Fazoli's opens first campus restaurant at Texas Tech

This restaurant is part of Fazoli's strategic plan to grow through non-traditional locations, including additional campus, airport and travel center sites.

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Tiny stores make me happy: Tracking revenue per square foot

Leading restaurant brands are growing their top line with off-premise sales while shrinking real estate costs – resulting in better revenue per square foot and profitability.

Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

Homestyle Dining leverages smaller footprint to create 'plush fast casual' steak concept

Bo's Steak & Grill features a backyard barbecue theme, with country music, denim and red solo cups.

Check out Panera To You

The store layout is dominated by ordering, order pick-up and wait-area seating.

Good, better, best: Counter tops

For all it endures, a counter has to be tough, but durability often comes at a cost.

A look at Starbucks' new interactive store design at Disney World

Starbucks recently opened its first company-owned store at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. According to the company’s blog, the new store features a distinctive design headed by Senior Designer David Daniels. Starbucks opened in Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in March.

The whys and hows of restaurant/stadium partnerships

Set up properly, all parties can benefit when established sports and foodservice brands team up.

Fast casual driving growth of 'The American Bakery'

Bakeries are stepping up their menu offerings, decor and overall customer experience.

Robeks CMO explains strategy on 'next-generation' concept

The chain hopes its new design, menu and marketing strategy will help it continue its 27 months of same-store sales increases.

Cobranding Part 1: Will it work for fast casuals?

While developing the right partnership can be tricky, cobranding is a great way to add an additional revenue stream.

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NEWS


BurgerFi will open in CNN Center, add breakfast menu

BurgerFi steps up its exploration of non-traditional storefronts and launches into the breakfast daypart with its newest location.

Korilla BBQ parks it at new storefront location

Korilla BBQ, which got its start as a food truck, also plans to launch three additional stores in the Upper East Side, Financial District, and Brooklyn.

Starbucks opens Community Store in Seoul

A portion from every purchase at the store will go to Green Umbrella ChildFund Korea to support skills development for youth.

Be Right Burger opens at Dulles

The restaurant is operated by a joint venture between Concessions International and MBC Concessions.

Rubio's will update 60 units with coastal theme

Rubio's emphasizing coastal theme in restaurant redesign, rebranding.

Panda Express shopping Delaware locations

Panda Express is seeking to expand into Delaware with free-standing corporate-owned stores.

Starbucks launching roastery, small-footprint stores

Starbucks Coffee Company announced the launch of a one-of-a-kind, interactive Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, and will test small-footprint, express stores in NYC.

Starbucks trucks being tested on campuses

Starbucks is rolling out coffee trucks at three college campuses this fall: Arizona State University, James Madison University and Coastal Carolina.

Starbucks launches 'Branded Solutions' in MENA region

Starbucks has announced the launch of its ‘Branded Solutions’ program in its Middle East and North Africa region.

Redesigned Fuddruckers reopens in Lake Jackson, Texas

Luby's, Inc. announced today the reopening of a former Fuddruckers franchise location in Lake Jackson, Texas under company ownership. The 6,400-square-foot fast casual restaurant, which has been closed since March 2014, underwent extensive design, decor and systems upgrades.

Zaxby's building prototype stores in South Carolina

Zaxby's is building a prototype of its new rustic, barn-style store design in upstate South Carolina, according to the Greenville News. An existing restaurant in Easley will be torn down and rebuilt in the new prototype style, and a new...

McAlister's Deli announces remodel, Guest Appreciation Week at Georgia location

McAlister's Deli announced plans today to mark the re-opening of its remodeled restaurant at 1425 Market Boulevard in Roswell, Ga., with several days of guest appreciation events. Guest appreciation events at the Roswell location include: July 21 – Free cookie...

McAlister's Deli relocates, adds call ahead window

McAlister's Deli announced today one of its San Antonio restaurants has been relocated to 5880 DeZavala Road and has added a call-ahead window for order pickup. The new restaurant is a freestanding building in the same shopping center as the...

JJ’s Red Hots partnering with Chartwells Higher Education for campus expansion

JJ's Red Hots announced today it is partnering with Chartwells Higher Education, a division of Compass Group North America, to launch its first presence on college campuses. JJ's plans to open its first college location on the campus of Florida...

Caribou Coffee plants flag near Minneapolis’ Target Field

Caribou Coffee recently opened a new store in downtown Minneapolis near Target Field, at the newly expanded Target Field Station. The Minnesota-based brand will celebrate with a grand opening on July 9, offering free coffee for a year for the...

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