Industry Headlines from FSR magazine

  • Restaurant Traffic Continues to Drop in 2016 [12-09-2016]

    At negative 1.3 percent, disappointing restaurant sales growth in November was the ninth consecutive month of negative same-store sales; and the worst sales growth since July. Despite the economy growing at the fastest pace in two years during the second quarter, this growth did not translate...

  • Hickory Tavern Set to Open in Myrtle Beach [12-08-2016]

    Charlotte, North Carolina-based Hickory Tavern will open its newest South Carolina location and it 25th restaurant overall, at 4 pm on December 14. The new restaurant, located along the Grand Strand at the Coastal North Town Center, 1580 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach, expands the brand’...

  • Darden Restaurants Honors its Top Suppliers [12-08-2016]

    Darden Restaurants recently announced the recipients of its annual “William B. Darden Distinguished Supplier Awards.” The award, named for the company's late founder, recognizes suppliers who continuously exceed expectations by providing innovative products and services that contribute to the...

  • Camerata at Paulie’s Welcomes New General Manager [12-08-2016]

    Camerata at Paulie’s a wine bar in Houston, welcomed General Manager Chris Poldoian to its roster of knowledgeable sommeliers. Since opening in 2013 in the Montrose neighborhood, Camerata has served as a meeting place for wine novices and experts alike to enjoy, discover and learn.

    “I am...

  • Hyper-Local Sourcing Tops Trends for 2017 [12-08-2016]

    Each year, the National Restaurant Association surveys nearly 1,300 professional chefs—members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) —to explore food and beverage trends at restaurants in the coming year. The annual “What’s Hot” list gives a peak into which food, beverages and culinary...

  • TGI Fridays Partners with FandangoNOW to Offer Dinner and a Movie [12-08-2016]

    TGI Fridays is making it easy to stay in and chill by partnering with FandangoNOW to give some hungry film fans a free movie rental with every online order of $25 or more. Date night or family night, Fridays makes staying cozy at home with a flick and a meal as easy as one click.

    "Fridays...

  • Godfrey Hotel Boston Debuts RUKA Restobar [12-08-2016]

    The Godfrey Hotel Boston announced the opening of highly anticipated RUKA Restobar, a contemporary exploration of Peruvian-Asian cuisine. The lively, mural-clad restaurant is accessible from the hotel’s lobby, which houses a lounge bar, and the always-buzzing George Howell Coffee shop. With all...

  • P.F. Chang's Holiday Gift Cards Give $20 Back for $100 [12-08-2016]

    This year, P.F. Chang's holiday gift cards gift the giver with a generous perk: a $20 bonus card for every $100 spent on P.F. Chang’s gift cards. Guests can take advantage of this offer when they order gift cards online or in restaurants now through December 31.

    “So many of our guests...

  • Brick Anchor Brew House Uses Custom Lighting in Design [12-07-2016]

    A popular restaurant based in Norfolk, Virginia, the Brick Anchor Brew House, was inspired by the brick building and Navy presence in the city while paying homage to the Anchor Bar of Buffalo, New York, hometown of Owner Phil Smith.

    Working with Meyda Custom Lighting and Interior Designer...

  • The Cheesecake Factory Opens in Tacoma [12-07-2016]

    The Cheesecake Factory, known for its extensive menu, generous portions and legendary desserts, announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Tacoma, Washington.

    With more than 250 menu selections including nearly 50 lower calorie SkinnyLicious dishes and a new “Super” Foods section—...

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