Benihana of Tokyo, Japanese Iron Chef Partner in KOA

Keiko Ono Aoki, CEO of the Benihana of Tokyo chain, and Japanese Iron Chef Yuji Wakiya have partnered to launch KOA, a new "haute modern Chinese" noodle restaurant concept.

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Native Foods Café Expands to D.C.

Fast-casual vegan restaurant chain Native Foods Cafe has opened the first of eight units planned for the Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia market.

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Q&A with Jim Keet, CEO of Taziki's

Taziki's has seen 17 years of growth and is in the midst of an expansion plan. We asked the CEO to provide us with some insight into the company's strategy and plans.

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Starbucks Adding Roastery and Tasting Room, Express Stores

Starbucks is expanding its store formats in FY15 with the launch of an interactive, 15,000-square-foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room dedicated to roasting, coffee education and increased availability of the company's small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffees.

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Influx Café Opens Third San Diego Unit

Influx Cafe, a family-owned neighborhood eatery, recently opened its third unit in San Diego.

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Q&A with Dan Stevens, Multi-Unit Houlihan's Franchisee

Multi-unit Houlihan's franchisee owner Dan Stevens, owner of Stevens Management and Consulting, has mixed his passions for the hotel and restaurant industries by bringing Houlihan's to a hotel setting.

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