Chicago-Based Rockit Ranch Productions Unveils Expansion Plans

Rockit Ranch Productions, the Chicago-based hospitality group behind the local restaurant and entertainment concepts Rockit Bar & Grill, Rockit Burger Bar, The Duck Inn, Sunda, Bottlefork, Otto Mezzo, and The Underground, announced its plans to take its first step in expanding to new markets with a Sunda location slated to open in Nashville this fall at 592 12th Ave South in the heart of the Gulch.

Umami Burgers Opens First International Location in Tokyo

As part of its global growth plan, sbe-owned Umami Burger makes its first move overseas to Japan with the opening of Umami Tokyo on March 24, 2017. The launch of Umami Tokyo is in partnership with Japanese-based Medeiros Holdings Co.

Velocity Wings Continues Expansion in Virginia

Velocity Wings continues to grow as restaurant developer/operator Jim Speros announced the newest location of Velocity Wings at Wellington Station in Manassas, Virginia. This will be the fourth corporate Northern Virginia Velocity Wings restaurant, joining locations in Purcellville, South Riding, and Bristow, which have become very popular neighborhood gathering places, known for its award-winning wings and Stock Yards Angus Beef burgers.

Wild Wing Cafe to Open 13th Georgia Location

Wild Wing Cafe, the destination for “hot wings, cold beer and good times,” announced that McDonough, Georgia, will be home to its 13th Georgia location. Located at 36 Mill Road in the Henry Town Center Shopping District, the restaurant is planned to open on March 24— just in time for March Madness and more.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar has 6 Units in Development

Good Times Restaurants Inc. announced it has opened a new Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard restaurant in Greeley, Colorado, and that in addition to the Broomfield, Colorado, and Fayetteville, North Carolina openings this year, it has three new Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants under construction and expects to start construction on three more by early June.

Quaker Steak & Lube Opens in New Columbia Travel Center

The award-winning, family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced its newest restaurant located in the newly constructed Petro Full Service Travel Center located on 25 acres of land at I-77, Exit 5 (2154 South Beltline Blvd.

Ruth's Chris Arrives in Downtown Cleveland

Ruth's Chris Steak House is bringing its signature style and sizzling steaks to Cleveland. The upscale steak house, which is known for its award-winning wine list and exceptional service, opened the doors to its newest location at 200 Public Square Monday.

The Rebirth of America's Classic Chain

Paul Mangiamele won’t call it a comeback. What’s happening these days at Bennigan’s is better described as a renaissance, he says. Actually, just take the prefix “re” and tack on the word of your choice.

Blast & Brew to Open 3 Units in San Jose

Blast & Brew, a Neapolitan pizza franchise that offers artisanal pizzas and more than 40 taps of self-pour craft beer, signed a franchise agreement set to bring three locations to the greater San Jose, California, area over the next three years, with the first restaurant expected to open in late summer.

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar Headed to North Dakota

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 development agreement that will debut the brand in North Dakota.

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.