A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, including Wendy's underground autonomous robot system and how PJ’s Coffee will be celebrating Memorial Day.

PINCHO, a Miami-based burger and kebab (aka pincho) concept makes its Texas debut by opening the first of six locations planned for the Houston area.

The fast-casual Japanese teppanyaki grill announced three new franchise locations and one new corporate-owned unit that will feature the first-ever Hibachi restaurant drive-thru.

Quick-service beef-and-burger franchise Beef-A-Roo is moving into Wisconsin with the help of the brand’s new modular container concept. 

Automated pizzeria, PizzaForno, is coming to Atlanta’s popular Buckhead neighborhood, with two additional locations expected to open around the Atlanta area later this month.

Caribou Coffee announced the signing of several multi-unit development agreements that total more than 300 new locations domestically.

Looking to unlock new development opportunities for the company, Wetzel’s Pretzels will launch a new concept that promises to provide guests with a “bigger, bolder, more imaginative expression of Wetzel’s” to neighborhood locations starting in California.