Wawa unveils plans for the Hoosier State

Following expansion plan announcements into Kentucky and Ohio, Wawa continues to detail its store openings for the next eight to 10 years. At an event in Indianapolis on Thursday, the convenience retailer shared new details on its expansion into the state of Indiana. National Association of Convenience Stores

Del Taco caters to off-premises orders with new format

Del Taco Restaurants has opened a drive-thru only unit in Albuquerque, New Mexico using the Fresh Flex format debuted by parent Jack in the Box last year. The 1,200-square-foot unit is focused on off-premises customers, with a walk-up window and lockers for pickup of digital orders. Nation’s Restaurant News

Krystal sees growth potential in refranchising

Krystal will begin selling some company-owned units in certain markets to existing franchisees with successful operations records. The aim is to encourage its multi-unit franchisees to keep growing, with the goal of expanding from about 300 units to 500 over the next few years. Restaurant Business

How the Renovated Route 66 hotel is leaning into its history

The Americana Motor Hotel on Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona, held its grand reopening after renovating the 1962 building with a nostalgic, retro atmosphere. The hotel includes blackout shades and disco balls in the 89 rooms and honors its location in the International Dark Sky City by offering telescope rentals for stargazing. The Arizona Republic

ConstructReach: ‘Show Me Progress’ in St. Louis

ConstructReach, a construction industry workforce development initiative and consultancy, will host a three-day event, titled “Show Me Progress,” September 25-27 in St. Louis, Missouri. Hosted in ConstructReach’s headquarters city, the event will be two-fold, beginning with an industry roundtable discussion on salient issues surrounding diversity, equity, and the trajectory of the industry. The latter portion, […]

Wolverine Group Wins National Sustainable Award

Wolverine Building Group, a Michigan-based, nationally recognized construction leader, has received the 2023 Procore Excellence in Sustainability Groundbreaker Award, for the leadership showcased in construction of John Ball Zoo’s (JBZ) Pygmy Hippo Habitat. The most ambitious sustainable construction project in the Zoo’s history, the Pygmy Hippo Habitat is pursuing the Living Building Challenge Materials Petal. […]