Noodles and Company tests Asian Broth Bowls, launches LEANguini nationwide

Japanese Chicken Broth Bowl, Sesame Chicken Dumpling Broth Bowl and Vietnamese Steak Broth Bowl in test

Noodles and Company launched LEANguini nationwide while it deployed a pilot to test new Asian-inspired, Broth Bowls. The three broth-based bowls include Japanese Chicken Broth Bowl, Sesame Chicken Dumpling Broth Bowl and Vietnamese Steak Broth Bowl.

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Schlotzsky's unveiled its first double drive-thru Design 1000 prototype restaurant in Oklahoma City

Schlotzsky’s double drive-thru Design 1000 store unveiled in Oklahoma City

One lane designed exclusively for delivery orders; seatless restaurant also has walk-up window

Schlotzsky’s unveiled its first Design 1000 prototype restaurant in Oklahoma City. It was announced in the fourth quarter of 2020, along with Design 1800, the single drive-thru. In contrast, Design 1000 features two drive-thrus that were created on each side of the restaurant. This prototype reinforces the commitment of Schlotzsky’s to off-premises business, the sandwich chain announced in a statement.

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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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Subway Restaurants introduced Sweet Onion Steak Teriyaki, a new sub as part of its Eat Fresh Refresh evolution

Subway debuts Sweet Onion Steak Teriyaki

Sandwich QSR chain also launches gift card promotion

Subway introduced Sweet Onion Steak Teriyaki, a new sub, as part of its Eat Fresh Refresh evolution. The Milford, Conn.-based QSR announced the limited-time offering as a sequel to its Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki.

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Nathan’s Famous unveiled Spicy Asian Barbecue and Slaw, creating a Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Nathan’s Famous builds new menu items with Spicy Asian Barbecue and Slaw

Limited-time offerings available through late June

Nathan’s Famous unveiled Spicy Asian Barbecue and Slaw with Kogi Sticky Spicy Wing Sauce. With the barbecue and slaw, the restaurant chain is offering Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Asian BBQ Slaw-Topped Hot Dog, Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken Tenders, Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken Wings, and Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken Fries & Slaw.

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