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DC Vegan Names David Gravenmier Executive Chef

Alaskan born, New Jersey and Philly bred Chef, David Aaron Gravenmier has signed on as the new Executive Chef at DC Vegan, effective immediately.  Chef David brings over 10 years of vegan restaurant experience as the former Sous Chef at Philadelphia’s wildly popular Vedge restaurant and Executive Chef at DC based vegan fan favorite, Fancy […]

Outback Introduces ‘Koala on the Walla’

He sees you when you’re sleeping; he knows when you order your ribeye well done. Outback Steakhouse’s newest collector’s item, the Koala on the Walla, is keeping a watchful eye on guests this season. On Friday, December 8, 2023, Outback Steakhouse will give away 1,000 of its new custom-made plush novelty items as part of […]

Home Run Inn and Chicago Police to Give Away 3,000 Pizzas

 It’s a true “Miracle on 31st Street” on Tuesday, December 12 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, when Home Run Inn (HRI), the pizza company that has captured the heart of Chicago since opening its first tavern on the South Side in 1947, and the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) join hands to distribute 3,000 pizzas to twenty-four Chicago Homeless Shelters at the […]

Denny’s Raises $942K in 2023 for No Kid Hungry

Denny’s, America’s diner, announced today that it raised $942,000 in 2023 through its annual fundraiser and partnership with No Kid Hungry. Beginning in October, Denny’s U.S. locations asked guests to round their checks to the nearest dollar, donate an amount of their choice at the register or give online during checkout at When guests contributed, […]

Puttshack Opens New Location in North Texas

 Puttshack, the world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience, is not only elevating gameplay to new heights with the opening of their newest venue, they have broken the mold with their innovative globally-inspired food & beverage, adding to the landscape of fun foodie finds in North Texas. The just-opened new two-story, 32,000-square-foot social entertainment […]

Red Robin Names Meghan Spuler Chief People Officer

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a full-service restaurant chain serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, today announced the completion of its best-in-class leadership team with the appointment of Meghan Spuler as Chief People Officer, effective Dec. 11. Spuler succeeds Mark Simpson, who joined the company as Interim Chief People […]

First Watch Appoints Jostein Solheim to Board of Directors

First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc., the leading Daytime Dining concept serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, announced the appointment of Jostein Solheim to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Solheim is an experienced chief executive officer who currently serves as the CEO, Health & Wellbeing at Unilever PLC. “We are excited to welcome Jostein to the […]