Pakpao Thai’s High Energy Small Space, Cicis Rebranding Efforts and More

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November 12, 2015

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Pakpao Thai Creates High Energy in a Small Space

Those who can, do. The old adage about talent vs. talk applies well to John Paul Valverde and Miguel Vicens. The two are partners in Coevál Studio, a retail and hospitality design firm that has made a name for itself in the Dallas area in recent years.


Cicis Rolls Out New Branding; New Prototype on the Way

Buffet chain Cici’s Pizza has dropped the word pizza from its name as part of a rebranding effort.

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Salata Opens Second Chicago-area Store

Houston-based Salata, which bills itself as a next-generation salad bar, has opened its second Chicago-area location.


Chain Development Report

Restaurant chains making headlines include 100 Montaditos, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, UFood and even emerging dual concept DRNK coffee + tea and QWENCH juice bar.


Real Estate Modeling & Site Selection

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In this hour-long webcast our expert panel will explore the steps restaurant operators should take during site selection to find locations that support their mission and that allow their concepts to flourish. A quiz for CEU credit will be provided.


Restaurant Development Professionals on the Move

Companies with personnel news to share include: Bar Louie adding to its franchise and real estate team, Elle Chute announcing her retirement and Yogurtland bolstering its franchising and operations teams.


Gigi’s Opens Test Kitchen/Corporate Training Center

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Gigi’s Cupcakes has opened a corporate training center and test kitchen in the Nashville, Tenn., area. The chain will use the facility to test the popularity of new menu items under consideration. These include a line of breakfast offerings, such as quiche, muffins and cinnamon rolls.

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