FSR Staff

Puttshack Taps Into Social-Dining Demand

Eatertainment concept Puttshack is making a splash in the category under the leadership of CEO Joe Vrankin, who formerly held the same position at Topgolf from 2007 to 2012.

Hash Kitchen Reimagines the Booming Brunch Segment

When the private equity firm Mercato Partners’ $200 million Savory Restaurant Fund obtained a majority interest in Hash Kitchen, it had one clear goal in mind: transform the brand into the breakfast/brunch category’s dominant player west of the Mississippi. ...

Black Bear Diner Charges Into New Frontier

Since the very first location opened in Mount Shasta, California, Black Bear Diner has delighted guests with a singular dine-in atmosphere. The cabin-themed restaurants sport stone accents, carved wooden bears, and other rustic details. ...