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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Fat Brands opened a Fatburger in the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, which marks the 3rd casino unit in Las Vegas

Fat Brands opens Fatburger in Excalibur Hotel and Casino

Excalibur opening marks third casino location for Fatburger brand

Fat Brands opened a Fatburger restaurant in the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. The opening marks the third casino location in Las Vegas. The Fatburger Excalibur opening follows Red Rock Casino and Santa Fe Station. This summer, another casino unit will open this one at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

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WOWorks acquired Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina and Zoup! Eatery

WOWorks acquires Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina, Zoup!

Parent of Saladworks, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh continues to build empire of fast-casual brands that beat to their own rhythm

WOWorks acquired Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina and Zoup! Eatery. The parent of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek will be adding the two brands, which the companies feel share a “common core DNA,” to the fast-casual portfolio.

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Native Foods unveiled a Chicken Fajita Cheesesteak, Wasabi Crabcake Sandwich and Szechuan Asparagus as part of the 2022 spring menu

Native Foods rolls out 2022 spring menu: Wasabi Crabcake Sandwich, Chicken Fajita Cheesesteak, Szechuan Asparagus

New executive chef, Chris Bertke, adds bold, colorful dishes to reflect the season

Native Foods unveiled a Chicken Fajita Cheesesteak, Wasabi Crabcake Sandwich and Szechuan Asparagus as part of the 2022 spring menu. Also, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Thai Beef Bowl and Strawberry Cheesecake rolled out. Chris Bertke, the newly-appointed executive chef, used springtime colors as inspiration for the new preparations.

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Pei Wei Asian Kitchen brought back its limited-time Mongolian Chicken Nachos

Pei Wei returns Mongolian Chicken Nachos

Chef Jet Tila’s popular party plate returns as Pei Wei readies for Cinco de Mayo

Pei Wei Asian Kitchen brought back its Mongolian Chicken Nachos. The return of the customer favorite, created by celebrity chef Jet Tila, is timely in light of upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

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Russo’s New York Pizza & Italian Kitchen has inked a five-unit franchise deal for expansion into Qatar

Russo’s New York Pizza’s giant pie, franchise headed to Qatar

Five-unit deal brings 71-centimeter pie, franchise stores to Qataris ahead of FIFA World Cup

Russo’s New York Pizza & Italian Kitchen has inked a five-unit franchise deal for Qatar. The Russo’s Qatar franchise deal meets a target incorporated into its strategy for international expansion. Anthony Russo, chief executive and franchisor, is readying the brand’s recipes, including the giant, 71-centimeter pie, to be introduced to the region.

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