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HMSHost to Bring Three New Restaurants to RDU

Global restaurateur HMSHost will welcome travelers with three new restaurants at Raleigh Durham International Airport as part of the airport’s Terminal 1 Modernization Project. The project is slated to be completed in early 2014. Travelers at Raleigh-Durham will experience the first ever ACC American Café, as well as HMSHost’s own La Tapenade and national favorite […]

Twenty Johnny Rockets Restaurants to Open in India

Johnny Rockets has announced a franchise agreement with Prime Gourmet Private Limited to open at least 20 Johnny Rockets restaurants in India over the next few years. Initial locations are slated for New Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon in the National Capital Region, with subsequent expansion planned for Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Pune, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. […]

La Madeleine Parkway Village Opens in Houston

La Madeleine Country French Café opened the doors to its 15th Houston-area café on March 7, with a new location in Parkway Village. Dallas-based la Madeleine specializes in preparing authentic country French cuisine including a variety of fresh-baked artisan breads, pastries and desserts, as well as signature salades, sandwiches, and soupes, including its famous caesar […]

Another Broken Egg Café to Open in Atlanta

Another Broken Egg Café in Dunwoody, owned and operated by Double R Restaurant Group, will be officially open for business April 8, at 4745 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, Ga. 30338, after hosting three charity fundraising events for its grand opening celebration. The public is invited to come dine at no charge during the three fundraising […]

Simon Mansion and Supper Club to Open at Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana in May 2013

Dubbed the “Rock n’ Roll Chef” by Rolling Stone magazine, Chef Kerry Simon announces a fitting partnership with All Inclusive Collection’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. Simon will open a modern American restaurant with California flair, Simon Mansion and Supper Club, at the AAA Four Diamond awarded Caribbean resort—the first all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in […]

STACKED: Food Well Built Opens Fourth Location in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

STACKED: Food Well Built, the award-winning, full-service restaurant with an innovative ordering approach that enables guests to fully customize their meals, will open its fourth location March 20 at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Since the first STACKED opened in May 2011, the restaurant concept has won several of the restaurant industry’s most […]

CraftWorks Selects ServiceChannel to Provide Facility Services to 140 Locations

ServiceChannel, the market leader in facility service management solutions, announced that CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Inc. has chosen its technology platform to streamline its facility management processes across its 140 locations including its largest brands, Old Chicago, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery. “Up until now, we were handling repairs and […]

Denny’s Corporation and GCIG Cancel Plans for Restaurants in Southern China

Denny's Corporation, franchisor and operator of one of America's largest full-service restaurant chains, announced March 11 that it and Great China International Group (GCIG) have mutually decided to cancel the plans for GCIG to develop franchise restaurants in southern China. The company reiterates its full year 2013 guidance for new restaurant openings between 40 and […]

Buca di Beppo Opens First New York City Location

Meatballs "as big as your head" are coming to Times Square as Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant opens its first New York City location March 8.  The new restaurant, located at Broadway and 45th Street in the heart of Times Square, will open in conjunction its sister-restaurant Planet Hollywood, and together the new multi-level restaurant complex […]

Maggiano’s Presents Nine New “Handcrafted Classic Cocktails”

Maggiano's Little Italy is taking the brand's authentic Italian-American essence beyond the kitchen and into the bar with an innovative cocktail menu that will quench even the most discerning guests' palates. Available now at restaurants nationwide, the "Handcrafted Classic Cocktails" menu expands the brand's comprehensive beverage selection to include nine timeless cocktails, all with a unique, […]

Quaker Steak & Lube to Open Columbia, S.C., Location

The award-winning casual-dining concept Quaker Steak & Lube known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauce varieties will bring a new restaurant to Columbia, S.C. The Lube will open to the public March 13 at 3 p.m. The restaurant has created close to 200 jobs for the area and will be the second Quaker Steak & […]

Buffalo Wild Wings to Open in Mexico Later in 2013

With more than 900 restaurants in the United States and Canada, Buffalo Wild Wings continues to spread its wings across North America with the announcement that it has signed agreements to open restaurants in Mexico later in 2013. The announcement was made at the company’s annual business conference in Orlando, Fla. “We are delighted to […]

DineEquity, Inc. Appoints Douglas M. Pasquale to Board of Directors

DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, has announced the appointment of Douglas M. Pasquale to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. The board of directors increased its size from 10 to 11 members, and Pasquale was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the increase. Pasquale is an independent director who […]

“Inspired.” Menu at P.F. Chang’s Features Southeast Asian Flavors

P.F. Chang’s guests will have the chance to experience the fresh, bright flavors of Southeast Asia with the introduction of “Inspired.,”  the restaurant’s new menu featuring culinary creations inspired by the vibrant flavors of Southeast Asia. The menu is available in all P.F. Chang’s locations in the contiguous U.S. starting March 4 and will be […]

