Del Taco caters to off-premises orders with new format

Del Taco Restaurants has opened a drive-thru only unit in Albuquerque, New Mexico using the Fresh Flex format debuted by parent Jack in the Box last year. The 1,200-square-foot unit is focused on off-premises customers, with a walk-up window and lockers for pickup of digital orders. Nation’s Restaurant News

Krystal sees growth potential in refranchising

Krystal will begin selling some company-owned units in certain markets to existing franchisees with successful operations records. The aim is to encourage its multi-unit franchisees to keep growing, with the goal of expanding from about 300 units to 500 over the next few years. Restaurant Business

Gen Korean BBQ eyes 250 more locations

Gen Korean BBQ, which went public in an initial stock offering, has a value proposition that makes it well-positioned to withstand economic headwinds. The chain had 34 restaurants at the end of June and the company expects it could eventually grow to 250 locations. FSR magazine

Anvil Agrinomics and the change cannabis game

Jim Megerson believes every building should be designed, built and operated sustainably. That’s why at Anvil Agrinomics LLC (AnvilAg), the national mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering design firm he founded uses innovation and creativity to develop sustainable solutions for its clients. The goal is to optimize the results for its clients’ specific requirements. Megerson, […]

Las Vegas casino-hotel opening Atomic Golf

The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Tower in Las Vegas will open Atomic Golf in late 2023. The four-story golf driving range will consist of over 100 hitting bays and food and beverages. KSNV-TV

Taco Bell opening next Cantina

Franchisee Diversified Restaurant Group has opened the newest Taco Bell Cantina in San Jose, California, adding to its portfolio of 325 Taco Bell locations. The format features a beer, wine and cocktail menu amid ambiance, and decor tailored to the neighborhood each location serves. Nation’s Restaurant News