Bojangles signed a development agreement with Chaac Foods to operate up to 80 locations, including 40 through acquisition

Bojangles to expand in new markets with 80-unit Chaac Foods deal

Development agreement includes the refranchising of 40 restaurants

Bojangles signed a development agreement with Chaac Foods in which the new franchisee will operate up to 80 locations, including 40 through acquisition. The 40 and 40 deal gives Chaac the ability to build out 40 new restaurants in the next seven years. Twenty restaurants will open in Georgia, five in Tennessee and 15 in the Orlando market in Florida.

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Saladworks launched a new WOW menu, offering more ways for customers to personalize their favorite, fresh creations

Saladworks launches WOW menu, Flavor Your World promotion, Flavor Passport

Expanded menu allows for greater customization, elevates warm grain bowls, wrap choices

Saladworks launched a new WOW menu, offering more ways for customers to personalize their favorite creations, customizing a variety of cold and warm grain bowls. Saladworks is also launching a summer Flavor Your World menu and promotion, allowing guests to experience bold tastes from around the globe: China; Italy; Greece; and California and Kansas City in the United States.

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As restaurant operators register for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) application, they are turning their attention to the start time for submitting the actual application: 12 p.m. today, May 3, 2021

SBA RRF application opening, step-by-step guide available

Restaurant revitalization fund grants to be oversubscribed, timing is key

As restaurant operators register for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grants, they are turning their attention to the start time for submitting the actual application: 12 p.m. today, May 3, 2021. Once registered, restaurants can submit their application at restaurants.sba.gov and register & apply through a partner POS provider. (No separate registration is needed when using a POS web application.)

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7-Eleven opens Evolution store with two restaurants inside: Raise the Roost Chicken, Parlor Pizza

Manassas, Va. store first to showcase products from hand-picked, emerging brands via Sips and Snacks program

7-Eleven announced a recently-opened Evolution store in Manassas, Va., featuring Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits and Parlor Pizza—the chain’s first to offer two restaurants inside. The two-restaurants-in-one, single-concept location is located just 30 miles outside of Washington, DC.

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P.F. Chang’s launched a special pre-fixe menu for spring celebrations, ideal for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and upcoming graduations

P.F. Chang’s launches Mother’s Day, spring celebration pre-fixe menu

P.F. Chang’s launched a special pre-fixe menu for spring celebrations, ideal for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and upcoming graduations. The celebration menu will last from April 21 to June 20, with Mother’s Day running through May 9. Graduation festivities begin May 10 and the Father’s Day tribute in effect June 2 to June 9.

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Chuck E. Cheese opened a new unit in El Salvador, its first restaurant there.

Chuck E. Cheese lands in San Salvador, El Salvador as part of rekindled international franchising program

Parent CEC Entertainment adds resources, collateral for continued global expansion

Chuck E. Cheese opened a new unit in El Salvador—its first restaurant there. Its parent, CEC Entertainment, announced the San Salvador store, which features 80 games, 602 seats and a state-of-the-art dance floor. In December, CEC Entertainment emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a reduced debt load and is now primed for growing the Chuck E. Cheese brand.

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C3 (Creating Culinary Communities) and Lunchbox have launched a new app, Citizens Go, for ordering from the platform of 200 ghost kitchens in the C3 network

C3 partners with Lunchbox for new Citizens Go app for virtual-restaurant, food-hall ordering

Citizens Go connects customers with C3 network of restaurant concepts

C3 (Creating Culinary Communities) and Lunchbox have launched a new app, Citizens Go, for ordering from the platform of 200 ghost kitchens in the C3 network. The C3 platform includes virtual restaurants, like Plant Nation, Umami Burger, Krispy Rice, Sam’s Crispy Chicken and ghost kitchens in Graduate Food Halls, plus brick-and-mortar restaurants, such as EllaMia cafes.

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7-Eleven opened a new Evolution Store in Prosper Texas

7-Eleven Evolution Store with Laredo Taco taqueria unveiled in Prosper, Texas

New Prosper location also offers Wine Cellar, Beer Cooler, expansive on-trend beverage offerings

7-Eleven opened a new Evolution Store in Prosper Texas with a Laredo Taco Company taqueria. The store features a diverse array of treats and conveniences, including tacos, frozen margaritas on tap, a stocked Wine Cellar and Beer Cooler, baked goods, and customized espresso drinks. The concept-store expansion continues in 2021, after 7-Eleven Evolution Stores opened in New York City, Washington, DC, San Diego, and Dallas last year.

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