Retail business briefs for July 16, 2014

Retail business briefs for July 16, 2014
Oklahoman Published: July 16, 2014

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Tokyo Joe’s eyes Oklahoma City

The Denver-based fast-casual restaurant chain Tokyo Joe’s is eying Oklahoma City for expansion and hopes to open between six and eight restaurants in the market over the next five years. The company announced plans to open 86 units by the end of 2016, including more than 30 brand-owned locations and another 24 franchises. The Tokyo Joe’s menu features rice and noodle bowls as well as the option for customers to design their own bowls. Other choices include salads and made-to-order sushi. Founded in 1996, the brand has grown from its original location in suburban Denver to 28 stores.

Orange Leaf adds smoothies

Oklahoma City-based Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has introduced self-serve smoothies made with real fruit and frozen yogurt at participating locations across the United States and Australia. Smoothie flavors include pineapple strawberry banana; strawberry lemonade and peanut butter banana.

Sara Kate plans boutique in OKC

Local home furnishing boutique Sara Kate Studios will open a shop in Automobile Alley’s Pontiac Chieftain building, according to building permits filed with Oklahoma City. The new 1,734 square-foot shop will be at 1100 N Broadway Ave., Suite 102, according to the permits.

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