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Americano Coffee slates opening in WeHo

Also: Chaatable lands permit; The Bakery Cos. upgrades McDonald’s buns

Americano Coffee Lounge will open Thursday, Oct. 25, in Wedgewood-Houston's Houston Station.

The café will have an address of 434 Houston St. and will be accessed via the exterior of Houston Station. The space is located to the left of restaurant/bar Bastion. In addition to coffees and tea, Americano will offer menu items including Italian sodas, pastries, charcuterie boards, sandwiches and dessert flights.

With 1,200 finished square feet, the space offers about 50 seats and features a stage and piano for live music performances. Owner Cody Pellerin, who previously worked in the music industry as a singer-songwriter and then in the financial industry, said Americano will offer a 1940s décor vibe with its furniture, accessories, lighting and color scheme.

The café (read more here) will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Chauhan team lands permits for Chaatable

Nashville-based celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan and her team have landed a permit related to their future West Nashville restaurant Chaatable.

To take cues from Indian street food, the restaurant will be located at 4001 Charlotte Ave. in the former Salt & Vine space in Hill Center Sylvan Heights. S&V closed in June after a two-year run.

Chauhan will team with husband Vivek Deora to operate the restaurant, via their Morph Hospitality Group, which operates Indian restaurant Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Chinese restaurant Tansuo and modern diner The Mockingbird, all located in the North Gulch.

The latest Chaatable permit is valued at $20,000.

The Bakery Cos. eliminate preservatives for McDonald’s buns

Nashville-based The Bakery Cos. has eliminated preservatives from the buns it supplies to long-time client McDonald's, according to a release.

The move comes as McDonald’s recently announced that its seven burgers have been stripped of artificial preservatives. The Bakery Cos. operates bakeries in Nashville and Dickson that crank out about 169 million buns for McDonald’s each year. Founded by Cordia Harrington (who serves as CEO), the company has been with the burger chain since its opening in 1997 and is a key supplier of the McRib bun, baking more than 700,000 of those per day. That sandwich will make its return to McDonald’s restaurants this fall.

The Bakery Cos. supplies its McDonald’s buns to the chain’s eateries in Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Missouri.

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