Top Casual Dining News

Taco Mac Headed to North Macon Later in 2023

Residents in north Macon can get ready for Taco Mac’s mouthwatering menu featuring award-winning fresh, never frozen, locally sourced Buffalo wings multiple HD TVs and 80 beers on tap when the popular neighborhood sports bar opens later this year. Located at 5433 Bowman Road off of I-75 and the high-traffic Bass Road exit, the new […]

Persian and Mexican Concept Movida Lounge Opens in San Francisco

Movida Lounge is officially open. Located in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, Movida Lounge is a Persian and Mexican fusion restaurant from founder Bobby Marhamat. I’ve shared additional information on Movida Lounge below.     Movida’s chef-driven menu, created by Chef Hoss Zaré, delivers one-of-a-kind flavors inspired by Persian and Mexican cuisines. By utilizing authentic spices and […]

JINYA Ramen Bar Opening in Preston Hollow on October 30

Soon, even more of Dallas will be able to enjoy real ramen culture with JINYA Ramen Bar excited to open its doors to a new restaurant in Preston Hollow on October 30, marking the brand’s second location in the area. The festivities kick-off on opening day with the first 50 guests in line at 11 […]

Kids Eat Free at O’Charley’s on Halloween

When it comes to trick-or-treat this year, O’Charley’s is saying treat by offering a dine-in Kids Eat Free promotion on October 31. Upping the ante even more for Halloween, O’Charley’s will also be offering $25 Chicken Tender and Chicken Alfredo Family Style Meals online. Family Style Meals serve up to six people and come with your […]

Primanti Bros. Partners with Instant Financial

Pittsburgh-based restaurant, Primanti Bros. announced that it has partnered with the pioneer of fee-free, electronic tips and earned wage access (EWA) solutions, Instant Financial, to provide their employees with real-time, instant access to wages and tips, immediately following their shifts.  As the restaurant industry continues to evolve amid today’s uncertain economic and labor landscape, many […]

Golden Corral’s Fast Casual, Homeward Kitchen, to Open in December

The Southern Pines community will cure their comfort food cravings when the new fast-casual concept, Homeward Kitchen opens its doors for the very first time this December.   The first Homeward Kitchen is located at 10735 US 15-501 in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The completely renovated restaurant will feature dine-in, take-out and drive-thru options for […]

Big Whiskey’s Expanding Into Columbia, Missouri

Big Whiskey’s Franchise announced the expansion of Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar in one of the nation’s top 10 college towns, Columbia, Missouri. Owned by Alpha Real Estate and DeLine Holdings, who have opened multiple restaurants and developments, the new Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar will be part of a development near I-70 […]

California Pizza Kitchen Revamps App with Six Weeks of Perks

California Pizza Kitchen has launched a revamped version of its mobile app with new guest-friendly features and exclusive perks. Starting October 16, guests who download or update the free app will receive easier access to their rewards, a pay by mobile feature for faster check out in-restaurant, new personalized CPK offers, and access to exclusive […]

Xperience Restaurant Group Opens Cal Mex Cantina in Redondo Beach

Cal Mex Cantina, an exciting new elevated gastropub concept from Southern California-based Xperience Restaurant Group, one of the nation’s leading operators of casual, polished casual, and fine dining restaurants, today announced its grand opening. Located at Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach and inspired by the diverse flavors throughout Southern California re-imagined through Mexican spices and […]

Sonny’s BBQ Hires Keith Berger as Senior Director of IT

Sonny’s BBQ announced the hiring of Keith Berger as the Senior Director of IT. Berger brings with him a wealth of IT experience and proven leadership to the brand. In his role, Berger will spearhead the development and implementation of Sonny’s BBQ’s information technology strategy, provide expert and strategic counsel to the leadership team, and […]

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Research

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom, a leading restaurant chain renowned for its fresh dough pizza and extensive craft beer selection, announced its Drink Pink campaign supporting Breast Cancer research. Throughout the month of October, Old Chicago will donate $1 from every purchase of a signature pink drink and […]

SOCi Becomes Platform of Record for On The Border

SOCi Inc., a leading CoMarketing Cloud Platform for multi-location enterprises, announced it is the new Platform of Record for On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, the world’s largest Mexican casual dining brand. By leveraging SOCi’s all-in-one platform, On The Border is expanding its local marketing efforts, ultimately creating a better online experience for its […]

Ruby Slipper Opening in Metairie

Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group’s unique take on brunch with sweet pastries and savory Cajun-inspired faire is stepping in style to the city of Metairie.  Located at 4236 Veterans Memorial Blvd, near the Clearview City Center, the new location is perfect for grabbing a seasonal breakfast beignet or spicy bloody mary on the way to work […]

Red Lobster to Open on Thanksgiving Day

All Red Lobster locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, for dine-in and To Go. Guests can check with their local Red Lobster for their special holiday hours.   Red Lobster will begin taking reservations for parties of 6 or below beginning October 30 at, My Red Lobster Rewards app and Google. For […]

The Flying Biscuit Café Celebrating 30 Years of Business

This month, The Flying Biscuit Café, the Southeast’s leading all-day breakfast restaurant chain, celebrates 30 years in business. In 1993, Flying Biscuit opened its first location in Candler Park, Atlanta. Fast forward to today, Flying Biscuit has expanded with over 30 franchise locations across the Southeast, bringing the best of southern comfort food and hundreds […]

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Raises Over $10K for Local Food Banks

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, the family-owned restaurant brand featuring an authentic, award-winning Southern-inspired menu at 21 restaurants in California, Nevada and Arizona, raised more than $10,000 in September for food banks in the communities it serves. The fundraising campaign was created to support Hunger Action Month, created by Feeding America, a nonprofit organization on a mission […]

Hooters Raising Fund for Fight Against Breast Cancer

Hooters is raising awareness for the fight against breast cancer with its “Give A Hoot” fundraising campaign throughout the month of October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. After generating $700,000 last year, the Hooters staff and its guests have set an ambitious $1 million goal for the cause in the coming weeks. […]