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

RD Management Breaks Ground on The Home Depot in Pennsylvania

New York City — RD Management LLC, one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate development and management organizations, has commenced construction on The Home Depot at Macungie Crossing, a new community shopping center anticipated to encompass 182,000 square

Target Debuts New Larger-Format Store

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has revealed the next evolution of its new store strategy and store design. The new store design and larger store format recently debuted in a new location outside Houston. The new larger-format stores optimize additional space

Macy’s New Markets

— By Katie Lee — To meet today’s retail consumers where they are, Macy’s offers a new smaller store format, expanded digital conveniences, and sustainable operations.   Macy’s, the venerable New York-based department store chain we all know and love,

Trademark Completes Initial Renovation of Annapolis Town Center

Annapolis, Md. — Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark Property Company, a mixed-use investor, developer and operator, has completed the initial renovation of Annapolis Town Center, a combined 2 million-square-foot mixed-use property located near the intersection of John Hanson Highway and West

Sevan Celebrates 4 Leadership Promotions

Downers Grove, Ill. — Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc., a global leader in innovative program management for clients with multiple sites, announces four leadership promotions. Sevan has four tenured team members who have been promoted into senior vice president and vice

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens First Double Drive-Thru Location

Oklahoma City — Tropical Smoothie Cafe®, a leading fast-casual restaurant brand, has opened a double drive-thru location in Oklahoma City, the first of its kind for the brand. Franchisee Rohit Patel is opening the uniquely designed location, which features two

Cultivate Wellness

— By Jared Bradley — Anticipating the future of wellness F&B in construction.   Participating in the wide world of architecture, design and construction takes on different meanings to each individual, especially when it comes to cultivating spaces that speak