Mattress Firm to Launch New Store Concept

New York City — Jack Resnick & Sons has signed a lease with Mattress Firm, one of the nation’s leading specialty mattress retailers, to create a new flagship at the retail base of 200 Chambers St., a 30-story luxury condominium…

BoConcept to Open Brand New Store Model in Massachusetts

Dedham, Mass. — BoConcept, a global leader of the furniture franchise industry with more than 300 locations in 65 countries, is adding a new location in Dedham, Mass., this week. The store will feature a refreshed, evolved store concept that…

Papa Murphy’s Launches New ‘Kitchen Delite’ Store Design

Vancouver, Wash. — Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza has launched two major rebranding initiatives: the new ‘Kitchen Delite’ store design — an open-kitchen concept that enhances the in-store experience for consumers and employees alike — and a new primary brand logo.…

Invitation to Gather

— By Joe Pazdan, AIA — Open-air restaurant and music venue thrives through COVID-19.   The restaurant business is notoriously fickle, but the COVID-19 pandemic dealt death-blows to thousands of establishments across the country as they struggled to stay afloat…

IMPACT Strategies Promotes CFO and Director of Construction Operations

St. Louis — IMPACT Strategies has promoted Teresa Whittaker to chief financial officer and Scott Manning to director of construction operations. As CFO, Whittaker will execute IMPACT’s financial strategic initiatives, develop long term financial goals, and play an integral role…

sweetgreen Rebrands to Reimagine the Future of Fast Food

Los Angeles — sweetgreen, the mission-driven restaurant brand serving healthy food at scale, introduces a new brand identity to reimagine fast food and speak to future generations about the importance of what they eat. The goal was to create a…

Building Back Better

— By Chris Birkinshaw — Limited-service concepts, high-quality food options take pole position for QSR buildouts.   The COVID-19 global pandemic changed the landscape of many businesses. As we move forward with vaccines and a stronger understanding of how the…

Curb Appeal

— By Jayson Hill — Five store redesigns and upgrades retailers will implement in 2021.   If 2020 was a year of survival and adaptation for retailers, 2021 will be the year they make sense of the seismic shifts they’ve…

On The Border Debuts All-New Nostalgic Prototype

Atlanta — Nearly 40 years ago, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina was born, and it has since grown into the world’s largest Mexican casual dining brand. Now, On The Border is taking it back to the 1980s with…

New 7-Eleven “Evolution Store” Opens in Prosper, Texas

Irving, Texas — 7-Eleven, Inc. has opened its newest Evolution Store — which features tacos on handmade tortillas, frozen margaritas on tap, a stocked wine cellar and beer cooler, fresh-baked croissants and cookies, customized espresso drinks, artisan craft sodas, premium…