Crain's reports plans to roll out at least 100 locations through 2017 in pretty much every neighborhood in Manhattan - so the mom and pop bodega operators better beware. The chain is actually encouraging them to become franchise owners instead - we'll see how many they convince to come over to the dark side.Who wants a Big Gulp!? New Yorkers are about to get a lot more options in the Slurpee department, as 7-11 is planning to update a ton-o-new-stores in the city over the next five years.
If you're not feeling like picking your own hot dog off those metal rollers, there's also some news in the world of upscale restaurants. Japanese restaurant Koi is planning to open its second location in New York in the Trump SoHo, replacing Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, which quickly went defunct in the space. The ink is still wet on the deal, so it will be a while before it opens.