First IHOP Opens in India

The first IHOP opened in India in June. It is the first of 20 planned restaurants to open in Northern and Southern India in the next decade.

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bite-sized buzz for July 11

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including a bunch of mergers and acquisitions, development deals, and more.

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Chile Opening Puts Pizza Chain in 6 Out of 7 Continents

Little Caesars Pizza opened its first-ever South American restaurant in Santiago, Chile in June.

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Taco John’s Intros QSR-Plus Model

Mexican QSR chain Taco John’s boasts a system of nearly 400 stores located primarily in the upper Midwest and mountain states. The company is looking to expand its footprint into the Mid-Atlantic and beyond, with a goal of joining Taco Bell and becoming one of the two clear national leaders in the Mexican QSR space.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens First Hard Rock Hotel Location

Dunkin' Donuts opened a location inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. This new restaurant marks the first Dunkin' Donuts to open inside a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino but is the brand’s 27th restaurant to open in Nevada.

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Cicis Credits Brand Revitalization with Growth

Family-friendly pizza buffet chain Cicis has experienced 16 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth through Q1 2017, and the company credits its  brand revitalization launched in 2013 with making it happen.

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