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Expansion Roundup: Burger, Lemonade, Hot Dog and Dumpling Concepts Poised for Growth

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is making its way to six new states, and Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade has sold out its franchise units in Arizona. All this—and more—is featured in FER’s weekly Expansion Roundup.

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Dutch Bros and Wendy’s Eye Expansion, While Red Robin Pushes Out New Prototype

Dutch Bros Coffee and Wendy’s are looking to seriously grow their footprints, and Red Robin is turning to a new prototype and focusing on its continued rollout of Donatos Pizza.

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LTI Gains New Representation in Illinois

LTI, a manufacturer specializing in food-serving solutions, has partnered with the new Mirk Group to serve as a manufacturers’ representative in Illinois.

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Fat Brands Hires First Chief Real Estate Officer

Justin Nedelman will help support growth with existing franchisees while also spearheading real estate expansion across Fat Brands’ concepts.

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C3 Is Adding 800 Digital Kitchens

C3, the food tech platform with a portfolio of more than 40 culinary brands, announced a partnership with Reef to open 800 virtual kitchens—adding to its current 800 kitchens—through 2025.

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Inspire Brands Opens ‘First-of-Its-Kind’ Delivery and Takeout Kitchen

Alliance Kitchen offers menu favorites from five of Inspire’s brands, all while improving labor efficiencies and enhancing the pickup experience for customers and third-party drivers.

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Forza Forni Rebrands, Expands Into Dough Handling Equipment

The Italian brick oven manufacturer Forza Forni is undergoing a rebranding as it expands into commercial artisan dough handling equipment and consumer markets.

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Eastern Tabletop Gains New Manufacturers’ Rep, Sales Director

Eastern Tabletop has gained a new manufacturers’ representative in W3 Sales and hired Bob Delekta as western regional sales director.

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Wasserstrom Helps ‘Fry Out Cancer’ for the Fourth Year

For the fourth year, Wasserstrom is partnering with Fry Out Cancer, a charity that started in 2014 and has since raised more than $113,000 for cancer research.

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Torchy’s Tacos’ CEO Is Retiring

Torchy’s Tacos announced today that its CEO, G.J. Hart, is retiring, effective immediately.

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