Creative ceiling treatments and high-impact design complement the polished-casual, chef-driven Mediterranean dining at this Raleigh, N.C., restaurant situated in the heart of the trendy Glenwood South District.

B.GOOD, a fast-casual, farm-to-table chain, will enter the Midwestern region by opening three restaurants in the Chicago market. The first location is in the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills. The chain will open other locations in Schaumburg and Naperville in mid-December.

It’s been an intense few weeks of travel and thinking about the future.

Fazoli’s QSR chain signed two separate development agreements that will expand the brand in Georgia and Arkansas. That will add another eight units to the chain’s 220 U.S. locations.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe signed a six-unit development agreement in Ohio with the first of the new cafes set to open in Columbus this summer.

Nic’s Organic is unique: A certified organic restaurant that relies heavily on drive-thru business. And it’s rapidly expanding.

Indian dining experiences in the U.S. have long resided primarily on either end of a very niche spectrum: mom-and-pop curry house-style restaurants with lunch buffets and low prices or chef-driven operations offering fine, authentic Indian cuisine. Options in the middle for those who just want a quick and affordable Indian fix at lunch? Not so much. But that’s about to change.

The new home of Guinness in America opened in Baltimore, Md., in August. The Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House, a brewery, barrel storage, restaurant and visitor center, will be the home of Guinness Blonde as well as new beers created for the U.S. market.