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New Cracker Barrel Rewards™ Brings Guests the Rewards They Crave with the Care They Deserve

Now, every visit to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® can be even more rewarding with new Cracker Barrel Rewards™. Members of the unique program can earn Pegs (like points) through restaurant or retail purchases and redeem them for rewards. Plus, members can enjoy more of what they love from Cracker Barrel with Birthday, Anniversary and Surprise Bonus Rewards, and one-of-a-kind digital experiences just for being a member.

Earn Pegs toward Rewards
The program is inspired by Cracker Barrel's iconic...

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Sep 21 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Miller's Ale House Now Serving Brunch 7 Days a Week

Miller's Ale House, the sports-themed casual dining restaurant known for great prices, friendly service and generous portions, introduces its first-ever brunch menu, featuring $9.99 entrees and $5 brunch cocktails served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday–Friday.

"With the launch of our brunch menu, we have an opportunity to serve our guests in a whole new daypart for Miller's," said Miller's Ale House CEO Nikhil Khanna. "Whether they are catching an early weekend game...

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Sep 12 9:53 AM, Urner Barry

P.F. Chang’s Enhances Catering Capabilities with Cartwheel

Renowned restaurant brand P.F. Chang’s is revolutionizing its catering capabilities through a strategic collaboration with Cartwheel, the leading enterprise delivery management platform.

Cartwheel recently invested in integrating with ezCater, the most trusted provider of corporate food solutions. This integration further streamlines and optimizes catering management and delivery capabilities for the restaurant chain and centralizes once disparate channels into a single, unified platform. Efficient order and delivery management lead to exceptional customer experiences, which, in turn, drive repeat orders.

P.F. Chang’s has worked with Cartwheel to power deliveries through its online catering channels since...

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Sep 11 8:08 AM, Urner Barry

Veggie Grill Expands Successful Beyond Meat Partnership With Additional Plant-Based Steak Offerings

Veggie Grill, the beloved plant-based restaurant pioneer and acclaimed segment leader best known for serving feel-good food for all since 2006, is deepening its longtime partnership with Beyond Meat with expanded Beyond Steak menu offerings. Committed to sourcing the best-tasting and highest-quality plant-based products possible, Veggie Grill will feature the award-winning Beyond Steak on three existing fan-favorite menu items. The 100% plant-powered restaurant brand debuted the better-for-you steak in April. The overwhelmingly positive response to Beyond Steak...

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Sep 6 10:40 AM, Urner Barry

Fogo de Chão Continues to Grow Strong Global Development Pipeline Through 2024

Fogo de Chão, the internationally-renowned restaurant from Brazil that allows guests to make culinary discoveries at every turn, announced its growth areas through 2024 outlining a significant number of domestic and international leases and development agreements signed with more in the works for later this year. In addition to the 12 signed leases announced earlier this year, the 10 new agreements support the brand’s successful 15% annual growth rate, which has now been met for a third consecutive year...

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Sep 5 1:41 PM, Urner Barry

TGI Fridays Names Brandon Coleman III As New Chief Executive Officer

TGI Fridays said today that Brandon Coleman III has been named Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was made by Rohit Manocha, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of TriArtisan Capital Advisors. TriArtisan, the lead investor in TGI Fridays with extensive holdings and deep experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, conducted an extensive search among internal and external candidates led by the global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

Mr. Coleman will lead TGI Fridays into a transformative next phase revitalizing the brand to position it as a... 

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Aug 30 10:47 AM, Urner Barry

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux Introduces Bone-In Wings to Its Menu for First Time in Two Decades 

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux, the renowned sports restaurant and bar concept committed to providing guests with an unparalleled dining experience is pleased to announce after two decades of "winging it" with just boneless wings, the brand is introducing three mouthwatering flavors of bone-in wings to its menu, Buffalo, Sweet Chili and Lemon Pepper Dry Rub, for the first time in its history, finally picking the bone with Walk-On's fanatics and letting traditional wings walk-on to the menu roster beginning August...

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Aug 29 7:48 AM, Urner Barry

IHOP Enhances Online Ordering Experience with Google Cloud AI

Today, Google Cloud and IHOP announced that the restaurant chain is partnering with Google Cloud to enhance its online ordering experience nationwide with AI technology. Logged-in guests ordering from IHOP online will soon see more helpful and personalized options, including suggestions for their favorite IHOP items that they frequently order. The brand is the first in the restaurant industry to use Google Cloud's Recommendations AI technology for online ordering specifically.

Powering IHOP's new food ordering recommendation engine is Google Cloud's Recommendations AI solution, which draws on Google's...

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Aug 25 8:39 AM, General News

Turn up the Heat! Native Grill & Wings Partners with Kickstand Cocktails for Annual Gridiron Classic

Native Grill & Wings, known for its signature wings and vibrant atmosphere, today announces its annual Gridiron Classic fall menu. This year, Native will raise the stakes by partnering with Kickstand Cocktails, the spice-forward vodka canned cocktail brand. The limited menu featuring Kickstand Cocktails flavors and giveaways is available now and will run through Dec. 17.

The Gridiron Classic’s limited-time menu items are sure to provide fans an authentic tailgating experience, regardless of their proximity to the field. Playing into classic football fare, Native...

