June 16, 2015

St. Louis — Panera Bread has unveiled a new national omnichannel advertising platform. Developed in collaboration with the Anomaly agency, the "Food as it should be" campaign includes national television spots, billboards, radio advertising and digital and display content that will begin to air this week.

September 29, 2014

McAlister's Deli has signed an agreement with new franchise group MidSouth Hospitality Inc. to open 10 locations in Middle Tennessee.

September 22, 2014

McAlister's Deli has signed an agreement with existing franchise group Southern Deli Holdings LLC to open 10 additional locations throughout North and South Carolina, Colorado and Wyoming, with three locations slated to open in late 2014.

September 8, 2014

Panera Bread would like its customers to leave their guns at home.

August 26, 2014

Muscle Maker Grill, a fast-casual restaurant franchise that serves freshly prepared health-conscious meals, will be opening 22 new locations throughout the country, which will raise the number to more than 75 units.

August 13, 2014

Winick Realty Group has leased 2,200 sq. ft. for Chipotle Mexican Grill at 222 Market Street.

August 4, 2014

Panera Bread Company announced that Roger Matthews, executive VP and CFO, has resigned his position to pursue other opportunities.

June 24, 2014

The store is generally considered to represent the “last mile” of the retail supply chain. In recent years, retailers have focused on making this final, crucial step as easy and convenient for customers as possible. The emergence of leading-edge digital technologies has allowed retailers even further opportunity to turn paying for goods into a fast, seamless process.

Following are a few examples of how retailers are reinventing how products are checked out and payments are processed.

June 13, 2014

Panera Bread Company has secured a five-year $100 million term loan from Bank of America, Wells Fargo and TD Bank.

May 2, 2014

PizzaRev opened a concept test kitchen in Los Angeles in April 2012. Today, it has nine company-owned restaurants with 19 more company and franchised stores on the way.

“This isn’t just about our growth, but also growth in the fast casual pizza space,” said Irv Zuckerman, co-CEO of PizzaRev. In fact, the fast casual pizza space is much bigger than it was two years ago when PizzaRev opened its first concept. New concepts from well-known brands, such as Chipotle’s Pizzeria Locale, have opened up within the last year.

April 18, 2014

Chipotle Mexican Grill said it will hike prices for the first time in three years, saying that customer loyalty will insulate the chain from pricing fallout.

April 10, 2014

Panera Bread has unveiled a series of integrated technologies to enhance the customer experience at its restaurants.

March 24, 2014

McAlister's Deli has partnered with several lenders for franchise expansion nationwide.

January 28, 2014

McAlister's Deli has partnered with Buxton to identify the best market opportunities for continued growth. Buxton's restaurant expertise and Scout platform will allow McAlister's to quantify growth potential and optimize locations of new and existing restaurants.

December 19, 2013

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that it has partnered with restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson to launch a fast-casual pizza concept called Pizzeria Locale.

September 16, 2013

McAlister's Deli announced plans to develop 17 restaurants in Indiana, South Carolina, and Georgia as part of new multi-unit development agreements with two existing franchise groups.

August 27, 2013

McAlister’s Deli, a fast casual restaurant, has announced its largest franchise deal so far.

July 18, 2013

According to Technomic's Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report, fast casual makes up just 14% of the total $223 billion limited-service restaurant segment, but its sales continue to outpace other operators.

July 9, 2013

Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened at Orange Plaza, an 815,000-sq.-ft. Middletown, N.Y. power-center owned by National Realty & Development Corp.

April 23, 2013
Panera Bread Company said that chairman and co-CEO Ron Shaich will once again serve as the company's sole CEO starting on Aug. 1.
April 1, 2013

In the second installment of a case study series, CSA Online continued to offer an insider’s look at the conception and initial rollout of the southern Calif.-based fast-casual concept PizzaRev.

February 5, 2013

Panera Bread Company announced that Roger C. Matthews, Jr., has been appointed Panera's EVP and CFO, effective March 18.

August 15, 2012

SRS Real Estate Partners announced that FreeBirds World Burrito has selected seven new locations slated to open in Central California later this year.

March 16, 2012

Panera Bread Co. announced that founder and executive chairman, Ron Shaich, and president and CEO, Bill Moreton, will become co-CEOs, effective immediately.