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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit signed a deal with QSR Foods Pty LTD to develop 50 locations across Australia.

Like many Gen X adults, I was a latchkey kid. In elementary school, I also won a bunch of “citizenship” awards. What that means in practical terms is that, as an adult, I’m comfortable being alone for long stretches of time, and I like to think of myself as a good citizen.

Sara Talleux

Sara Talleux, principal, Simeone Deary Design Group, connects with clients and communities to revitalize storied spaces. Guided by a passion for the perspectives and objectives of others, she harvests details of the past and guides hospitality brands and properties into the future. 

In an attempt to satisfy consumers’ cravings for the convenience of off-premises dining, P.F. Chang’s brought its To-Go concept to New York City, with plans to add more locations in other markets.

Many restaurant companies are finding shrinking store counts is an ideal way to strengthen a brand and ready it for growth.

Healthy James is a health-conscious “heat and eat” concept that offers meals, supplements, smoothies and fresh juices for people on the go.

“While we have had great success with our full-service model, we see a huge appetite and demand for a fast-casual experience as well with our consumer base."