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Aug 24 7:31 AM, Urner Barry

First Watch Gets Spicy With Mike's Hot Honey Fall Menu Collaboration

Move over pumpkin spice, First Watch is reigniting its partnership with Mike's Hot Honey to bring sweet heat to its new seasonally inspired menu, available nationwide* now through October 29. Headlining the fall menu is the Million Dollar Harvest Hash, created in collaboration between the two brands to combine the fan-favorite honey with First Watch's signature Million Dollar Bacon and house-roasted sweet potatoes. This is the leading Daytime Dining restaurant's second time bringing Chef Shane Schaibly and Mike's Hot Honey founder Mike Kurtz together for a custom...

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Aug 21 8:35 AM, Urner Barry

Bob Evans Restaurants Introduces Irresistible Rancher BBQ Braised Beef

Bob Evans Restaurants has announced “There’s A New Flavor in Town” with three unique dishes aimed to satisfy featuring craveable flavor combinations. Rancher BBQ Beef Dinner, Rancher BBQ Beef Mac & Cheese and Rancher BBQ Beef Burger, are made with farm fresh, braised and barbecued beef, ranch dressing and a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce. All three dishes are available system-wide at lunch or dinner. Each is mouthwatering and packed with flavor – a surefire way to turn heads at any dinner table.

Details of each dish include...

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Aug 18 7:59 AM, Urner Barry

Cilantro Taco Grill Partners with Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, and Fransmart

Cilantro Taco Grill, the Mexican immigrant-founded fast casual restaurant with more than 15 locations throughout Chicago, has partnered with new investment partners to fuel the brand’s franchise growth. Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull) and Fransmart, the global leaders in franchise development will grow what they believe is the next generation of Mexican fast casual concepts to more than 1,000 units worldwide over the next 10 years, with initial efforts focused on the nation’s top 100 largest markets.

“I invested in Cilantro because I was inspired by...

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Aug 17 3:03 PM, Urner Barry

Fogo de Chão to be Acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity from Rhône Capital

Fogo de Chão (“Fogo”), the internationally renowned restaurant brand from Brazil, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity (“Bain Capital”) to accelerate its growth and expansion. Fogo will continue to operate under its current management team, led by Chief Executive Officer Barry McGowan. Funds affiliated with Rhône Capital (together with certain of their affiliates, “Rhône”) have owned Fogo since taking the company private in 2018. Financial terms of the private purchase were not disclosed...

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Aug 16 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Light Up Your Taste Buds with Bar Louie’s New Dinner Menu Lineup

After indulging on martinis at Happy Hour, Dallas-based chain, Bar Louie, is inviting its guests to stay for dinner with their craveable new Savory Selections dinner menu lineup. Bar Louie is elevating dinnertime offerings from simple bar bites to plentiful savory entrées fit to complete any long day. Bring your clients or friends for a happy hour cocktail, then round out your day with an entrée and wine pairing.

The chefs in the kitchen of the popular late-night chain continue to...

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Aug 10 9:58 AM, Urner Barry

All You Can Eat Boneless Wings are Back at Applebee’s

All You Can Eat Boneless Wings are back at Applebee’s and things are getting saucy! Now for a limited time, guests can indulge in an unlimited feast of Applebee’s fan-favorite Boneless Wings with a choice of six savory sauces and flavors for only $12.99.* Plus, guests can enjoy this unbeatable wing deal with Applebee’s NEW $5 Sunshine Sips. Kick back and cool off for $5 with one of these tasty NEW Mucho Cocktails.

The guest-favorite All You Can Eat Boneless Wings deal includes crispy breaded...

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Aug 8 7:54 AM, Urner Barry

Dine Brands Global, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results

“Dine Brands is well-positioned to invest in our brands, drive growth and maximize returns. Despite some market volatility, our business model’s resiliency is evident through consistent financial results, enabling us to pursue long-term growth opportunities, debt reduction and returning capital to shareholders,” said John Peyton, chief executive officer, Dine Brands Global. “Looking ahead, we will continue to maintain our disciplined approach to creating value for stakeholders and demand from our guests.”

Vance Chang, chief financial officer, added, “Our focus, in collaboration with our franchisees, is to drive consistent sales...

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Aug 3 9:33 AM, Urner Barry

Bloomin’ Brands Announces Q2 2023 Financial Results

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLMN) today reported results for the second quarter 2023 (“Q2 2023”) compared to the second quarter 2022 (“Q2 2022”).

CEO Comments

“We delivered another strong quarter of results that continues to highlight the benefits of our portfolio,” said David Deno, CEO. “Earnings for the quarter were above expectations and revenues were in line. Our results reflect the investments we are making to elevate the customer experience as well as the ongoing execution of our growth strategy. We remain well positioned to deliver on our long-term goals of growing...

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Aug 1 8:09 AM, General News

P.F. Chang's Announces CEO Transition

P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (the "Company") today announced that Damola Adamolekun has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") effective August 1st, 2023. The Board has appointed Rohit Manocha, a shareholder representative and P.F. Chang's board member since 2019, to serve as interim CEO and is working with an independent recruitment firm to conduct a comprehensive search for a successor. Mr. Adamolekun will return to Paulson & Co. Inc. ("Paulson") as a Partner focusing on investments.

"On behalf of the Board and the entire P.F. Chang's team, I want to thank Damola for...

