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Trending this week: Subway’s first $15 Footlong Pass sells out in 6 hours

This week on Nation's Restaurant News the top story was Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and Tao Group Hospitality have announced plans for a first-time collaboration on a private members-only club in Chicago, the companies announced Friday. Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You restaurants and New York-based Tao Group Hospitality said the new venue will be in Chicago’s River North neighborhood with a scheduled opening in late 2023.

In other news, Del Taco is rolling out tortas, a Mexican style of sandwich, at its roughly 600 restaurants systemwide on Thursday, the company said. Initially the new Epic Tortas will come in three varieties, each on a 7-inch roll that is toasted before being filled.

Also, Subway last week launched its first Footlong Pass subscription program, which discounts the item 50% once day throughout September, and sold all 10,000 of the available $15 passes in six hours, the company said Tuesday. The Milford, Conn.-based sandwich chain said the Footlong Pass was created for its MyWay Rewards program members, allowing them to order one Footlong sandwich per day for the month on the Subway smartphone app or at

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