Burger King Introduces Chicken Big King Sandwich

Burger King is out to ruffle feathers, yet again, with the newest addition to the Big King sandwich family, the Chicken Big King sandwich. The Big King sandwich everyone knows and loves will now be available with chicken. The new sandwich features two crispy all-white-meat chicken patties, melted American cheese, freshly-cut lettuce, crunchy pickles, onions and the signature […]

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Olive Garden Offers Free Kid’s Meal On April 24 In Honor Of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Olive Garden invites families to celebrate and enjoy a special meal together on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 24, and is offering one free children’s menu item (children under 12) for every adult entree purchased that day. This year, more than 37 million youth and adults are expected to […]

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Derek Kirk Joins Hurricane Grill & Wings Executive Team

Franchise restaurant Hurricane Grill & Wings, announced today that Derek Kirk has joined the brand’s executive team as Chief Marketing Officer. As Hurricane Grill & Wings continues to rapidly expand, Kirk will craft a unique and compelling brand position and marketing strategy for the tropical full-service brand known for its more than 35 flavors of […]

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Smoothie King Reports Strong First Quarter Results

Despite Harsh Winter across the U.S., Leading Smoothie Franchise Celebrates Same-store Sales of Approximately 7.2 Percent Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced today it reported strong same-store sales growth of approximately 7.2 percent for the first quarter of 2014. “Many quick-serve concepts saw sales and traffic decline because of […]

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Quaker Steak & Lube Celebrating 40 Smokin’ Hot Years

Award-Winning Casual Dining Franchise Kicks Off Anniversary Year with Bucket List Giveaway The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today a year-long celebration of the brand’s 40th anniversary. The company is commemorating four smokin’ hot decades with a national social media promotion, […]

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Sonic Drive-In Aims to Open One Thousand Restaurants Over the Next 10 Years

60 years of brand success, a robust franchise support system and pent-up demand signifies a bright future for the iconic brand With more than 60 years in the quick-service game and a robust presence in the South and Central Plains, SONIC Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, is making bold progress […]

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St. Louis is Home of the Newest Smallcakes Cupcakery

There’s a new but familiar dessert in town – decadent, gourmet cupcakes.  Smallcakes: A Cupcakery, a wildly popular international cupcake brand, is set to open a location in Kirkwood at 343 S. Kirkwood Road in mid April.  Kirkwood will be the first franchise in the St. Louis area. “I couldn’t be more excited about bringing […]

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Noodles & Company Introduces New Springtime Dishes

Noodles & Company (Nasdaq:NDLS) serving classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world, today announced the launch of four springtime dishes that will be available for a limited time. The new items include a classic Margherita Flatbread, Backyard Barbecue Chicken Salad, Asparagus di Parma and Rustic Hummus. The new items will be available at […]

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8 Promotion Ideas to Make Mother’s Day Profitable

For the restaurant industry, Mother’s Day is one of the most important holidays of the year with more than one quarter of American adults anticipated to celebrate Mother’s Day by dining out, according to the National Restaurant Association. As your restaurant starts planning for Mother’s Day, here are 8 winning promotion ideas that will make […]

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Roland Dickey Stops by Fairfax for Guest Appreciation Day

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Fairfax is celebrating expansion in Virginia with a guest appreciation day this Friday, April 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Barbecue kingpin, Roland Dickey, will be handing out free autographed copies of his new cookbook, Mr. Dickey’s Barbecue Cookbook. “We’re thrilled to have Mr. Dickey in our restaurant to celebrate with […]

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Bavarian Inn Award Winning Chefs Are Secret Weapons

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant and the Bavarian Inn Lodge are known for serving the kind of good food and providing experiences that keep bringing guests back for more. It was recently revealed that behind the quality of their cuisine and service is a powerful dose of culinary talent. Twenty-three-year-old Bavarian Inn Sous Chef Tyler Stark […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/16/14

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Austin, TX-based CHUY’S (NASDAQ:CHUY; founded 1982) has increased by 5 units, from 46 to 51 (11% growth) and entered into MO, NC, OH, SC, and VA.  This family/casual Mexican restaurant concept is open for lunch and […]

