FRANalyst Fridays: Dining Concepts and Retail

June 29th, 2018 by Ritwik Donde

On Dining Concepts:

“The retail space is at an interesting cross-road in recent times. While commercial rents are falling, there’s a rapid increase in number closures at anchor stores like Sears, Toys R Us and Kmart. This climate is forcing traditional sit-down dining concepts to come up with innovative ways to disassociate their topline from being anchored to malls.”

Read more here.

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