Capriotti’s to test automated pizza kiosks from Piestro

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop will test an automated pizza kiosk from Piestro at its Las Vegas flagship, with plans to buy as many as 100 more of the machines, called Piestro Pods, over five years after they become commercially available. The 170-unit sandwich chain anticipates that adding pizza will help grow dinner and late-night sales. Restaurant […]

Kroger delivery expands to Chicago, Nashville

Kroger opened a 40,000-square-foot spoke facility in Nashville that will connect to its Atlanta fulfillment center to expand its reach and provide delivery service across the Southeast. Kroger also opened an 80,000-square-foot facility in Chicago that will work in conjunction with its fulfillment center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Winsight Grocery Business

Growth in the works for Origin Hotel Collection

Charlestowne Hotels plans to expand its Origin Hotel Collection, which held its first opening in Austin, Texas, last month. Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Kansas City, Missouri will see units of the boutique line by late 2023. Hospitality Design

Preferred boosts portfolio with 19 acquisitions worldwide

Nineteen new properties have joined Preferred Hotels & Resorts since April 1, with locations in several U.S. states along with Anguilla, France, Italy, Malta, Mexico and Portugal. Among the US additions are Virgin Hotels in Chicago, Dallas Nashville, Tennessee and New Orleans. TravelPulse

Shopping mall will enhance Fontainebleau casino-hotel

Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a new property scheduled to open in late 2023, will feature a two-story shopping center with 35 luxury stores. The site will also encompass a casino, 550,000-square-foot convention center and a 3,700-room hotel. Robb Report

Uno Pizzeria signs up hotels as franchisees

Three hotels have signed up for Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s new franchising opportunity, which allows hotels to convert existing space into a Uno unit. The company is also offering a franchise model that mimics the design of the original Uno Pizzeria restaurant in Chicago. FSR magazine