Quaker Steak & Lube Plans Non-Traditional Expansion

Westlake, Ohio — Casual dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube® plans to expand its non-traditional development of the brand. Quaker Steak & Lube currently operates two airport locations — Pittsburgh International Airport and Cleveland International Airport — and franchisees at both locations have reported significant growth and return on investment.

Ross Stores to Open 100 New Locations in 2018

Dublin, Calif. — Ross Stores recently opened 23 Ross Dress for Less® and six dd's DISCOUNTS® stores across 14 different states in February and March. These new locations are part of the company's plans to add approximately 100 new stores — 75 Ross and 25 dd's DISCOUNTS locations — during fiscal 2018.

Fashion Retailer Dry Goods to Open 12 New Locations in 2018

Davenport, Iowa — Fashion destination Dry Goods plans to open 12 additional national locations in 2018. The openings are part of the boutique retailer's nationwide growth plans to showcase the latest fashion trends to young shoppers across the country. Dry Goods USA is a subsidiary of Von Maur Department Store. The new stores will open at the following locations:

FAO Schwarz Plans Global Expansion

New York City — Subsequent to its successful re-launch in 2017, the iconic toy retailer FAO Schwarz continues its international growth strategy, propelling the brand into new global markets, channels and categories. FAO Schwarz also recently revealed plans to build a new 20,000-square-foot flagship location in the heart of New York's historic Rockefeller Plaza in time for the holiday 2018 season.

At Home Opens 150th Store

Plano, Texas — At Home Group Inc., the home décor superstore, opened its 150th store located in Beavercreek, Ohio, on January 31, 2018. The event marks a major milestone in the company's growth plans.

CoreLife Eatery Plans 40 New Locations by the End of 2018

Syracuse, N.Y. — CoreLife Eatery, an active lifestyle restaurant with a healthy concept that has crazed the nation, is continuing its aggressive expansion with the addition of 40 new stores by the end of 2018, including 20 units in the brand’s home state of New York.

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.

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.

dd's DISCOUNTS Opens First Store in Pennsylvania

Dublin, Calif. — dd's DISCOUNTS® opened its first store in the state of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, on June 24, 2017. With this new opening, dd's DISCOUNTS now operates 201 locations in 16 states. The opening is a part of the retailer's 2017 proposed expansion program of about 20 new dd's DISCOUNTS locations nationally during the year.

Zoës Kitchen To Add Over 15 Locations and Double Footprint in Houston

Houston — Transwestern has been retained by Zoës Kitchen, a Plano, Texas-based fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant group, as its exclusive real estate advisor in the Houston market. Currently, Zoës Kitchen has 15 Houston locations and has plans to more than double its footprint in the Houston market during the next few years.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens Michigan's 50th Location

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Café will open the state of Michigan's 50th location in Portage on March 4, 2017. This restaurant, located at 230 W. Milham Ave., will mark the second location in the region for franchisees Eduardo Ramos and Corina Groeger, as well as a milestone achievement for area developers Craig and Dianne LeMieux, and Debbie King, who have successfully helped to expand the brand's presence throughout Michigan since 2005.

Burtons Restaurant Group To Expand

Boston — Burtons Grill & Bar is in the works to expand. With 12 full-service restaurant locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, South Carolina and Virginia, Burtons plans to bring 7 new locations within the next 2 years.

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