Industry Headlines from FSR magazine

  • First Watch Plans Two Openings in Maryland [08-01-2014]

    First Watch announced two new restaurants opening in Maryland in late 2014. The new restaurants will be located in Laurel and Bowie, joining their Maryland predecessors in Timonium, Pikesville, Rockville, and Muddy Branch.

    The new First Watch in Bowie will be located...

  • Applebee's Stops Sales Decline, IHOP Continues Strong Growth [08-01-2014]

    DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

    “We delivered successful results for the second quarter, driven by...

  • Revenues Slide at Bravo and Brio in Second Quarter [08-01-2014]

    Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. owner and operator of the BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurant concepts, today reported financial results for the 13 and 26 week periods ended June 29, 2014. The company also updated its outlook for the full year 2014.

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  • Heartland to Acquire TouchNet Information Systems [07-31-2014]

    Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation's largest payment processors and a provider of merchant business solutions, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire TouchNet Information Systems, Inc., an integrated commerce solutions provider to higher-education...

  • Outback Celebrates Grand Opening in Orlando [07-31-2014]

    Outback Steakhouse is debuting its newest restaurant location in Orlando, Florida, at the Orlando Eye, opening its doors at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4. 

    To show its support of the local community, 50 percent of the restaurant's opening day sales (up to $5,000) will...

  • Flavorseal Selects Vice President of Operations [07-31-2014]

    Flavorseal recently completed the strategic expansion of its senior management team with the addition of Corey Raub as the vice president of operations.  

    This newly created position will oversee the production, warehouse, and purchasing departments, providing...

  • The Greene Turtle Signs Development Deal in New Jersey [07-31-2014]

    The Greene Turtle announced today that a group of investors with extensive quick-service and petroleum distribution/retail experience signed an agreement to develop 11 units in New Jersey for the casual dining restaurant/sports bar chain, marking the first locations slated to open in...

  • Five Steps to Safer Kitchen Floors [07-31-2014]

    Restaurants are a minefield for slip and fall accidents, and most of these occur in the back of the house, or the kitchen area.

    According to the National Floor Safety Institute, each year more than 3 million foodservice employees are injured...

  • LEED-Certified Applebee's Opens in Brooklyn [07-31-2014]

    Apple-Metro, Inc., the New York Metro-area Applebee’s franchisee, opened its second LEED-certified Applebee’s at the Gateway Shopping Center in East New York, Brooklyn, last week. 

    The restaurant has more than 40 environmentally friendly upgrades, which include a...

  • FoodPro Restaurant Consulting Receives 2014 Austin Award [07-31-2014]

    FoodPro Restaurant Consulting has been selected for the 2014 Austin Award in the Restaurant Management & Consulting category by the Austin Award Program.

    FoodPro’s focus is serving independent restaurants and small, independently owned franchises. Its strength is...

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