Dave’s Hot Chicken recently opened its tenth location in Los Angeles area in the suburb of Northridge.

El Pollo Loco revealed its L.A. Mex prototype and remodeled 3 locations in the new image with plans to remodel 300 more in the coming years.

Now nearing a year’s duration, the pandemic is still wreaking havoc on the hospitality industry. In this era of social distancing, bars have been especially stymied, since they depend on close guest interaction with bartenders, the showmanship of mixology and crowded spaces to create energy and excitement.

Eric Taylor, Vice President of Development, recounts the wild ride that was 2020, Tijuana Flats’ new prototype and what the future holds for the chain’s development pipeline.

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes plans to open up to three drive-thru locations by the end of the year.

Coolgreens teamed up with architecture and engineering firm Interplan to design a flexible prototype that will scale from 1,000 to 2,200 square feet.

BBQ Holdings to open a cafeteria-service style prototype dubbed Quick-Que’ in September in Minnetonka, Minn.

Fast-casual Hooters spin-off Hoots Wings signed its first franchise agreement to open 60 locations in Texas, targeting the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex and Austin markets.