Sustainable Starbucks: LEED-certified drive-thru/walk-up-only modular stores fashioned out of recycled shipping containers.
There's still room on the American dining stage for high-end haute cuisine.
The 18th unit is the chain's first in a casino.
Take 'n' bake pizza leader Papa Murphy's debuted a new store prototype designed to engage guests' senses and give them a better view of the personalized fresh pizza-making process.
Food critics most likely will never write about a restaurant's entrance. To them, it's all about the food and the service. Yet, the entranceway represents a key element — the first, in fact — of a dining experience. The entrance reflects the hospitality the staff will deliver once diners take their seats.
Boston Market is growing again. The chain, which specializes in rotisserie chicken and home-style side dishes, opened its first new unit in seven years in early September, in Hialeah, Fla. Five more units are planned for this year, as well.
There's a lot of buzz over at Dunkin' Donuts these days, and it's not just coming from the coffee. The iconic American QSR brand has plans to double its U.S. footprint to 15,000 stores and officially announced new store designs aimed at positioning the company more strongly against the likes of Starbuck's for today's sit, sip and surf coffeehouse consumer.