LAX terminal project nears completion

With eight of nine gates now complete, Los Angeles International Airport opened the new concourse for its Terminal 3. The overall terminal project is now 18 months ahead of schedule with completion of the third phase of construction, officials say, and the final gate is expected to be finished early in 2023. Los Angeles Daily […]

Eggs Up Grill signs franchise deal for 30 Texas units

Eggs Up Grill is opening units quickly. It finished 2021 with 53 restaurants. It has 57 now and expects “just under 70” by the end of the year. Which makes its newest development deal even more notable. The company has signed an agreement with Alliance Food Group to open 30 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth […]

Applebee’s to return to 100% franchise model

Applebee’s will sell its 69 company owned restaurants in North and South Carolina in the coming weeks, a move that will make the company 100% franchised for the first time since it bought the units in 2018. Restaurant Business

Papa John’s to add up to 1,800 new units by 2025

Papa John’s will open 320 new restaurants this fiscal year as part of a plan to grow by at least 1,400 and as many as 1,800 over the next three years, the company said. The chain reported a 1.9% increase in first-quarter same-store sales in North America, fueled by the popularity of premium-priced items like […]

Denny’s to buy Florida-based breakfast chain

Denny’s will pay $82.5 million to acquire 52-unit Orlando-based chain Keke’s Breakfast Cafe, in a deal slated to close later this year. The breakfast and lunch concept, which opened in 2006 as Florida Waffle Shop and changed its name four years later, will continue to operate as a separate banner. WFTV-TV