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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Invests In The Restaurant Industry’s Future Workforce With The Coca-Cola Company

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it received a $420,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Company to support NRAEF’s various engagement programs in 2014, such as ProStart, which connects the industry and the classroom to train students in skills that will help them achieve exciting, rewarding careers. Over the past decade, The Coca-Cola […]

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On The Border Launches Border Brunch

Largest Casual Dining Mexican Restaurant Chain Now Serving Brunch Menu Starting at $5.99 on Weekends Wake Up, and smell the Huevos Rancheros! On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina® has launched – at the majority of locations – a new Border Brunch menu, with entrees starting at just $5.99, including tacos, fajitas and burritos, each […]

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Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Announces Leadership Updates

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast-casual restaurant concept offering fresh, healthy and authentic Mediterranean cuisine, announced today updates to its board of directors and senior leadership team to better align with long-term growth objectives. Rob Doran, current Chief Executive Officer of Granite City Food & Brewery, and Michael Staenberg, founder of The Staenberg Group, have […]

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Rita’s Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Minnesota

Twin Cities will have Popular Cool Treat Stores Scooping “Ice, Custard, Happiness” Soon with first in Eagan in Early May Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores, now in 24 states, has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Minnesota to franchisees and area residents, Adam and Angela Ailloni.  […]

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Dairy Queen Returns to Grand Prairie on April 17

HUGE flagship restaurant promises to be “Better Than You Remember!” Remember that cone with the curl on top? Of course you do. You’ve heard the commercial as a winsome voice swoons the hook, “That’s What I Like About Texas!” And what’s not to like? They’re singing about Dairy Queens in the Great State of Texas […]

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Fuddruckers Reenters New York State With Restaurant In Middletown

Since its founding in 1980, Fuddruckers has been obsessed with making the world happier, one great hamburger at a time.  The award-winning, Texas-born fast casual chain introduces its first company-operated New York State site today at 340 Route 211 East in Middletown, which is located in the Hudson Valley approximately 60 miles from Manhattan.  The […]

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Villa Enterprises and General Growth Properties Ink Deal to Open 40 Mall-Based Villa Italian Kitchen Units

Villa Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced today that it has signed a deal with Chicago-based General Growth Properties, Inc. to open 40 Villa Italian Kitchen quick-serve restaurants in regional malls throughout the U.S. “We’ve been aggressively expanding the footprint of our Villa Italian Kitchen brand over the past several years, and […]

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Slow Smoked Texas Barbecue Comes to San Marcos

Dickey’s Barbecue in San Marcos is opening on Thursday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m. The first 50 customers will receive a gift card for up to $50.  To check out all information on the new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit visit them on Facebook. “San Marcos is a beautiful community filled with wonderful people — we’re super […]

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How to Create Unforgettable Customer Experiences in Your Bar

In the bar industry, standing out from the competition rides on your bar’s ability to create exceptional, unforgettable customer experiences that will keep guests coming back. From setting the right atmosphere to the signature drinks that your bar serves, here are some winning ideas to help you create customer experiences ensuring that your bar stands […]

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Wahlburgers Announces Expansion Plans Including Franchise Agreement in Philadelphia

Wahlburgers, a fast casual burger restaurant founded by brothers Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg and subject of a new A&E Network’s original series, “Wahlburgers”, announced expansion plans in North America, including new developments in Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia. Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the […]

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Country’s Fastest Growing Pizza Franchise Appoints New President

During the company’s annual convention the week of April 7, Marco’s Pizza, the country’s fastest growing pizza franchise, named Bryon Stephens as President. Since starting with Marco’s Pizza in 2004, Stephens has demonstrated significant success in his leadership roles as Vice President of Development, and Chief Operating Officer, a position he was promoted to in […]

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Another Broken Egg Café Hatches it’s Second Location in Baton Rouge with Events to Raise Money for Three Local Nonprofits

Double R Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the grand opening of their second Another Broken Egg Café (ABEC) location in Baton Rouge on Monday, April 21st at 9655 Perkins Road. Patrons interested in a sneak preview and wishing to support three very worthy local causes can dine prior to the official grand opening date. […]

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