One Problem | Three Solutions: Site Selection

What is the current state of restaurant real estate, and what should restaurateurs consider when looking for locations this year?

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El Pollo Loco Opens with Fresh Design in California

Fast-casual Mexican chicken chain El Pollo Loco brought its new prototype to Yuba City, Calif., in January. It is the chain’s reintroduction to the market after a long absence.

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Taco John’s Signs 100-Store Deal in 3 New States

Mexican quick-serve chain Taco John’s signed a development deal that will add at least 100 new locations and move the brand into three new states: North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

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Wayback Burgers Opens First American Restaurant Chain in the Sudan

Wayback Burgers opened it newest store in Khartoum, Sudan. It is the chain’s first outpost in the Northern African country and the first American chain to break into the market. Franchise owner Mansour Omer Mansour Manna purchased the rights to develop seven restaurants in the Sudan.

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That Time I Felt Like Oprah

While editing this issue and reviewing its key themes and aesthetics, I kept thinking, “Oh, I love this! This is one of my favorite things!” And while I’m not handing out cars, I do feel a little like Oprah since I’m sharing My Favorite Things.

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bite-sized buzz for January

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, including FRCH Design Worldwide’s merger, Papa John’s Poland debut, Pizza Hut’s partnership with Toyota and more.

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