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A pair of chains plot international expansion plans, coffee giant Starbucks expands its menu and more in this week's Chain Operating Report.

An expanded menu, including grilled chicken salads and sandwiches, and a larger footprint with more seats and widescreen televisions than the traditional units positions this new sports concept for an appealing entry into new markets.

The restaurant industry outpaces the overall U.S. job growth rate by two to one, according to a new study by the NRA.

Restaurant visits that included a kid's meal with a toy declined by 6 percent last year, The NPD Group reported.

More than 500 foodservice professionals registered for FE&S' Webcast: What Foodservice Professionals Need to Know about Energy Star and LEED. The free hour-long webcast featured a lively question and answer segment that saw participants quizzing panelists Tarah Schroeder of Ricca Newmark Design and Richard Young and David Zabrowski of the Food Service Technology Center about all things Energy Star and LEED.

Created by Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman, this new Austin, Texas-based concept is named after the Spanish word for strawberry. Fresa's Chicken al Carbon features drive-thru or walk-up take-out service only for its Mexican-inspired, locally pasture-raised chicken, slow-grilled over hardwood charcoal.

Johnson Commercial Agents comes on board.

NRA and CRFA partner to bring Conserve tool to Canada this fall.

Restaurant industry veteran adds COO to his role.

Facility will service foodservice operators, consultants, sales reps and others. 

Parent company for Tony Roma's names new COO and two vice presidents for the restaurant chain.

Sanford becomes vice chairman of the board for the 33-unit sports bar chain.

Healthcare foodservice professionals and suppliers recognized during AHF's annual conference.

Expands manufacturing capabilities in the process.

Retail veteran in charge of the multi-concept operator's KFC and Pizza Hut business in the Brazilian market.

Beef O'Brady's buys into a new concept, The Egg & I Restaurants scramble into a new market, Seattle's Best expands the use of a new menu concept and much more.

Manitowoc adds former Kold-Draft sales pro to its Frymaster team.

Moved closer to transportation infrastructure.

Nominations reflect standard of excellence in publishing.

Foodservice equipment and supplies industry veteran Affani joins AllPoints.