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Jul 31 9:11 AM, Urner Barry

Did Someone Say Free Wings?

With the best chicken wings in town, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, owned by BurgerFi International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFI, BFIIW) (“BurgerFi”), believes their wings are so delicious and fresh guests need an entire week to celebrate them, not just one day. Beginning July 24 through the 30th (not JUST National Chicken Wing Day of July 29th), wing fans can get sauced with Anthony’s mouth-watering wing specials.

Guests who sign up or sign into Anthony’s Coal Fired Club Rewards program and purchase chicken wings from Monday, July 24 to Sunday, July, 30 will receive a...

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Jul 21 9:30 AM, Urner Barry

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Closes First Half of the Year with 31 New Locations 

Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® announced today its strong start to Q3, signing a franchise development agreement led by new franchisee, Ellis Choi, to debut eight new restaurants in LA County, California, a key target market in the U.S. for the brand. This announcement comes on the heels of a remarkable two quarters of growth, ending the first half of the year with more than 480 locations across 36 states. Freddy's has set its sights on reaching 500 units later this year...

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Jul 21 8:01 AM, Urner Barry

Smokey Bones Names Javier Retamar Chief Financial Officer

Smokey Bones, the Masters of Meat, recently named Javier Retamar as the new Chief Financial Officer for the restaurant company headquartered in South Florida.

Retamar is a seasoned and accomplished executive who has had exceptional success in leading teams within cross-functional groups to achieve strategic goals.

“Javier has led an impressive finance career. His strategic and growth mindset will help drive our organization as we look to expand our presence and continue to evolve our brand,” said Hal Lawlor, President and Chief Operating Officer for Smokey...

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Jul 20 1:53 PM, Urner Barry

Hard Rock Steps into Next Era of Lionel Messi Partnership with Launch of New Messi Chicken Sandwich

To welcome the soccer legend to the U.S., new namesake menu item is now available globally at Hard Rock Cafe locations and Select Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos via In-Room Dining

Hollywood, FL (Restaurant News Release) Hard Rock International is once again teaming up with global brand ambassador, Lionel Messi, to launch a new namesake menu item “Made For You by Leo Messi” – the Messi Chicken Sandwich. Inspired by one of the soccer legend’s favorite Argentinean dishes growing up, the new “Milanese style”...

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Jul 12 2:48 PM, Urner Barry

Bonefish Grill Shakes Things up with a New Daily Social Hour Experience 

Bonefish Grill, everyone's favorite casual dining restaurant for land and sea fare, is launching a new Social Hour that serves up good times with an all-new style.

The innovative experience, which brings people together to enjoy a craveable menu of Bonefish Grill favorites and creative cocktails in a spirited yet relaxed setting, launches Monday, July 3 at 3 p.m. and will be available daily at all locations.

"Our curated menu of sharable dishes, featured premium spirits, and...

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Jul 5 9:56 AM, Urner Barry

Denny's Unlocks Unprecedented Value with Launch of Gamified Rewards Program

Denny's , America's Diner, has launched its revamped Denny's Rewards program, providing guests valuable monthly offers and introducing personalized challenges that unlock never-before-seen rewards. Once members join at or with the Denny's App, their digital wallet will hold offers, fun challenges, and keep track of rewards so they can easily redeem them for the Denny's flavors they crave.

"Denny's provides an incredible bang for your buck, and now our rewards challenges take value to a whole new level," said John Dillon, Denny's President. "At a time when...

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Jul 3 8:09 AM, Urner Barry

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and Huddle House Accelerate Multi-Unit Franchise Growth

Ascent Hospitality Management, parent company of Huddle House and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery®, continues to build momentum in 2023 with several consecutive multi-unit agreements.

In the past five months, Ascent Hospitality Management has closed five multi-unit agreements for a total of 14 restaurants across five different states, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas.

“Multi-unit deals are a testament to an entrepreneur’s confidence in the Ascent Hospitality Management brands and the leadership teams. We prioritize supporting our franchise partners by offering a winning...

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Jun 28 7:56 AM, Urner Barry

Denny's Baconalia Menu Returns to America's Diner Nationwide After 10-Year Hiatus

Calling all bacon lovers! Denny's is ready to satisfy your cravings for crispy strips, answer your pleas for the ultimate pork, and feed your bacon obsession with the triumphant return of its Baconalia menu. Returning to all Denny's locations after a 10-year hiatus, this limited-time menu features seven craveable bacon-centric creations, making this the biggest and best Baconalia yet.

From June 21 through August 29, fans can feast on mouth-watering dishes such as Premium Bacon Loaded Pancakes™, the Triple Bacon Sampler...

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Jun 20 11:52 AM, Urner Barry

TGI Fridays® Unveils Major Menu Evolution with New Grilled & Sauced Menu

TGI Fridays is launching an all-new menu to serve Fridays™ fans with exciting innovation and irresistible flavor. Available now, the brand's elevated Grilled & Sauced menu lets guests customize the TGI Fridays menu like never before with a selection of bold, flavorful sauces and top quality proteins to mix and match however they'd like.

"This is the biggest change to the TGI Fridays menu since we first launched Whiskey Glaze in the 90s," said Brandon Coleman III, President at TGI Fridays US. "Our guests love bold, exciting...  

