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  • Geissler's Supermarket expands its reach in CT with the purchase of Simsbury grocer
    ( - 5/18/2024)
  • A local supermarket chain is expanding its network of stores. Geissler's Supermarket will acquire Simsbury grocery store Fitzgerald's Foods, though the store will keep its name ...   (full story)

  • Huge Canadian doughnut chain Tim Horton's plans to open its first Kansas City area restaurant
    ( - 5/17/2024)
  • The Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain Tim Hortons plans to soon open its first Kansas City area location ...  (full story)

  • Wawa announces first travel center
    ( - 5/17/2024)
  • Wawa plans to open its first-ever travel center in Hope Mills, North Carolina ...  (full story)

  • Kent Kwik Acquires Jack’s Convenience Stores
    ( - 5/17/2024)
  • The transaction includes eight West Texas c-stores ...   (full story)

  • This popular cafe chain Pret a Manger finally opened a stand-alone L.A. location
    ( - 5/17/2024)
  • The first-ever stand-alone L.A. Pret has just debuted with more locations opening in California soon enough ...  (full story)

  • Avolta Tops $1 Billion In North American Q1 Sales
    ( - 5/17/2024)
  • Switzerland-based global travel retailer Avolta (formerly Dufry) saw its two biggest regions, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America, drive sales in the first quarter...  (full story)

  • Murphy USA to Accelerate Store Openings
    ( - 5/17/2024)
  • Currently, 22 raze-and-rebuild projects are underway along with nine new-to-industry stores, including new QuickChek-branded stores ...  (full story)

  • Perspire Sauna Studio Inks 3-Studio Development Deal for Phoenix, Arizona
    ( - 5/16/2024)
  • Leader in Infrared/Red-Light Sauna Therapy Continues Rapid Southwest Expansion ...   (full story)

  • Burger King® Company Completes Acquisition of Carrols Restaurant Group
    ( - 5/16/2024)
  • Restaurant Brands International announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Carrols Restaurant Group, that are not already held by RBI or its affiliates ...  (full story)

  • Get ready for quick caffeination: New 7 Brew coming to Pleasant Valley Road in Parma
    ( - 5/16/2024)
  • National drive-thru coffee concept 7 Brew is coming to Parma. We have a commitment to build 60 in five years in Ohio ...  (full story)

  • Amazing-sounding fast-food diner Nation's from California relocates to Dallas
    ( - 5/15/2024)
  • A fast-casual restaurant chain from Northern California is not only opening a location in Texas, the company is moving here. Their plan is to open 30 franchised locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the next five years ...  (full story)

  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Heads to California With 10 Unit Development Deal
    ( - 5/15/2024)
  • The brand recently signed a groundbreaking 10 unit development deal, marking Perkins first foray into California and underscoring its commitment to bringing its beloved offerings to new communities...  (full story)

  • Meijer opens 3 supercenters in a single day
    ( - 5/15/2024)
  • Meijer is known for large stores — and this week the supercenter operator made a big splash, adding three more of its spacious signature locations to its fleet across the Midwest on a single day...  (full story)

  • First Watch brings 5 new restaurants to Orlando area
    ( - 5/15/2024)
  • First Watch, a Bradenton-based restaurant chain, opened a new spot at 5723 Red Bug Lake Road in Winter Springs on May 13. Matthew Jones is the manager there...   (full story)

  • BurgerFi Reports First Quarter 2024 Results
    ( - 5/15/2024)
  • During the first quarter 2024, BurgerFi opened one franchised location and one corporate-owned BurgerFi flagship restaurant in New York City with the unveiling of its Better Burger Lab experience...  (full story)

  • Popular convenience store chain Wawa to open several locations in the Sandhills
    ( - 5/15/2024)
  • The family-owned chain based in suburban Philadelphia, announced that four more stores will be placed in Cumberland County...The company also plans to open 15 locations in the Fayetteville area in the next five to eight years...   (full story)

  • Wilmington or ‘Wawaton’? 10 stores from the popular chain Wawa planned for region, 6 in town
    ( - 5/14/2024)
  • A popular convenience store and gas station chain was in town Tuesday to announce the official arrival of multiple stores in the tri-county region ...  (full story)

