The Simple Greek, a fast-casual Greek and Mediterranean restaurant chain, has opened a new unit in Highland Park, Ill., serving lunch and dinner daily. Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's hit reality series The Profit, is a partner in the business and is helping to expand the franchise into new areas of the United States.
Ted's Montana Grill has been awarded LEED Gold certification under the LEED for Interior Design and Construction: Retail rating system for its Alpharetta, Ga., restaurant, which opened in October 2014. This is the chain's first restaurant to be LEED-certified.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who with her sons Jamie and Bobbie, owns and operates The Lady & Son's restaurant in Savannah, Ga., is set to open her newest venture on the Island in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains national park and home to Dollywood theme park.
LAGO, the third Las Vegas restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Julian Serrano, builds on the Bellagio Las Vegas tradition of offering world-celebrated chef restaurants overlooking the hotel's iconic fountains.