Taco Bell Outlines Growth Plan to Reach $15 Billion in Global System Sales by 2022

Taco Bell plans to update its real estate strategy and employ several new elements inside its restaurants to help the Mexican-themed quick-serve concept achieve its aggressive growth plans.

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Wingstop Eyes European Market

Wingstop Restaurants Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement with Lemon Pepper Holdings LTD (LPH). To open 100 locations in the UK over the next 12 years. The first unit is set to open by year’s end.

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bite-sized buzz for May 24

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

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Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar Rebranding

Casual-dining chain Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar began rolling out a branding refresh at its U.S. stores on May 1. The brand refresh includes a new company logo and a new tagline: “America’s Sports Restaurant.”

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Millennials Beef Up Brand Equity; Boomers Seek Healthier Options

Millennials are beefing up restaurant brands, awarding higher than average brand equity (4.7 points) to coffee shops, QSRs, casual-dining and chicken chains, according to new research from The Harris Poll's 29th annual EquiTrend Study.

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Full-Service Restaurants Face Uphill Battle in 2017

Technomic’s Top 500 Report reveals that the restaurant industry overall fared well in 2016, but full-service restaurants experienced highs and lows, with annual sales growth dipping to 1.4 percent and unit growth remaining flat.

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