Veggie Grill

Veggie Grill, a plant-based fast-casual restaurant chain opened a location in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.

Slapfish has swum ashore in the United Kingdom, marking the fast-casual seafood chain’s first international location. The restaurant chain plans to open 25 more units across the U.K. by 2025 with franchise partner SME Group PLC, which operates nearly 100 franchise locations with various fast-casual concepts in the U.K.

Wisconsin-based fast-casual sub shop Cousins Subs opened its first-ever airport location in Concourse C at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport with partner HMSHost.

Bill Chemero

When Bill Chemero and John Eucalitto got involved with Wayback Burgers in 2008, the chain — which began in Newark, Del., in 1991 — had fewer than 10 locations, but the owner had an appetite for growth. The duo embarked on a path that grew the chain to more than 170 restaurants globally and eventually saw them acquiring the chain. Today, Eucalitto is president and CEO of the chain, and Chemero serves as chief development officer. Here, Chemero provides insights on how they grew the company and where they plan to take it next.

Garbanzo

The ability to see the future has been in the hands of fortune tellers and soothsayers for hundreds of years, but in the 21st century, restaurant developers are turning to another tool: digital analytics.

Another Broken Egg Cafe

With a cultural shift toward brunch and morning cocktails, this breakfast chain has redesigned to emphasize its bar and its Southern roots.

restaurant development + design’s First Reader Survey

In this first-ever reader survey, rd+d asked subscribers to name the biggest trends and challenges in restaurant development and design in 2019. The survey included a mix of multiple choice and open-ended questions that gave readers the ability to weigh in and dictate the big ideas and top-line challenges they face in their work.

With the opening of its new prototype that features a teaching and test kitchen, the 36-unit Eggs Up Grill is positioning itself for growth. This Q&A with CEO Ricky Richardson uncovers the burgeoning chain's planned trajectory.