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  • Inside Lush’s brick-and-mortar store remodel
    ( - 7/22/2024)
  • Over the next 18 months, Lush’s 260 U.S. stores will be undergoing a remodel that includes store layout, design and messaging, all in hopes of converting foot traffic into sales...  (full story)

  • Executive Q&A: Carl Comeaux, CEO of Crust Pizza Co.
    ( - 7/19/2024)
  • Crust Pizza just came right into place. I mean, this is definitely the brand that I want to take from where it’s at right now and grow it to 500-plus locations — our goal in the next 10 years is 250...The goal is to own the Southeast U.S. region from Texas all the way up to the Carolinas...  (full story)

  • Texas Family Excited to Build Legacy as Sweet Paris Cafe Franchisees
    ( - 7/19/2024)
  • Opening the first of five Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café locations ...  (full story)

  • Crisp & Green Expands to 15 States With First Indiana Location
    ( - 7/19/2024)
  • Minnesota-Based Healthy Restaurant Chain Enters Indiana with Evansville Location Set To Open This Week ...   (full story)

  • Coffee company focuses on culture, people for future growth in Idaho and beyond
    ( - 7/19/2024)
  • During the next five years, the Midwest-based coffee company is planning to serve up 10 more locations across the Treasure Valley. The company is aiming to reach 500 Biggby stores by the end of this year, and 1,000 before 2029 ...  (full story)

  • Mr Brews Taphouse to open new location in Park Plaza Mall, first in state
    ( - 7/19/2024)
  • The restaurant is set to be the chain's first location in the Natural State ...   (full story)

  • New Store Coming to Dauphin County Puts Wawa in Sheetz Territory
    ( - 7/19/2024)
  • Wawa is working on opening its first Dauphin County store in Middletown, Central Pennsylvania, part of a vanguard of 40 Wawa locations planned in that region by 2030 ...   (full story)

  • One Table Restaurant Brands files voluntary Chapter 11
    ( - 7/19/2024)
  • One Table Restaurant Brands (OTRB) announced today that it, along with certain of its affiliates, have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code ...  (full story)

  • Is there ‘renewed love’ for frozen yogurt? After leaving KC, this chain is coming back Read more at
    ( - 7/18/2024)
  • Red Mango, a Dallas-based frozen yogurt chain, is opening its only Kansas City area location ...  (full story)

  • Splash opens 41st New York location
    ( - 7/18/2024)
  • Currently under construction are express washes in Rutland, Vermont, and Henrietta, Hamburg, and Jefferson City, New York, all of which are expected to open later this year...  (full story)

  • Melting Pot Accelerates Expansion: Awards 2 New Restaurants in Q2, Builds Momentum in Q3 to Grow
    ( - 7/18/2024)
  • Melting Pot, the national fondue franchise with 92 restaurants nationwide, is entering the third quarter with both internal and external growth, new partnerships and offers benefitting its guests, and plans laid for development that will increase its footprint by nearly 10%...Another eight Melting Pot restaurants have been remodeled this year...  (full story)

  • VF sells Supreme for $1.5B
    ( - 7/18/2024)
  • VF Corp. is selling the Supreme brand to EssilorLuxottica for $1.5 billion, according to a securities filing...The deal is expected to close by the end of the 2024 calendar year. Supreme generated $538 million in revenue during VF’s latest fiscal year...  (full story)

  • Texas furniture retailer Conn’s plans mass store closings ahead of possible bankruptcy
    ( - 7/18/2024)
  • Furniture retailer Conn’s Inc. is planning to shutter around 100 locations and liquidate the inventory as part of a bankruptcy filing planned for the coming weeks ...  (full story)

  • Pollo Campero Franchise Has Seen Steady Growth So Far This Year ... Track for Further Expansion
    ( - 7/18/2024)
  • The brand has successfully opened 17 new locations and is gearing up for an additional 13 by the end of the year ...  (full story)

  • Here’s where Rotolo’s Craft & Crust is expanding
    ( - 7/17/2024)
  • A new Rotolo’s Craft & Crust is opening its first location in Mississippi ...   (full story)

