Starbucks to Open Largest Reserve Roastery in Chicago

Starbucks Coffee Company announced the opening of its third Reserve Roastery in the U.S., on Chicago’s tourist-heavy Magnificent Mile at the corner of North Michigan Ave. and Erie Street in 2019. It will be the largest location yet for the coffee behemoth.

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bite-sized buzz for April 26

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including mergers and acquisitions, recommended reading, development news from Fiesta Restaurant Group, Wingstop, Hurricane BTW and more. 

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Thirsty Lion Expands to Texas

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, a Portland, Ore.-based gastropub, will open its first Texas location in September 2017 with a second planned for the summer of 2018.

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BurgerFi Plans First College Location

As part of its plan to continue to expand into nontraditional sites, fast-casual better-burger concept BurgerFi signed a franchise agreement with Philadelphia-based dining services partner, Aramark.

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Cracker Barrel Expands to West Coast

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store opened its first West Coast location in Tualatin, Oregon. It’s the first of three planned Portland-area locations.

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Hooters Opens Two New Southeast Asia Units

Hooters opened two new locations in Southeast Asia, Hooters of Singapore – Fusionopolis and Hooters of Jakarta in Indonesia.

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