A round-up of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including franchise news, milestones and margarita merch.

Craft beer brand Mr Brews Taphouse launches new prototype design with its new flagship location in Wisconsin.

Consolidated Restaurant Operations partnered with Harrison to update a classic ‘90s steakhouse for modern clientele.

NAPA Kitchen and Wine will open a new 7500-square-foot location in Ellis Preserve, Pa.

Layne’s Chicken Fingers signed a three-unit franchise agreement.

Huckleberry’s Breakfast & Lunch brought the “bayou” to the Lone Star State with its first-ever Texas restaurant.

Ruby Slipper will re-open its flagship restaurant five years after a construction collapse closed the store.

In the wake of the pandemic, the consensus was that economic development was shifting to suburban areas, but that doesn’t seem to hold true for restaurant development + design readers.