Joe’s Crab Shack Expands San Antonio River Walk Location

Joe’s Crab Shack will celebrate the reopening of its San Antonio, Texas, location on the River Walk on March 5, after a three-month renovation that nearly doubles the overall square footage of the restaurant. Joe’s will celebrate its grand reopening with an Autism Speaks fundraiser and a chance for the first 100 patrons in line on opening […]

The Melting Pot Evolves as Consumer Dining Habits Shift

The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant franchise, has executed a multi-tiered approach to address perceived limitations that prevent guests from visiting its restaurants more often. The strategy culminates with the launch of a revamped menu that allows guests to control and customize their fondue dining experiences. “The Melting Pot’s guests have […]

Shoney’s Brings a New Look to Panama City Beach, Florida

The all-American iconic restaurant brand, Shoney’s, is opening its newest, one-of-a kind restaurant in Pier Park, with a grand opening celebration March 14 at 3 p.m. Since acquiring the brand in 2006, David Davoudpour has been on a mission to reinvigorate its family-friendly, southern-style restaurants, and his latest creation in Panama City Beach is a […]

Brinker International Provides Fiscal 2013 Outlook And Long-Term Vision

Leaders from Brinker International, Inc. provided an update on the company's fiscal 2013 outlook and shared long-term goals being discussed in the February 27 investor conference. "Brinker expects to deliver on our promise of doubling earnings per share. This could happen by fiscal 2014, a full year earlier than initially projected," says Wyman Roberts, CEO and president of Brinker […]

Quaker Steak & Lube to Open Medina, Ohio Location March 6

The award-winning casual-dining concept Quaker Steak & Lube known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauce varieties will bring a new restaurant to Medina, Ohio. The Lube will open to the public March 6 at 3 p.m. The restaurant will create close to 100 jobs for the area and will be the 17th Quaker […]

DTT Expands Rollout of Enterprise Wide IHOP Franchise Relationships

Multi-unit IHOP owner, KJM IHOP, has selected DTT as their exclusive video surveillance and loss prevention vendor. DTT began rolling out systems into all 10 stores in September 2012. The group has plans for store expansion across Southern California and all future locations will also be equipped with DTT loss prevention managed services. Karen Miles, franchise owner for […]

IHOP Names Marie Grimm Vice President, Culinary Innovation

Marie Grimm, a culinary expert with more than twenty years experience creating innovative new menu items for well-known restaurant brands, has been named Vice President, Culinary Innovation, International House of Pancakes, LLC. It was announced by Natalia Franco, Senior Vice President, Marketing for the company, to whom she will report. In her new position, Grimm will […]

Buffalo Wild Wings New Ad Campaign, Mobile Game App All Part of Hoops Action

NCAA basketball fans have known for years that Buffalo Wild Wings is the best place to catch all of the action during NCAA March Madness. Hot wings and cold beverages are the perfect accompaniment to tournament excitement on big screens, and March has long been one of Buffalo Wild Wings busiest times of the year. […]

Darden Adds to International Expansion With Entry Into Brazil and Three Other Countries

Darden Restaurants, Inc. has announced it has entered into an area development agreement with International Meal Company to develop and operate 57 restaurants under Darden's Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and LongHorn Steakhouse brands in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Panama. "We're excited to bring our three category-leading brands to these countries through our agreement with International Meal Company, a leading, multi-brand restaurant operator in […]

Johnny Rockets Lands in Ecuador

Arriving on schedule at the New Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito’s Tababela parish are two Johnny Rockets restaurants, dovetailing with the official unveiling of the brand new airport and representing the company’s first foray into Ecuador. The landside and airside Johnny Rockets restaurants are both located in the passenger terminal. The 1,952-square-foot landside restaurant […]

First Watch Restaurants Debuts in Carmel, Indiana

Award-winning breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant First Watch continued its expansion in the Indianapolis market with the opening of a restaurant in Carmel, Ind. The new 3,388 sq. ft. restaurant, located at 1950-15 E. Greyhound Pass in the Village Park Plaza, is now the first restaurant in Carmel, bringing the total number of First Watch […]

FIU Student Wins Red Robin Competition and Will Serve Burger at Burger Bash

Luciana Page, a Florida International University student, won the first-ever Red Robin Savory Scholar Contest earlier this month. For this challenge, FIU students were asked to submit their most crave-worthy burger recipe for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship and the opportunity to serve their recipe at festival’s Amstel Light Burger Bash, taking place February […]