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Reserve App Launches in San Francisco; Felony Franks's Chicago Comeback

And Smoke's Poutinerie announces its second U.S. location.

APPS— "Digital concierge service" Reserve has officially launched in San Francisco: Eater SF reports restaurants like Bar Agricole, Flour + Water, and RN74 are among the participating restaurants on the app's "curated" list. Reserve differentiates itself from the growing pack of reservation apps by charging a flat $5 fee per reservation, and allowing guests to pay their final bill via the app itself. [EaterWire]

CHICAGO— The original location of Chicago hot dog stand Felony Franks, which employed convicted felons upon their release, closed up shop in 2012. But Eater Chicago reports the pun-happy stand will reopen in the neighboring Oak Park early next year, with "a renewed commitment to helping those incarcerated ease back into society." Owner Deno Andrews, who opened the original location with this father, hopes to franchise the concept in the near future. [ECHI]

LOS ANGELES— Just one day after announcing it would open its first U.S. location in Berkeley, California, Canadian poutine chain Smoke's Poutinerie confirmed its second stateside restaurant will open in Los Angeles. According to Eater LA, the Hollywood location hopes to start slinging pulled pork- and country style-poutine by early 2015, with "as many as five" additional locations planned for Northern California. [ELA]

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