Fast-casual sandwich chain Togo’s signed 38 agreements for new restaurants and opened 11 new units in California and Oregon last year. CEO Tony Gioia said he attributes the franchise’s success to brand loyalty, low startup costs and quality staff training. Gioia said the company has big plans for the future, including actively pushing for expansion […]
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Dining establishmentss want us to share the dining experience–pushing aside the two-tops and setting a communal table into their dining room floor plans. Shared eating spaces are popping up in both hip urban bistros and suburban chains, creating more welcoming environments that operators say help to build community, loyalty and sales — as long as […]
The Jamba Juice juice and smoothie chain is making headway in schools across the U.S. The company is expecting to put its JambaGo kiosks in 400 to 500 schools by the end of the year. The company has already opened 30 kiosks in a pilot program. At a time when many schools are trying to […]
Buffalo Wild Wings is one of the first national restaurant chains to offer Apple iPads at tables so customers can order food, play games and pay their bills electronically if they wish. The concept is being test-marketed at their Oakdale, Minn. restaurant; if it goes well, a national roll-out will follow.