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Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Heads West for First Time

Already a household name on the East Coast and a highly-decorated brand in the restaurant industry and franchising community, Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries is planning to expand its All-American, retro-themed diner to the west and in Big Sky Country.

Hopsters Expanding with Seaport Location

New England's only craft brewery with brew-your-own-beer experience, bar and restaurant all under one roof - is expanding with a second location, opening December 2017Located on Sleeper Street in Boston’s Seaport, the new addition is part of Hopsters plan to expand to 16 locations in six years.

The Chicken-Wing Chain with Major Growth Plans

At first glance, the growth plan laid out by East Coast Wings + Grill might seem bold, perhaps even ambitious: Take a 35-unit chicken-wing chain and build it beyond 100 restaurants. Given the full-service casual dining landscape, where retraction—not expansion—is the buzzword, East Coast Wings would be a trend bucker to say the least.

Nick’s Pizza & Pub Opens in Chicago’s Lincoln Square

Nick’s Pizza & Pub is now open in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, welcoming guests to the newest restaurant location from the suburban pizza institution serving award-winning pizzas with a “bit in every bite” since 1995.

BrandIt Hospitality to Launch New Sports Bar Concept

The unparalleled style and ambiance of a chic nightclub meets the iconic energy of a sports arena this fall with the arrival of Bounce Chicago, River North’s newest venue for lively dining, sips, and sports-centered revelry.

The Lost Cajun Set to Expand in Texas with Mansfield Opening

The Lost Cajun, a family-friendly restaurant focused on authentic Cajun food and hospitality, is set for further expansion in Texas. Founded by Louisiana-native Raymond “Griff” Griffin, the restaurant focused on providing a down-home atmosphere and southern hospitality you can feel is slated to open in Mansfield in early 2018.

Denny's Headed to United Kingdom with 10-Store Deal

Denny's Corporation, one of the world's largest full-service family dining chains, announced its expansion into Europe through a franchise agreement with Denny’s Magic Diners U.K., led by seasoned franchise executive Leon Esfahani.

PepsiCo Inks Distribution Agreement with VOSS Water

PepsiCo and VOSS Water Of Norway announced a multi-year agreement that enables PepsiCo’s foodservice division to distribute VOSS artesian water throughout the U.S. in select channels, including fine dining restaurants and luxury lodging.

P.F. Chang's to Debut in Rochester Hills

P.F. Chang’s, the full-service Asian restaurant industry leader known for its Farm to Wok food philosophy where every dish is made from scratch, every day in every restaurant, is opening a new restaurant in Rochester Hills, Michigan, on October 23.

The Cheesecake Factory Opens in Minnetonka

The Cheesecake Factory, known for its extensive menu, generous portions, and legendary desserts, announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Minnetonka, Minnesota.With more than 250 menu selections including nearly 50 lower calorie SkinnyLicious dishes and a “Super” Foods section—handmade, in-house with fresh ingredients—and more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts, The Cheesecake Factory’s opening provides exciting new choices for shoppers and area residents.

Red, The Steakhouse Now Open in Pittsburgh

Ranked by critics as one of the best steakhouses in the U.S., Red, the Steakhouse is now open in Pittsburgh. Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh in the landmark U.S. Steel Tower (600 Grant Street), the restaurant is bringing its careful and refined approach to food to the Pittsburgh dining scene.

Arooga’s Expanding in New England with Attleboro Opening

Arooga’s and Mohegan Holding Company, LLC, who announced a Multi-Unit franchise agreement in May of 2014 to bring 15 Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar restaurants to New England, are opening its third location in Attleboro, Massachusetts on October 24.

Punch Bowl Social: The Next Big 'Eatertainment' Chain

“Would you like to play ping-pong after you finish your meal?” might be an apt question for a server to ask a customer at the fast-growing Denver-based restaurant chain Punch Bowl Social. It’s opening its 11th outlet by the end of 2017 and plans six more (in 2018).

Dream Dinners Announces Plans to Expand in Texas

Dream Dinners, originator of the meal assembly industry, announced today that it has signed a franchise deal with Jon Van Zandt for a store in Frisco, Texas in late summer 2018. This will be Dream Dinners’ sixth location in Texas.

110 Grill Continues to Expand, Opens 10th Location

On October 17, 110 Grill Marlboro, the 10th location from the 110 Grill restaurant group, will open its doors to the public, debuting an upscale-casual atmosphere, 1,822 square-foot outdoor patio and distinguishable dining experience for all guests.