bite-sized buzz for November

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, including a bunch of personnel news, development deals, mergers and acquisitions and more from &pizza, Panera Bread, and The Cheesecake Factory, among others.

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The Purple House Capitalizes on Cozy

The tiny bakery/restaurant in Maine has a “hygge” feel, thanks to its size and décor.

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The Smith Brings its Distinctive Look to DC

The Smith is an upscale casual American concept with four locations in New York City. The chain recently made its first move outside of NYC by opening a restaurant in Washington, D.C. that blends the brand’s signature style with its historic surroundings.

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Who Likes Trade Shows?

A note from the editor in chief: Some people don’t like trade shows. And it can be easy to understand why. You can spend hours on your feet — hobbling around in uncomfortable shoes — in a cavernous space with terrible lighting, trying to find the right product or the right person to buy that product. It can be draining.

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Progress by Design…

A note from our publisher. 

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5 Must-See Washington, D.C. Restaurants

These trending new spots in the Capital City stay out of politics with their designs, meant to cater to a highly diverse, cocktail- and culinary-focused crowd.

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