BROOMFIELD, COLO. — Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has signed franchise development agreements with three of its existing franchise partners to open nearly two dozen new restaurants. These agreements will grow Old Chicago's footprint across eight states. Among existing franchise groups to sign new agreements are the Johnson Group, which has plans to bring three restaurants to Wyoming and Montana. Old Chicago operates in 24 states with more than 100 restaurants nationwide. Broomfield,..
PHOENIX — PetSmart has opened its 1,600th store in North America. The newest store opened Thanksgiving week in El Paso, Texas. In addition, the pet specialty retailer opened its Casper, Wyo., store in October, marking PetSmart’s presence now in all 50 U.S. states. The store in El Paso features nearly 18,000 square feet of space and includes a Pinnacle Pet Nutrition Shop, which is a new feature in all new PetSmart stores. The shops are about 550 square feet and offer 400-plus items across..