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Buena Papa Fry Bar, a fast-casual restaurant that serves Latin-inspired meals on fries, announced three new franchise locations in North Carolina and one in Florida.

In a pulse survey fielded in February, 57% of restaurant development + design readers say that poor acoustics that make it hard for dining companions to hear one another is their biggest pet peeve in restaurant design. But that was far from the only complaint!

A new Toronto-area bakery-cafe marks the Paris Baguette’s market entrance with aggressive plans for expansion in 2023.

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, including Krystal’s Side Chik bracket, plans to break into the North Carolina market for Ellianos Coffee and earning airline miles with poke bowls.

Tex-Mex restaurant Capital Tacos will be opening the doors of its first storefronts in the state of Georgia.

In a pulse survey fielded in February, 90% of rd+d readers reported feeling optimistic about the state of restaurant development and openings for 2023 and 2024.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, QDOBA Mexican Grill would not even consider adding drive-thru service to its establishments.

The foodservice industry is forecast to reach $997 billion in sales in 2023, driven in part by higher menu prices, according to the recently released National Restaurant Association’s “2023 State of the Restaurant Industry” report.