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Cracker Barrel Debuts First California Restaurant in Victorville

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store announced its newest location in Victorville, California, the first Cracker Barrel store to open in the Golden State. Starting Monday, February 5, Cracker Barrel will open its doors to families in Victorville, who will experience a restaurant that combines dining and shopping as a seamless experience in a relaxing, comfortable environment.

Cantina Laredo Opens Location in Puerto Rico

Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc. announced the opening of Cantina Laredo in The Mall of San Juan.Cantina Laredo, featuring modern Mexican cuisine, will serve authentic Mexican dishes and drinks using only the best ingredients.

Can a Barbecue Chain Ever Rule America's Dining Scene?

By the end of 2016, McDonald’s had amassed 36,900 retail shops globally, Burger King 15,738 outlets, and Pizza Hut 11,000 eateries. While burger and pizza chains have expanded exponentially, consider some of the largest barbecue chains in the U.

The Lost Cajun Signs Development Deal in North Denver

The Lost Cajun is set for further expansion in Colorado. Founded by Louisiana-native Raymond “Griff” Griffin, the family-friendly restaurant franchise focused on authentic Cajun food and hospitality has signed an agreement for the development of two additional restaurants over the next few years.

Woody's Bar-B-Q Headed to Kentucky with Latest Expansion

Woody’s Bar-B-Q announced that it has brought its special brand of classic southern barbecue and comfort food sides to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The newest franchisees to join the growing franchise network are Kevin and Tammy Willie, whose new restaurant—Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Murray, Kentucky—is located at 604 North 12th Street and just opened for business on Monday, January 22.

The Lost Cajun to Join Amarillo’s Growing Restaurant Scene

The Lost Cajun, a family-friendly restaurant focused on authentic Cajun food and hospitality, will soon be the newest addition to Amarillo’s growing food scene.The new restaurant, which will be located in Wolflin Square at 2401 Interstate 40 W.

Chef John Currence Opens Big Bad Breakfast in Homewood

The most important meal of the day just got a whole lot better for residents in Homewood. Big Bad Breakfast, the from-scratch restaurant by acclaimed Chef John Currence officially opened its newest outpost in Homewood, Alabama.

Cody’s Original Roadhouse Launches Franchise Expansion

Cody’s Original Roadhouse—a full-service franchise restaurant featuring a casual dining environment reminiscent of the roadhouse restaurants popularized in rural settings during the 1940s and 1950s—has set its sights on further expansion throughout the Sunshine State.

Tony Roma's Opens First New U.S. Restaurant Since 2014

Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s, announced the opening of its newest restaurant, located in West Palm Beach, Florida. The restaurant is the first new Tony Roma’s restaurant opened in the USA since 2014, and the first new USA restaurant opened since Tony Roma’s brand transformation and the launch of Tony Roma’s Orlando, Florida.

Big Al's Announces Silicon Valley Expansion

Big Al’s, a premier family-owned & family-friendly Sports Bar & Entertainment Center, plans to open a new Big Al’s location—its fifth—in California’s Silicon Valley in 2018.At 46,000 square feet, Big Al’s Silicon Valley will be the premier entertainment & events venue in the area, particularly focused on casual fun for families, on first-class Corporate Events & private parties, and on local & professional sports viewing on Big Als’ famous 55-foot HD laser projection big Screen.

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar Continues to Expand Through Franchising

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar continued its expansion in quarter of 2017. In November 2017, franchise locations opened in Tryon Village of Cary, North Carolina (a second location for the Raleigh-Cary Franchisee), and in Erwin Square of Durham, North Carolina (a first location for a multi-unit franchisee in the western part of the triangle).

Dream Dinners Announces Texas Expansion

Dream Dinners, a national meal-assembly company focused on families, is continuing its expansion efforts in select markets across Texas in 2018. As part of the effort, representatives from Dream Dinners are attending Franchise Expo South in January to meet with individuals interested in learning more about the Dream Dinners’ franchise model.

After Record-Breaking Year, Walk-On’s Plans 18 New Locations for 2018

Building off a highly successful 2017 for Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, Walk-On’s Enterprises is looking ahead with bigger and better plans on tap for 2018.Following a record-breaking year of franchise expansion for the Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar brand, the company plans to introduce its unique “taste of Louisiana” menu to multiple new markets in 2018.

Shoney's Returns to Oklahoma with Henryetta Opening

Shoney’s, the iconic, All-American restaurant brand, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017 of being America’s Favorite Dinner Table, recently opened its doors to much fanfare in Henryetta, Oklahoma, and celebrated the grand opening of its newest restaurant at 610 East Main Street.