Ready Launches Virtual Kiosks for Safe On-Premise Pickup Food Ordering

Vancouver, B.C. — Ready, a financial technology company that offers seamless self-pay and food ordering solutions to hospitality venues across North America, launches its “virtual ordering kiosks” to businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, waiving its standard

Williams Company Promotes 3 to Chairman, CEO and President

Orlando, Fla. — Orlando, Fla.-based Williams Company, one of the Southeast’s largest and most respected construction companies, has promoted Bob Lipscomb, a 33-year company veteran, from CEO to chairman. He joined Williams Company as a project manager in 1988 and

Connex Postpones CONNEX2020 National Conference to 2021

Dallas — Connex, the multi-site facilities network, formerly known as PRSM, is postponing CONNEX2020 National Conference to 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated effects nationwide and following extensive deliberations and consideration by the Connex board of directors

Yum! Brands Implements Next Phase of COVID-19 Response

Louisville, Ky. — Yum! Brands, Inc. has provided an update on the next phase of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Working together, we can limit the spread of COVID-19 while offering convenient, affordable food in a low contact environment,”

Target Adjusts 2020 Remodel & New Store Opening Schedule

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has made business adjustments to its remodel and new store opening schedule in response to the impact from novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As the COVID-19 crisis has evolved, the company has been experiencing unusually strong traffic and

Connex Helps Retailers Manage Closed Stores

Dallas — Connex, the multi-site facilities network, formerly known as PRSM, is helping retailers who are closing thousands of stores due to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing guidance in how to protect store assets and the public. Beginning Monday, Connex

Yum! Brands Completes Acquisition of The Habit Restaurants, Inc.

Louisville, Ky. — Yum! Brands, Inc. has acquired The Habit Restaurants, Inc., following the approval by The Habit Burger Grill stockholders. The transaction marks the addition of the first fast-casual concept to Yum! Brands’ portfolio of iconic global restaurant brands.

Simon Property Group Temporarily Closes All Domestic Properties

Indianapolis — After extensive discussions with federal, state and local officials and in recognition of the need to address the spread of COVID-19, Simon will close all of its retail properties, including malls, premium outlets and mills in the U.S.

Twin Peaks Reopens in Austin, Texas, After Remodel

Austin, Texas — The first Twin Peaks restaurant in the Austin area, which originally opened in 2007, got a lift and reopened its doors with a fresh new look on March 7, 2020. Since that time, due to COVID-19 concerns,

Macy’s, Inc. Temporarily Closes Stores Nationwide

New York City — In response to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, Macy’s, Inc. temporarily closed all stores on March 17, 2020, and will remain closed through March 31, 2020. This includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet

Skechers to Temporarily Close Some Stores in North America & Europe

Manhattan Beach, Calif. — SKECHERS USA, Inc. is temporarily closing its company-owned Skechers retail stores in North America and select European markets through March 28, 2020 and is withdrawing its first quarter 2020 guidance due to the continuing impact of

Jersey Mike’s Plans 17 New Restaurants in the DMV

Washington, D.C. — Jersey Mike’s Subs has been rapidly expanding throughout the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia (“DMV”) region with the help of real estate partner KLNB. In total, KLNB has closed 17 deals for Jersey Mike’s across the DMV

GFG Bakery-Café is Opening its First Franchise Location

Philadelphia — Greek from Greece (GFG) Bakery-Café, the authentic Greek fast-casual phenomenon, has finalized a deal to open its first franchise location. Franchisee Dimitri Gouliaberis plans to open the new location this summer at a site near Drexel University in

MaintenX Named Vendor of the Year at RFMA Annual Conference

Tampa, Fla. — MaintenX International, a Tampa-based provider of facility maintenance services, enjoyed three great days of sharing best practices and industry trends at the 2020 Restaurant Facilities Management Association (RFMA) annual conference in Denver. Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s vice president

Modell’s Sporting Goods to Close All 153 Stores

New York City — Modell’s Sporting Goods has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. The fourth-generation, family-owned retailer will close all of its 153 stores throughout New York, New

NFMT Baltimore & Clean Buildings Expo Shows Have Been Rescheduled

Milwaukee — The National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo and Clean Buildings Expo (CBE) show management team wishes to express its deepest concerns for everyone impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus. The show management team has monitored the

Farmer Boys Celebrates 100th Restaurant Opening

Perris, Calif. — Farmer Boys, the Southern California-based fast casual concept known for its award-winning burgers and exceptional service, is celebrating the grand opening of its Perris, Calif., restaurant this month. This marks the company’s 100th restaurant. “Almost 40 years

TravelCenters of America Inc. Appoints EVP, CFO and Treasurer

Westlake, Ohio — TravelCenters of America Inc. (TA) has appointed Peter J. Crage as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective immediately. Crage succeeds William E. Myers, who has resigned from the company. “Peter joins TA with experience