The Spicy Pickle sandwich chain is joining a growing list of U.S.-based restaurant brands expanding to the Middle East. The fast-casual chain based in Denver said Monday it has signed a letter of intent with a franchise group that plans to open seven locations in Qatar, marking the chain’s first move outside North America. Spicy Pickle operates and franchises 34 locations of its namesake brand across the U.S., as well as 14 bistro café restaurants under the BG Urban Café ...

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