Franchising Franks

— By Katie Lee — Pasadena, California-based Dog Haus is entering new markets through franchising and partnerships with Kitchen United and Live Nation.   Dog Haus is an emerging new restaurant concept that, frankly, isn’t that new. But it is

Dollar General to Open First Stores in Washington and Wyoming in 2020

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General is currently under construction on new stores in Washington and Wyoming. When completed, these stores will expand the company’s presence to 46 states throughout the country. Stores are currently under construction in Centralia, Wash., (Lewis

Hy-Brid Lifts Appoints Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager

Richfield, Wis. — Hy-Brid Lifts has welcomed Derek Koontz as the Mid-Atlantic territory manager. Koontz will cover Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. He will focus on continuing the growth and channel development of

Summit Completes Buildout of Luxury Watch Boutique

Chicago — General contractor Summit Design + Build, LLC recently completed the buildout of a luxury watch boutique and gallery at 11 E. Walton St. in Chicago for Burdeen’s Jewelry. Located within the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the historic Gold

Largest Rooftop Deck Opens Atop Chicago’s Navy Pier

Chicago — Offshore, a 52,300-square-foot rooftop deck, has opened on the third floor of Chicago’s Navy Pier. The Guinness Book of World Records has named the establishment “the world’s largest rooftop deck.” KOO, a Chicago-based architecture and commercial interior design

Baskin-Robbins to Develop 10 New Locations in Upstate New York

Canton, Mass. — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, has signed a multi-unit agreement to develop 10 new locations across Upstate New York, including in Syracuse and the Southern Tier, in addition to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa. With

(Right) Size Matters

— By Dan Brickner — Now trending: right-sizing and reducing the store footprint with smaller-format stores. Retailers have discovered there is no longer a “one-size-fits-all” approach to market expansion. As a result, astute retailers are “right-sizing” their retail footprints and

The Rustic to Open Second Houston Location at Uptown Park

Houston — The Rustic plans to bring its farm-fresh fare and Texas-sized selection of wine, spirits and beer, served alongside live music 7 days a week, to the west side of Houston. Located at 1121 Uptown Park Blvd. in Houston’s

Refresh Results

— By Jim Arabia — Grocery stores in particular generate big boosts in sales from refreshing and remodeling.   The fear of online shopping overtaking in-store purchases certainly hasn’t hit the grocery market yet, with a Gallup poll showing 84%

Twin Peaks Reveals Newly Remodeled Restaurant

Round Rock, Texas — The Twin Peaks restaurant in Round Rock, Texas, which first opened in 2008, recently reopened after a significant remodel. Twin Peaks updated its interior to provide the best experience possible for its guests. Restaurant renovations include

Togo’s Expands its New Prototype

San Jose, Calif. — Beginning in March, Togo’s store of the future — named Togo’s 3.0 — started gaining momentum thanks to the completion of both physical and operational renovations at its Emeryville, Fremont and San Jose, Calif., stores. The

Roy Rogers Tests New Store Design; Plans Systemwide Rollout

Frederick, Md. — Roy Rogers® Restaurants has successfully rolled out a new store design at its Westminster, Md., restaurant. The restaurant remained open throughout the renovations. Roy Rogers will next undertake updates at its test kitchen store in Frederick, Md.,

Local History

— By Jennifer Morris —   Fast-casual concepts breathing new life into historic buildings.   In the competitive restaurant industry, it’s often a challenge for concepts to break away from the pack. The dining experience and brand identity aren’t solely

In the Mix

— By Borja del Nido and Brian Cook —   Retail continues to grow through mixed-use developments.   The retail industry is in the middle of a major transition. Traditional, pure retail developments are decreasing, but that doesn’t mean retail

Brand Ambassador

— By Belinda O’Kelly — How to captivate ‘captive’ audiences at airports with stunning design. The thing that makes the design industry interesting is that our world as a context is constantly changing, and in turn, the changes influence design.

FRONTIER Building Completes North Miami Krispy Kreme

North Miami, Fla. — South Florida’s iconic Krispy Kreme, located on 167th Street in North Miami, has been replaced with a larger, more modern version of the famous Hot N’ Ready doughnut shop with a few additional features. FRONTIER Building

Building For the Future

While developers might take a decade to plan, design and build a project, how many technological changes take place in that time? Here’s how Urban-X Group has been planning for almost a decade with its River Landing Shops & Residences,