The health-forward, Hawaiian-inspired chain will open the first location using these “Cruise Thru” lanes in the spring of 2021.

Main Squeeze Juice Co. will open its first location in the Ft. Worth, Texas, market in late January.

Mexican quick-service-restaurant chain Del Taco’s latest scalable prototype can work with a mix of real estate options. The new prototype capitalizes on current trends by leveraging a contemporary design package.

 Slightly more than 40% of rd+d’s readers believe takeout and delivery-only operations will drive development in 2021, according to a December 2020 survey of the magazine’s qualified subscribers.

Outdoor dining was found to be the area where rd+d readers saw the most investment in 2020, according to a December 2020 survey of qualified subscribers. 

This year has been a year like no other, with restaurants charging into unknown territories, with dining rooms closed down, quick pivots to delivery and pickup and plummeting customers counts.

The first Rita’s compact drive-thru unit in Hermitage, Pa., has proved successful enough to become part of the chain’s development plans going forward.