BOSTON (CBS) — Noodles and Company is a fast-growing chain serving spaghetti, udon, and pad Thai from Woburn to Shrewsbury.

The restaurant features food from around the world, including American, Asian, and Mediterranean-inspired dishes.

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Brio at Chestnut Hill Square is a relatively upscale Italian chain, both in terms of cuisine and atmosphere. The restaurant has been designed to emulate a Tuscan villa so diners can see high ceilings, draperies, and provide an open-air feel.

Brio Tuscan Grille. (Phantom Gourmet)

Brio Tuscan Grille. (Phantom Gourmet)

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With restaurants in Westwood and Natick, Smashburger is the latest upscale burger chain to invade the region. Burger lovers will enjoy the fresh, crunchy produce, artisan cheeses and buns.

A burger at Smashburger. (Phantom Gourmet)

A burger at Smashburger. (Phantom Gourmet)

There’s also a new upscale American grill chain, Redstone, in Burlington. And of course, Wahlburgers is growing, as they have locations in Hingham, Lynnfields, and Fenway.

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