International News


Papa Johns Brings Kiosks, More to 8 International Stores

Papa Johns’ international restaurants are keeping up with the times, and with some of their North American counterparts, through a new design announced this week. The first of eight international stores to feature the new design is open in China’s Hubei province, while seven other locations—in Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kenya—are currently…


Dave and Buster’s To Open Second Location in Puerto Rico

The entertainment and dining facility will boast a chef-crafted menu, premium drink offerings and a sports bar with a 40-foot wall of high-definition screens.

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Foodtastic To Acquire Freshii for $54M

Foodtastic announced it agreed to purchase the 343-unit Canadian concept, marking its second acquisition this month.

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FEA’s Chief Executive To Step Down

The trade association is beginning its search for a new chief executive to succeed Keith Warren, who's retiring after 21 years at the helm.

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California Pizza Kitchen Enters Costa Rica With Expansive Store

Located at the newly renovated Multiplaza mall in Escazu, just outside the capital city of San Jose, the new restaurant’s design and menu have been tailored to local preferences.

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Ontario-Based Aegis Brands Acquires St. Louis Bar and Grill

The parent of Bridgehead Coffee acquired the over 75-unit chain for $50 million, adding a second brand to its portfolio.

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Ali Group Adds Senior Sourcing Director

Chris Wheatley will focus on leveraging the supply chain to help Ali Group companies manage supplier relationships.

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CEC Entertainment Taps New COO of International

Mario Centola will lead the brand’s international growth as it aims to reach 100 global locations by 2023.

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AI-Driven Robots Reproduce Recipes From Master Chefs at New Restaurant

Singularity, located in South Korea, uses food sensor technology, artificial intelligence and robotics to replicate chefs’ dishes.

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Shanghai’s 1,000th Starbucks Puts Focus on Sustainability, Technology

The store features the brand’s “Greener Stores” design and incorporates digitalized operations.

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