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Bad Daddy's Breaks Through the Burger Mold

A good concept can work even in an auspicious time. In 2008, the U.S. economy was staggering during the throes of The Great Recession. Many consumers were batting down the hatches and focusing exclusively on necessities.

IHOP Delivery Goes National with DoorDash

IHOP took a “critical step” in its off-premises expansion Tuesday. In the latest news in what’s been an eventful 60th year in business, the Dine Brands chain announced the rollout of its first, and largest, national delivery program to date.
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The Refresh of Brio Tuscan Grille, Bravo Cucina Gets Underway

Following the $100 million sale of 110-unit Bravo Brio Restaurant Group to Spice Private Equity, a Swiss subsidiary of investment firm GP Investments, American restaurateur Bradley D. Blum and the Brazilian-based firm announced the formation of a new restaurant company, FoodFirst Global Restaurants, Inc.

Pizza Inn Honors Top Franchisees at Convention

Pizza Inn, the international pizza restaurant with a local hometown feel, honored its top franchisees at the annual Pizza Inn Convention in Orlando, Florida. On Tuesday, June 26, the brand honored multiple franchisees including Michael Moore as Franchisee of the Year for exemplary dedication to customer satisfaction, community service and team leadership.

Oprah Bets Big on True Food Kitchen

If ever a single individual could usher in the next wave in dining—or fitness or reading or philosophy—it would almost certainly be Oprah Winfrey. News broke Wednesday that Winfrey would be investing an undisclosed sum in health-focused chain True Food Kitchen.

Famous Dave's Finds its Sweet Spot

This past May, Famous Dave’s turned a corner. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based barbecue brand reported its first quarter of profitability since Q2 of 2016, posting net income of $998,000, or 13 cents per share, compared to net loss of $1.

Zea Rotisserie & Bar Headed to Ridgeland in Mississippi

Zea Rotisserie & Bar, part of Taste Buds Management, will soon open its location in Ridgeland, a suburb of Jackson, Mississippi, in The Renaissance at the Colony Park. With an anticipated opening of Q3 2019, the restaurant will feature an expanded bar area, communal seating and outdoor dining options as well as an exposed kitchen.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Hits the Comeback Trail

In Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” he crooned, “Each time I find myself flat on my face/I pick myself up and get back in the race.” And that description fits Romano’s Macaroni Grill, a full-service Italian eatery based in Denver that has faced severe doldrums, but is showing recent signs of bouncing back.

Maggiano's Little Italy Offering BOGO Delivery Deal on July 10

Today, when guests order Maggiano's Little Italy for delivery through DoorDash, they can take advantage of a delicious offer while saving on the cost. Guests who order Maggiano's' Spaghetti and Meatball pasta will receive a second order of Spaghetti and Meatballs (for the first 5,000 entrees) compliments of the chef, plus no delivery fees.

All You Can Eat Riblets & Chicken Tenders Return to Applebee's for $12.99

All You Can Eat Riblets & Chicken Tenders are back at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar for only $12.99. Guests can now enjoy an unlimited abundance of saucy goodness of tender Applewood-smoked pork riblets dripping in Honey BBQ or Spicy Texas BBQ sauce, and chicken tenders, juicy, breaded and piled high and dunked in Honey Dijon mustard, served with endless classic fries and a serving of coleslaw for only $12.