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Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Grabbagreen, a fast-casual restaurant concept known for their fresh and healthy alternative to fast food kicks off the new year with a second location in Tennessee. Grabbagreen Nashville, which is now open under franchisee, Deerfield Hospitality Group, LLC on the ground-level retail space of SkyHouse Nashville at 111 17th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37203. The Midtown location is at the end of Music Row and minutes away from West End and Downtown Nashville.Chains: Grabbagreen
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Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Cava, the Washington, DC-based Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant and culinary brand, announced the opening of its first restaurant in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. The restaurant, located at 1346 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02215, will officially open on Friday, January 19 at 10:45 AM. The first 100 guests through the door on opening day will also receive a free Lark Fine Foods cookie made exclusively for Cava.Chains: Cava
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Beach Taco Miami announced the opening of its first location in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach. Located at 100 Collins Ave CU #3 (between Collins and Washington Ave.), Beach Taco aims to deliver a fine-dining approach to tacos in a fun, fast-casual environment. “I wanted to curate a menu that resembles the flavors and textures you would find in a dish at a fine dining restaurant and translate that into a hand-held tortilla,” says Executive Chef Michael Castino.
Exclusive Brief: 0Starbucks has been named the fifth most admired company in the world by Fortune magazine, which on Friday released itsannual rankings. Starbucks was also ranked number one in the food and beverage industry. This is the 16th year in a row that Starbucks has appeared on the global list.Chains: Starbucks
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Long John Silver’s has once again been named one of the Best Places to Work in the state according to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management. The 14th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list honors 100 companies from across the Commonwealth based on an assessment of each company’s employee policies, procedures, and an internal employee survey.Chains: Long John Silver's
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Papa John's International, Inc. continues its expansion into new countries with the opening of the first Papa John’s restaurant in Poland. On December 15, Papa John’s opened its doors at the downtown Warsaw, Poland location. Papa John’s is now in 45 countries and territories around the globe. PJ Western signed a development agreement to open 23 restaurants in Poland beginning in late 2017. PJ Western currently operates 144 Papa John’s in Russia and Belarus and will continue to expand in Eastern Europe and into Central Asia.Chains: Papa John's
Image Caption: Dunkin' Donuts made big news this week with its bold redesign. Join QSR's editors as they chat about that, and more, on Facebook Live.Join us for a live discussion of all things quick service.Exclusive Brief: 1This afternoon, we’re launching our second edition of our weekly Facebook Live series, “The Weekly Serving with QSR.” Join editors Sam Oches and Nicole Duncan at 3 p.m. as we review the headlines from the week that was and discuss all things quick service. Want to ask us a question about the news, the industry, or the magazine? Join us Live! What: The Weekly Serving with QSR Where: QSR’s Facebook page
Exclusive Brief: 0To kick off 2018, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is giving America an unprecedented experience by letting you decide for the first time ever an all-new Glazed Doughnut flavor for the brand’s iconic Original Glazed Doughnut.Chains: Krispy Kreme
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0This year, Wienerschnitzel is making it easy for football fans to bring the best party food to wherever they are watching the game with a winning offer available on Sunday, February 4, only: 25 Mini Corn Dogs for just $5. Fans can enjoy up to four orders of 25 Mini Corn Dogs for $5 each to devour during the most-watched sports day of the year in the U.S. The special offer is valid all day on Feb. 4 only at participating Wienerschnitzel locations—before, during and after the Big Game.Chains: Weinerschnitzel
