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  • H-E-B Investing A Record $200 Million In South Austin Stores
    ( - 12/6/2019)
  • H-E-B has plans for multiple projects in South Austin that will bring more than 1,000 new jobs to the area and total roughly $200 million in investment. Projects include the opening of three new stores as well as a major remodel of an existing location.   (full story)

  • Primark confirms expansion plans in the US and Eastern Europe
    ( - 12/6/2019)
  • Mr Marchant said Primark would open four more US shops, including in the brand-new American Dream mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It also has signed a lease for a 45,000-square-foot retail building on Chicago’s State Street, the biggest lease within that city’s Loop retail district since 2014. He said two more US outlets were coming in 2020 to Sunrise, Florida, and to the Fashion District of Philadelphia, that city’s third Primark.   (full story)

  • Redberry Restaurants Announces Agreement With Burger King Canada to Develop More Than 100 New Restau
    ( - 12/5/2019)
  • Redberry Restaurants announces an Area Development partnership with Burger King Corporation to develop 103 new BURGER KING® restaurants in Ontario and Manitoba within the next 5 years. Redberry currently owns and operates ...   (full story)

  • Here's Why You Should Hold Onto Sherwin-Williams for Now
    ( - 12/4/2019)
  • The company added 31 net new stores in the first nine months of 2019. Plans are in place to add around 80-100 net new stores in North America by the end of 2019...   (full story)

  • At Home Group Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Financial Results
    ( - 12/4/2019)
  • The Company opened 12 gross and 9 net new stores in the third quarter of fiscal 2020...   (full story)

  • Dat Dog Eyes the Lone Star State for Expansion
    ( - 12/4/2019)
  • Dat Dog, a popular New Orleans franchise chain that specializes in gourmet hot dogs and sausages, has turned its attention towards Texas and is looking to add locations in Austin, Waco, and Temple.   (full story)

  • The Lash Lounge Achieves Major Milestone with 100th Salon Opening in New Orleans
    ( - 12/3/2019)
  • The Lash Lounge®, the premier eyelash salon franchise, is proud to announce the milestone opening of its 100th location. Marking the brand’s debut in Louisiana, the 100th salon is located in New Orleans   (full story)

  • I Heart Mac & Cheese Signs Two-Store Franchise Development Agreement Marking Arrival In New Jersey
    ( - 12/3/2019)
  • I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual concept specializing in customizable, made-to-order macaroni and cheese bowls with a variety of health-conscious bases including quinoa, broccoli, cauliflower, and gluten-free pasta, today announced a two-store franchise development agreement with Vikram Bir to bring the brand to New Jersey. The first location will open next year, with the second following in 2021, in ...   (full story)

  • Go! Go! Curry to open its first NYC UrbanSpace Location - Sets its sights on the growing food hall t
    ( - 12/3/2019)
  • We've been considering a food hall venue. We like Urbanspace 570 Lex because of the way they present the diversity of the city and bring businesses together. ...   (full story)

  • Miami Grill® Looking to Expand in Jacksonville Market
    ( - 12/3/2019)
  • After opening a corporate-owned restaurant, the turnkey operation was refranchised in 2019 ... Miami Grill is now seeking to expand its presence in the Jacksonville DMA, which is part of the company's aggressive growth plan to include all major metro areas throughout Florida.   (full story)

  • Thanksgiving weekend draws nearly 190 million shoppers, spending up 16 percent
    ( - 12/3/2019)
  • A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14 percent over last year’s 165.8 million, the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics said today.   (full story)

  • Dollar General Q3 Earnings on Deck: Can DG Stock Reach New Highs?
    ( - 12/3/2019)
  • Comparable-store sales are projected to come in at 2.7% in the third quarter and around 255 net new stores are forecasted to be added in the quarter...   (full story)

  • New Look Vision Group Inc. enters US optical retail with the acquisition of Edward Beiner in Florida
    ( - 12/2/2019)
  • New Look Vision Group Inc., Canada's largest optical company, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Miami based Coco Lunette Holding, LLC which carries on business principally under the Edward Beiner banner.   (full story)

  • Pilot Flying J Details Key Milestones of 2019
    ( - 12/2/2019)
  • In 2019, Pilot Flying J opened 26 locations, rebuilt three sites, opened 16 truck care service centers, and completed 20 Facility Enhancement Plan projects. Looking to 2020, Pilot Flying J expects to open 10 to 15 new Pilot and Flying J travel centers, and complete FEP enhancements at approximately 150 locations by way of two to five site rebuilds and 20 to 25 major remodels.   (full story)

  • Kiddie Academy of Brookfield Coming Soon
    ( - 12/2/2019)
  • Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has 229 open academies located in 30 states, including the District of Columbia. With 26 more Academies expected to open in 2019, Kiddie Academy's network will grow to more than 250 open and operating locations next year.   (full story)

  • RockBox Fitness Signs Deal for First Alabama Studio
    ( - 12/2/2019)
  • RockBox Fitness - a state-of-the-art fitness franchise that combines boxing, kickboxing, and functional training into high-energy group workouts - has signed a franchise agreement for the development of one studio that will service the Huntsville market.   (full story)

