eggs, and bread from traditional brick and mortar locations instead. (full story)
Reenergized Church's Chicken is 'Roaring to Go'
(qsrmagazine.com - 8/18/2017)“I’m very optimistic about the future of the Church’s and Texas Chicken brands,” he adds. “There’s no doubt that we have the best product and we need to catch up in the area of reimaging our restaurants and growing in markets where we feel guests want to come and eat our chicken. What we’ve done in the last eight months or so is that get ourselves all aligned, and I think that’s the important thing.” (full story)
Gabe's opens in Hampton
(dailypress.com - 8/17/2017)Gabe's is in an expansion mode right now with 10 to 12 new stores planned this year and roughly 20 planned so far for next year... (full story)
NEW VENTURES: S. Whitehall Wawa part of larger growth for chain
(lvb.com - 8/17/2017)Wawa said it has plans to open more than 50 stores and remodel 75 existing stores throughout its operating area in the mid-Atlantic and Florida markets.
WBA and Rite Aid withdraw deal for 2,000-plus stores, to refile Friday
(drugstorenews.com - 8/17/2017) Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid on Wednesday filed notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the companies would be withdrawing its initial deal to acquire 2,186 Rite Aid stores, and will refile that agreement by Friday, August 18. (full story)
Bojangles’® Continues Franchise Expansion across North Florida
(businesswire.com - 8/17/2017)Bojangles’, Inc., the iconic, fast-growing restaurant operator and franchisor famous for its all-day breakfast, hand-breaded bone-in chicken and made from scratch buttermilk biscuits, today announced three new multi-unit development agreements which will grow the Bojangles’ brand across the Florida panhandle and down Florida’s east coast through the Daytona Beach area. (full story)
Is Red Robin Making a Comeback?
(foodnewsfeed.com - 8/17/2017)Red Robin expects to open about 17 stores and close nine in the year. (full story)
Home Depot transforming store rooftops into 'mini solar farms'
(bizjournals.com - 8/17/2017)The Atlanta-based retailer announced Thursday that it will transform 50 of its store rooftops into "mini solar farms."... (full story)
Legacy Capriotti's Franchisee Re-Invests in Brand's Founding Market
(markets.businessinsider.com - 8/16/2017)Capriotti's currently has more than 100 fast-casual restaurant locations across the country, with a strong presence on the East Coast and West Coast. The company will open 15 new shops in 2017 and will grow the brand to 500 locations by 2025 through franchising. (full story)
Buffalo Wild Wings-Owned R Taco Adds Five Locations
(restaurantnewsresource.com - 8/16/2017)R Taco, a fast-casual street taco chain backed by Buffalo Wild Wing®, announced today the recent openings of five new locations in Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and Texas. (full story)