Tag: real estate

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Starbucks Invests in Solar Energy to Power Stores in Texas

6 days ago

Starbucks has tried to paint itself as a "green company" for at least two years now. With strawless lids already in distribution, and a company mandate to introduce new recyclable cups to cut down on its waste footprint by 2022, it may actually be working.

Chains

Subway Shutters More Stores as Diners Pass on Footlongs

3 weeks ago

Subway was once considered a healthier option than traditional fast food. But then diners began to realize its sandwiches are packed with calories and carbs.

Chains

Wingstop Adds More Stores But It Really Needs Name Recognition

2 months ago

All is well at Wingstop, even if it is a relatively unknown brand. The company plans to change its low profile — and the new strategy just might work.

People

Innovative Restaurateurs: Guiding Lettuce Entertain You’s Explosive Growth

2 months ago

Chicago’s most notable restaurant group now has 120 restaurants in nine states, but it is picky about the concepts it embraces.

Independents

How World-Renowned Tartine Bakery Tackled Its Most Ambitious Project Yet

2 months ago

Tartine Bakery has been a San Francisco staple since 2002, but now it’s a global brand, with seven locations around the world. Here’s how (and why) it tackled its largest and most ambitious project to date: an expansive 40,000-square-foot bakery, cafe, and restaurant complex in Los Angeles.

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Dunkin’s Espresso Rollout Flattens Sales

2 months ago

As a company, is it ever a bad thing to admit you got way ahead of yourself? We don't think so. Dunkin's store expansion and remodeling efforts were very aggressive last quarter. Almost three months in, expect to see more of that advertising it has been promising us.

People

Innovative Restaurateurs: Sam Fox Aims to Double the Size of His Empire by 2022

3 months ago

Sam Fox has always been a big deal out west. Now, he’s ready to replicate that success in new markets across the country.

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Domino’s CFO: Our New Expansion Strategy Hurt Comparable Sales in 2018

3 months ago

It's clear the pizza chain has placed greater emphasis on net sales and order count than on comparable store sales.

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Wingstop Pursues the Same Real Estate Strategy as Domino’s

3 months ago

Where one Wingstop goes, another will follow. The company is employing a familiar real estate strategy to further solidify its dominance in the chain's most successful U.S. markets.

Independents

Jose Andrés Reveals More About Massive New York City Food Hall

10 months ago

We thrilled about this project for many reasons, especially that Related is prioritizing food here in the way they would have prized a big-box retailer in the past. But also (selfishly) because the market is on our walk home every night.

Chains

Empty Storefronts Could Be Good News for Restaurants

1 year ago

From where I sit, the future for brick-and-mortar retail doesn't look great, but their loss could potentially be restaurants' gain.

Independents

Chelsea Market Has a New Landlord — It’s Google

1 year ago

This is really just a real estate deal, but Google is set to take over the building that houses New York's Chelsea Market. Ironically, the building is home to the Food Network, too.