  • Blink Fitness Reaches Milestone of 100th Gym with Grand Opening of Houston Location
    ( - 12/2/2019)
  • Blink also has three other Blink locations opening in Houston, TX later this year and early in 2020. By the end of 2020, there will be eight Blink locations in the Houston area.   (full story)

  • Slapfish Makes Its Debut In Pooler
    ( - 12/2/2019)
  • Slapfish Pooler is a locally owned and operated family-run franchise group headed by Sharon Lomasney, David Lomasney, David Q Lomasney and Zach Lomasney. The Lomasneys plan to open multiple locations throughout South Carolina and Georgia with their second location already under construction in Hilton Head slated to open early 2020.   (full story)

  • Paris Baguette Continues NYC Expansion
    ( - 12/2/2019)
  • “As we look ahead to the New Year, we are thrilled to explore new communities throughout New York City and bring seasonal offerings to loyal and new customers,” said Jack F. Moran, Chief Executive Officer of Paris Baguette. “Paris Baguette is growing at a rapid pace and we’re excited to continue our expansion plans across the five boroughs in 2020.”   (full story)

  • Should You Buy Dollar Tree on the Dip?
    ( - 12/1/2019)
  • Dollar Tree has remained focused on growth, opening 165 new stores during the quarter. It has also continued to renovate hundreds of stores...   (full story)

  • 3 Big Questions Five Below Will Answer for Investors This Week
    ( - 12/1/2019)
  • The company benefited less from sales gains at existing locations and more from its aggressive store expansion pace that saw 83 locations added to its base over the past six months...   (full story)

  • Fast-growing concept is coming to Columbus, Ohio in 2020, with plans to expand throughout the region
    ( - 11/29/2019)
  • The Hummus & Pita Co.’s Columbus franchise partner, HAPCO Development of Ohio, LLC, is a large multi-unit operator with over 15 years of proven franchise experience. The HAPCO group is currently scouting locations throughout the Columbus area to bring The Hummus & Pita Co.’s Mediterranean flavors to hungry consumers within the next year.   (full story)

  • Golden Corral steps up franchisee incentives in remodel push
    ( - 11/28/2019)
  • The company plans to have 60 updated restaurants in 2020, from the 17 current completed restaurants and 34 in the remodel pipeline.   (full story)

  • Muji, The Ikea Of Japan, Sets Its Sights On America
    ( - 11/27/2019)
  • Fortunately, that will soon change; the company is about to embark on a relatively aggressive US expansion, with three new stores scheduled to open in Seattle, Portland (Oregon) and Santa Monica later this year.   (full story)

  • El Torito parent acquires upscale Mexican brand with investor ties to Mastro’s
    ( - 11/26/2019)
  • The parent company of El Torito and Chevys Fresh Mex has acquired casual dining concepts Sol Cocina and Solita Tacos & Margaritas, contemporary brands specializing in Baja California cuisine with six locations in California, Arizona and Colorado.   (full story)

  • A.C. Moore Will Close All Its Stores
    ( - 11/26/2019)
  • New Jersey-based A.C. Moore, which has locations primarily on the East Coast, will close all 145 of its stores.   (full story)

  • DICK'S Sporting Goods Reports Third Quarter Results; Delivers 6.0% Increase in Same Store Sales
    ( - 11/26/2019)
  • In the third quarter, the Company opened six new DICK'S Sporting Goods stores and one new Golf Galaxy store, completing its 2019 store development program...   (full story)

  • Citi Trends Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results and Next Steps Under Its Capital Return Program
    ( - 11/26/2019)
  • We have already approved 14 new store locations to be opened in 2020 and expect to perform major remodels in 20 stores in January 2020, followed closely by 30 more stores in the second quarter of 2020.”...   (full story)

  • Brewpub chain Growler USA files Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    ( - 11/26/2019)
  • Centennial-based brewpub chain GrowlerU Franco LLC, which does business as Growler USA, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week. Founder Dave Shaw said patrons won’t notice changes.   (full story)

  • Slim Chickens continues U.S. expansion with new market
    ( - 11/26/2019)
  • L.O.V.E. Restaurant Group, which has decades of experience as owners of 15 Burger King locations in Denver, signed on for the exclusive franchise rights for all Slim Chickens restaurants to be introduced in Colorado and Utah.   (full story)

  • Biggest White Castle ever coming to Florida town
    ( - 11/26/2019)
  • Burger giant White Castle will soon be coming to Florida — and it will be the biggest one ever.   (full story)

  • The Lost Cajun to Open First Mississippi Location
    ( - 11/25/2019)
  • The Lost Cajun, a family-friendly restaurant with a focus on authentic Cajun food served with Southern hospitality, is set to expand into a new state.   (full story)

  • Following store closures, Steel City Pops files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    ( - 11/25/2019)
  • Steel City Pops has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy days after closing 11 stores, including its Decatur location.   (full story)

