P.F. Chang’s is joining the counter-service ranks, as more and more sit-down chains find themselves doing in recent months.
The headline is a troubling one: December’s same-store sales growth of negative 2.1 percent was the worst result for the restaurant industry in more than two years. Was it surprising, though?
The ability of mainstream brands like Burger King and White Castle to serve plant-based meat to the masses has sent a seismic ripple through the better-burger category.
Count Applebee’s as the next sit-down giant to try its hand at fast casual.
Much has changed since ESPN crowned Walk-On’s the “Best Sports Bar in North America” nearly eight years ago. Heck, it doesn’t even identify as a sports bar anymore. At least not in name.
Olive Garden remains even-keeled, despite the reactionary, moment-by-moment culture that often defines the restaurant world. Being a cog—albeit the biggest—in Darden’s eight-concept machine helps.
Famous Dave’s quietly reorganized in early September. Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of BBQ Holdings, Inc., a new public company.
After “an intensive review of strategic alternatives,” Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd., the parent company of its eponymous concept and sister brand, Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Gril