Godfather’s Pizza Opens in South Jordan, Utah

A Pizza You Can’t Refuse is open and operating in South Jordan, Utah. The full-service location opened January 16 at 10949 South Redwood Road. The Godfather will greet customers during lunch and dinner service at the grand opening January 21.

Bacon Bros. Ready to Grow Through Franchising

Bacon Bros. Public House is looking to “bring home the bacon” with its newly launched franchise opportunity.With a flagship restaurant already serving throngs of customers in the Greenville, South Carolina area, the farm-to-table, southern-inspired concept is looking to add as many as 15 new restaurants nationwide over the next five years.

IHOP, Applebee's Opening in 5 New Countries

DineEquity, Inc., one of the world's largest full service restaurant companies, announced four new multi-unit development agreements in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. These agreements will play an important role in the company's plan to double international locations over the next five years.

Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza Opens in Las Vegas

Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza, the Chicago-based restaurant company internationally known for its stuffed deep dish pizza pies has opened their first location in Las Vegas. The new, full-service restaurant is located at 3619 Las Vegas Blvd.

Godfather’s Pizza Expanding in Utah

Godfather’s Pizza fans in the Salt Lake City area will head into 2017 with a new, favorite pizza place. The first, full-service restaurant is set to open January 16 at 10949 South Redwood Road in Suite 200, just 17 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City and walking distance from central South Jordan.

Margaritaville Headed to Gatlinburg

The laidback, welcoming atmosphere of Margaritaville is coming to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Margaritaburg, LLC, a consortium of local investors, will build Margaritaville Resort in the Smokies at 539 Parkway in Gatlinburg.

STK Expanding into Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. announced that the company signed a licensing agreement, which will allow for multiple locations to open in the Middle East.An STK is expected to open at The Address Downtown Dubai hotel, located in the heart of the city’s dining and entertainment district on Emaar Boulevard, and an STK Beach is planned for opening at the Rixos Hotel located in the city’s Marina District.

P.J.W. Restaurant Group Opens 14th P.J. Whelihan’s

The P.J.W. Restaurant Group opened their 14th P.J. Whelihan’s concept at 180 Mill Rd in Oaks, Pennsylvania, on December 19, making it the 19th of the group’s family of successful restaurant concepts including The Pour House (Westmont, New Jersey; North Wales, and Exton, Pennsylvania), Treno Pizza Bar (Westmont, New Jersey) and The ChopHouse (Gibbsboro, New Jersey).

Scotty’s Brewhouse Sold as it Readies for Expansion

Due North Holdings, LLC, through one of its subsidiaries, acquired Scotty’s Brewhouse, a popular Indianapolis-based restaurant concept that has carved out a niche as an “all ages welcome,” family-friendly sports bar and eatery under the direction of founder, Scott Wise.

Expanding Main Event Debuts in Suwanee

Dallas-based Main Event, a fast growing bowling-anchored restaurant and entertainment brand, is opening its latest location in Suwanee, Georgia, on December 13. The concept features chef-inspired dining, more than 100 virtual and interactive games, laser tag, a high ropes adventure course and state-of-the-art bowling.

Hickory Tavern Set to Open in Myrtle Beach

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Hickory Tavern will open its newest South Carolina location and it 25th restaurant overall, at 4 pm on December 14. The new restaurant, located along the Grand Strand at the Coastal North Town Center, 1580 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach, expands the brand’s footprint in The Palmetto State to six restaurants.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery Secures Investment for Expansion

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, a fast growing culinary-driven breakfast and brunch concept, announced it has secured an investment from Stripes Group, a New York-based growth equity firm. Snooze currently operates 17 restaurants across Colorado, Arizona, California, and Texas, and will continue to expand in existing and new markets.

Old Chicago Announces Midwest Expansion Plans

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a leader in casual dining known for its delicious, handcrafted pizza, distinctive taproom fare and vast craft beer selection, announced an accelerated franchise development expansion throughout the Midwest, targeting Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to grow the brand’s presence.