Nomoo New American Burgers partnered with franchise-development firm Fransmart to ignite franchising program

Nomoo launches franchising program of plant-based burger concept

New partnership with Fransmart to take take Nomoo global

Nomoo New American Burgers has partnered with franchise-development firm Fransmart to ignite its franchising program. Operating within the $29.4B market for plant-based food, according to data cited by Fransmart, the meatless burger concept readies accelerated growth.

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Panera Bread opened its first Panera To Go store in Chicago for Rapid Pick-Up and delivery

Panera To Go store, featuring chain’s digital-only service, opens in Chicago

Order-ahead, branded concept debuts as chain tests delivery-only ghost kitchens nationwide

Panera Bread opened its first Panera To Go store, which offers the chain’s Rapid Pick-Up and Delivery orders only, in Chicago. This is the first of three To Go stores, where customers order ahead on Panera’s website or app only, slated to debut. The digital-only unit reduces the front of house, but maximizes space for delivery drivers and customers picking up orders from Rapid Pick-Up and Panera Delivery shelves.

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Taco Bell will unveil Taco Bell Defy, one of its most innovative designs, In Brooklyn Park, MN

Taco Bell Defy in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota to reimagine drive-thru service

Vertical food drop, digital pick-up screens, video communication with staff to enhance, expedite drive-thru customer experience

Taco Bell will unveil Taco Bell Defy, one of its most innovative restaurant designs, in Brooklyn Park, Minn. June 7. Consisting of a four-lane drive-thru, Taco Bell Defy includes a proprietary vertical lift that sends Taco Bell items directly to awaiting customers.

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Velvet Taco will open in the South End of Charlotte, North Carolina

Velvet Taco opens in South End, Charlotte, North Carolina

New location of hip fast casual lands in vibrant, bustling neighborhood of Charlotte; marks third North Carolina opening

Velvet Taco will open in the South End of Charlotte, N.C. The new location at 2170 Hawkins Street opens Monday, May 30. The South End neighborhood reflects a lively and vibrant nightlife scene, with a collection of restaurants serving elevated cuisine.

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Fat Brands acquired Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip from Crest Foods, according to an announcement

Fat Brands acquires Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip

Executives at multi-brand franchisor anticipate economies of scale, increased competitive positioning in cookie-and-ice-cream space

Fat Brands acquired Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip from Crest Foods, according to an announcement. The purchase includes 85 cafes in the United States. The acquisition of Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip will bolster Fat Brands’ competitive positioning in the cookie and ice cream space.

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Wing Zone partnered with Miso Robotics to install Flippy 2 in future builds

Wing Zone to include Miso Robotics’ Flippy 2 in future restaurant builds

Robotics advancements will be incorporated in upcoming openings in Southern California

Wing Zone partnered with Miso Robotics to install Flippy 2 in future builds of its restaurants. The move follows a February announcement by White Castle indicating it would deploy Flippy 2s in 100 future locations. Wing Zone said it is the first fast-casual brand to “spec food robotics in its operations at this level.”

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