Fort Wayne, Ind. — CoreLife Eatery, an active lifestyle restaurant offering a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes, will soon hit a major milestone by opening its 50th location. The brand will open in Fort Wayne, Ind., for the first time on January 31, 2019. This is the fifth Indiana location for the fast-growing brand.
Irvine, Calif. — Cauldron Ice Cream, the rapidly growing Orange County, Calif.-based scoop shop known for its made-to-order nitrogen ice cream, innovative flavors and viral OG Puffle cone, opened a new Irvine, Calif., location on January 12, 2019.
Atlanta — PGA TOUR Superstore, the country’s leading golf retailer, will open at least six new stores in 2019 as it accelerates its growth strategy to expand its brick-and-mortar presence by more than 50% over the next 3 years. The company currently operates 35 stores in 15 states. PGA TOUR Superstore also posted an overall sales growth of 14% in 2018, fueled by strong comp store sales and double-digit e-commerce growth.
Santa Monica, Calif. — Veggie Grill will introduce its first restaurant in the Boston area in Cambridge, Mass., adjacent to Harvard Square. The new restaurant marks the second East Coast market location for the brand.
Conshohocken, Pa. — IKEA U.S. is opening its first city center store in the U.S., marking the company’s ongoing transformation and commitment to bringing IKEA into the heart of urban areas. The ‘IKEA Planning Studio’ is scheduled to open in Manhattan in spring 2019.
San Diego — San Diego’s fastest-growing, non-franchised breakfast eatery, Breakfast Republic, has grown exponentially since the opening of its first location in 2015, now boasting seven locations around San Diego, and more slated to arrive in the coming year in both San Diego and Orange County.
Santa Monica, Calif. — Veggie Grill, the go-to destination for plant-based, chef-inspired food, will launch its first-ever restaurant in New York City. Now operating 31 locations in California, Oregon, Washington and Illinois, Veggie Grill is slated to open its Flatiron District location in spring 2019.
New York City — The famous FAO Schwarz is announcing its international expansion plans as well as November 16, 2018 as the official opening date of the New York City flagship store located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Expansion plans include:
Tampa, Fla. — After seeking expansion opportunities across the West Coast, elevated craft beer bar franchise The Brass Tap plans to expand in the Golden State, signing a five-unit deal in Modesto, Calif.
Sun Prairie, Wis. — Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse plans to expand in the state of Wisconsin. Johnny’s currently has a foothold in the state with two existing locations in Eau Claire and Middleton. Its newest restaurant is projected to open in Sun Prairie, Wis., in August. The growing restaurant franchise plans to bring five additional locations to the area over the next 3 years.