Industry Headlines from FSR magazine

  • Kona Grill Signs Development Agreement for Mexico [02-05-2016]

    Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, announced the signing of a franchise development agreement with Entretenimiento Roma S.A. de C.V. The agreement provides for the development of six Kona Grill restaurants in the cities of Mexico City and Monterrey over the next seven years.

  • On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina To Launch To-Go Burrito Boxes [02-05-2016]

    On February 8, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is launching burrito boxes to-go in participating restaurants nationwide. To celebrate the launch, for one day only, all Burrito Boxes and Border Bowls at On The Border are only $5/$6 depending on protein choice.   

  • South Beach Wine & Food Festival Celebrates 15 Years [02-05-2016]

    The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (SOBEWFF) announced its event lineup for the festival’s 15th anniversary, taking place February 24-28.

  • Three Restaurants Join AAA’s Five Diamond List for 2016 [02-05-2016]

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day celebrations, AAA has unveiled 64 restaurants that have earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2016 Five Diamond Awardlist.

  • Dickson and Adams Team Up to Open PICNIC in Durham [02-05-2016]

    “Barbecue Man” Wyatt Dickson and chef/partner Ben Adams have teamed up with Green Button Farm’s Ryan Butler to open PICNIC, a modern roadside barbecue joint located in Durham, North Carolina, where authentic whole hog barbecue—smoked slowly over oak—will share the plate with Adams’ seasonal...

  • Massachusetts Restaurant Association Announces 2016 Honorees [02-05-2016]

    The Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) announced the honorees of its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner, which will be held on March 14 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

  • Jack's Farm to Fork Debuts in Fort Myers [02-04-2016]

    Jack's Farm to Fork, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina new restaurant in Fort Myers, Florida, welcomes diners looking to indulge in fresh island flavors with a side of stunning views.

  • B.B. King's Blues Club Opens in New Orleans [02-04-2016]

    Known for its great live music and Memphis barbecue, B.B. King’s Blues Club (1104 Decatur St. in New Orleans) will host its grand opening in the heart of the French Quarter on February 18. Tourists and locals alike will find B.B.

  • Sbraga Dining Makes Chef Hires in Philadelphia and Jacksonville [02-04-2016]

    Top Chef Kevin Sbraga has made chef hires at two of his Sbraga Dining restaurants.

  • Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens First International Location in Milan [02-04-2016]

    Hurricane Grill & Wings, a beach-themed full-service restaurant franchise, announced the opening of its first international location in the suburbs of Milan, Italy, on January 29.