Dickey’s to open three new Barbecue Pits this week
Dallas — Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants will open three new Dickey’s Barbecue Pits this week. On April 2, the chain will open a restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colo., and on April 3, two more restaurants will open, one in Gulfport, Miss., and another in Stockton, Calif.
All told, the fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to more than 380 locations in 43 states and holds the title of the world’s largest barbecue franchise. This year, Technomic named Dickey’s the “Fastest-growing restaurant in the country. QSR Magazine has also named the restaurant the “Best Franchise Deal.”
Second Johnny Rockets opens in Kuala Lumpur
Aliso Viejo, Calif. — AUM Hospitality has opened the second Johnny Rockets restaurant in Malaysia at Avenue K in Kuala Lumpur, a 360,000-sq.-ft. retail hub. The new Johnny Rockets is the 11th restaurant in the chain to open in Southeast Asia.
In addition to the two Malaysia, the chain operates six outlets in the Philippines and three in Indonesia.
Vallarta Supermarkets opens new Oxnard, Calif., store
Pacoima, Calif. — A new Vallarta Supermarket will open in Oxnard, Calif., on April 2. It will be Oxnard’s second Vallarta. The 64,000-sq.-ft. location will house a bakery, full-service meat counter, fresh produce, and a hot food deli with in-store dining.
Founded in 1985, Vallarta Supermarkets is an independent chain with 43 locations throughout California.