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Restaurant Business’ latest openings roundup includes outposts from international chains, restaurants specializing in ethnic fare, plus more to keep an eye on, including a revamped Planet Hollywood.

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Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group has turned to coffee for its latest area of opportunity, announcing an undisclosed investment and strategic alliance with Joe Coffee. Here’s a closer look at Joe Coffee and how the chain plans to tap into USHG’s resources to further grow its business.

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The number of food halls in the U.S. is set to double by 2020, thanks to the combination of increasing restaurant rents and a rise in foodie culture (particularly among millennials). Here’s a look at some food halls expected to launch in 2017, from San Francisco to Raleigh, N.C.

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Chef Jose Garces—named one of RB’s Power 20 operators last year for his local empire—switched gears with an Italian concept in Philadelphia called 24 Wood Fired Fare.

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Billed as the "Biggest Opening of 2016" when it launched in December, SingleThread is a fine-dining concept dedicated to the details, from an in-depth surveillance system to condensationless water cups.

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The founders of California Pizza Kitchen switched gears with their new opening, an upscale casual-dining seafood restaurant. Here's a look at the concept, and how they plan to use their real estate connections to expand nationwide.

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2016 was a busy year for restaurant openings, with everyone from Chipotle to Pepsi launching revamped or brand new concepts. Here’s a look at the most notable openings of 2016, divided into seven categories: offshoots, brand extensions, fried chicken brands, poke brands, new spots from the big guns, revamps and game changers.

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Nearly a year after the 30-year-old original closed, the new version of Danny Meyer’s iconic fine-dining restaurant is finally set to reopen. Here’s a look at how the highly influential concept is adjusting to the times.

After about 10 years of using on-site builds, Checkers and Rally’s are diversifying their prototypes with new options, including a shipping container build. The sister chains recently announced the...

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Coming off a successful appearance on the TV show “Shark Tank,” Chi'Lantro founder Jae Kim discusses what makes the Korean-Mexican fast casual an investable brand and the challenges on growing the concept, including how to deal with the chain’s cashless policy.

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