This week on Nation's Restaurant News, Del Taco is joining fried chicken wars with plans to introduce a dollar taco and a premium Epic burrito. CEO and president John D. Cappasola Jr. said the Lake Forest, Calif.-based chain will be the first national quick-service Mexican brand to offer a fried chicken product.
The CEO of Jersey Mike’s Subs announced plans to spend $150 million to help franchisees remodel their restaurants — the first major makeover of stores in a decade.
“We just kept going,” Cancro said during NRN’s latest Extra Serving podcast. “We're doing about 30 [store remodels] a week now.”
Sonic Drive-In has unveiled a new drive-in design with an updated, wider layout for car docks and the drive-thru lane, a new kitchen layout built for efficiency, and an aesthetic makeover.
“Last year we focused our attention on memorializing who we were as a brand and who our consumer is,” Sonic president Claudia San Pedro said. “Our purpose is to be the little oasis in everyone’s daily routine[…] We wanted to physically showcase how summertime is a feeling and a mindset in the classic drive-in experience […] and we were able to achieve that with bright colors, mood, and a mid-century airy feel.”
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