Restaurant Real Estate

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


Shopping for Retail Synergies

Independent operators, restaurant groups, and emerging chains find eager partners in real estate developers on a mission to create dining-driven destinations.

Michelin-Starred Tim Ho Wan Coming to New York City

WDI Group, the acclaimed restaurant and hospitality group that has opened around 200 restaurants around the world since 1972, signed a long-term lease to bring Hong Kong-based Michelin-starred rest

Ritz Prime Seafood Returns With Reenergized Look

When Rick McCormack stepped into the space that was once Chart House restaurant, he scanned over a completely gutted interior stripped to the studs and beams.

Food Hall Trend Holds Promise for Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate developers should pay attention to the trend toward urban food halls packed with local restaurants, bars and cafés, urges Anthony Deen, creative director, branded environment

CBL Announces Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of CoolSprings Galleria

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announced renovation plans for CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, Tennessee.

Michael Mina Opening Two Restaurants in Re-Imagined Beverly Center

Taubman Centers, Inc. is embarking on a $500 million re-imagination of Beverly Center this month that will transform every aspect of the iconic fashion destination.

HMSHost Wins Restaurant Contract at Louisville International Airport

Louisville is known for many things, from the Kentucky Derby, to where the majority of the world’s bourbon is made.

Alexandria Restaurant Partners to Close The Majestic Cafe for Redesign

Alexandria Restaurant Partners (ARP), the new group behind Virtue Feed & Grain in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap in Alexandria, and the recently opened

Designs on Food

Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar has brought comfortably luxurious steakhouse dining back to Manhattan, and Tommy Bahama is rolling out its island cuisine and resort-minded ambiance in white-tablecloth settings from New York City to Waikiki to Tokyo. In both, the food and restaurant become a natural extension of the designer brand.

Duck’s Restaurant Dynasty

Sam McGann and John Power took a gamble on the North Carolina Outer Banks. Twenty-six years later, The Blue Point restaurant is a destination in itself.