P.F. Chang’s to open in Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase, Md. Sax Realty announced Friday that P.F. Chang’s China Bistro will join Whole Foods, Bloomingdale’s and Capital Grille at Wisconsin Place, a lifestyle project located in Chevy Chase, Md., and developed by New England Development.
Projected to open in summer 2010, this will be the tenth P. F. Chang’s in the Maryland/Washington/Virginia area.
Delhaize to close 15 Food Lion stores
Charlotte, N.C. Delhaize Group will shutter 15 Food Lion and one Bloom store as part of a U.S. restructuring plan.
The company said its decision to close the underperforming stores “will favorably impact our operating profit from 2010 onwards.”
Affected employees can apply for other positions within the company.
Delhaize Group said it will focus on increased investments, accelerated store openings and cost reductions. It plans to open between 120 and 130 stores this year and remodel 100.
Johnny Rockets launches new concept
Lake Forest, Calif. Johnny Rockets announces the launch of its newest concept, Johnny Rockets Sports Lounge. The new, two-story sports bar-styled prototype is located in Manhattan and combines a traditional restaurant, downstairs, with sports-filled screens, stylish decor and a full-service bar, on the upper, ground floor.
The restaurant marks the opening of the company’s second Sports Lounge and the first located in the Big Apple. The chain currently provides support for nearly 300 restaurants in the United States and abroad, with plans to double that number in the next three-to-five years.