A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, including a bunch of international development deals and more.

French-Asian bakery cafe chain Tous les Jours has three new locations in three new markets.

Focus Brands has captured the market on co-branded mall restaurants with its almost ubiquitous pairing of Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon.

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Capital Tacos, a Tex-Mex franchise has announced development plans that will more than triple the restaurant’s footprint in 2023.

Krystal unveiled a new prototype this week. The smaller, more economical unit is designed to allow for more franchise growth.

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