  • LVMH confirms deal to acquire Tiffany for $16.2 billion
    ( - 11/25/2019)
  • Confirming the deal, which CNBC first reported on Sunday, LVMH said in a statement that “the acquisition of Tiffany will strengthen LVMH’s position in jewelry and further increase its presence in the United States.”   (full story)

  • Men's Merchandise Powers The Buckle's Latest Results
    ( - 11/24/2019)
  • The company did not complete any store remodels during the quarter, but has two renovations slated for completion in November, which will bring the current-year count to five remodels and one new store...   (full story)

  • Dave & Buster‘s shares jump on raised forecast after sales improved in fourth quarter
    ( - 11/24/2019)
  • Jenkins said the company opened 15 new stores last year and has already signed 25 leases for new stores. So far, 11 of those leased locations are already under construction...   (full story)

  • Wawa Cuts the Ribbon in North Plainfield, Firefighters Win Hoagies for Heroes Contest
    ( - 11/23/2019)
  • In 2020 another 10 stores are in the pipeline, and may include a Plainfield location; an additional 13 stores are set for 2022...   (full story)

  • Pet Supplies Plus Reports Franchise Growth in 2019
    ( - 11/22/2019)
  • Additionally, 11 existing Pet Supplies Plus franchisees reinvested in the business and agreed to build 27 more stores across the country. States where agreements were signed in 2019 include Texas, New York, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota and California. In fact, the South Dakota and Nevada agreements are brand milestones as the stores will be the first Pet Supplies Plus locations in those states.   (full story)

  • Golden Chick Signs 55-Unit Deal in Houston
    ( - 11/22/2019)
  • This week, James Griffis, president and owner of WTI Capital, LLC., signed a major deal with Golden Chick - a family-oriented, quick-service chicken restaurant chain with more than 180 locations. Griffis will now own the rights to 55 Golden Chick locations in the Houston DMA.   (full story)

  • Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar Announces Multi-Unit Agreement Bringing Six Restaurants to the Greater ...
    ( - 11/21/2019)
  • Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar, a leading full-service family sports bar that provides gourmet takes on game day favorites, has announced a new multi-unit signed franchise agreement in Florida. The six-unit deal will bring Walk-On's ...   (full story)

  • Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar expands presence in Texas
    ( - 11/21/2019)
  • Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar has signed a four-unit development agreement to expand its presence in Texas ...   (full story)

  • Indian-focused Food Chain Expands into Indiana
    ( - 11/20/2019)
  • Curry Up Now says it has finalized a multi-unit franchise deal for the entire state of Indiana, with plans to develop its first location in downtown Indianapolis.   (full story)

  • Operator Signs Agreement To Bring Captain D's To Utah
    ( - 11/20/2019)
  • Now his MH & Sons Enterprises has signed on with fast-casual seafood brand Captain D's to open three new restaurants in the Salt lake City area. Merchant is bringing the brand as far west as it has ever been.   (full story)

  • North Plainfield: Wawa grand opening includes free coffee, T-shirts
    ( - 11/20/2019)
  • North Plainfield is Wawa's latest expansion into North and Central Jersey. The first Wawa to open in North Jersey was in Parsippany, Holland said. Over the next three years, Wawa has plans to open 32 stores throughout the region, including in Edison, South Amboy, Cranford and Springfield.   (full story)

  • Potbelly Signs Deal to Expand in the Carolinas
    ( - 11/20/2019)
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced that it has signed a franchise agreement for the development of 13 new shops across North and South Carolina. The deal with ...   (full story)

  • RibCrib Launches Ambitious National Expansion Plan
    ( - 11/20/2019)
  • The combination of the new fast casual model and a full service restaurant option is enabling RibCrib to enter into new territories that were previously untouched. Throughout 2020, the brand is targeting 4 to 6 new restaurant openings along with ...   (full story)

  • Kum & Go Makes Major Push Into Denver With 13 New C-stores
    ( - 11/19/2019)
  • Two more c-stores are on tap — one in Westminster and the other in Denver — to open by the end of 2019. Kum & Go expects to cut the ribbon an additional seven locations in the Denver area in 2020. They will be in Aurora, Arvada, Wheat Ridge and Denver.   (full story)

  • Your Pie Promotes Dave McDougall to CEO
    ( - 11/18/2019)
  • Your Pie currently operates more than 70 locations across the United States, boasting four new franchise openings since the start of the fourth quarter with more to come by year’s ...   (full story)

  • Par Mar Acquires Mountaineer Mart
    ( - 11/17/2019)
  • Par Mar Convenience Stores has reached a deal to acquire Mountaineer Marts, a 17-store chain based in Buckhannon, W.Va., CStore Decisions has learned. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal brings Par Mar’s store count to 137 units in four states — West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania — and 81 total in West Virginia.   (full story)

  • El Dorado Furniture expands north into St. Petersburg
    ( - 11/17/2019)
  • The company has plans to open stores in Tampa and Altamonte Springs in the coming months, further expanding its footprint...   (full story)


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