Fatburger Celebrates 100th U.S. Location in Texas

Arlington, Texas — FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Fatburger & Buffalo’s Express, has opened the 100th U.S. location of Fatburger, which is now open in Arlington, Texas. Co-branded with Buffalo’s Express, the restaurant will host a…

Buff City Soap Opens First Store in Houston

Pearland, Texas — Buff City Soap, a rapidly expanding handmade retail franchise known for its plant-based soap and body products made in-store daily, recently opened its first Houston-area location in Pearland, Texas. The new store opened on September 23 in…

Trademark Completes Initial Renovation of Zona Rosa Mixed-Use Center in Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. — Trademark Property Company, mixed-use investor, developer and operator, completed the initial renovations of Zona Rosa, a 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use town center located in Kansas City’s Northland. “By carefully considering each amenity addition and renovation, we’ve reinvigorated the overall…

Logan’s Roadhouse Unveils New Restaurant Design

Houston — Logan’s Roadhouse is celebrating the grand reopening of its redesigned Houston restaurant on September 23, 2021. Earlier this year, SPB Hospitality, Logan’s parent company, relocated its headquarters to Houston, and now The Real American Roadhouse is unveiling its…

Leading Sports Retailer Lids Promotes SVP to President

Indianapolis — Leading sports retailer Lids has promoted Britten Maughan to president. He has been a key factor in Lids’ continued growth since he joined the company in 2019. In his role as a senior vice president, marketing and partnerships,…

BBQ Holdings Hires New VP of Franchise Sales and Real Estate

Minnetonka, Minn. — BBQ Holdings, Inc., the multi-brand restaurant company behind concepts such as Famous Dave’s and Granite City Food and Brewery, and the newly acquired Village Inn and Bakers Square, has hired Manny Packing as the brand’s new vice…

The Container Store Joins U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership

Coppell, Texas — The Container Store, leading specialty retailer of storage and organization solutions and custom closets, has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. The Container Store is using more than 57 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green…

Foot Locker, Inc. Completes Acquisition of West Coast Retailer WSS

New York City — Foot Locker, Inc., the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, has completed its acquisition of Eurostar, Inc. (WSS), a U.S.-based athletic footwear and apparel retailer that primarily operates on the West Coast, for $750 million in cash,…

Betco Corporation Sets Sights on Expansion via Acquisition

Bowling Green, Ohio — Family-owned specialty chemical and equipment manufacturer Betco® Corporation is actively seeking opportunities to diversify and acquire culturally aligned businesses. As a part of its growth strategy, its core objective will help it expand its existing products…

Chico’s FAS, Inc. Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Fort Myers, Fla. — Chico’s FAS, Inc. has appointed Patrick J. (PJ) Guido as its new chief financial officer, effective September 20, 2021. He will report directly to Molly Langenstein, chief executive officer and president of Chico’s FAS. Guido has…

Saladworks and Frutta Bowls Debut First U.S. Walmart Location

Rochester, N.Y. — WOWorks, the parent company of health-centric fast-casual brands Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek, has debuted its first location in a Walmart grocery store in Rochester, N.Y. The ghost kitchen location will include…

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Names Chief Operations Officer

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading national fast-casual cafe franchise known for its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist, has promoted its former senior vice president of operations, Richard Key, to chief operations officer, effective immediately. Key…

Hibbett Promotes its Chief Merchant to Executive Vice President

Birmingham, Ala. — Hibbett, Inc., an athletic-inspired fashion retailer, has promoted Jared Briskin to executive vice president, merchandising, effective immediately. A 23-year veteran of the company, Briskin will be responsible for merchandising, planning, allocation and supply chain. Briskin joined the…

Another Broken Egg Cafe Sales Rise 20% From Pre-Pandemic Levels

Orlando, Fla. — Another Broken Egg Cafe, a full-service breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise, has seen its focus on seasonality, service and guest experience both on- and off-premise pay off this year. Same-store sales are up nearly 20% from pre-pandemic…

MOD Pizza Names New Senior Vice President, Operations

Seattle — MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC, a fast-casual pizza concept, has appointed Becky Mulligan to the role of senior vice president, operations, effective immediately. She brings to MOD over 25 years of experience at leading brands. In her…

Weitzman to Redevelop Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center in Dallas

Dallas — Weitzman will redevelop Meadow Central Market, a 108,778-square-foot shopping center located at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Meadow Road in Dallas. A 29,121-square-foot Tom Thumb store anchors the center, which originally opened in the 1970s. The…

P.F. Chang’s Launches Flagship Location in Hawaii

Scottsdale, Ariz. — P.F. Chang’s has opened its Royal Hawaiian location as an upgraded flagship restaurant. The Honolulu dining destination was the focus of significant investment recently completing a 6-month renovation, resulting in significant upgrades to design, décor and ambiance…

Oink & Moo BBQ and Burgers to Open Second Location

Holmdel, N.J. — Somerset Development has signed a lease with Oink and Moo BBQ & Burgers at Bell Works in Holmdel, N.J. Oink and Moo will open in October. The Southern-inspired menu offers classic barbecue dishes, and is created with…

Dog Haus Transforms Guest Experience with Evolution of Prototype

Pasadena, Calif. — Dog Haus has selected Dallas-based Harrison to bring its new prototype to life. Harrison is applying its award-winning strategic branding, interior design and architectural expertise to create building plans and schematic designs that cover every detail of…