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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7-Eleven opened its ninth Evolution Store in United States at the corner of Preston and Alpha Roads

7-Eleven opens ninth Evolution Store on Preston Road in Dallas, Texas

Location on Preston and Alpha Roads marks 5th unit in Dallas-Fort Worth market

7-Eleven opened its ninth Evolution Store in the United States at the corner of Preston Road and Alpha Road in Dallas. The Preston Road Evolution store marks the fifth location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The location will include a unit of Laredo Taco Company, a popular south Texas restaurant concept.

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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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Sunny Street Cafe previews mimosa brunch cocktails, new restaurant design

New brunch cocktails, mocktails expand beverage offerings at breakfast-brunch-lunch chain

Sunny Street Cafe began piloting a new brunch mimosa beverage program this year in its Texas markets. Based on the test feedback, the breakfast-and-lunch restaurant chain will roll out new drinks to all of its cafes this year. Executives expect the rollout of these cocktails and mocktails to begin in late Q2. Meanwhile, Sunny Street introduced a new design that will be implemented in three markets.

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WOWorks announced new franchise agreements and new openings as part of the growth of its franchised brands, including Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek

WOWorks co-branded locations help Saladworks, Frutta Bowls grow

In-grocery, in-pharmacy stores create versatile opportunities for franchise partners

WOWorks announced new franchise agreements and co-branded locations as part of the recent growth of its franchised brands, including Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek. Co-branded locations will represent much of the expansion that will be cemented through the end of the year.

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Another Broken Egg Cafe will debut its New South design at The Vinings, Dunwoody and Roswell cafes—three remodeled locations in the Atlanta area—November 29, 2021

Another Broken Egg remodels The Vinings, Dunwoody, Roswell cafes in Atlanta

New South design arrives at Atlanta-area locations to make the bar the focal point, drive incremental business

Another Broken Egg Cafe will debut its New South design at caes in The Vinings, Dunwoody and Roswell—three remodeled locations in the Atlanta area—November 29, 2021. The breakfast-brunch concept’s reimagined look brings the craft cocktail bar front and center, highlighting the role of adult beverages and fresh juices in its brand.

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Panera Bread opened its new concept store in Ballwin, Mo., featuring its next-generation restaurant design

Panera opens next-generation concept store in Ballwin, Missouri

Newly-built bakery cafe features dual drive-thru, digital kiosk, reimagined interior with bakery ovens in full view

Panera Bread opened its new concept store in Ballwin, Mo., featuring its next-generation restaurant design. The new prototype, which was announced last May, offers an upgraded dine-in experience, centered around the trademark fireplace, with enhanced digital options to personalize the guest experience, in addition to a dual drive-thru.

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A new Krystal concept store will open in Atlanta, highlighting the to-go model, with interactive lighting emphasizing quick pick-up options

Krystal debuts new to-go concept store this year

New prototype to emphasize off-premises business, brand equity

A new Krystal concept store will open in Atlanta, highlighting the to-go model, with interactive lighting emphasizing quick pick-up options. The prototype, which is situated within minutes of the slider-chain’s headquarters, will incorporate a more streamlined kitchen, as well as design elements that highlight the brand.

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