Restaurant Chain Growth Report 12/03/13

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Michigan-based SALA THAI (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open…

New York, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Pret A Manger, Britain’s leading sandwich chain, today announced the opening of its latest shop, inside Chicago’s new CityTarget, in the Sullivan Center. This opening represents the first retail partnership of its kind for Pret A…

Some restaurant chains are turning to the bottle during the rough economy, but the liquoring up has produced mostly headaches, not happiness. Outlets that specialize in quick and cheap daytime meals — including Starbucks, Sonic and Guy & Gallard, the…

While web experts can’t understand why the restaurant industry produces some of the worst websites, they do agree that the problem is widespread. A restaurant website should clearly explain the menu, hours and address. Unfortunately, most websites are full of…

Something weird is happening inside a Pret A Manger sandwich shop on Broadway in Midtown Manhattan. It’s not all those quirky British sandwiches, thin and understated with ingredients like free-range egg mayonnaise and avocado-and-pine-nut filling. No, it’s the employees. The…

Russia is the hot site for new international expansion, according to fast food chains like Arby’s and Wendy’s. McDonald’s locations in Moscow and other parts of the country routinely bring in more money per location than domestic restaurants do. Russia’s…

British restaurant favorite, Pret A Manger, purveyors of fresh, natural, preservative-free food, has opened its third Chicago storefront at 73 West Monroe St. This location is being introduced just six months after the UK eatery opened its second location in…

British restaurant favorite Pret A Manger, known for its natural, preservative-free ingredients, has opened its second Chicago storefront at 100 N. La Salle St. Introducing this location less than three months after the U.K. eatery first entered the Midwest market,…

Fresh, natural sandwich and salad store Pret A Manger opens its first Midwestern storefront in downtown Chicago on September 24.  Quick and convenient for those on the go, Pret prepares delicious food from scratch throughout the day in each shop’s…