Amazon Plans First Fulfillment Center in Waco, Texas

Seattle — Amazon.com, Inc. plans to open its first fulfillment center in Waco, Texas, which is anticipated to launch in 2021 and will create over 1,000 new full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits. “We are proud to be

Dickey’s Opens First Ghost Kitchen in Chicago

Chicago — Dickey’s Barbecue Pit unveiled its first virtual kitchen on Oct. 30 in Chicago. This model, which services guests solely through online ordering and third-party delivery, is the first of its kind to open for the Texas-based, family-owned franchise.

Menswear Brand Texas Standard Opens First Retail Store

Austin, Texas — Quality men’s apparel brand Texas Standard has opened its first-ever retail store, located in the Hyde Park area of Austin, Texas, which also contains its corporate offices. Texas Standard is a men’s premium clothing brand designed and

RWS Facility Services Names New Business Development Manager

Chadds Ford, Pa. — RWS Facility Services (RWS), a provider of recycling, waste and managed facilities solutions for commercial and residential businesses, has appointed Danica Sierra to the role of business development manager. Sierra brings to RWS more than 20

Oath Pizza Opens First Delivery-Only Ghost Kitchen

Nantucket, Mass. — Oath Pizza, known for serving better-for-you craft pizza at 60 locations throughout the United States, opened its first ghost kitchen on Oct. 16. The pickup and delivery-only location is located at 1308 W. Girard Ave. in Philadelphia.

Chipotle Reports $1.6 Billion in Q3 Revenue as Digital Sales Triple

Newport Beach, Calif. — Year-over-year revenue for Chipotle Mexican Grill increased 14.1% to $1.6 billion for third-quarter 2020. Digital sales soared 202.5% to $776.4 million, accounting for 48.8% of sales for the period. The company’s net income was $80.2 million.

Forever 21 Plans to Add 26 New Stores in Latin America

New York City — Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand development, marketing and entertainment company, and AR Holdings, a leading Latin American-based brand and retail operator, have partnered to grow Forever 21 across the territory. AR Holdings will drive

Curry Up Now Breaks Ground on First Indiana Location

Bloomington, Ind. — Curry Up Now, an award-winning Indian fast-casual concept, has broken ground on its first Indiana location, which is slated to open in early spring 2021 in Bloomington near Indiana University. This expansion is part of a multi-unit

Bed Bath & Beyond Appoints New Regional Vice Presidents

Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has appointed Mary-Farrell Tarbox and Ann-Marie Clendenin as regional vice presidents (RVP) for the Central and East regions, respectively, effective October 26, 2020. Both will report directly to Gregg Melnick, executive vice

J.C. Penney Expects to End Bankruptcy by December

Plano, Texas — J.C. Penney has drafted and filed an asset purchase agreement (APA), effectively moving the Plano, Texas-based retailer one step closer to concluding negotiations for its acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management and Simon Property Group, a $1.75 billion

Back Yard Burgers Debuts New Prototype with Plans to Expand

Nashville, Tenn. — Nashville, Tenn.-based Back Yard Burgers opened its new prototype in the greater Charlotte, N.C., area in September and plans to expand with the updated building design. The new interior design brings the outdoor backyard feel indoors with

P.F. Chang’s Launches To Go Concept in New York Market

Scottsdale, Ariz. — As consumers across the country seek dining options to fit their changing habits, P.F. Chang’s is expanding its P.F. Chang’s To Go concept, which is now launching in New York. Now open as of October 19 at

Konover South LLC Begins Vertical Construction on Miramar Park Place

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Konover South LLC is set to begin the vertical construction of Miramar Park Place, a 56,600-square-foot upscale retail center in Miramar, Fla., on October 19, 2020. Tenants, which include Flannigan’s, World of Beer,

IHOP® Expands Franchisee Portfolio with Addition of Sun Holdings, Inc.

Glendale, Calif. — IHOP® has expanded its franchisee portfolio with the addition of Suncakes, LLC, led by Guillermo Perales, through the acquisition of 41 IHOP restaurants. The restaurants, located in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina, were previously owned

Imperial Dade Expands West Coast Presence with New Acquisition

Jersey City, N.J. and Redlands, Calif. — Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of foodservice packaging and janitorial supplies, has acquired P&R Paper Supply (P&R). The acquisition strengthens Imperial Dade’s West Coast presence while enhancing the company’s differentiated value proposition to

Painted Tree Marketplace Ramps Up Expansion Plans

Atlanta — With its retail concept a proven success in several major U.S. markets, Painted Tree Marketplace plans to accelerate expansion plans on a national basis in major suburban markets, with a focus on the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest. Painted