Total restaurant industry traffic for April through June was flat vs. the same period last year, according to a new report from The NPD Group. This marks the second consecutive quarter of no growth in industry traffic.

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip has expanded its portfolio of nontraditional locations by opening a store in the San Diego Zoo.

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Sweetgreen opened its first location in the Chicago's River North neighborhood on August 23. The 2,300-square-foot space features an open kitchen, communal bleacher seating and local art by Cody Hudson.

Stone Brewing, the 10th largest craft brewery in the U.S., partnered with Untitled Hospitality to break ground on a new, 100,000-square-foot, beer-centric hotel in Escondido, Calif., outside San Diego.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced its official return to Chicagoland after a seven-year hiatus and amidst a continuing artisan doughnut shop trend. The shop, operated by franchisee Chicagoland Restaurants, LLC, in Homewood, Ill., is scheduled to open in November.

As food halls continue to be all the rage, The Food Hall Company has broken ground on a massive dining and entertainment mecca in Plano, Dallas.

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