Panera updated its curbside service to include an opt-in geofence service that extends Wi-Fi into the parking lot and alerts staff when a guest pulls up to pickup their order, allowing for a frictionless curbside delivery experience.

Umami Burger opened the first of five planned locations in the Middle East. The first, in Doha, Qatar, is the 28th location overall for the restaurant chain.

Golden Chick opened its first location in Louisiana in May, in the capital city of Baton Rouge.

Atlanta-based fast-casual restaurant chain gusto! opened its sixth location, this one in the North Buckhead neighborhood, in May.

Muscle Maker Grill, Inc. began construction on two of five planned new delivery-only operations the company intends to open in the downtown Chicago market.

Mexican casual-dining chain On The Border Cantina reopened dining rooms at 45 restaurants across 5 states on May 6.

Jeff Vickers, senior vice president of franchise development for Which Wich and Paciugo, talks about the company’s plans.

Boca Raton, Fla.-based fast-casual Miami Grill announced a new prototype in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that does not include a dining room. Instead, it focuses on pickup, drive-thru and takeout.