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.


Rebranding Reinvigorates Cheddar’s Casual Café

When Aubrey Good and Doug Rogers opened the first Cheddar’s Casual Café in 1979, they never considered serving guests anything but scratch-made meals.

Red Robin Making 'Real Progress' Thanks to Recent Investments

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. announced preliminary results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 2. The company also revised its outlook for fiscal year 2016.

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Continues North Carolina Expansion

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, a highly lauded All-American family-friendly diner, is scheduled to open a Fayetteville, North Carolina, location on October 24.

BJ’s Restaurants Scaling Back Growth to 'Improve Future Returns'

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. reported financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter ended September 27.Third Quarter 2016 Highlights Compared to Third Quarter 2015

Mimi’s Cafe Treating Kids to Free Ice Cream Halloween Weekend

It’s a free treat on Halloween weekend for kids at Mimi’s, the popular neighborhood cafe offering French-inspired American comfort food, where its younger guests will receive compliment

BJ’s Restaurants Opens in Florida and New Jersey

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announced the opening of its two newest restaurants in Wesley Chapel, Florida, and Teterboro, New Jersey. Both restaurants opened on October 17.

Cheesecake Factory Opens New Restaurants in North Carolina, Connecticut

The Cheesecake Factory, known for its extensive menu, generous portions and legendary desserts, today announced the opening of its newest restaurants in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Stamford, Co

The Big Pig Burger Wins Zinburger's Fifth Annual Contest

After hundreds of submissions and nearly 10,000 online votes, burger fans will now be able to try the The Big Pig as the featured burger of the week at all 12 east coast Zinburger locations through

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Opens in Kingsland, Georgia

Known by locals and visitors as The City of Royal Treatment and known by fans of Oprah Winfrey’s reality television series as Love Town, USA, Kingsland, Georgia, is now home to a new Hwy 55 B

Burtons Restaurant Group Plans for 7 New Locations in 2 Years

While many businesses are downsizing or changing concepts during a struggling climate for the restaurant industry, Burtons Grill & Bar is in the works to expand, and aggressively at that.