Image Caption: Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle is leaving the pizza chain in June.The pizza chain's leader is leaving in June and taking six months off.Exclusive Brief: 1J. Patrick Doyle’s decision to depart Domino’s in June spun the CEO rumor wheel Wednesday. Namely, would the celebrated executive land at Chipotle and begin another turnaround project? Doyle quickly dismissed that notion during the company’s investor day meeting. According to Reuters, Doyle said he plans to take six months off before charting his next move, and doesn’t expect to depart the business. “Every other theory about what I’m going to be doing is incorrect,” he said.Chains: Domino's
NBA legend is celebrating 20 years with the Mavericks.Exclusive Brief: 0During his 20-years-and-counting career, German-born basketball star Dirk Nowitzki has endeared himself to fans across Dallas and around the world. Recently, one fan and her family got the chance of a lifetime to meet the NBA MVP and NBA champion. Rebecca Valera, a real estate agent and longtime Dallas area resident, was the winner of the "Win A Day With Dirk" sweepstakes run by Which Wich Superior Sandwiches as part of the company’s season-long celebration of Nowitzki’s 20th anniversary with the Mavericks.Chains: Which Wich
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Starbucks Coffee Korea Co., a 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee International, Inc. and Shinsegae Group, celebrated the opening of Korea’s largest Starbucks store in Central Seoul near Jonggak Station in December 2017. Located in Jongro Tower, with more than 900 residents, the store sits between two of the Tower’s floors covering over 1,000 square meters (11,000 square feet). Jonggak Station serves as a gathering place for all generations of Koreans to shop, dine, work and play in a location where history and tradition of Korean culture merge with modern city amenities.Chains: Starbucks
Image Caption: Fast casual set to open January 16 on Buckeye Parkway.Exclusive Brief: 0For the first time in half a decade, Piada Italian Street Food is returning to the city where it all began—Columbus, Ohio. The doors to the new location open on Tuesday, January 16, at 4139 Buckeye Parkway. The fast-casual concept, inspired by the roadside family-run food carts and markets of Rimini, Italy, is located off Stringtown Road in Grove City. This is Piada’s ninth restaurant in Ohio’s capital city and 43rd location in the country; the most recent Columbus-area restaurant opened in 2013.Chains: Piada
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0City Barbeque will once again start the new year by raising funds to support veterans living with traumatic brain injury. While supplies last, restaurant guests can purchase a limited-edition drink tumbler for $5, with all proceeds benefitting the Resurrecting Lives Foundation.Chains: City Barbeque
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Dunbar Armored, America’s largest independent, full-service security organization, will showcase the latest addition to its portfolio of cash management solutions, EZChange Express at booth #702 during the 2018 National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, January 14-16.
Mandy Shaw to help lead a revamped leadership team.Exclusive Brief: 0Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced the addition of four key members to its leadership team in support of the company's goal to exceed $1 billion in systemwide sales worldwide by its 10th birthday, in 2022.  The company also announced new resources focused against international development to support a growing list of openings outside of the U.S. The expansion of Blaze's management team further positions the company to accelerate restaurant openings as it continues to expand aggressively both domestically and in new international markets.Chains: Blaze Pizza
Image Caption: Options like Ginger Lime and Feisty Cherry are part of the launch.Exclusive Brief: 0Diet Coke—the same crisp, iconic taste launched in 1982 O.G. Diet Coke—isn’t changing. But the Diet Coke you think you know is history. The company announced Wednesday that it is re-launching with a bold new look, a fresh attitude, and four new flavors, which join the iconic original. Diet Coke is rolling out a modern design and adding new sleek cans—still 12 ounces with that old-school Diet Coke vibe and great taste.
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Teriyaki Madness, a Denver, Colorado-based fresh Asian grill, will soon open its first location in Miami. Local entrepreneur, Ty Latham, is opening the new Teriyaki Madness restaurant on January 14, located at 9025 Southwest 72 Place in Miami. Though Hurricane Irma threatened to prevent its opening, which was once set for mid-September, Latham persevered. Now residents of the Magic City will have access to big, satisfying bowls filled with high-quality ingredients and mouthwatering flavors.Chains: Teriyaki Madness
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0B.GOOD, a fast casual restaurant with a locally sourced, wholesome menu, has signed a franchise development agreement to open 10 restaurants in the Houston, Texas, area, marking the brand’s first U.S. push beyond the East Coast.Chains: b.good