Cornerstone Opens Third Michael Jordan-Branded Concept, Starbucks Debuts Princi Bakery, and Much More

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November 9, 2017

Cornerstone Opens Third Michael Jordan-Branded Concept

Cornerstone Opens Third Michael Jordan-Branded Concept

Cornerstone Restaurant Group is a longtime partner of Chicago Bulls Legend Michael Jordan. The company recently opened its third Jordan-branded concept, Michael Jordan’s Restaurant, in Oak Brook, Ill., with architecture and interior design by Evanston, Ill.,-based DMAC Architecture.


Philadelphia International Airport Reimagines Terminal B with Chef-Driven Concepts

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), American Airlines, MarketPlace PHL and hospitality group OTG unveiled PHL’s new Terminal B, a $30 million investment that includes local chef-driven concepts and a free-flowing design.

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Starbucks Opens Princi Bakery and Cafe at its Reserve Roastery

Starbucks Opens Princi Bakery and Cafe at its Reserve Roastery

The first Princi bakery and cafe in the U.S. has opened inside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle. The location features fresh on-site baking through an arrangement with baker Rocco Princi. In addition to its own Reserve Roastery locations, Starbucks Coffee Company plans to begin opening standalone Princi stores in 2018.


Know Your Audience: Flavor Preferences Increasingly Dictated by Age

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Hurricane BTW Debuts First Franchise Location with Updated Prototype

Hurricane BTW Debuts First Franchise Location with Updated Prototype

Hurricane Grill & Wings’ fast-casual spin-off, Hurricane BTW, has opened a location in West Palm Beach, Fla., its first franchised restaurant. An evolution of BTW's lab location that opened in Ft. Lauderdale last year, the West Palm Beach location will be a model for more than 50 Hurricane BTW franchise locations scheduled to open throughout the U.S. in the next 48 months.


IHOP Opens Small Format Location at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

IHOP opened its first post-security airport location, an IHOP Express, at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in Terminal E. The opening is part of the brand’s growth strategy to open more restaurants, including smaller prototypes in nontraditional locations.


Freddy’s Opened Four New Locations Across Four States

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opened four new restaurants on Oct. 31 in four states: Texas, Indiana, Illinois and Georgia. The all-American fare fast-casual concept has opened more than 40 locations in 2017, per a company release. The 15-year-old chain now has 280 restaurants across 31 states.


Nékter Juice Bar Counts Down to Its 100th Restaurant

Nékter Juice Bar Counts Down to Its 100th Restaurant

Nékter Juice Bar announced two major milestones: the chain’s East Coast debut with 2 scheduled openings in North Carolina in early December, and the planned opening of its 100th restaurant, in Anaheim, Calif., in late December.

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