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Thirsty Bernie Might Change Format; Quinten Frye and Chris Svetlik Launch Cocina Tortas

Plus, FSR discusses Matchbox Food Group expansion.

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ARLINGTON Thirsty Bernie is changing their format, according to ARLNow. A tipster says it's converting into a lounge or nightclub, but the sports bar has yet to confirm this. [ARLNow]

SANDWICHES Washington City Paper reports Big Bear Cafe chef Quinten Frye and Chris Svetlik of Republic Kolache have partnered to start Cocina Tortas. The lunch catering service is currently targeting office workers and requires a minimum order of 10 Mexican sandwiches. [WCP]

CHAINS FSR magazine discusses the rapid expansion of Matchbox Food Group in a an article about successful restaurant groups around the country. [FSR]

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