A Growing Restaurant Garners Headlines
Yesterday’s interview of Laughing Planet’s CEO Franz Spielvogel has led to a flurry of coverage for the restaurant, which plans a major expansion effort starting in December of this year with the new SW Jefferson “Satellite” location. The newest addition to the family of ten restaurants has been described as “the greatest hits of Laughing Planet,” combined with a faster, easier model that allows customers to take what they need from freshly made burritos, salads and more.
Next year, the company plans to expand deeper into Oregon, including surrounding neighborhoods of Portland like Lake Oswego. Beyond that, lovers of Laughing Planet can expect to find new locations popping up in Reno, Salt Lake City, and even Boise at some point in the near future.
Read more coverage with the initial article, “Laughing Planet seeks higher orbit with multi-state expansion” in today’s Portland Business Journal (by Wendy Culverwell).
And read the story as discussed in today’s Oregon Live: “Laughing Planet Cafe plans national expansion,” by Michael Russell.
Last, read coverage in today’s Eater PDX: “Laughing Planet Plans Major Local, National Expansion,” by Erin DeJesus.
Updated / Expanded Coverage
Nov. 18, 2013: “Laughing Planet seeks higher orbit with multi-state expansion,” Portland Biz Journal Real Estate Daily, by Wendy Culverwell.
Nov. 20, 2013: “Laughing Planet’s Franz Spielvogel talks growth, healthy foods,” Sustainable Business Oregon, by Wendy Culverwell.
Nov. 20, 2013: “Q&A with Laughing Planet’s stellar explorer, Franz Spielvogel,” Portland Business Journal Real Estate Daily, by Wendy Culverwell.
Nov. 21, 2013: “Portland’s Laughing Planet Cafe to open Reno Midtown location in May,” Reno Gazette Journal’s Reno Rebirth blog, by Mark Robison.
Nov. 22, 2013: “From classy to quirky: 10 Eugene restaurants with great ambiance,” Eugene Daily Emerald, by Jessica Fisher.