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rd+d Design Digest

Captain D's Heads North

Fast-casual seafood restaurant Captain D's will expand into Canada thanks to a new franchise development agreement.

50 Pizza Inn Locations to Open in Saudi Arabia

Pizza Inn signed a 50-unit franchise agreement to expand its footprint in Saudi Arabia.

new + notable: Blu on the Hudson

Blu on the Hudson is a 30,000-square-foot modern American restaurant with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline from Weehawken, N.J.


Sloan’s Ice Cream Lands in Ohio

Florida-based ice cream shop Sloan's opened a location in Cleveland, Ohio. Visitors of Sloan's walk into a brightly colored, fantasy-driven atmosphere, which drew in the Ohio-based franchisees.

L&L Hawaiian Opens Five New Locations

Hawaii-based restaurant franchise L&L Hawaiian Barbecue has opened five new locations including the brand's first standalone unit, which features a drive-thru.

Peer to Peer

Protein Bar & Kitchen is primed for growth. Here, CEO and president Jeff Drake talks about the brand's new prototype and how it's attracting new franchisees.