Starbucks announced this week that it had opened a co-branded store with Amazon Go without any checkout process. The New York City location features Starbucks’ full menu, a variety of food and beverages in the Amazon Go market, and a lounge with workspaces, expanded tables, power outlets, and USB ports. We also noted recently that Panera Brands is readying its IPO to go public again. Panera Brands, created by owner JBI Holdings, includes Panera Bread, as well as Caribou Coffee along with Einstein Bros. Bagels. And finally, RBI, owner of Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeye’s expanded their holdings this week with the purchase of Firehouse Subs for $1 billion. With the addition of the 1,200 Firehouse stores in the US, RBI’s unit total is now approaching 29,000 stores!