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Jun 13 10:04 AM, Urner Barry

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Appoints Diana Garcia-Lorenzana Vice President of Marketing

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery®, a leading family-dining restaurant for more than 60 years, has named industry veteran Diana Garcia-Lorenzana as Vice President of Marketing. She is a results-oriented marketer that will lead the Perkins marketing team in building loyalty with a younger consumer audience base, reaching consumers digitally and conveying the brand’s legacy story.

Garcia-Lorenzana joins Perkins Restaurant & Bakery® from Darden Restaurants, where she was VP of Digital Marketing and CRM. While at Darden...

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May 31 9:46 AM, Urner Barry

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Reports Results for the Fiscal First Quarter Ended April 16, 2023

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. a full-service restaurant chain serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, today reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended April 16, 2023.

Highlights for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2023, Compared to the First Quarter of Fiscal 2022:

  • Total revenues are $418.0 million, an increase of $22.4 million compared to 2022.
     -Comparable restaurant revenue(1) increased 8.6%.
     -Ninth consecutive quarter of positive comparable restaurant revenue(1) growth...
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May 25 8:40 AM, Urner Barry

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Appoints Southwest Airlines Veteran Chris Monroe Chief Financial Officer 

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. announced today that Chris Monroe has been hired as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 28, 2023. Mr. Monroe has over 34 years of financial experience, including the past 30 years at Southwest Airlines. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer.

As the Company’s principal financial officer, Mr. Monroe will be responsible for overseeing the Company’s accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, tax, treasury, internal audit, and financial analysis functions.

“We are excited to have Chris join our team. Chris brings valuable...

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May 19 9:29 AM, Urner Barry

O’Charley’s Announces New “Smash Hit” Burger Lineup

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar is inviting guests to “meat” their all-new “Smash Hit” Burger lineup beginning May 22. This rollout arrives just in time for National Burger Day on May 28, when guests will receive $5 off any burger that day.

The all-new smash burgers are the same 7 ounces guests love but are grilled so that the edges are nice and crispy and the flavor gets big and bold, giving them a bun-in-a-million taste. The irresistible new burger lineup is wide-ranging...

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May 19 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Arthur F. Starrs Joins the Board of Directors of Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Dine Brands Global, Inc., the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar, IHOP and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop restaurants, announced today that Arthur (Artie) F. Starrs will be joining as a new independent member of its Board of Directors.

Starrs currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Topgolf and has served in such capacity since April 2021. He is responsible for Topgolf’s global businesses, which include domestic and international Topgolf venues, Toptracer, and Topgolf Media. “During the last 25 years of his career, Artie has gained...

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May 17 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Offers Guests New, Convenient Catering Options 

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® adds new Sirloin Steak Tips Bundle and Barrel Cheeseburger Slider Platter to its catering menu just in time for summer holiday gatherings with family and friends. Alongside new catering additions, guests can pick up or have delivered a new Sirloin Steak Tips n' Tenders Family Meal Basket prepared and ready to serve to the whole family. Whether hosting a summer celebration for the whole neighborhood or needing a simple weeknight meal for the family, Cracker Barrel has an abundance...

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May 16 3:15 PM, Urner Barry

Dine Brands Global, Inc. Reports Q1 Same Store Sales and Profit Growth

Dine Brands Global, Inc. ,the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, IHOP and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop restaurants, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2023.

“Dine Brands has demonstrated resiliency in a challenging operating environment, which reflects the strength of our brands and strong execution,” said John Peyton, chief executive officer, Dine Brands Global. “Looking ahead, we will adapt with agility and a guest-first mindset. Dine remains committed to investing in growth, generating cash and creating value for our shareholders.”

Vance Chang, chief...

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May 3 8:52 AM, Urner Barry

Darden Restaurants Acquires Ruth's Hospitality Group for Over $700 Million

Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, has entered into a merger agreement with Ruth’s Hospitality Group.

The deal will see Darden acquire all the outstanding shares of Ruth’s for $21.50 per share in a fully-cash transaction with an equity value of approximately $715 million.

Darden said Ruth’s Hospitality Group, which owns and operates Ruth’s Chris Steak House, “will complement Darden's portfolio of differentiated brands which currently includes Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House...

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May 3 8:49 AM, SeafoodNews

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Announces Executive Leadership Appointments

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a full-service restaurant chain serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, under its North Star growth plan, today announced a series of key appointments toward the completion of its Executive Leadership Team that will continue to position the Company for success and create long-term shareholder value. This includes the appointment of Kevin Mayer to Chief Marketing Officer and Mark Simpson as Interim Chief People Officer beginning May 1...

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May 1 9:36 AM, Urner Barry

Circana Announces Top 50 US Restaurant Rankings

Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has ranked the top 50 U.S. restaurant chains based on sales estimates representing each chain’s total U.S. system for 2022. In the 12 months ending December 2022, aggregate sales for the top 50 chains grew 5% in the 12 months ending December 2022, from $269 billion in 2021 to $283 billion.

The composition of Circana’s top 50 restaurant chains remained relatively stable compared to the 2021 list, with only one chain, Del Taco, breaking into the list to displace TGI Fridays. The top eleven... 