  • Modern Market Eatery Cooks Up Orlando Expansion
    ( - 5/14/2024)
  • The brand aims to establish seven restaurants in the area over the next six-to-seven years ...  (full story)

  • California-based Blaze Pizza chain to open 2 Dayton locations, 5 total
    ( - 5/14/2024)
  • Blaze Pizza announced plans to open five new locations throughout the Dayton and Cincinnati region in the next five years ...  (full story)

  • Dave's Hot Chicken to open 7 stores in St. Louis region
    ( - 5/14/2024)
  • Dave’s Hot Chicken will open seven eateries in the St. Louis region, with hopes to open at least one location by the end of this year ...   (full story)

  • Playa Bowls Marks a Triumphant First Quarter with Signing of 14 Multi-unit Commitments
    ( - 5/14/2024)
  • The signing of 14 multi-unit franchise commitments during the first quarter of 2024 to introduce 63 new shops in key markets. Also signed 9 additional single unit franchises in the first quarter, with 20 new locations already opened since the start of the year ...  (full story)

  • Wetzel’s Pretzels Arrives in New Mexico with Delicious Debut in Albuquerque
    ( - 5/14/2024)
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels is now open in Coronado Center ...  (full story)

  • Shoe Carnival plans to surpass 500 stores by 2028
    ( - 5/14/2024)
  • Through organic growth and strategic mergers and acquisitions, Evansville-based Shoe Carnival Inc. anticipates exceeding 500 stores and becoming a multi-billion-dollar retailer by 2028 ...  (full story)

  • Rocket Fizz, a ‘nostalgic’ soda, candy shop, celebrating opening at Tanger Outlets
    ( - 5/14/2024)
  • A soda and candy shop is celebrating its grand opening Friday at Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids ...  (full story)

  • Slim Chickens Enters New Territory with Multi-Unit Deal for Pennsylvania
    ( - 5/14/2024)
  • Slim Chickens announced today it is expanding its presence further in the northeast, has signed for at least 12 locations in Pennsylvania ...  (full story)

  • Teriyaki Madness Sets Its Sights on California for a Wave of Franchise Growth
    ( - 5/13/2024)
  • TMAD has big plans for expansion. In the next year alone, the team hopes to add six more shops to the California family, with a vision of 11 more in three years, 15 in five...  (full story)

  • Uniqlo’s Sister Brand, GU, to Open SoHo Flagship and Online Store This Fall
    ( - 5/13/2024)
  • GU, the Japanese apparel retailer and sister brand of Uniqlo, is setting up a permanent shop at 578 Broadway in SoHo this fall...  (full story)

  • Dozens of Red Lobster locations close abruptly: List of latest closures
    ( - 5/13/2024)
  • The Red Lobster closures come as bankruptcy rumors circled the seafood restaurant chain in recent weeks ...   (full story)

  • Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa opens Kenwood location, its largest in Ohio
    ( - 5/12/2024)
  • Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa opened a new location in Kenwood on May 3. The company plans to expand the franchise to 30 locations in Ohio in the coming years ...  (full story)

  • Schnucks shuttering Eatwell Market format
    ( - 5/10/2024)
  • The chain said it is discontinuing the natural and organic banner, which debuted in 2020, after “significant analysis and evaluation.” ...   (full story)

  • National restaurant chain plans Applebee's to close more than 30 restaurants this year
    ( - 5/10/2024)
  • “We’re expecting 25 to 35 net fewer domestic Applebee’s restaurants,” Moralejo said during the call, before adding that up to 25 new IHOP restaurants are set to open this year ...  (full story)

  • Hawaii’s first Tokyo Central opens in Kailua
    ( - 5/10/2024)
  • Tokyo Central, owned by Pan Pacific Retail Management USA, replaces the former Times Supermarket at the Kailua Shopping Center at 590 Kailua Road. Tokyo Central also has 11 stores in California ...   (full story)

  • Twin Peaks Caps off Q1 2024 with New Restaurants, Agreements, Menus and Acclaim
    ( - 5/10/2024)
  • Veteran franchisee signed an area development agreement to open 10 new franchised lodges across the Philadelphia area, investor and entrepreneur signed to open three new franchised lodges across the Denver area in the coming years ...  (full story)

