Pizza shop chain Sbarro will expand this year via more than 100 slated openings

Sbarro to open more than 100 units in 2022 fueled by convenience channel

Pizza QSR makes big push with established partners, including GPM Investments

Pizza shop chain Sbarro will expand this year via more than 100 slated openings. The Columbus, Ohio based franchise will leverage key relationships in the United States and United Kingdom.

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Wingstop will debut in Spain with the upcoming openings of two ghost kitchens in Madrid

Wingstop debuts in Spain with Madrid ghost-kitchen openings

Wingstop Madrid will be built up over time with a mix of traditional + ghost-kitchen locations,franchise partner

Wingstop will debut in Spain with the upcoming openings of two ghost kitchens in Madrid. Two additional, delivery-only locations of the fast-casual chicken-wings chain in Spain’s capital will follow. Partnering with a logistics-kitchen provider made this market entry possible. It precedes large-scale growth in Spain, which has become a key target growth market for Wingstop.

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BBQ Holdings, soon to be Famous Hospitality, Inc., agreed to acquire the Barrio Queen chain through an asset purchase agreement for $28M

Famous Dave’s parent agrees to acquire Barrio Queen restaurant group

Barrio Queen purchase marks third acquisition in past year for parent of Famous Dave’s as it changes its name to Famous Hospitality, Inc.

BBQ Holdings, soon to be Famous Hospitality, Inc., agreed to acquire the Barrio Queen restaurant group through an asset purchase agreement. The $28M deal for the Mexican fine-dining chain will be funded through cash and debt. The announcement came with the release of BBQ Holdings’ earnings report for Q4 and full fiscal year 2021.

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Fast-casual Erbert & Gerbert’s promoted Jeremy Burke to chief operations officer (COO)

Erbert & Gerbert’s promotes Jeremy Burke to COO

Branding executive expected to help accelerate expansion of sandwich fast casual

Fast-casual Erbert & Gerbert’s promoted Jeremy Burke to chief operations officer. The 15-year industry veteran previously held the role of VP, brand development and strategy. Promoting Burke will be pivotal in continuing the brand’s growth, suggested the Minneapolis, Minn.-based restaurant chain.

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Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) promoted Aaron Wesley to regional director of Ocean Prime’s East Coast region

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants promotes operations, training leaders, including Wendy Middleton, Aaron Wesley

Four team members rise through the ranks at CMR

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) promoted Wendy Middleton to senior director of training and Mike Davis to regional director of special brands. In addition, the multi-concept restaurant group, promoted Emily Burt to senior manager of safety and risk management and Aaron Wesley to regional director of Ocean Prime’s East Coast region.

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