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Apr 25 1:38 PM, Urner Barry

Wingstop Sets Sights on 20th Consecutive Year of Same-Store Sales Growth with New Agency of Record

Wingstop Restaurants Inc.– the award-winning flavor brand with nearly 2,000 restaurants globally – is excited to announce the appointment of 72andSunny as its new creative agency of record. The brand plans to continue scaling awareness through its new partnership by building upon existing momentum and winning more occasions with fresh, compelling creative.

"This partnership marks the next chapter of Wingstop's growth story and I believe 72andSunny is the agency that will help us execute our strategy...

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Apr 14 9:36 AM, Urner Barry

TGI Fridays Is Going Bigger Than Ever Before with the All-New Big AF Burgers Lineup

TGI Fridays is taking menu indecision out of the equation with a new lineup that combines bigger-than-ever burgers with fan-favorites appetizers so guests never have to choose. Starting today, the brand is cooking up its all-new Big AF Burgers menu, featuring five innovative and must-try offerings that don't mince on size or flavor.

As immense as they are irresistible, the new burgers start with an incredibly thick six-ounce patty...

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Apr 5 2:20 PM, Urner Barry

Urban Plates Announces Price Decreases and Expands Everyday Value Menu

At a time when many restaurants are raising prices, Urban Plates, the 17 location, chef-driven concept, is doing the opposite. Urban Plates today announced it is dropping prices on a selection of some of the restaurant's most popular salads, sandwiches, and bowls. Additionally, Urban Plates has expanded its Everyday Value Menu to include 13 meals for under $13.

The selection of meals with lower prices include: 3 Chicken Tender Plate with two sides; 6 Chicken Tender Feast with 2 house made dipping sauces and grilled artisan bread...

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Apr 4 11:29 AM, General News

Fan-Favorite Deal Returns to Applebee’s with Five Boneless Wings for $1 with Burger

It’s back – by popular demand! Burgers and Boneless Wings are a delicious duo that Applebee’s guests can enjoy for a great deal. Now for a limited time, guests can add 5 Boneless Wings for $1 to ANY Fresh, Never Frozen Handcrafted Burger!* Enjoy any one of Applebee’s juicy Handcrafted Burgers – including the latest additions to the menu – the Bourbon Street Mushroom Swiss Burger and the Neighborhood Double Burger – with 5 Boneless Wings for $1 for dine-In, To Go, and Delivery...

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Apr 3 9:15 AM, General News

IHOP Introduces Largest Menu Evolution To-Date

Today, IHOP® announced the brand is spreading more joy with its largest menu evolution to-date, featuring a selection of craveable items spanning across breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beyond. This new menu was driven by the brand’s research that identifies exactly what guests are looking for when it comes to IHOP’s menu – quality ingredients, options that meet the indulgent and lighter side of cravings, choice, and value.

As the leader in all things breakfast and an innovator in PM dayparts, IHOP continues to elevate and expand its offerings to ensure the brand...

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Mar 29 9:11 AM, General News

Garnett Station Partners Acquires and Recapitalizes Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Garnett Station Partners, LLC (“Garnett Station”), a New York-based principal investment firm that manages ~$2 billion of assets, today announced that it has acquired and recapitalized Firebirds Wood Fired Grill (“Firebirds” or the “Company”), a leading polished-casual dining chain. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 2000 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Firebirds has grown to 56 locations across 20 states, offering guests a unique dining experience and bold menu offerings featuring its signature wood-burning grill and award-winning FIREBAR®. Firebirds has a long history...

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Mar 27 9:47 AM, General News

Shannon Hennessy Promoted to The Habit Burger Grill Division CEO

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today announced the promotion of Shannon Hennessy to The Habit Burger Grill Division Chief Executive Officer, reporting to Yum! Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs, effective June 6. Hennessy, who currently serves as President of The Habit Burger Grill Division, will succeed Russ Bendel, who has announced his decision to retire at the beginning of June after a successful decades-long career in the restaurant industry. As CEO, Hennessy will continue to build on the brand’s unique strengths and assume responsibility for driving its overall growth...

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Mar 22 7:50 AM, General News

Hooters Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Strong Same-Store-Sales Performance & Prime Growth Markets

Hooters®, the original American wing joint, celebrates 40 years of restaurant industry success. As an iconic brand with global appeal and 100 percent unaided brand awareness, Hooters enters its 40th year signaling the next era of growth and innovation. Entering its third year of same-store-sales growth, company leadership is honing in on U.S. development with prime territories available across the country. In celebration of the 40th anniversary, Hooters is giving away 40 weeks of free royalties for any new franchisee that signs on for...

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Mar 22 7:36 AM, General News

Order Up! Denny's Launches a Fresh New Menu Featuring Food That Jumps off the Page, Literally

Just days after revealing "It's Diner Time," a new brand platform that doubles down on delivering diner comfort for today's America, Denny's announces new elements of its overall experience including the debut of a bold, bright new menu to welcome all and make guests feel even more at home when visiting America's Diner.

As part of "It's Diner Time," Denny's invested more than $25 million to upgrade and improve kitchen equipment, propelling the development of new and improved food offerings while increasing efficiency...

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Mar 15 9:20 AM, General News

The Habit Burger Grill Welcomes Jack Hinchliffe as Its New Global Chief Marketing Officer

The Habit Burger Grill, the California-based restaurant company renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame, signature sandwiches, fresh salads, and more, welcomes their new Global Chief Marketing Officer, Jack Hinchliffe.

