Dunkin’ Donuts opens 500th NYC restaurant
New York — The largest national retailer in New York City by store count, Dunkin’ Donuts has just inched further ahead with the opening of its 500th city location, a co-branded restaurant with Baskin-Robbins.
Located in Times Square, the restaurant features new Dunkin’ Donuts’ and Baskin-Robbins’ design concepts such as digital menu displays, updated furniture and lighting, electrical outlets, bar top areas for smartphones and computers and free Wi-Fi Internet access.
CBRE makes two research appointments
Los Angeles — CBRE Group Inc. has made two research appointments.
First, Nick Axford, Ph.D., will move up to Global Head of Research, a new position, from CBRE’s Asia Pacific business unit. He will manage global research efforts, establish strategies that support CBRE objectives and serve as a resource for clients on global commercial real estate trends.
In addition, Raymond Torto, Ph.D. will become global chairman of CBRE Research. He will analyze market trends for clients.
Abilene Sam’s Club relocates
Abilene, Texas — Sam’s Club will open a 136,000-sq. ft. relocated club today in Abilene, Texas. Mayor Norm Archibald and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Redcoat Committee are scheduled to attend the grand opening.
The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Chamber members, joined by 16 Sam’s Club associates who have been with the club for more than 20 years. In addition, former Dallas Cowboy’s linebacker and defensive end Charles Haley, who has three Super Bowl rings, will be at the club signing autographs during the afternoon.