CPK, Dickey's Barbeque, DineEquity, LongHorn Steak House, O'Charley's, Pizza Inn, Saladworks, Smashburger and Yogurt Mountain are among the chains featured in this week's roundup.
Casual dining chain California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (Nasdaq:CPKI), opened its third location in Dubai with franchise partner, Gourmet Gulf Company.
Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue opened a new location in Austin, Texas.
In a deal with an estimated value of $27 million, DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN - News), parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, agreed to sell 30 company-operated Applebee's restaurants in the Washington, D.C. market to Potomac Family Dining Group.
LongHorn Steakhouse opened its first location in Whitehall Township, Pa.
O'Charley's Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUX) announced that it has closed 11 underperforming O'Charley's restaurants and five underperforming Ninety Nine restaurants.
Pizza Inn (Nasdaq:PZZI) opened one of its buffet-style restaurants in Blytheville, Ark.
Saladworks signed a franchise agreement to develop three locations in the Austin, Texas market. The first unit is scheduled to open in mid-2011.
Smashburger signed a development agreement with 25/20 Management that calls for the franchisee to open a location in the New York borough of Brooklyn.
Yogurt Mountain opened a location in Charleston, S.C.