Restaurant Real Estate

FSR highlights the best markets for restaurant expansion and industry news on new openings, franchise deals, and growth.


Yard House Plans For Chicago Opening

Yard House will open a 403-seat restaurant in early fall at Chicago’s NewCity in Lincoln Park.

Babbalucci Opens on Harlem's Restaurant Row

The restaurant features wood-oven fare and new interpretations on Italian classics

BJ's Opens Its First Alabama Location

Opened of its new restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama, on Monday, July 6

Ritz-Carlton Aruba Adds BLT Steak Restaurant

Critically acclaimed restaurant will celebrate its second outpost in the Caribbean

Johnny Rockets Signs Drive-Thru Development Deal

Cruzar Group LLC to open Johnny Rockets restaurants, including the brand’s new Route 66 expression

Matchbox Food Group Opens First Texas Restaurant

Further expansion of its matchbox restaurant to Texas with an initial Dallas location

Hilton Chicago Offers New Outdoor Dining Options

Outdoor dining programs with seasonal menus for Chicago residents and travelers alike

Greene Turtle Sports Bar Opens 40th Restaurant

Brothers Bill and Bob Frankis open Bel Air, Maryland location

Melting Pot Incentivizes Franchise Expansion in Alaska

The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. today announced the company is accelerating its expansion effort in Anchorage, Alaska, by offering a significant discount on its initial franchise fee.