Shopping Centers Today

APR 2018

Shopping Centers Today is the news magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

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and among them are Cal Mare, Easy's Diner, locally based Eggslut and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Eggslut, the offshoot of a Los Angeles food truck, opened restaurants at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and at The Venice Beach Boardwalk, in Venice, Calif., in 2016, and also at The Americana at Brand, in Glendale, Calif., in 2017. It is now scouting locations in New York City. Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts says it will open as many as 40 eateries nationwide over the next several years under the banners of its 15 emerging brands, among which are Culinary Dropout, Flower Child and Little Cleo's Seafood Legend. Most recently, Flower Child and Culi- nary Dropout opened new units at the open-air Domain Northside, in Austin, Texas. Burgerim Gourmet Burgers, which has grown from 80 units in 2013 to at least 150 this year, has plans for 35 ad- ditional units in Texas, 56 more in California and 49 more in Florida, according to the Dallas-based John T. Evans Co., which specializes in restaurant brokerage, site selec- tion and investment. Hopdoddy and Village Burger Bar are also expanding rapidly, the firm says. Fast-growing breakfast haunts include Maple Street Biscuit Company and Sunny Street Café, while salad aficionados can ex- pect to see more Bread Zeppelin, Salata and Snappy Salads units, the firm says. Fast-casual food is in vogue, but fast food is expanding too. In fact, the five fastest-growing U.S. restaurant chains are fast-food concepts, according to Nation's Restaurant News. Those five, in order, are Raising Cane's Chicken Fin- gers, which opened 60 units from mid-2016 to mid-2017; Jersey Mike's Subs, which operates about 1,200 units; Mar- co's Pizza, which is on track to open store No. 1,000 this year; Wingstop, which operates roughly 1,000 restaurants; and Chick-fil-A, with some 2,200 units. Texas-based Cowboy Chicken, a 23-restaurant chain, l Clockwise: Tysons Corner, McLean, Va.; Roosevelt Field, Garden City, N.Y.; Persimmon Place, Dublin, Calif.; Easton Gateway District, Columbus, Ohio 30 S C T / A P R I L 2 0 1 8

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