Chain Operating Report for Jan. 2, 2013

Blaze Pizza, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Dairy Queen, Jimmy's Egg and Kona Grill update expansion plans.

Fast-casual concept Blaze Pizza has a development agreement in place that will bring three locations to the Los Angeles market. The first location is scheduled to open in the spring.

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop opened a location in Patriot Place, a mall in Foxborough, Mass. The sandwich chain has more than 80 company-owned and franchised locations.

Dairy Queen opened a DQ Grill & Chill location in Paris, Ky. The 2,600-square-foot location seats 74 customers and employs 45 people.

Fatburger, a 60-year-old burger chain, has opened a location in Los Angeles' Westfield Century City mall.

Jimmy's Egg, an Oklahoma City-based restaurant chain, opened its fourth Omaha, Neb., and third Tulsa, Okla., locations. The chain now has 34 restaurants system wide.

Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA) has signed a lease for 6,649 square feet at The Village at Meridian, a lifestyle development in the Boise metropolitan area. The restaurant chain expects this location to open in the fourth quarter.

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