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

Design For Experience

— Interview by Katie Lee — How The Container Store’s new prototype design enhances the customer experience. When The Container Store unveils a new store prototype, you can bet it is innovative, organized, high-tech, and a completely refreshing customer experience.

Franchising Freddy’s

— By Katie Lee —   Coming off its second highest expansion year to date, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers now eyes non-traditional venues such as colleges, stadiums and, eventually, airports.   When fast-casual brand Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Retail Footprint

Skechers grows its brand by growing its physical retail presence — from 1,000 stores 5 years ago to more than 3,000 today. — By Katie Lee — Grow. From its store count and sales to expanding corporate headquarters, grow is

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,

Del Taco Delivers

For its guests and its team members, Del Taco is in the early stages of delivering a new look and brand refresh. — By Katie Lee — When Southern California-based Del Taco recently launched a brand refresh that puts a

What Drives Topgolf

The ‘retail-tainment’ venue creates a golfing and gaming experience that makes socializing a sport. — Interview by Katie Lee — Golf is generally a quiet, solo sport. Topgolf turns that conventional wisdom upside down with a large, world-class entertainment destination

Gone to the Dogs

Dallas-based MUTTS Canine Cantina brings a unique concept to unique real estate spaces. — By Katie Lee — Imagine the coolest dog park and the coolest dog-friendly restaurant — together in one place. Like a beer garden with your dog.

New Memories in the Making

FAO Schwarz, which has stood for experience for over 150 years, returns to New York with a new flagship store.

Biscuitville Builds Business

With a rise in remodels and new Southern markets under development, North Carolina-based Biscuitville bets on new business with a fresh new look.

Beauty & Power of Nature

How global beauty brand L’OCCITANE en Provence harnesses the power of nature for the power of good.

Good Neighbor

With no two locations alike, Potbelly Sandwich Shop immerses itself in the local neighborhoods.

Gig Economy

How Walmart’s ‘Project Gigaton’ is saving emissions — and saving along the company’s bottom line.

Revolution by Evolution

As Pizza Inn enters its 60th year in business, adaptation is how the classic pizza chain not only survives but thrives.

New Look, New Vision

Following a redesign and rebranding, Pearle Vision is reinvigorating its concentration on patient care.

KFC’s Bold Climb

After more than 10 years of downsizing, KFC is on the way back up — with a colorful, creative new prototype that speaks to a new generation.

Big Frog Leaps Forward

With 18 new stores planned in 2018, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More is jumping into niche retail with a big splash.

Gateway To A New Era

Golden Corral unveils its new look, called Gateway, which debuted in Greensboro, North Carolina, in December 2017.

Outside the Big Box

The Home Depot is installing rooftop solar systems on 50 of its stores’ rooftops. The company expects all 50 to be operational by spring 2018.

Lifestyle Brand

Zoës Kitchen goes out of its way to create not just a Mediterranean cuisine destination, but a way of life — with a new prototype debuting in 2018.