Bennigan’s Invest in Co-Owner’s Hometown

Bennigan’s is in the midst of an effort to bring the brand back from the brink with its latest location in Mandan, N.D., Co-Owner Gwen Mangiamele’s hometown.

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Fork & Salad Announces First U.S. Mainland Store

Fork & Salad, a Maui, Hawaii-based health-forward fast-casual concept with two locations on the island, will debut its first mainland U.S. restaurant in Orange, Calif., later this year.  

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Alfred Coffee Shop Opens 8th Location

Experience-focused emerging coffee chain Alfred Coffee opened its eighth location, this one in new the LINE LA hotel in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood.

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Slim Chickens Opens New HQ Market Unit

Arkansas-based Slim Chickens, a fast-casual “better chicken” chain opened a corporate-owned restaurant in its headquarters market of Fayetteville in August.

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Four Key Dining Trends That Impact Design

A trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. Trends manifest as a reaction to larger societal movements, which are driven by shifting consumer behaviors. 

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Pokeatery Expands to East Coast

Build-your-own poké concept Pokeatery will be opening its first East Coast location in Charlotte, N.C., inside the Epicentre shopping center, before year’s end.

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