Daddy’s Chicken Shack’s new owner has growth plans

Colorado-based investment firm Area 15 Ventures has acquired a majority ownership stake in franchisor Daddy’s Chicken Shack, which has about 160 new units in the works. Area 15, which was created by RE/MAX co-founder Dave Liniger, has investments in a dozen companies including 130-unit Nevada sandwich chain Port of Subs. Restaurant Business

Foxtrot opens another hybrid store model in DC

Foxtrot has opened a 3,760-square-foot hybrid cafe, corner store and delivery market in Washington, DC, its eighth in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area. Since its founding nine years ago, Foxtrot has created a presence for itself with 25 stores across Washington, DC, Chicago, Dallas and Austin, Texas and plans to add more locations in […]

Lidl to grow presence in New York City

A second Manhattan store is in the works for Lidl, which plans to complete a 23,000-square-foot building that will be part of a mixed-income residential development in the Chelsea neighborhood by 2026. Lidl’s first Manhattan store opened in Harlem in 2022. Store Brands

Bojangles’ growth strategy focuses on experience

Bojangles has been testing a new format in six markets for about a year, as part of a strategy to “get out of the chicken business” and “get into the experience business,” CEO Jose Armario said. The new strategy from the 46-year-old chain features a pared-down menu starring Bojangles chicken tenders, a breakfast menu that […]

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