BJ’s Restaurants Opens in Columbia, Maryland

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announced the opening of its restaurant in Columbia, Maryland. The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on February 20, in the Columbia Crossing shopping center at 6181 Columbia Crossing Circle.

The Bacon-Themed Restaurant With National Plans

Like any great story, this one begins with fried bacon and a mason jar.Four partners—Eric Bergelson, Mike Porter, Jason Callaway, and Chef Anthony Gray—sat around a table in a former hot dog restaurant, brainstorming the future.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Opens in Lake Worth

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, a full-service casual dining restaurant, will officially open the doors to its new Lake Worth location at 6700 NW Loop 820 Freeway February 20, that features an open kitchen, carry out entrance, and contemporary design elements.

Johnny Rockets Continues to Grow Internationally

Johnny Rockets continues to experience international growth, opening new restaurants in Latin America and Asia and signing development deals to open restaurants in the Caribbean, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Boston’s Signs Multi-Unit Deal in Mexico

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, the casual dining concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, announced the signing of a franchise deal that will bring eight Boston’s restaurants to areas across Mexico by 2020.

BJ’s Restaurants Opens in in Noblesville, Indiana

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announced the opening of its restaurant in Noblesville, Indiana. The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on February 13 on the southwest corner of Campus Parkway and Cabela Parkway in the new Noblesville retail corridor at 13003 Campus Parkway.

STK to Open Fourth Middle East Location

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. announced that the company has signed a licensing agreement to open STK Doha in partnership with Katara Hospitality.STK Doha will be located on the top floor of the city’s newly renovated Ritz-Carlton hotel, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and featuring exceptional city views.

SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill Opening in Brooklyn

SUGARCANE raw bar grill, the James Beard-nominated, Miami-born eatery today announced the opening of a new location in the vibrant Dumbo district of Brooklyn, New York, set between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

8 of the Most Exciting New Restaurants

When weighing whether to open a restaurant, many operators will say the decision lands somewhere between a strategic calculation and running on blind faith. But despite the risks, restaurants continue to launch, with almost 10,000 opening their doors in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association.

P.F. Chang’s Opening in Mobile, Alabama

P.F. Chang’s is opening a new restaurant in Mobile, Alabama, at The Shoppes at Bel Air, February 13 at 5 p.m. The 6,018-square-foot, 165-seat upscale Asian bistro is located at 3250 Bel Air Mall, next to Dillard’s, and includes a 22-seat outdoor patio.

Main Event Entertainment Opening in Jacksonville

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment, the nation’s fastest-growing bowling-anchored dining and entertainment destination, is opening its first location in the Jacksonville, Florida, area on February 7.

Hwy 55 Continues National Expansion

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries is spreading its wings with more expansion plans, this time in Kentucky and southern Indiana.Hwy 55 announced it has signed a master franchise agreement with Eddie Miller to bring more than 45 locations to Kentucky and five locations to Southern Indiana in the next 10 years.

Growler USA Plans to Open 25 Locations in 2017

On the heels of a momentous year that included opening pubs in eight new states and awarding nearly 40 new franchises, national craft beverage franchise Growler USA announced plans for explosive growth in 2017.