Industry Headlines from FSR magazine

  • FSR Exclusive Dining Gifts and Gift Cards Go Mobile with Gratafy [07-22-2014]

    Brian Erke and Ryan Halper went to college together in Seattle, and like many college friends, they had a tradition of dining out together on birthdays.

    When Erke moved away after graduating from the University of Washington, the friends couldn't carry on the tradition. But Erke wanted to...

  • Huddle House Plots Foray into New Jersey [07-22-2014]

    On the heels of its Long Island expansion, Huddle House diner franchise is adding six units in northern New Jersey, marking the 50-year-old brand's first foray into that area.

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  • Plugrá Butter Sponsors National ACF Competition [07-22-2014]

    Plugrá European-Style Butter , a leading gourmet butter from Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), is proud to sponsor the 2014 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Pastry Chef of the Year national competition. 

    Known for its legendary barbecue and...

  • Spanish Restaurant Plans Debut in Chicagoland [07-22-2014]

    The high energy, sleek restaurant and lounge El Tapeo, its name originating from the local Spanish term Vamos de tapeo, will open July 31 at Chicagoland’s newest luxury hotel, Le Méridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center, a Rockbridge portfolio property, located at 2100 Spring Road in...

  • Drexel University Adds Culinology Undergraduate Program [07-22-2014]

    The Research Chefs Association (RCA) announces its newest certified Culinology undergraduate degree program at Drexel University in Philadelphia. 

    The bachelor of science in culinary science program combines the creativity of culinary arts with the technical and...

  • Killer Shrimp Migration Continues to Hermosa Beach [07-22-2014]

    Killer Shrimp Restaurants, Marina del Rey’s favorite waterfront eatery, has announced the opening date of its third location, set to open July 25 at 19 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach, California. 

    Killer Shrimp, known worldwide...

  • Spaghetti Warehouse Aims to Serve Million Lasagne Orders [07-21-2014]

    Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurants Inc. unveiled a campaign aimed at serving one million orders of its Incredible 15-Layer Lasagne to guests in 2014.

    Tthe "one million lasagne challenge" coincides with the introduction of its $9.99 Warehouse Fresh Select Entrees and the...

  • Maggiano's Brings Lighter Menu to Illinois Unit [07-21-2014]

    Maggiano's Little Italy is bringing the authentic, Italian-American menu, generous family style portions, and distinct ambiance the brand is known for to Vernon Hills, Illinois, as well as a new lighter take on classic dishes. 

    On Monday, July...

  • NYC Restaurant Week Tests Instant Feedback Platform [07-21-2014]

    iTrueReview, the new instant feedback business review system, is offering free use of its platform with accompanying social media publicity for restaurants taking part in the NYC Restaurant Week, July 21 through August 15.

    While guests queue up to 209 participating...

  • Macaroni Grill Goes Rustic with Meatball Entrées [07-21-2014]

    Romano's Macaroni Grill has reinvented the classic spaghetti and meatball entrée with its new feature item Rustic Kitchen Meatballs. Available now in Romano's Macaroni Grill locations nationwide,...

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