Klein Enterprises Redevelops Valley Plaza Shopping Center in Maryland

Baltimore, Md. — Klein Enterprises, a vertically integrated investor, developer and operator of diversified real estate holdings, has completed the redevelopment of the Valley Plaza shopping center in Hagerstown, Md. Enhancements to the center include an all new-façade, new pylon

Papa John’s Unveils New Design for International Restaurants

Atlanta — Papa John’s has unveiled a new design for international restaurants. Premium ingredients are highlighted throughout the new restaurant through colors, lighting and décor that showcases Papa John’s new visual brand identity. In a streamlined and flexible environment, Papa

Focus Brands Bolsters Leadership Team with 3 New Additions

Atlanta — Focus Brands®, parent company of Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Jamba®, McAlister’s Deli®, Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Schlotzsky’s®, has appointed three senior leaders across two areas of the business. Effective immediately, the following executives will be leading these key

Moorefield Construction: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Hal Moorefield —   R&R: Where are you based, and how long has the company been in business? Hal Moorefield: Moorefield Construction Inc. headquarters are located in Santa Ana, California, with a second office in Sacramento, California.

Taco John’s Unveils New Store Design: Drive Thru Olé

Cheyenne, Wyo. — Taco John’s International Inc., a quick-serve Mexican franchise, is unveiling its newest store design concept, the Drive Thru Olé, which was first piloted in 2021 and whose original idea — based on modular buildings — dates back

Jersey Mike’s Names New Director of Real Estate, Northeast

Manasquan, N.J. — Jersey Mike’s Subs has hired Brooke Cabrera join the national sub sandwich franchise as director of real estate, Northeast. Previously, she was a vice president and market director of real estate at JPMorgan Chase & Co for

Juice It Up! Opens First Arizona Location

Newport Beach, Calif. — Juice It Up! has opened its new Ehrenberg, Ariz., location, marking the brand’s entry into the Grand Canyon State. The Ehrenberg location is part of the bustling AZ Travel Plaza, adding to the store’s current food/drink

Apex Imaging Services Welcomes Business Development Director

Pomona, Calif. — Apex Imaging Services has welcomed Blake Kelly to the position of business development director. He has spent over 10 years in the industry of reimaging as a vice president of national accounts and is now dedicating his

Krystal Unveils New, First-of-its-Kind Prototype

Atlanta — Krystal unveiled its much anticipated smaller prototype at its new company location in Center Point, Ala., on January 10. The 1,700-square-foot drive-thru features the first company store opening in more than 6 years with an advanced, sleek design

IMPACT Strategies Completes Renovation of 2 Retail Suites for USPG

Fairview Heights, Ill. — IMPACT Strategies has completed renovations to two retail suites for U.S. Properties Group (USPG). The space, totaling 5,721 square feet, is located between the Dollar Tree and Kohl’s stores on Beltline Road in Collinsville, Ill. Construction

IMPACT Strategies Promotes Derek Hinrichs to Controller

Fairview Heights, Ill. — IMPACT Strategies has promoted Derek Hinrichs from senior accountant to controller. Prior to joining IMPACT Strategies in 2021, Hinrichs spent more than 10 years at a public accounting firm where he was a tax manager and

The Road to Energy Sustainability

— By Jason Narod —   Why it pays for your retail and restaurant facilities to be grid-interactive.     Rising costs, energy mandates, electrification trends and more prevalent power disruptions — as seen recently in California and Texas —

Clean Energy Opens Renewable Natural Gas Station for Amazon

Newport Beach, Calif. — Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, has opened another renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station that will provide an anticipated 1.4 million gallons of the clean fuel

First Impression

— By Kait Paradowski — The benefits of custom mosaics for F&B and retail applications.   In order to stand out from the competition, restaurants and retail spaces are seeking thoughtful ways to create memorable experiences and touchpoints for patrons

Out To Brunch

— Interview with Jeff Sturgis —   Another Broken Egg Cafe understands that people crave more in-person, meaningful experiences post-pandemic — and its new “New South” prototype meets people exactly where they want to be.     Even before the

Spotless Brands Taps 4 New Executives to Optimize Growth Strategy

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. — Spotless Brands, a leading car wash platform in the United States, has hired four new executives in an effort to further develop the brand’s growth strategies. George Alexandris has joined the senior leadership team in the

Tractor Supply Completes 500th Project Fusion Store

Brentwood, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has completed the 500th store in its Project Fusion initiative, a remodel effort that creates a more contemporary customer experience. The store is located in

FAT Brands Opens First Tri-Branded Location

Los Angeles — FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. has opened its first tri-branded location: a Fatburger, Buffalo’s Express and Hot Dog on a Stick. This unique new location is situated in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Valley Village. “Since

Caribou Coffee Opens First Domestic Franchise Location

Minneapolis — Caribou Coffee®, a national premium coffeehouse and Panera Brands company, has opened its first-ever domestic franchise location. Located in Wooster, Ohio, the grand opening on Nov. 17 marked a significant milestone for Caribou Coffee since announcing its domestic

Sweetgreen Opens First Order Ahead Drive-Up Format

Los Angeles — On November 14, sweetgreen opened its first advanced order vehicle pickup window, “sweetlane,” located in Schaumburg, Ill. The grand opening of “sweetlane” serves as the latest iteration of the company’s evolving restaurant experience, testing new formats to

Proactive Protection

— By Shawn Morrow — Proactive practices to protect your retail/restaurant roof when severe weather strikes.   Severe weather events can be considered the Number 1 enemy to a commercial roof. Depending on where a building is located in the