REAL ESTATE

Quaker Steak & Lube to develop restaurants in Nebraska and Iowa

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Sharon, Pa. — Casual-dining brand Quaker Steak & Lube announced an area development agreement with Bosselman Food Services to open two locations in Nebraska and one in Iowa, which will mark the brand’s entrance into the state of Nebraska. Bosselman Food Services plans to open one Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant per year in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

"We look forward to the opening of our first restaurant next year, and are excited for a great future with Quaker Steak & Lube," said Charlie Bosselman, president of the Bosselman Cos.

Located in Grand Island, Neb., Bosselman Food Services has targeted the Nebraska areas of North Platte, Lincoln, Grand Island-Hastings-Kearney and Omaha, as well as Des Moines in Iowa as potential development sites for the new restaurants.

"We are projecting a record-breaking 2014 for the Quaker Steak & Lube brand, and this agreement with Bosselman Food Services further validates our growth and national expansion," said John Longstreet, president and CEO, Quaker Steak & Lube.

Quaker Steak & Lube operates more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

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Kenco appoints SVP of transportation services

BY CSA STAFF

Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services and material handling equipment, has named Kevin S. Fletcher as SVP of Kenco Transportation Services.

In addition to his transportation-leadership responsibilities, Fletcher will be responsible for account management, business development and strategic planning.

“Kevin’s expertise encompasses each aspect of our current transportation solution — brokerage, transportation management, and asset-based fleet operations,” said David Caines, president of Kenco Transportation Services.

Fletcher has nearly 30 years of experience and has held management positions at carrier, shipper and third-party logistics companies. He was most recently with Landstar, where he was EVP of logistics services. Fletcher is a graduate of Auburn University.

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Corner Bakery Cafe launches online ordering

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Dallas — Corner Bakery Café has launched a nationwide online ordering system, allowing patrons to place their orders in advance online so their food is waiting for them at the counter.

To order, customers visit Corner Bakery Café’s website, browse the menu by category and make their selections for in-store pick-up. A filter option allows each guest to make their menu choice based on calorie count and includes gluten-friendly, vegetarian, vegan and low-fat selectors.

"Our online ordering system makes it easier than ever to have hand-crafted food morning, noon and night from Corner Bakery Cafe," said Gary Price, president. "Our guests shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality for convenience and we want them to be able to place their orders at any time, in any place and on any device."

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