Carlsbad-based Rubio’s Coastal Grill is expected to open 20 new restaurants in the coming year, according to a recent U.S. retail and restaurant expansion report by Cushman & Wakefield. Photo courtesy of Rubio’s Coastal Grill

Carlsbad-based Rubio’s Coastal Grill is expected to open 20 new restaurants in the coming year, according to a recent U.S. retail and restaurant expansion report by Cushman & Wakefield. Photo courtesy of Rubio’s Coastal Grill

— Seven years after the official end of the Great Recession, there’s still a distinct discount-minded focus among nationwide retail and restaurant chains looking to expand their footprint in the coming year...

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