Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich Chain Bruxie Debuts International Unit

Fried chicken and waffle sandwich purveyor Bruxie has debuted its first international concept in Seoul, South Korea, at Lotte World Mall. The location opened in partnership with franchisee Jae Jung of Bold 4 Ltd., who plans to open 10 Bruxie locations, with the next one opening in November.

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Tech Case Study: foodlife Marries Technology and Service

foodlife, a single-unit, fast-casual concept of LEYE in Chicago’s Water Tower, does not have kiosks or tablets, but it has the same goal. It has a point-of-sale ordering system that relieves customers and chefs of handling cards or cash.

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P.F. Chang’s Opens First UK Outpost

P.F. Chang’s debuted its first UK location in August.

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bite-sized buzz for August

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

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Mega Chains Jump on the Tech Bandwagon

Customer-facing technology has been used by independent operators and smaller chains for a number of years. Recently, however, some of the giants have gotten on board. The challenge is to talk franchisees into purchasing and supporting the technology.

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Bread Factory Converted to Brewery

Single Speed Brewery began operating in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2012 with a brewing operation and a taproom that seats about 40. Success came quickly, and the company began scouting spots for a second location within several months of opening.

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