Industry Headlines from FSR magazine

  • Olive Garden Offers Special For Take Kids to Work Day [04-23-2014]

    Olive Garden invites families to celebrate and enjoy a special meal together on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 24, and is offering one free children's menu item (for children under 12) for every adult entree purchased that day. 

  • FSR Exclusive Mango Mania: Tropical Fruit Trends Upward on Menus [04-22-2014]

    The mango is having a moment. Mangos were the sixth fastest-growing fruit on menus in 2013, thanks to consumers’ trending toward healthy dining, as well as their desire to try tropical and global flavors, according to a report by research firm Datassential.

  • Melting Pot Reveals Aggressive Expansion Plan [04-22-2014]

    Fondue restaurant franchise The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announced plans to expand its footprint in select markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

  • Bar Louie Celebrates Two Years in Woodlands, Texas [04-22-2014]

    As Bar Louie approaches its second anniversary in The Woodlands, Texas, the restaurant announced today it will celebrate with a two-day event Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25. The anniversary bash will feature all-day food specials including the $1 burgers typically served...

  • The Lube Plans Grand Opening in Edison, N.J. [04-22-2014]

    Quaker Steak & Lube announced that the official grand opening of its newest restaurant, located at 561 US Route 1 & Plainfield Ave., in Edison, New Jersey, will take place on Wednesday, April 30, at 3 p.m. 

  • BWW Stadium-Inspired Design Comes to Michigan [04-22-2014]

    Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., the creator, developer, and operator of the Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings, recently unveiled the latest BWW restaurant located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. 


  • FSR Exclusive D.C. Restaurant Design Inspired by Ancient Mexico [04-22-2014]

    At the southern tip of the Navy Yards in Washington, D.C., steps from the Washington Nationals baseball stadium, is Agua 301. It's a contemporary Mexican restaurant whose design is anything but, thanks to GrizForm Design Architects, which styled the interior after ancient Mexico.

  • FSR Exclusive Mead’s Popularity Continues to Climb [04-21-2014]

    The popularity of mead, the alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey with mentions in the bible, continues its upward trajectory, reports a survey released by the American Mead Makers Association.

    Mead sales climbed 130 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the survey. The number of...

  • East Coast Wings & Grill Plans Tennessee Growth [04-21-2014]

    East Coast Wings & Grill, a North Carolina-based casual dining restaurant known for its 75 flavors of buffalo-style wings, announces the opening of the first Tennessee location on April 21, 2014, at 198 Marketplace Blvd. in Johnson City.

  • NRA and EatStreet Release Free Guide on Online Ordering [04-21-2014]

    The National Restaurant Association and EatStreet have released a free educational guide focusing on online ordering and emerging restaurant technology trends. EatStreet, an online and mobile food ordering service based in Wisconsin, is...