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Get Fried, a french-fry centric, quick-serve restaurant based in Buffalo, continues to expand with newly signed franchise agreements to open stores in Texas, California and in Cairo, Egypt. Early next month, a Get Fried location will open in Santa Clara, Calif. Another 10 mobile locations are planned for Cairo, Egypt over the next three years, through Premier Food Servi…

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Wait! Don't order that gift until Friday! Free Shipping Day begins one minute after midnight Friday. For 24 hours, hundreds of retailers will offer free shipping on all orders, and promise to ship them by Dec. 24. There are 840 confirmed retailers signed up so far, and more will be added until the event goes live. The roster of participating stores is expected to gro…

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Dave & Adam's Card World will close its Town of Tonawanda location next month. The retailer's lease ended at 2217 Sheridan Drive and it will consolidate to its Clarence location near the Eastern Hills Mall. Its last day is set for Jan. 28. The store is currently running a going-out-of-business sale, which excludes trading cards. It sells sports memorabilia, Buffa…

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Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is headed for Western New York.The so-called “breastaurant” franchise, which has been likened to a Scottish Hooters, is looking to expand its upstate New York presence, the company said Friday.The company has set a goal of four new sites over the next three years and is specifically targeting the Buffalo area. The new locations will join existing o…

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Two new craft distilleries are headed for Buffalo this spring, both in the Larkin District. Buffalo Distilling Co. and Tommyrotter Distillery will join a growing list of spirits makers that have set up shop in the city since loosened state regulations have made it easier and cheaper to do so. Buffalo Distilling Co., which has been making bourbon and apple brandy at a Wyom…

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The owner of Toro Tapas Bar and Faherty’s is selling both Elmwood Avenue hot spots to open a distillery downtown. Nick Kotrides, with partner Eric Heuser, will open Niagara Distilling Co. at 459 Ellicott St. this winter.“This is a career change for me,” Kotrides said. “It’s a dream I’ve had for a long time.”The craft distill…