Menu Diversification, New Design Fuels Gigi's Cupcakes' Growth


Recent menu-diversification efforts to drive more traffic across multiple dayparts, coupled with a new design prototype that better accommodates those broader offerings, is sweetening sales and expansion plans at Gigi's Cupcakes.

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Pie Five Opens First of 15 Planned Chicagoland Units

Fast-casual pizza phenom Pie Five Pizza Co., part of Rave Restaurant Group, is now making its presence felt in the Chicago area.

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Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Continues Brand Refresh

Denver-based fast-casual chain Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill is continuing a brand refresh that kicked off last October. Headlining the changes is a new "urban" design prototype, introduced at the chain's new 2,300-square-foot location in the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in downtown Denver.

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Starbucks Aims High(er) with Nimble Development Strategies

On March 18, 2015, Starbucks Corporation kicked off its annual shareholder meeting with company leaders outlining key strategies the coffee giant is deploying to reach a targeted market cap of $100 billion.

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Whisky Tango Foxtrot a Hipster Ode to Denver's Past

In late January, Denver's Tavern Hospitality Group raised the curtain on its newest concept, Whisky Tango Foxtrot (WTF). A neighborhood gathering place in the up-and-coming Prospect Park area, the operation was designed by Colorado architecture firm Arch11 as an ode to Denver's pre-Prohibition watering holes, but with decidedly modern twists.

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Miss Ricky’s Debuts in Chicago

Virgin Hotels Chicago, located in the landmark Old Dearborn Bank Building, has opened the doors to its newest restaurant, Miss Ricky's, a fresh take on the American diner with a touch of British cheekiness.

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