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Top Stories of the Week: Lots of Non-Local Chains Are Expanding Here; More

Miss any important news? Catch up with this weekly archive of Eater Boston's most-read stories

The interior of Blaze Pizza at CityPlace
The interior of Blaze Pizza at CityPlace
Lena Mirisola Photography for Blaze Pizza
  1. The Simple Greek Will Bring Fast-Casual Mediterranean Fare to Boston: It’s part of a massive national expansion.
  2. Wingstop and Caffe Nero Will Open South Boston Locations: Further expansion for both out-of-town chains.
  3. Blaze Pizza Opens by Emerson Today: It’s the third Massachusetts location for the Chipotle-style chain.
  4. Israeli Chain Landwer Cafe Will Open First U.S. Location in Boston: It will also open a cafe in Toronto.
  5. Beer Drama and More Updates to Start the Week: Lolita’s temporary closure, new openings in Maine and Rhode Island, and more.
  6. Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Greater Boston: A la carte meals, prix fixe feasts, and brunch buffets.
  7. Everett Chuck E. Cheese’s Brawl Ends With 5 Arrests: Where a kid can be a kid, and adults act like they don’t have any.
  8. There’s Another New Caffe Nero in Town: The coffee shop now has a home in Brookline Village.
  9. These Restaurants Opened in Fall 2016: More than 70 new dining options in the Boston area.
  10. Dunkin’ Donuts Could Be Worth Nearly $7 Billion: That’s a whole lot of coffee.

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