Dallas-based CEC Entertainment, Inc., parent of both Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants, signed development agreements with franchisees for 25 new Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants across Mexico, Egypt, Kuwait, El Salvador and Bahrain.

How do we bring budgets down? How do we manage tight budgets? What was the budget? Did they meet the budget? How did they meet the budget? How does that restaurant look so amazing with that budget?

Oklahoma City-based SONIC Drive-In has more than 3,600 restaurants in the U.S. but still has new territory to conquer. The quick-service chain will open its first location in Alaska in 2019, in Wasilla.

United Airlines’ Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) boasts an expansive new food hall developed in partnership with OTG. The Global Bazaar features 15 chef-inspired concepts, each sourced from New York’s diverse and globally inspired food culture.

Maryland-based California Tortilla, a Mexican-inspired fast-casual franchise, is expanding its footprint and will open in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kansas and Georgia in 2019.

Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery signed a 10-unit franchise development agreement that will expand its footprint in key markets and in underdeveloped areas of Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. The deal is the brand’s single largest agreement since evolving to the Austin Eatery concept in late 2016.

California-based fast-casual Pieology recently opened its first nontraditional unit at California State University, Fullerton. CSUF Auxiliary Service Corporation (ASC), the organization that oversees the various business enterprises on campus, is the Pieology licensee.

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its 2,500th restaurant, this one in Concord, Calif. It’s a milestone that comes on the heels of a reorganization and a focus on tech for the fast-casual pioneer. Chipotle completed its executive leadership team with the hiring of Tabassum Zalotrawala as chief development officer, who will spearhead many of the new initiatives.