Auburn, Ala.-based Chicken Salad Chick will open its first outpost in the Midwest, in Chesterfield, Mo., in January.
Julian Hakim, co-owner of The Taco Stand, discusses how he and his partner Aram Baloyan brought their San Diego-based breakfast, lunch and dinner concept to the East
Indian dining experiences in the U.S. have long resided primarily on either end of a very niche spectrum: mom-and-pop curry house-style restaurants with lunch buffets and
San Francisco-based SAJJ Mediterranean, a fast-casual specializing in customizable Middle Eastern cuisine, has aggressive
Seoul Taco, the Korean-Mexican fast-casual fusion chain, plans to open restaurants in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and in the
Build-your-own poké concept Pokeatery will be opening its first East Coast location in Charlotte, N.C., inside the Epicentre shopping center, before year’s end.
Boca Raton, Fla.-based I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual concept specializing in customizable, made-to-order
From concept development to brand protection, here’s how companies that made the move to fast casual tackled the challenge.
It’s a sign of the future: Birdcall is a new restaurant chain in Denver that doesn't have traditional front of house staff.
Jimboy’s Tacos plans to open seven more locations in the Sacramento, Calif., market.
Based in Plano, Texas, Zoës Kitchen is a fast-casual Mediterranean concept with about 250 locations across the country. The chain
Fast-casual Mexican chicken chain El Pollo Loco brought its new prototype to Yuba City, Calif., in January. It is the chain’s
The rd+d awards honor professionals doing great work in restaurant development and design, of course, but they also allow us to get closer to our readers, hear their
Grocery store staple Barilla announced plans to open two new fast-casual restaurants in Southern California in 2017
’Wichcraft, which first opened in New York City in 2003, was an early entry into the fast-fine segment with a
Doc B’s Fresh Kitchenis an emerging “fresh casual” dining chain that recently opened a location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The
Family-friendly pizza buffet chain Cicis has experienced 16 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth through Q1 2017, and the
Fast-casual chains grew sales a cumulative 8.4 percent in 2016, to a total of $40.4 billion, according to Technomic, Inc.’s new T...
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.will pilot two new small-format locations in the Minneapolis metro market this summer.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement with Lemon Pepper Holdings LTD (LPH). To open 100 locations in
Casual-dining chain Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Barbegan rolling out a branding refresh at its U.S. stores on May 1. The
Hurricane BTW, a new fast-casual concept developed by Hurricane Grill & Wings,
The look of an operation should always align with the quality of its food. That simple statement drives plenty of redesigns, including the project recently completed by
Hooters Inc. launched a new limited-service concept in Cicero, Ill. Hoots, A Hooters Joint,
After celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, Saladworks plans to implement extensive changes system wide in 2017, including
Nestle Tollhouse Cafe by Chip announced multiple new store openings and construction in the Middle East.
Jesse Jacobs opened his first Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco 14 years ago, sensing that the time was right to
The two dominant trends in retail development — lifestyle centers and mixed-use buildings —present unique challenges for
A destination in the Midwest for golf vacations, weddings and more, The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva, Wis., revamped its
Crest Foods, the franchisor of Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip, has inked an area representative agreement covering Puerto Rico.
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