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Cotton Patch Cafe Donates to Home For Our Troops

Cotton Patch Cafe, a Texas-inspired restaurant, honored veterans by presenting a check for $13,504 to the nonprofit organization Homes For Our Troops. Each Veterans Day, Cotton Patch Cafe offers free Chicken Fried Steak and Chicken Fried Chicken to veterans and active military. For every Chicken Fried Steak and Chicken Fried Chicken sold on Nov. 11, $1 […]

Zunzi’s and Zunzibar Secure Spot on Savannah Monopoly Board

Local officials and business leaders, along with Mr. Monopoly, unveiled the new MONOPOLY: Savannah Edition at a special media event on Tuesday, November 14 at Plant Riverside District, located at 400 W. River St. in Savannah, Ga. The only licensed version in Georgia, the new MONOPOLY: Savannah Edition game was introduced by Top Trumps USA, […]

Fogo de Chão Signs Lease in Nashville

Fogo de Chão, the internationally-renowned restaurant from Brazil that allows guests to make culinary discoveries at every turn, announced that it has signed a lease agreement to open its first location in Nashville, Tennessee. The new 8,500-square-foot restaurant is scheduled to open in 2025 at Nashville Yards, a 19-acre mixed-use development celebrated for its thoughtful design, […]

Dae Gee Korean BBQ Opens First International Location

Dae Gee Korean BBQ, a full-service Korean barbeque concept progressively blending Korean food tradition with American culture, has officially opened its first international location in Mexico. Located just south of downtown Puerto Vallarta in the popular Zona Romántica neighborhood, the new restaurant was opened by Puerto Vallarta-based Restaurant Management Group (RMG), whose partners possess more […]

Ziosk Announces Partnership with Microsoft

Ziosk announced a new relationship with Microsoft. A new solution, which will come to market in Q2/2024, brings two technology leaders together to deliver the restaurant and hospitality technology platform of the future. Building upon their longstanding relationship and Ziosk’s utilization of Microsoft Azure, the fusion of these industry leaders promises a dynamic and innovative […]

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer Launches Happy Hour

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, located at 140 3rd Ave. N. at Commerce St. in downtown Nashville, has launched a Happy Hour. Mondays through Thursdays, from 4 to 7 p.m., guests can enjoy specially priced beer, wine and cocktails, and an exclusive Happy Hour food menu. Corporate Executive Chef Stephen Parker created the menu […]

Fingermark Named 2023 AmCham Technology Exporter of the Year

Fingermark, a pioneering technology company headquartered in sunny Hawke’s Bay, has been named the 2023 AmCham – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards for Technology Exporter of the Year to the USA. The award recognizes Fingermark’s exceptional achievements in the global technology export industry and its remarkable contributions to the tech sector within New Zealand.  […]

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 […]

HEINZ Launches New Event Series from its Black Kitchen Initiative

HEINZ announced Open Kitchen, a new event series from the brand’s Black Kitchen Initiative. Kicking off in partnership with world-renowned chef, Marcus Samuelsson, past and current Black Kitchen Initiative grantees will take over restaurant kitchens for exclusive pop-up experiences. Open Kitchen gives up-and-coming Black chefs new opportunities, experiences, resources, and exposure for their culinary businesses […]

California Pizza Kitchen Rolling Out New LTOs for Holiday Season

With the holiday season around the corner, California Pizza Kitchen is rolling out three new limited time only menu items to celebrate. Starting November 14, guests can enjoy two new dishes and a specialty cocktail, inspired by festive flavors. Guests who love CPK’s bold and creative pizza flavors will be pleased to see the Neapolitan […]

Twin Peaks Sets Up Shop in Schererville, Indiana

Twin Peaks Restaurant broke into Schererville, Indiana, on Nov. 13 with its first location in the city bringing with it the ultimate sports-watching experience, a menu made for MVPs, ice-cold 29° draft beers and attentive Twin Peaks Girls. The new sports lodge is the brand’s first in Schererville and the 108th lodge systemwide. Located at […]

Popmenu Survey: More Consumers Pull Back on Tips

An overabundance of tipping requests is eating into earnings for restaurant workers and other professions that have traditionally relied on tips as their primary source of income. Consumers say they are asked to tip for different services at different establishments at least five times a week, on average. With 60% of consumers reporting that they […]

First Watch Acquires Six Franchise-Owned Restaurants

First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc., the leading Daytime Dining concept, announced that it has acquired six of its previously franchise-owned restaurants in Florida. “We’re thrilled to welcome our newest teams in the Florida Panhandle to the First Watch company-owned system. These franchise partners have served the community from Destin to Tallahassee for more than a […]