Industry Headlines from FSR magazine

  • Denny’s Corporation Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 [08-03-2015]

    Denny’s Corporation reported results Monday for its second quarter, which ended July 1.

    Domestic system-wide same-store sale growth was 7.3 percent—7.9 percent at company restaurants and 7.2 percent at domestic franchised restaurants.

    “We generated another quarter of strong same-...

  • Kendall College School of Culinary Arts Wins ACF National Knowledge Bowl [08-03-2015]

    A team of five students enrolled in the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts’ associate and baccalaureate programs beat three other teams to win the 2015 National Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) National Convention & Show at the Orlando...

  • Ruby Tuesday Announces Promotion of Brett Patterson to Concept President [08-03-2015]

    Ruby Tuesday, Inc. announced Monday the promotion of Brett Patterson to the role of Ruby Tuesday Concept President and the resignation of Todd Burrowes, Ruby Tuesday concept president and chief operations officer.

    These changes are effective immediately.

    “I am so pleased that Brett...

  • The Cowfish Donates $5,000 to A Child's Place [07-31-2015]

    Alan Springate, co-founder of The Cowfish in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently presented $5,000 to A Child’s Place, which works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.

    The donation was a portion of the proceeds from sales of the MKG Burger, a menu item named...

  • Chef Sophina Uong Repeats at San Francisco Lamb Jam [07-31-2015]

    Chef Sophina Uong of Revival Bar + Kitchen took first place for the second consecutive year at the San Francisco Lamb Jam, winning in the categories of “Best of Show” and “Best Asian” with her dish: Spicy Burmese Lamb and Ginger Salad.

    “Taking home the trophy a second time in a row was a...

  • TGI Fridays Announces Executive Leadership Transition [07-30-2015]

    TGI Fridays announced Thursday that Nick Shepherd has decided to step down from his role as president and chief executive officer.

    Shepherd recently informed the Fridays board of his resignation.

    He will continue to actively lead the business through mid-October, and will be...

  • Cooper’s Hawk’s Lux Pinot Noir Earns 99-Point Achievement [07-30-2015]

    Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants had a 99-point achievement at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego, California, for their Lux Pinot Noir.

    The platinum-winning Lux Pinot Noir is an American grown Pinot Noir, with grapes sourced from some of the top wine...

  • McKendrick's Steak House Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary [07-30-2015]

    McKendrick’s Steak House, an independently owned, classic American steakhouse in Atlanta, will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in November.

    Owners Doug and Claudia McKendrick have enjoyed success thanks to a time-tested formula that includes more than just their USDA Prime Aged Beef,...

  • Stella San Jac Opens Its Doors in Austin [07-30-2015]

    Stella San Jac, an Austin-American inspired restaurant located on the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and Fifth Street in Austin, Texas, officially opened its doors on July 16.

    The restaurant serves an eclectic Southern menu inspired by the local community.

    The 150-seat restaurant...

  • Muehlhaeuser Named Chief Executive Officer of Manitowoc Foodservice [07-30-2015]

    The Manitowoc Company, Inc. announced Wednesday the appointment of Hubertus M. Muehlhaeuser as Chief Executive Officer of Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. Muehlhaeuser will join the company on August 3.

    “Hubertus is a dynamic leader with a demonstrated ability to drive strategic transformation...