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Dickey’s Rings in Spring with Three Sizes of Family Packs

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is offering three sizes of Family Packs to ring in springtime, the season of picnics, graduation parties, and family reunions. Family Packs are also a great option for home meals during the week, taking the hassle out of the evening with a...

TravelCenters of America Acquires Quaker Steak & Lube

TravelCenters of America LLC announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Quaker Steak & Lube (“QSL”), for approximately $25 million, not including working capital adjustments, inventory, and other closing costs.

Tom O’Brien, CEO of TravelCenters, says, “We are pleased to welcome...

Uncle Maddio’s Bolsters Marketing Team with 2 New Hires

Uncle Maddio's Pizza is growing its marketing team. CEO Matt Andrew has named Mollie Tregembo as vice president of marketing and Tammy Lucich as senior field marketing manager for the fast-casual pizza franchise. Andrew cited recent minority shareholder investments as the top reason the growing...

Starbucks Opens First Chi-Town Express Location

Starting April 21, busy Chicagoans can get their coffee in the city’s first Starbucks express format store. The 635-square foot space in Union Station, which sees more than 3 million passengers each year, is tailored for customers who want the Starbucks Experience and premium products...

Danny Meyer Swings by CIA, Inspires Students

Instead of attending their usual cooking, baking and pastry, management, science, and liberal arts courses on April 11, students at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) experienced a one-of-a-kind day devoted to famed New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer. In addition, many CIA graduates who...

Grape Expectations: Pizza Romana Ups the Wine Ante

When it comes to fast-casual pizza, the playing field is especially crowded. As brands try to gain market share by distinguishing themselves from the pack, one new concept has a special differentiator encoded in its DNA.

Pizza Romana, which opened in the La Brea neighborhood of...