Jack is a passionate leader with 15 years experience working on some of the world’s most beloved food brands. He has been a part of Yum! Brands for more than eight years, joining KFC UK and Ireland (UKI) in 2015 as Senior Marketing Manager and quickly ascending to Head of Innovation...

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Mar 9 9:25 AM, General News

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Welcomes Spring with New Value-Forward, Craveable Menu Items

Say "goodbye" to winter and "hello" to spring with new, limited-time menu additions from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® that provide even more variety at a compelling value for all. Enjoy flavorful dishes this spring, like Cracker Barrel's new Cheesy Bacon Homestyle Fried Chicken, offering a twist on a familiar homestyle classic, paired with a refreshing glass of a returning favorite, Strawberry Lemonade, now available spiked! This spring treat family and friends for any occasion with these new items, plus more, available now for...

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Mar 1 10:42 AM, General News

Dine Brands Global, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2022 Results

Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar®, IHOP® and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop® restaurants, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2022.

“The common denominator in the solid quarter and full-year results was the hard work of our entire team, from our franchisees to our creative and agile brand leaders,” said John Peyton, chief executive officer of Dine Brands Global, Inc. “Despite ongoing economic pressures and uncertainties, our...

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Mar 1 10:36 AM, General News

The Habit Burger Grill Answers Consumer Demand With Return Of The Patty Melt

The Habit Burger Grill, the California-based restaurant company renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame, signature sandwiches, fresh salads and more, announced today the return of its fan favorite, the Patty Melt. Making its third appearance as a limited-time offer (LTO), the Patty Melt is The Habit Burger Grill’s most popular LTO, available February 22 at participating locations.

The Habit Patty Melt is handcrafted and made with artisan grilled corn rye bread, melted cheeses, and our signature chargrilled patties...

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Feb 21 10:08 AM, General News

Red Robin Reveals Limited-Time Five Star Flavors Menu

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews will have guests' tastebuds living in the lap of luxury this spring. The new Five Star Flavors menu takes rich, indulgent ingredients like truffle, porcini, and black garlic, and delivers them with a Red Robin twist. With the limited-time Tycoon Burger and Cheesy Bacon Truffle Fries, guests are invited to experience delicious, fancy flavors in a familiar and affordable environment.

"We are always looking for new ways to offer unique flavor combinations," said Brian Sullivan, VP of Culinary & Beverage...

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Feb 20 9:21 AM, General News

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2022 Results

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NasdaqGS: TXRH), today announced financial results for the 13 and 52 weeks ended December 27, 2022.

Financial Results

Financial results for the 13 and 52 weeks ended December 27, 2022 and December 28, 2021 were as follows:

Results for the fourth quarter, as compared to the prior year as applicable, included the following:

- Comparable restaurant sales increased 7.3% at company restaurants and increased 7.2% at domestic franchise restaurants;
- Average weekly sales at company restaurants were $130,176 of which 12.6% were to-go sales as compared to average weekly...

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Feb 17 9:36 AM, General News

Brinker International Names New Supply Chain Leader

Brinker International, Inc. recently announced James Butler has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer. In his new role, Butler oversees all supply chain functions, including procurement, food safety and quality assurance, distribution and logistics, brand program management and supply chain systems for Brinker's corporate-owned restaurants.

"James is a visionary leader who builds collaborative, integrated teams and coaches future leaders to continually improve and drive results," said Kevin Hochman, President and CEO of Brinker International. "He will play a key role in executing on our new strategic...

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Feb 10 10:30 AM, General News

California Pizza Kitchen Announces Two Franchise Openings at San Jose, Costa Rica Airport

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the creator of California-style pizza, announced today the opening of a new franchise location at the San Jose Airport in Costa Rica. The new full-service location follows the opening of a CPK quick service kiosk earlier this year at the airport, further expanding its global footprint in Latin America. Located past security inside the bustling San Jose Airport, the newest CPK restaurants are owned and operated by specialty retailer Morpho Travel Experience, which also operates the new CPK Costa Rica located...

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Feb 7 1:05 PM, General News

Buffalo Wild Wings Names Tristan Meline as CMO

Buffalo Wild Wings today announced that Tristan Meline has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Buffalo Wild Wings.

As CMO, Tristan will guide advertising, brand marketing, field marketing, strategic planning, menu development, and overall brand experience for Buffalo Wild Wings.

“Since joining Buffalo Wild Wings, Tristan has worked with the team to refine and develop the brand’s innovation strategy and pipeline and has partnered with the Inspire Commercial Group to evolve media strategy while deepening engagement with key influencers,” said Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer at Inspire...

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Feb 7 11:38 AM, General News

FAT Brands Accelerates Organic Growth in 2022 with 362 Stores Added to Development Pipeline

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., a leading global franchising company that owns a number of iconic restaurant brands, including Johnny Rockets, Fatburger, Round Table Pizza, Twin Peaks, Fazoli’s and 12 other concepts, announces it has experienced a historic year of growth, opening 142 new stores in 2022 and adding a total of 362 stores to its development pipeline which spans 29 states and 17 countries.

Leading the way in new store development amongst FAT Brands’ concepts was Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express with 86 stores...

