Q&A with Tabassum Zalotrawala, Vice President of Restaurant Development, Panda Restaurant Group

Q&A with the Vice President of Restaurant Development, Panda Restaurant Group

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Real Estate Models Help Drive Sales

As a company whose sole focus is building mathematical real estate models, we are often asked, “Do real estate models really work?” Or, as one client put it, “I know that half the deals my broker brings me are probably wrong. I just don’t know which half!”

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Bring on the Kids!

Simple, strategic design helps create comfortable, enjoyable family dining experiences.

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El Pollo Loco Targets Southwest Expansion, Signs 20-Unit Agreement

Fire-grilled chicken chain El Pollo Loco has signed multi-brand franchise group AA Pollo Inc. to a 20-restaurant development agreement. It’s the first step in a multi-year franchising initiative designed to expand the chain’s presence in the greater Southwest.

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How to: Negotiate Restaurant Leases in a Tough Market

There’s not much good to report about the current real estate environment for multi-unit restaurant companies. Top sites remain scarce and many rivals continue to bid on them. New shopping center construction, the source of growth for years, hasn’t made much of a comeback. As a result, occupancy costs have shot up for second- and -third generation sites that are often in questionable condition.

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Greene Turtle Continues Expansion, Signs New Jersey Development Deal

The Greene Turtle restaurant and sports bar chain continues to broaden its footprint in the Northeast to include New Jersey. 

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