So You Have a Successful Restaurant. Now What?

So You Have a Successful Restaurant. Now What?

August 26, 2014

“Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem” is a statement often attributed to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Any entrepreneur with a successful restaurant venture faces an interesting prospect: Is the next move to open another restaurant that mirrors the successful one in another location? Or is it better […]

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Farmer Boys Names Kenny Hom as Vice President of Operations; Creates New Role of Vice President of Development

Farmer Boys Names Kenny Hom as Vice President of Operations; Creates New Role of Vice President of Development

August 26, 2014

Seventy-nine-unit restaurant chain makes changes to its executive team Farmer Boys announced today that Kenny Hom joins the company as Vice President of Operations. Kevin Kelly, formerly VP of Operations, will take on the newly created role of Vice President of Development. “With our focus on growth, Farmer Boys needs a VP of Development,” said […]

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DineEquity CEO Julia Stewart on Transformation of IHOP and Applebee's

DineEquity CEO Julia Stewart on Transformation of IHOP and Applebee’s

August 26, 2014

The demand for fast casual food has grown so much in the past few years that many people won’t consider sitting down to eat anymore. Julia Stewart, the CEO at DineEquity is working to reverse that trend by polishing up the IHOP experience. The work is paying off with the chain seeing increases in same-store […]

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Healthy Choices at Cotixan Mexican Food

Healthy Choices at Cotixan Mexican Food

August 26, 2014

Two San Diego locations now serving Healthy Dining menu options Finding fresh and flavorful healthy menu choices that will satisfy your cravings for Mexican food is more convenient than ever, thanks to Healthy Dining’s newest restaurant partner, Cotixan Mexican and Seafood Restaurants. With two locations in Chula Vista, CA, Cotixan features menu options handpicked by […]

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Pie Five Pizza Revolution Arrives in Maryland

Pie Five Pizza Revolution Arrives in Maryland

August 26, 2014

Trend-setting fast-casual pizza chain set to open state’s first location on Aug. 29 The wait is finally over for pizza lovers throughout the Old Line State, as Maryland’s first Pie Five Pizza Co. restaurant is set to open in Frederick this week. Area residents will officially welcome the trend-setting pizza eatery, located at 200 Shorebird […]

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Is Free a Good Strategy for Your Bar?

Is Free a Good Strategy for Your Bar?

August 26, 2014

Does your bar give things away for free? You might think that simply giving away things is counterproductive. Of course you shouldn’t give away everything your bar sells, but that doesn’t mean that giving away things on a smaller scale can’t be a great idea. In fact, free might be an awesome strategy for your […]

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New Restaurant Trends Include Transparency in Design

New Restaurant Trends Include Transparency in Design

August 26, 2014

With foodies flocking to the restaurants willing to offer them a trendy experience, many smaller restaurants are going broke trying to keep up with the changes. However, there is a range of real and trendy updates an establishment can make to catch the eye of foodies without chasing short-lived trends that become old news after […]

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Q&A with Bennigan's CEO Paul Mangiamele

Q&A with Bennigan’s CEO Paul Mangiamele

August 26, 2014

Since taking the helm at Bennigan’s in 2011, Paul Mangiamele has championed several game-changing initiatives aimed at revolutionizing the casual dining category and bringing the iconic brand back to its Legendary status. As chronicled in his 2013 book, Bennigan’s Return to Relevance: Bleeding Green 25/8, Paul has helped transform the organization through a focus on […]

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Local Pie Five Pizza Doesn't Let Anyone Crash Their Party, Sets Grand Re-Opening For Aug. 26

Local Pie Five Pizza Doesn’t Let Anyone Crash Their Party, Sets Grand Re-Opening For Aug. 26

August 26, 2014

Matthews restaurant welcomes customers back with $5 pie offer When a local driver hit the gas instead of the brakes while pulling up to the Pie Five Pizza off Matthews Township Parkway earlier this month, she redefined the notion of “drive-thru” service. Fortunately, only one person sustained minor injuries from the Aug. 15 accident. A […]

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Hurricane Grill & Wings Announces New Restaurant in Bemidji

Hurricane Grill & Wings Announces New Restaurant in Bemidji

August 26, 2014

Tropical-themed Casual Dining Franchise Set To Open New Location in Minnesota Hurricane Grill & Wings, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant, continues its nation-wide expansion with a new location in Bemidji, Minnesota. The family-friendly restaurant invites local residents to come in and Live with Flavor where guests can enjoy a variety of sizzling wings, delectable entrees and […]

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Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet Make September Family Nights Picture Perfect With Foto Fun Box

Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet Make September Family Nights Picture Perfect With Foto Fun Box

August 26, 2014

Family-style restaurants help families get into character on Thursday nights, starting September 4 Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet are making dinnertime more snap worthy with the Foto Fun Box, available every Thursday night in September as part of Family Night. All 324 family-style restaurants will feature a Foto Fun Box filled with an […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 08/26/14

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 08/26/14

August 26, 2014

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). ONO HAWAIIAN BBQ of Diamond Bar, CA has increased by 7 units, from 47 to 54 (15% growth).    These are quick serve restaurants with seating for around 50.  […]

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AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference For Restaurateurs & Food Service Professionals Features Best-in-Class Roster of Speakers - Restaurateurs, Chefs, Physicians, Trainers & More

AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference For Restaurateurs & Food Service Professionals Features Best-in-Class Roster of Speakers – Restaurateurs, Chefs, Physicians, Trainers & More

August 26, 2014

AllergyEats, the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, has finalized their roster of best-in-class speakers for the 3rd annual AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs & Food Service Professionals: How to Maximize Safety and Increase Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue.  The expert panelists for the upcoming conference will include well-respected restaurateurs that excel at accommodating […]

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Texan Brings a Piece of the Lone Star State to Tri-Cities with Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Texan Brings a Piece of the Lone Star State to Tri-Cities with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

August 26, 2014

Kennewick Location Opens with Three-Day Grand Opening Celebration Dan Pelfrey grew up eating barbecue in Texas and on Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m., he’ll bring a little bit of Texas to the Tri-Cities when he opens Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Kennewick. To celebrate, he’s throwing a three-day grand opening celebration. Tri-Cities will have more […]

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