Foodservice at Retail

Can Restaurants Give Barnes & Noble a Boost?

As sales at bookseller Barnes & Noble sag and dip annually, something had to be done to jumpstart revenue. When in doubt, experiment. In December 2016, B&N introduced three full-service Barnes & Noble Kitchens at stores in Eastchester, New York—a suburb 18 miles north of New York City—Edina, Minnesota, and Folsom, California.

Restaurants Flock to Upcoming ONE DAYTONA

Mark McKee often travels from his Orlando office to his home in Kansas City. The CEO of Ace North America LLC, the Central Florida franchisee of Oklahoma Joe’s, wasn’t intending to conduct business at 20,000 feet.

Entenmann's Bakery Teaming Up with Harlem Globetrotters

Entenmann's Bakery, a division of Bimbo Bakeries USA, announced a partnership with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters during the U.S. leg of their 2017 World Tour.These two fan-favorites will come together for an all-star collaboration, combining the team’s winning moves with the ultimate family favorite, delicious Entenmann’s Donuts.

Five Guys Opens at The Shoppes at Parma

The Shoppes at Parma, in Parma, Ohio, announced that Five Guys Burgers and Fries opened for business. The rapidly growing burger chain is the latest to join the expanding list of restaurants at the 750,000-square-foot redeveloped shopping center.

Piada Opening in The Shoppes at Parma

PECO Real Estate Partners announced that Piada Italian Street Food and Sprint are the two newest tenants committed to join The Shoppes at Parma (Ohio) in summer 2017. The two businesses will be located in front of the Walmart Supercenter along West Ridgewood Drive in a newly constructed multi-tenant building that will also house a third tenant yet-to-be-announced.

New Mixed-Use Development Announced for LA

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning announced a new three-story, 10,000-square-foot mixed-use building located in the heart of downtown Morgan Hill, California, was unanimously approved by the city’s planning commission.

New Units Coming to Preston Towne Crossing

With sweet and savory options, the new shops at Preston Towne Crossing and Berkeley Square in Plano, Texas, are raising the flavor factor for the neighborhood. SusieCakes Bakery is serving up home-style desserts—made daily in-house—to Preston Towne Crossing at their newly opened location.

Means to a Beginning

Try telling someone in the restaurant industry, “It’s not personal, it’s just business.” That’s like saying, “It’s not you, it’s me,” during a breakup or consoling a football player, “You tried your best,” after losing the Super Bowl.

California Dreamin’, Drinking, and Dining

At Zazu Kitchen + Farm, one of the restaurant tenants in The Barlow—a foodie-focused neighborhood respite in Sebastopol, California, which opened in 2013—owners Duskie Estes and John Stewart source most of the products on the menu from their own farm, MacBryde Farm in nearby Forestville.

Shopping for Retail Synergies

Wine Not Hospitality CEO Luke Johnson could have chosen to put his new restaurant, Kinfork, anywhere in the Chicago area.A suburban Main Street.A busy thoroughfare lined with strip malls.A freestanding pad in the shadow of a hotel, across from a convention center, or next to a towering office complex.

Retail Shops Present Opportunity for Restaurateurs

After running restaurants in five-star resorts all over the world, Chef Azmin Ghahreman opened his Laguna Beach, California, restaurant Sapphire with an adjoining retail store to market the spices and flavors he discovered from cultures across the globe.