In partnership with ESquared Hospitality, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba opened a new BLT Steak restaurant as a second outpost in the Caribbean.
Uncle Maddio's Pizza continued its expansion throughout the Northeast with its first Maryland restaurant in Frederick.
Dallas-based Pizza Patrón opened a new standalone concept, which has since become the chain's fourth highest-earning location out of 95 stores systemwide.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. opened a completely redesigned concept store in its hometown of Dallas with plans to roll out the new look nationwide to all future locations. Dickey's Barbecue Pit plans to retrofit many of its locations with aspects of the new model.