  • Church's Texas Chicken to open restaurant in Parkville
    ( - 5/10/2024)
  • A major national chicken restaurant chain is planning to open its first Maryland store in Parkville ...  (full story)

  • Ace Retail Holdings to expand Midwest footprint
    ( - 5/9/2024)
  • The Ace Hardware Corporation division will acquire Bishop Ace Hardware, a 13-store chain in central Illinois ...  (full story)

  • Phoenix restaurant group to expand Slim Chickens locations, plans to hire 500 new workers in Arizona
    ( - 5/9/2024)
  • The family-owned, Phoenix-based business ramps up to open three new Slim Chickens restaurants. Barnett already operates a Slim Chickens restaurant in Maricopa, with plans to have 32 locations open in the state in about a decade ...  (full story)

  • A new fried chicken chain known for its hot yeast rolls Golden Chick is entering the Wichita market
    ( - 5/9/2024)
  • That franchisee hopes to open several Golden Chick restaurants in the Wichita area and is particularly interested in Derby ...  (full story)

  • Weis Markets reignites store growth
    ( - 5/9/2024)
  • The regional chain plans to begin construction on six new locations this year as it works through supply chain disruptions that have slowed down progress ...   (full story)

  • Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream Franchise Sets Expansion Plans in Motion for Q2
    ( - 5/9/2024)
  • Chill-N currently has added three new locations to its development pipeline with a goal to sign at least three more by the end of 2024...  (full story)

  • Buona and Rainbow Cone Expand to New Markets with Multiple Multi-Unit Development Deals
    ( - 5/9/2024)
  • The Buona Companies announces a series of multi-unit development agreements with 10 new franchise groups to expand its footprint in new markets, a total of 32 new restaurants slated to open over the course of the next several years ...  (full story)

  • Melting Pot Targets Wichita as the Next Development Market in Its Aggressive Growth Plan
    ( - 5/9/2024)
  • With capacity for two restaurants in Kansas, the team is targeting Old Town and Southwest Wichita for a new Wichita Melting Pot ...   (full story)

  • Seafood City opens its first Texas location in Sugar Land
    ( - 5/8/2024)
  • North America's largest supermarket chain that focuses on Filipino and Asian foods, has set up shop in Sugar Land ...  (full story)

  • Celebrating the Food City groundbreaking
    ( - 5/8/2024)
  • The grocery store chain plans to build six new stores in the Huntsville area ...  (full story)

  • Kohl’s opening in-store Babies”R”Us shops in 33 states; releases map with locations
    ( - 5/8/2024)
  • The department store retailer said the openings will continue opening through fall, with all 200 shops open in time for the holidays ...  (full story)

  • Rocklin approves plans for new shopping center in Whitney Ranch
    ( - 5/8/2024)
  • This project is proposing to construct a commercial shopping center consisting of 10 buildings totaling 95,000 square feet. The center will be anchored by a 44,000 square-foot Nugget Market, which will be the first large grocery store in the Whitney Ranch area ...   (full story)

  • Shipley Do-Nuts Accelerates Growth with Expanded Development Team
    ( - 5/8/2024)
  • Iconic do-nut brand inks 14 deals for 61 new units and delivers another quarter of positive same-store sales ...   (full story)

  • Flame Broiler Enters Dallas With Experienced Multi-Unit Franchisees
    ( - 5/8/2024)
  • Is expanding its leadership team and franchise growth strategy with the signing of a multi-unit development deal with an experienced franchisee in the Dallas area. This development marks the first step in Flame Broiler's franchise program relaunch ...  (full story)

  • The Elements Massage Brand Inks Largest Domestic Agreement in its History
    ( - 5/8/2024)
  • Through this agreement, the group will be acquiring eight existing Elements Massage studios in Utah and Colorado while also adding 14 new studios across those markets as well ...   (full story)

  • Whole Foods CEO talks expansion, new tech and store formats
    ( - 5/8/2024)
  • On the expansion front, the grocery retailer plans to open more than 30 new stores annually, with 75 currently in production ...  (full story)

  • Why Stores Are Central to Hey Dude’s Growth Rebound
    ( - 5/8/2024)
  • The company will open about 30 Hey Dude stores in 2024, six of which have already opened during the first quarter ...  (full story)


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