Koibito Poké, known for its build-your-own Hawaiian poké bowls, will open a location in Las Vegas, Nevada

Koibito Poké will expand to Las Vegas

Arizona-based chain expands to Las Vegas, after announcing openings in Charlotte and St. Louis

Koibito Poké, known for its build-your-own Hawaiian poké bowls, will open a location in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spanning 1,200 square feet, the new Las Vegas Koibito Poké will offer indoor and outdoor seating and resemble the chain’s flagship locations in Arizona.

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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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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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