Chain Restaurants and Franchises

Corporate news, financial reports, franchising opportunities—what’s working and what’s not at the largest restaurant companies, regional chains, and franchised units.


Are We Witnessing the Death of Casual Dining?

Mid-scale brands are struggling, with some major players shuttering handfuls of restaurants and experiencing alarming revenue loss. Is this a passing trend or is it a warning sign of things to come?

Buffalo Wild Wings Donates $1.1M to Boys & Girls Clubs of America

In support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Buffalo Wild Wings is donating a total of $1.1 million raised during the month of October through the annual Team Up for Kids fundraiser.

Yard House Taps Special IPA for 20th Anniversary

Yard House will celebrate 20 years as America’s destination for great food and craft beer by tapping 3 Degrees of Celebration, a Triple IPA brewed in a trifecta partnership with San Diego&rsq

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake is Back at The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory, known for its extensive menu of more than 250 selections made from scratch with fresh ingredients and more than 30 legendary cheesecakes, announced the return of its seasona

On the Border's New Margarita Comes with Bottle of Prosecco

The holidays just got a lot more toast-worthy at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina thanks to the recently released Celeb'Rita cocktail—a festive take on the restaurant's popul

Buy a Gift Card, Get Money Back at Red Lobster

Guests looking for the perfect gift this holiday season can give the gift that seafood lovers crave—a gift card from Red Lobster.

bd’s Mongolian Grill Names its Master Griller Champions

bd’s Mongolian Grill, known for its high-energy, interactive dining experience, recently held its 2016 Master Griller Competition to celebrate the grillers who make Mongo Magic happen.

Old Chicago Announces Midwest Expansion Plans

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a leader in casual dining known for its delicious, handcrafted pizza, distinctive taproom fare and vast craft beer selection, announced an accelerated franchise dev

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Unveils Winter Menu, Raises $750K for ALSF

This month is cause for celebration as Firebirds Wood Fired Grill marks two special occasions.

American Blue Ribbon Holdings Names New Chief Administrative Officer

American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC, which owns and operates four restaurant groups and an award-winning bakery concept, named Gregory A.