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Feb 7 7:29 AM, General News

Red Robin Names Brian Sullivan as VP of Culinary & Beverage Innovation

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is excited to announce the hiring of Brian Sullivan as its new Vice President of Culinary & Beverage Innovation. Sullivan will be leading the brand's efforts to elevate the guest dining experience, which include investing more in food quality and refreshing the menu, as part of the recently-unveiled "North Star" five-point turnaround plan to drive stronger results for the business.

Sullivan is well-positioned to lead this initiative as a visionary leader with over 40 years of industry-leading expertise in...

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Feb 2 11:24 AM, General News

Dine Brands International Continues Expansion with Dual-Brand Locations in the Middle East

Dine Brands International, an affiliate of Dine Brands Global, Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar®, IHOP®, and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop® restaurants, announces today the opening of its dual-brand Applebee’s and IHOP location in the United Arab Emirates and plans to open a minimum of 4 additional locations in the Middle East in partnership with established franchisees Eagles Landing International Restaurants and Kout Food Group.

Eagles Landing International Restaurants opened its first dual-brand...

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Feb 1 12:52 PM, General News

Eat Like a Champion with Applebee’s on Game Day

Calling all football and wings fans - for one day only, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar is offering free Boneless Wings with any purchase over $40 when ordered on or the Applebee’s mobile app. Get something the whole team will love by ordering for pick up or delivery.

To celebrate this victory of a deal, on Sunday, Feb. 12, guests must order online by going to or the Applebee’s mobile app to place a To Go or Delivery order. Use the promo code BIGGAME23 at checkout...

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Feb 1 10:30 AM, General News

TGI Fridays New Three-Course Feast Menu Brings All the Friday Feels Without Breaking the Bank

For fans seeking a guaranteed good deal – and good time, TGI Fridays is serving up a can't-miss menu for guests to share that's sure to please both their taste buds and their wallets. Starting today (just in time for Valentine's Day) through April 3rd, the brand is serving up the all-new Fridays Feast menu – a complete three-course meal for two starting at just $28*.

Only available for a limited time, fans will want to get a taste of Fridays Feast...

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Jan 27 9:53 AM, General News

TGI Fridays New Three-Course Feast Menu Brings All the Friday Feels Without Breaking the Bank

For fans seeking a guaranteed good deal – and good time, TGI Fridays is serving up a can't-miss menu for guests to share that's sure to please both their taste buds and their wallets. Starting today (just in time for Valentine's Day) through April 3rd, the brand is serving up the all-new Fridays Feast menu – a complete three-course meal for two starting at just $28*.

Only available for a limited time, fans will want to get a taste of Fridays...

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Jan 24 11:04 AM, General News

P.F. Chang's Celebrates the 2023 Lunar New Year and Year of the Rabbit

P.F. Chang's® is honoring its roots in Asian tradition by celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with unique in-restaurant experiences and limited-edition retail items available online. Among the most celebrated and festive holidays in Asian culture, Lunar New Year brings together family members and loved ones to usher out the old and honor new beginnings through traditions that symbolize luck and fortune.

To toast this special occasion, guests dining in can enjoy P.F. Chang's limited-time specialty crafted cocktail...

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Jan 18 2:23 PM, General News

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Appoints Gina Tobin President

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (Nasdaq: TXRH), announced today that its Chief Learning and Culture Officer, Gina Tobin, has been promoted to President, a post which has been held by CEO Jerry Morgan since 2021.

Ms. Tobin, a 27-year veteran of Texas Roadhouse, has served in a variety of roles throughout her career at Texas Roadhouse, including as a Managing Partner, Market Partner, Vice President of Training, and most recently as Chief Learning and Culture Officer.

In addition to her current duties overseeing Food, Service, Training, Research & Development, and Diversity & Inclusion, Tobin...

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Jan 11 7:23 AM, General News

Denny's Welcomes Celebrated Industry Leader Sherri Landry as Chief Marketing Officer

Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN) today announced the appointment of Sherri Landry as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Landry will lead the marketing team and report to President of Denny's Inc., John Dillon.

Landry brings more than 25 years of deep expertise in the restaurant industry and a proven track record of delivering innovation and sales growth across restaurant brands. She joins Denny's from CEC Entertainment where she served as Chief Marketing Officer overseeing multiple brands, including Chuck E...

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Jan 11 7:20 AM, General News

O’Charley’s Announces Delicious ‘Rock Your Ribs January’ and Party Platter Promotions

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar, the classic American brand home to Great Food and Good Times, is helping guests begin the new year with a delicious start and fantastic deals on both rib combos and their party platters.

Running January 2 – 29, O’Charley’s is offering their delicious, fall-off-the-bone rib combos for just $13.99. Options for their rib combos include:

- Ribs & Chicken Tenders – Baby Back Ribs with their signature BBQ sauce and O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders and your choice of dipping sauce. Served with choice of one side.

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Jan 10 10:24 AM, General News

Applebee’s® Rings in the New Year with Return of All You Can Eat Boneless Wings, Riblets and Double

Applebee’s is ringing in the New Year with the return of its fan-favorite All You Can Eat Boneless Wings, Riblets & Double Crunch Shrimp, each with endless classic fries! For a limited time, guests will be able to choose from a variety of delicious, savory All You Can Eat favorites for only $14.99.

