A team of seasoned Mississippi restaurateurs has founded a new chain restaurant development company with an appetite for expansion across the southeastern United States.
Having just been edged out of the no. 2 burger chain spot by Wendy's, Burger King is busy testing new ways to boost revenues and grab market share. Among them is BK Delivers, a door-to-door delivery program being piloted in select markets in Florida; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Texas and New York City.
London-based YO!Sushi has opened what the 60-unit company says will be the first of many locations in the United States.
When Joe Wegrzyniak joined Jersey Mike's Subs 5.5 years ago, the Manasquan, N.J.-based chain had about 375 locations and was developing new stores at a rate of 35 per year. Today, Jersey Mike's has roughly 575 locations and will complete 100 new units this year alone.
Richardson, Texas-based Wingstop, which operates more than 530 locations throughout the United States and Mexico, has signed a master development agreement to expand its international presence into Russia.
Most companies waste money when doing remodels/rebrands. They don't do it consciously, they just fail to fully consider their guests and, particularly in the current economic enviroment, often put cutting costs ahead of stimluating sales.