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The Brass Tap, a craft-beer focused franchise, signed 19 franchise agreements in the first half of 2021.

Jack in the Box plans to build 64 new locations across Arizona, California, Idaho, Texas and Utah. 

An overwhelming majority — 70.73% — of restaurant development + design readers surveyed in June 2021 said construction and material costs are substantially higher this year when compared to past years.

After a slow decade, this casual-dining chain is betting that elements of its most successful period can help revive its fortunes.

In a survey of restaurant development + design readers fielded in June, the vast majority noted that despite the popularity of ghost kitchen as a topic, few had been involved directly in launching one. 

Blaze Pizza signed two new multi-unit franchise agreements to expand its West Coast footprint.

Fast-casual entree salad franchise Saladworks will further expand its footprint within three Kroger stores in Ohio and one in Kentucky this summer.

Fast-casual concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will open the restaurant’s first location in Appleton, Wis., in August.