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The Big Salad Plans National Expansion, Detroit-Style Pizza, and More Intel

Restaurant news bites from around town

Square Detroit-style pizza on a checkered tablecloth in a restaurant dining room
Buddy's Pizza.
Michelle and Chris Gerard
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

EXPANSIONS — Metro Detroit-based build-your-own salad chain The Big Salad recently opened a new franchisee training center and hopes to open a whopping 100 locations throughout the U.S. over the next 10 years. The first two restaurants outside of Michigan are slated for the Houston area. [DBiz]

FOOD MEDIA — Yes, Detroit-style pizza is delicious. Yes, it's having a moment of sorts. No, CBS, it is not the secret to the city's "comeback." [CBS]

THE CHAINS — Fast-casual burrito slinger Qdoba is unveiling three new locations in Troy, Royal Oak, and Belleville. [DBiz]

MEIJERWIRE — How has Meijer's new Northwest Detroit store impacted the surrounding neighborhood? It's gained more retail and a stronger neighborhood police presence, among other things. [MLive]