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Atlanta’s Bazati to Open Rooftop Restaurant and Bar

Estrella, a Yucatecan-inspired cocktail club and restaurant overlooking the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, is opening on Thursday, Aug. 30. Housed atop Bazati—an all-day destination for shopping, dining and imbibing—Estrella will feature a buzzing open-air bar, umbrella seating and a lush list of bubbly and classic Latin cocktails, such as Hemingway daiquiris and pisco sours.

Walk-On’s to Drop in West Monroe on August 27

The people of Ouachita Parish will no longer have to drive to Shreveport or Bossier City to get their Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar fix. The Baton Rouge-based restaurant is bringing its signature Louisiana-inspired menu served in a family-friendly atmosphere to West Monroe on Monday, August 27.

Bennigan’s Growing Again with North Dakota Opening

Bennigan’s is known for the emotional connection people worldwide have to the iconic, 42-year-old brand, and that bond will be reinforced yet again when its newest restaurant opens in Mandan, North Dakota, on August 20.

Famous Toastery Plans More Growth After Banner Run

Famous Toastery, a better-breakfast brand based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has big plans for the remainder of 2018. Building on momentum gained during the first half of the year and a recent ranking on Inc.

Temazcal Tequila Cantina Opening New Store in Framingham

Temazcal Tequila Cantina, a vibrant Mexican eatery and tequila bar well-loved in Boston’s Seaport District, is expanding to Framingham and set to open Labor Day weekend. Fans of upscale Mexican cuisine will get their fix at 155 Worcester Road across from Shoppers World plaza, just west of the Natick Mall.

The Lost Cajun Plans Keller, Texas Store in Fall

Merely five months after opening its first Dallas–area location in Mansfield, The Lost Cajun – a family-friendly restaurant focused on authentic Cajun food and hospitality – is expanding its local footprint even further.

The Lost Cajun Headed to Huntersville in North Carolina

The Lost Cajun, a family-friendly restaurant with a focus on authentic Cajun food served with Southern hospitality, is set to expand its North Carolina footprint even further. The Louisiana-based franchisor that focuses on providing a down-home atmosphere and southern hospitality you can feel is coming to Huntersville later this year.

The Lost Cajun’s Discovery Tour is Just Getting Started

People tell Raymond Griffin he’s nuts all the time. If they stopped, it might start to worry him. It would mean The Lost Cajun has become exactly what the status quo calls for—a story that fits one of the fastest growing full-service brands in the country.

Babbo Italian Eatery Plans 9th Metro Phoenix Location

Locally based Babbo Italian Eatery is growing. The family-owned restaurant concept plans to open its ninth Metro Phoenix location in Goodyear, Arizona. in early 2019.“We opened our first Babbo Italian Eatery in the West Valley more than 15 years ago,” says owner Ken Pollack.

MUTTS Canine Cantina Plans National Expansion Through Franchising

MUTTS Canine Cantina, a new innovative franchise concept that provides a unique urban oasis for dogs and their owners, is expanding across major markets in the U.S.The Dallas based concept, which has a proven track record and a second corporate location opening in mid-September in Fort Worth, Texas, has its sights set on first bringing the concept to the sunbelt states.

Rockit Ranch Productions’ Partners Brad Young, Billy Dec to Split Properties

The owners of some of Chicago’s most popular dining and nightlife destinations have decided to go their separate ways after their nearly 20-year partnership. Brad Young and Billy Dec, original partners at Rockit Ranch Productions, are well known for their concepts Rockit Bar & Grill, Rockit Burger Bar, Sunda New Asian, and The Underground nightclub.

America's Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains

This 2018 collection of 50 emerging chains with 50 or fewer locations offers plenty of insight into how a full-service restaurant concept can grow. We’ve got the numbers driving the most exciting chains—and tips that will help your growing brand chart its own world domination.