Sweetgreen Expands, Krispy Kreme Returns, Stone Brewing Breaks Ground on Beer-Themed Hotel and More

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August 25, 2016

Sweetgreen Interior

Sweetgreen Enters New Market

Sweetgreen opened its first location in the Windy City in River North on August 23. The 2,300-square-foot space features an open kitchen, communal bleacher seating and local art by Cody Hudson.

Krispy Kreme Returns to the Chicago Market

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced its official return to Chicagoland after a seven-year hiatus and amidst a continuing artisan doughnut shop trend. The shop, operated by franchisee Chicagoland Restaurants, LLC, in Homewood, Ill., is scheduled to open in November.


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KFC introduces fried-chicken-scented sunscreen! That and a whole lot more in a roundup of restaurant news that includes branding, expansion plans, franchise efforts, restaurant openings and more.

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Legacy Hall Continues America’s Food Hall Obsession

As food halls continue to be all the rage, The Food Hall Company has broken ground on a massive dining and entertainment mecca in Plano, Texas.

Quiznos Grill Heats up New Dayparts

A unique challenge faced the designers of the new Quiznos Grill, which opened in December 2015 in downtown Denver. Known as a lunchtime locale serving sandwiches, the chain wanted to branch out with this second brand and appeal to both a lunchtime and a nighttime crowd.

Stone Brewing Breaks Ground on Stone Hotel

Stone Brewing Exterior

Stone Brewing, the 10th largest craft brewery in the U.S., partnered with Untitled Hospitality to break ground on a new, 100,000-square-foot, beer-centric hotel in Escondido, Calif., outside San Diego.

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