Restaurant chains are in expansion mode

Pete Ciarrocchi says his next Chickie's & Pete's location will open Friday, Oct. 21 in Warrington. Another branch, in Audubon, Montgomery County, is about 10 days off, he said.

Tony Luke's has added an outlet at the Crossings at Twin Oaks in Sicklerville; he's also talking about new shops in L.A., Las Vegas, New York, and Chicago.

Elevation Burger is now open in Willow Grove, in the former Peace A Pizza on the pad in front of the Lowe's and Sam's Club (3945 Welsh Rd.).

Miller's Ale House says "late fall" for a new spot at the Aloft hotel in Mount Laurel.

Updated 10/20/11.