Revel in this endless meal and enjoy abundant value by choosing from three different craveable options for a limited time only! Guests can mix ...

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Jan 10 6:29 AM, General News

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Releases “North Star” Five-Point Plan to Drive Long-Term Value

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) ("Red Robin" or the "Company"), a full-service restaurant chain serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers and American favorites in a family-friendly atmosphere, today released its “North Star” five-point plan to drive long-term shareholder value. The Company also reported preliminary, unaudited revenue results for the fourth quarter ended December 25, 2022 and announced it is evaluating a Sale-Leaseback transaction...

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Jan 10 6:24 AM, General News

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. CFO Announces Retirement Following 24-Year Career

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (Nasdaq: TXRH), announced today that after more than two decades at the Company, its Chief Financial Officer, Tonya Robinson, has retired effective January 4, 2023.

“Tonya has provided tremendous value throughout her 24-year career at Texas Roadhouse, rising from Staff Accountant to CFO,” said Jerry Morgan, CEO and President of Texas Roadhouse. “We wish Tonya the best as she begins her next chapter in life,” Morgan added.

Ms. Robinson joined Texas Roadhouse in 1998...

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Jan 6 9:23 AM, General News

Feel Good and Do Good With First Watch’s New Seasonally Inspired Menu

First Watch, the leading Daytime Dining concept with more than 455 restaurants nationwide, is inviting guests to refresh, reset and realize their health-focused resolutions with a new seasonal menu featuring light, flavorful dishes. From an antioxidant-rich açai bowl topped with fresh berries to breakfast tacos packed full of chorizo-spiced cauliflower, First Watch’s latest seasonal selections are here to help jump start the new year with guilt-free and satisfying intentions.

“As much as I love all the richness that comes with the holiday season...

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Jan 4 7:59 AM, General News

The Cheesecake Factory Announces Changes to Board of Directors

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE) today announced changes to the Company’s Board of Directors with the appointment of Adam S. Gordon as an independent director in place of Paul D. Ginsberg.

Mr. Gordon currently serves as a managing director of Gordon Property Group, a real estate management and development company. In this role, he is in charge of marketing and strategic relationships for commercial buildings and other properties. Mr. Gordon also serves as President of ASG Global Entertainment, a production...

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Dec 23 8:38 AM, General News

O’Charley’s Continues to be Industry Leader in Veterans Support with Fall Campaign

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar, the American restaurant that is home to Great Food and Good Times, is once again staking its claim to being the casual dining leader when it comes to supporting veterans. This fall, O’Charley’s has put together a host of fundraisers, special events and deals to honor and say thank you to veterans and their families.

Raising money and awareness for The Folded Flag Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that provides educational scholarships and support grants for the families of fallen U.S. service members...

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Nov 9 9:54 AM, General News

Chili's and Chain Collab to Crete the Ultimate Culinary Experience

Chili's Grill & Bar® is teaming up with Chain, the Los Angeles based pop-up phenomenon that features a Michelin-starred chef cooking up one-of-a-kind takes on chain restaurant favorites, to reimagine its beloved dishes and celebrate the pepper's prominent place in Americana. The duo is set to host four Chilified events at The Chain House in Los Angeles.

Chain's chef-driven approach celebrates what it calls the quintessential "New Americana" cuisine, and now Chain's makers, B.J. Novak and Chef Tim Hollingsworth, meet their muse to serve...

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Nov 2 1:00 PM, General News

Red Robin Announces New Cheese Lovers Remix Menu

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is leaning into all things cheese with its new Cheese Lovers Remix menu. Following the success of last winter's Cheese Lovers Lineup, Red Robin is delivering cheesy goodness to their guests again, introducing the new Pretzel Bacon Beer-Cheese Burger and bringing back the fan favorite Cheesy Bacon Fondue Burger. Both are served with their own unique fondue, encouraging guests to dip, dunk, or douse their way to cheesy satisfaction.

For more information about the Cheese Lovers Remix menu, please visit


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Oct 10 9:19 AM, General News

Applebee’s® Doubles Down on Game Day with Five Boneless Wings for $1 with ANY Handcrafted Burger

The fan-favorite deal at Applebee’s has returned just in time for football season AND with two new Handcrafted Burgers added to our menu! Order any one of Applebee’s juicy Handcrafted Burgers, including two NEW mouthwatering burgers – Bourbon Street Mushroom Swiss Burger and Neighborhood Double Burger – and add a plate of 5 Boneless Wings for only $1 more!* Enjoy these great savings with family and friends for Dine-In, To Go, and Delivery.

Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer...

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Oct 3 8:50 AM, General News

TGI Fridays® Celebrates the "Season of Saucy" with a Must-Have Food & Drink Menu

TGI Fridays and Jamie Foxx's BSB - Brown Sugar Bourbon are ringing in fall with a menu of food and drink offerings that are sure to make the season saucier. Inspired by the smooth, slightly sweet flavors of Foxx's BSB, TGI Fridays created its newest BBQ sauce, aptly named Foxx on the Roxx and is offering it up on a saucy lineup of signature menu items and pairing it with a new crafted cocktail.

The new Foxx on the Roxx BBQ Sauce...

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Sep 28 8:00 AM, General News

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