Rita's Italian Ice Tests New Store Concept

Trevose, Pa. — Rita's Italian Ice has a new test store concept in select markets — Rita's Italian Ice & Creamery — starring a rotating menu of new hand-scooped frozen custard, alongside Rita's signature Italian ice and other ‘cool treats.’ Ten new Creamery locations will open this year.

The Local Pizzaiolo Launches Neo-Neapolitan Pizza Concept

Atlanta — The Local Pizzaiolo, a new Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria, is opening four locations across Atlanta. Italy native and globally acclaimed Neapolitan Pizza Master Giulio Adriani will serve as the Master Pizzaiolo and will train the ‘local pizzaioli’ who will maintain quality and taste at the individual restaurants.

110 Grill To Open More Than 10 New Restaurants

Boston — With eight existing locations, including six in Massachusetts and two in New Hampshire, 110 Grill looks to bring at least four additional locations by the end of 2017 and six in 2018. This accelerated growth is a testament to its “scratch kitchen” approach, upscale-casual concept and integration within communities.

Pie Five Pizza Debuts New Prototype Design

Dallas — On August 2, 2017, Pie Five Pizza Co., the fast-casual concept known for its customizable pizzas, debuted its updated, contemporary logo and new restaurant design at its newest location in Plano, Texas.

Through $1.3 Billion JV Acquisition, Starbucks Will Operate All Starbucks Stores in Mainland China

Seattle — Starbucks Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 50% share of its East China (East China JV) business from joint venture partners, Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (UPEC) and President Chain Store Corporation (PCSC) for approximately $1.3 billion in cash consideration in the largest single acquisition in the company’s history.

Pei Wei Names New Vice President of IT

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Pei Wei has appointed Chris Andrews as vice president of information technology. He brings to Pei Wei comprehensive, executive experience in leading IT teams, developing leading-edge technology solutions and implementing new platforms.

Keeping It Real

Jason’s Deli enters its 41st year operating on the same company principle it was founded upon: putting real value on customers’ plates by serving real, quality food.

Fazoli’s To Open First South Dakota Restaurant

Lexington, Ky. — Fazoli’s, America's largest fast-casual Italian chain, has opened its newest franchised restaurant in Sioux Falls, S.D., marking the brand’s first location in the state. The new restaurant is set to open on Aug. 1, 2017.

MOD Pizza Expanding in Houston With 6 New Locations

Houston — Transwestern represented MOD Pizza in a total of 23 new leases in the Houston area, bringing the retailer to 17 stores currently in operation and six more slated to open by year-end. To date, MOD operates more than 230 stores across the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Subway Rolls Out New Restaurant Design

Milford, Conn. — Subway®, the world's largest restaurant chain, is rolling out the Subway® Fresh Forward design, transforming every aspect of the customer experience. Currently, 12 pilot locations are now open.

Captain D’s To Open 10 New Restaurants in Four States

Nashville, Tenn.Captain D's, the leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, has signed franchise development agreements that will expand its presence in four states. This growth will bring five new restaurants to San Antonio; one to Jackson, Tenn.; and four to the Mobile, Ala./Pensacola, Fla., market over the next several years.

Pie Five Pizza Expanding to New York and New Jersey

Dallas — In a new franchise development deal that includes parts of New York and New Jersey, Pie Five Pizza will soon be expanding to the East Coast. The first locations are planned for Franklin Park in South Brunswick and Summerhill Square in East Brunswick.

CKE Restaurants Enhances Executive Team

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, has made two strategic appointments and a promotion to the executive leadership team in its effort to accelerate business and redefine the QSR category. Jeff Jenkins joins as chief marketing officer, Tom Brennan joins as chief operating officer, and Chip Seigel has been promoted to chief legal officer.

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