Owner of Gourmet Market Savi Provisions Launches New Concept

Atlanta — Paul Nair, founder of Savi Provisions, has launched a new concept. UPop (short for Urban Provisions Offering Petroleum) will be a high-end food and beverage concept located in a new-to-Georgia gas station Arco. Located in the former Golden Buddha space on

CKE Restaurants Adds Chief Global Development Officer

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE), parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has appointed Matthew Walls as the company’s first chief global development officer. In this new role, Walls will be responsible for creating a Global Development

Quicklotz Liquidations to Open Superstore in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas —Quicklotz Liquidations, recognized as one of America’s fastest growing private companies according to Inc. 5,000, plans to open a one-of-a-kind shopping experience at Northeast Mall in Hurst, Texas, near Dallas-Fort Worth. An innovative “bin shopping experience” complete

Buff City Soap Expands in Atlanta with First Buckhead Store

Atlanta — Buff City Soap, a Southern-based lifestyle brand changing the way people buy their everyday soap by providing plant-based alternatives, has opened its third soap ‘makery’ in Atlanta. Located on Roswell Road in the prominent Buckhead shopping district, Buff

First Watch Expands Footprint in Chicago

Chicago — First Watch, the award-winning brunch restaurant that made its Chicagoland debut in Oak Brook in March, continues to expand into the region with the opening of a new restaurant in the suburb of Kildeer on June 7. The

Yum! Brands to Acquire Technology Company Dragontail Systems

Louisville, Ky., and Perth, Australia — Yum! Brands, Inc. and Dragontail Systems Limited, an innovative provider of technology solutions for the food industry, have entered into a binding agreement under which Yum! Brands would acquire Dragontail for A$93.5 million in

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

Powerhouse Acquires Exterior Services Management Company DENTCO

Crowley, Texas — Powerhouse, a national construction, facilities maintenance and rollout service provider, has acquired DENTCO®, a national exterior services provider headquartered in DeWitt, Mich. The 44-year-old company offers a complete suite of all-season property management solutions addressing exterior services

Tango Extends Partnership with Big Lots for Post-Pandemic Needs

Dallas — Tango, the leader in Store Lifecycle Management (SLM) and Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) software solutions, has extended its partnership with Big Lots for 3 additional years. Big Lots, a national neighborhood discount retailer with 1,414 stores, is

MARQUE Luxury Names National Business Development Director

Irvine, Calif. — MARQUE Luxury, the industry’s leading provider of certified pre-owned goods, has named Sean Makovsky the national business development director, U.S. He is based in San Antonio, Texas, and will report directly to MARQUE’s leadership team at the

Potbelly Names New Chief Development Officer

Chicago — Potbelly Corporation has appointed Larry Strain as its chief development officer (CDO) effective immediately. Potbelly is contracting with Restaurant Development Experts (RDE), LLC in connection with Strain’s engagement for this role and Bob Wright, president and CEO of

The Vitamin Shoppe to Begin Franchising for First Time in its History

Secaucus, N.J. — The Vitamin Shoppe, an omni-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products, has launched an innovative franchising model for independent operators to open The Vitamin Shoppe stores in their own communities around the United States. This is the first

86 Repairs Names New Head of Revenue

Chicago — 86 Repairs, an innovative platform that automates equipment repair and maintenance for restaurants, has named Sean Ramsey as its new head of revenue. Previously, Ramsey served as vice president of revenue at document drafting lifecycle tech company Litera.