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

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux’s newest prototype aims for greater efficiency and a lower cost of entry for franchisees.

Pizza Guys has expanded its California presence by opening its first location in San Diego, at Pacific Beach.

Krystal celebrated the grand opening of its first location outside the contiguous United States in Canovanas, Puerto Rico.

John Kirk, AIA, partner at Cooper Robertson, discusses the master plan and architectural design for the historic Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va.

The quick-service restaurant prepares to debut in the Great Lake State by opening three locations in the Grand Rapids area this December.

The ramen restaurant is set to expand into several new markets by year’s end.

Biggby Coffee continues its aggressive expansion plans by breaking into the Georgia market.