Fazoli’s Signs Five-Unit Deal in South Carolina

Italian QSR chain Fazoli’s signed a multi-unit deal with Impact Hospitality Group to develop five new restaurants in and around Columbia, S.C., with the first slated to open in 2019.

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Gourmet Ramen Takes America By Storm

Tomo Takahashi, CEO and founder of JINYA Ramen Bar established his first restaurant in Japan in 2000 when he was 31 years old, but in 2010 he brought his ramen concept to the U.S., opening first in Studio City, Calif.

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McAlister’s Returns to Its Roots

This fast-casual deli concept redesigned its prototype to emphasize connections to communities, hospitality and elevated food.

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Publisher's Note: Momentum

Excitement is building for the 2019 rd+d awards. 

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Trend: Sports Arena Restaurant Development

When longtime Chicago Cubs fan Tom Ricketts bought the team in 2009, fans rejoiced. Maybe this was the key to a better team and a better Wrigley Field, the venerable ballpark the team has called home since 1916. Two years later, Theo Epstein signed on as president of baseball operations, and Ricketts’ real estate arm, Hickory Street Capital, began laying out plans for development in the area.

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Q&A with Sam Rothschild, COO of Slim Chickens

Fifteen years ago, Slim Chickens opened its doors with a single store in Fayetteville, Ark. In the years since, it’s gradually grown to 75 locations in 14 states and this year opened its first international locations — in Kuwait and the United Kingdom.

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