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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 […]

Denny’s Raises $942K for No Kid Hungry

Denny’s announced 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, they received an […]

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Unveils Catering Service: Carrabba’s Sandwich Bistro

Carrabba’s Italian Grill has put the finishing touches on its new catering service, Carrabba’s Sandwich Bistro. Its menu of hearty sandwiches, crafted using high-quality ingredients and accompanied by flavorful sides and salads, is ready to feed a crowd or a few friends at parties, or for any event. Perfect for office meetings, tailgating, school events […]

East Coast Wings + Grill to Launch New Franchise Owner Incentive Program

Escalating interest rates coupled with unprecedented challenges for independent restaurant operators has inspired East Coast Wings + Grill, a casual dining restaurant franchise, to launch its new franchise owner incentive program. Aimed at providing a unique opportunity for independent restaurant owners to benefit from exponential growth and financial success within a proven franchise model, ECW+G […]

Black Bear Diner Opens First Location in Fort Worth

Black Bear Diner announced that it has officially opened the doors to its first diner in Fort Worth, Texas. Family-dining restaurant brand, Black Bear Diner, officially opened in Alliance, a town within Fort Worth, TX. Located at 9501 N. Freeway, the corporate-owned diner is 5,001 sq. ft and has a seating capacity of 154. The […]

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain Announces Culinary Partnership with Heirloom Hospitality

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain, soon to be Hotel Champlain, a Curio Collection by Hilton property, has announced a new culinary partnership with Heirloom Hospitality, helmed by Chef Eric Warnstedt. Together the hospitality partners will introduce the seafood-focused spot, Original Skiff Fish + Oyster. Construction of the restaurant will begin in November with an opening date […]

The Brass Tap Opening in Milton, Georgia

Samy Onsi, a former VP of Sales, is opening his second The Brass Tap, a Tampa-based craft beer bar, in Milton, Georgia, on November 15, 2023. The new concept will be located at 5310 Windward Pkwy, and will provide new job opportunities to the Milton community. Onsi was born and raised in France and has […]