  • Darden Restaurants buys Tex-Mex chain Chuy's for $605 million
    ( - 7/17/2024)
  • The parent company of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House and other chains says it's buying the Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s as it seeks to expand its dining options ...   (full story)

  • Layne's Chicken Fingers to enter Georgia
    ( - 7/17/2024)
  • Layne's Chicken Fingers has inked an 18-unit deal to open in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The Georgia deal will bring the first locations to the state ...  (full story)

  • Parker’s Kitchen to Add Two Georgia Locations
    ( - 7/17/2024)
  • The new-to-industry sites will be built in Bloomingdale, Ga ...   (full story)

  • D1 Training Growth Momentum Sprints Thru Mid-Year Mark
    ( - 7/17/2024)
  • So far this year, the company has sold 59 new territories and opened 23 new locations, bringing their total units open to 115, with over 250 in development ...  (full story)

  • The Fresh Market expands locations in Washington, D.C.
    ( - 7/17/2024)
  • The Fresh Market, Inc., a specialty fresh food retailer, is making strides in its expansion plan with two new locations entering the metro Washington, D.C., market ...  (full story)

  • EssilorLuxottica to Acquire Supreme From VF Corporation
    ( - 7/17/2024)
  • The trendy streetwear brand Supreme is getting a new owner — again ...   (full story)

  • Smoothie King Reports 34 New Store Commitments and 18 New Store Openings in Q2 2024
    ( - 7/17/2024)
  • These new deals for the quarter were signed in eleven different states ...  (full story)

  • Scenthound Hits Major Brand Milestone: One-of-a-Kind Dog Wellness Concept Opens 100th Location
    ( - 7/17/2024)
  • Just 3 and a half years after opening its first franchise location, the nation's first dog hygiene and wellness franchise, Scenthound, announces the opening of its 100th location ...  (full story)

  • Sheetz plans to open four new locations with diesel lanes
    ( - 7/17/2024)
  • Sheetz will open four new stores this August, each featuring diesel lanes with high-flow diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) for commercial trucks, along with a truck scale and free overnight parking spaces for truckers...  (full story)

  • Rachel’s Kitchen Celebrates a Successful First Half of 2024
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • Building on the success in Frisco, Rachel’s Kitchen is excited to share that another new location is currently in development in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex...  (full story)

  • A Michigan Restaurant Chain Now Makes Unexpected Closures
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • Once boasted 52 stores across the country, now has just 20 spots open after the closings ...  (full story)

  • Pollo Campero Bringing Central American Flavor to North Alabama
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • The brand plans to bring 12 new locations to the state, starting with growth in Huntsville and Birmingham ...  (full story)

  • K9 Resorts Eyes Record-Breaking Year with Expanded Franchise Opportunities
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • K9 Resorts has secured a $10 million investment from Partners Pacific Resorts, LLC. This group has acquired the rights to develop 30 new locations ...  (full story)

  • FYZICAL Achieves Phenomenal Growth in First Half of 2024
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • Fastest-Growing Physical Therapy Franchise Celebrates Dozens of New Franchise Agreements and Clinic Openings, Receives Multiple Awards ...   (full story)

  • Target’s New Store Openings in July
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • Locations in California, Missouri and Pennsylvania are part of retailer’s plan to build 300+ new stores in next decade ...   (full story)

  • Ace Hardware reaches 5,000 U.S. locations; will open 200 new stores in 2024
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • In the first six months, Ace Hardware opened 111 new stores, plans to open more than 200 new stores by the end of the year. ...  (full story)

  • United Refining Acquires Pump N’ Pantry Inc.
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • Multibranded retailer rebranding 14 convenience stores in Pennsylvania to Kwik Fill and Red Apple ...   (full story)

  • Checkers and Rally’s Expands into LaVale
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • Burger and Fries’ Brand to Open 35th Restaurant in Maryland ...   (full story)

  • Fast-casual Mexican chain to enter new state
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill will soon enter a new state in its namesake region...has announced that it will open its first stores in Arizona through a five-unit franchise agreement that will bring locations to the greater Phoenix area...  (full story)

  • Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream Franchise Celebrates Mid-Year Momentum With New Openings and Innovative I
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream, the flash-frozen nitrogen ice cream franchise, is marking the halfway point of 2024 with notable expansion and innovation....opened two new locations, showcasing its resilience and popularity in untapped markets...  (full story)

  • Whole Foods eyes two more small-format stores in NYC
    ( - 7/16/2024)
  • Whole Foods said it plans to open a second small-format store in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, to be followed by a third New York City location and a national rollout...  (full story)

  • Mediterranean restaurant chain opens 1st St. Louis-area store, inks deal for next site
    ( - 7/15/2024)
  • Taziki's Mediterranean Café, has opened its first St. Louis-area location, which also is its first in Missouri, and recently signed a lease for its next site here ...  (full story)

  • honeygrow fast-casual chain opens in two NEO suburbs
    ( - 7/15/2024)
  • Philadelphia-based fast-casual restaurant chain, signed leases for two new outlets in Strongsville and North Canton ...  (full story)

  • Store 5 opening strengthens Steinhafels’ presence in Chicago
    ( - 7/15/2024)
  • As part of its plans to enter and grow in the Chicago market, Top 100 retailer Steinhafels wanted to encircle the city with its first six or so stores ...  (full story)

  • Scooter’s Coffee franchise expands, opening its first Virginia location in Richmond
    ( - 7/15/2024)
  • The Midwest drive-thru coffee franchise, Scooter’s Coffee is expanding its horizons and opening its first location in Richmond - plans to open 10 more Scooter’s locations in the next 10 years ...   (full story)

  • Naf Naf Grill Expands National Footprint with New Multi-Unit Agreement in Cleveland
    ( - 7/15/2024)
  • Leading Middle Eastern Fast-Casual Franchise Continues Strategic Expansion, Secures Development Deal in Ohio ...   (full story)

  • A Full List of Rite Aid Store Closures By State
    ( - 7/15/2024)
  • Many locations shuttered in January and February, and the addition of June's list brings the total number of closures this year to 74, however more are reportedly on the way ...  (full story)

  • Indochino set to open 5 new stores this summer
    ( - 7/15/2024)
  • The locations will be in Charleston, South Carolina; Fort Worth, Texas; Buffalo, New York; Murray, Utah; and Los Angeles ...   (full story)

  • Fresh Market To Open Grocery Store Near Reston East Station
    ( - 7/15/2024)
  • Within the next two years, Fresh Market, the Greensboro, North Carolina-based grocery store chain plans to open stores in Falls Church and Reston, according to news reports...  (full story)

  • Krispy Kreme celebrates 87 years in business after a humble start in North Carolina
    ( - 7/13/2024)
  • Krispy Kreme is celebrating 87 years in business after the brand's humble beginnings all those decades ago starting out in Winston-Salem, N.C. ...   (full story)

  • Sprouts Farmers Market Accelerates Store Growth
    ( - 7/12/2024)
  • Sprouts Farmers Market has revealed opening dates for several new stores, contributing to its goal of opening approximately 35 stores by the end of the year...  (full story)

  • &pizza rolls back prices to 2012 (and aims to return to its rebel roots)
    ( - 7/12/2024)
  • Marking its 12th anniversary by rolling back prices to its original menu 12 years ago ...  (full story)

  • Birkenstock Lands in Austin
    ( - 7/12/2024)
  • Birkenstock opened its sixth company-owned retail store in the U.S. in Austin, Texas on Thursday ...   (full story)

  • Eggs Up Grill Cracks 80 Restaurants
    ( - 7/12/2024)
  • Eggs Up Grill has opened nine locations year-to-date, recently celebrating its 80th restaurant in Bristol, Va., and is on track for 14 additional openings in 2024 ...  (full story)

  • Amazon Fresh 10th IL grocery store sets opening date for Arlington Heights outpost
    ( - 7/12/2024)
  • The 50,000-square-foot big box store will become the 10th supermarket in the retail giant’s Illinois portfolio ...  (full story)


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