Chain Restaurants

All Day Happy Hour is Coming to TGI Fridays on June 23

Thanks to the Summer Solstice, there will be more than 16 hours of sunshine to enjoy on Friday, making it the Longest Friday of the year. No surprise, 75 percent of adults prefer to Day Drink on Friday versus any other day of the work week.

Del Frisco's Opens in NYC's Battery Park City

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. announced the opening of a new Del Frisco’s Grille at Brookfield Place New York, at 250 Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City.  The restaurant marks the second Del Frisco’s Grille in New York City and the 24th for the concept.

Popular Texas Restaurant The Rustic Breaks Ground on Houston Location

The Rustic will soon break ground on its first Houston location in anticipation of an early summer 2018 grand opening.The concept is the brainchild of Kyle Noonan, Josh Sepkowitz, and Texas country artist Pat Green, whose love of the outdoors and live music helped bring The Rustic to life in Uptown Dallas in October 2013.

Hard Rock Names Stephen K. Judge President of Cafe Operations

Hard Rock International—owner of one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands—announced the appointment of Stephen K. Judge as President of Cafe Operations. In this new role, Judge will use his more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry to oversee daily operations for 176 corporate and franchise locations around the world, drive Hard Rock’s world-famous branded retail merchandise business while growing and strengthening the Hard Rock Cafe portfolio.

Zinburger Expands in New Jersey with Edison Opening

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, the upscale burger restaurant which offers gourmet burgers combined with perfectly paired wine selections, will be expanding their New Jersey footprint when it opens its Edison location on June 27 at the Edison Town Square, 1003 Route 1 in Edison.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Introduces Bold Summer Features Menu

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, known for its scratch kitchen and bold flavors, has unveiled its new Summer Features menu offering fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu, available June 21 to August 1, will showcase items such as Wood-Fired Pineapple Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin, Creole Seared Mahi, Mushroom and Chipotle Gouda Burger and Big Daddy Lemon Cake.

Shoney's New Restaurant Prototype Opens in Nashville

Shoney’s, the iconic, all-American restaurant brand, reopened its restaurant in Nashville on Donelson Pike after it underwent an extensive interior and exterior remodel. The new restaurant design will serve as the prototype for all newly constructed and remodeled Shoney’s locations nationwide.

Growler USA Teams Up with Stone Brewing for Summer Menu

National craft beer franchise Growler USA is kicking off summer with fresh, new limited time craft beer and food dishes. The new menu items stem from Growler USA’s partnership with Escondido, Ca based Stone Brewing, the 10th largest craft brewer in the nation.

Elizabeth Dahl Named Pastry Chef of Tory Miller's Graze and L'Etoile

James Beard Award winning Chef Tory Miller and Deja Food Group announced that Chef Elizabeth Dahl has joined their team as pastry chef of Graze and L’Etoile. Alongside her husband Tim Dahl, she owned the acclaimed capitol square restaurant Nostrano that garnered praise from local and national critics, earning Dahl a James Beard semifinalist nomination for Outstanding Pastry Chef.

Buffalo Wild Wings Selling Over 80 Restaurants

The refranchising of Buffalo Wild Wings has kicked into gear. The chicken-wing chain announced Monday that is now offering 83 company-owned restaurants for sale. These stores are located in Canada, Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, Northeast U.

Hwy 55 Opens First Restaurant in Illinois

Already a household name in its home state of North Carolina and a highly decorated brand in the restaurant industry and franchising community, Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries is bringing its All-American, retro-themed diner to Illinois.

Boston’s to Make Massachusetts Debut This Year

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, the casual dining concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, announced a two-unit agreement that will be the company’s debut in Massachusetts.

True Food Kitchen Opens its Doors in Bethesda

True Food Kitchen, the seasonally inspired health-driven restaurant, is now open in Bethesda, Maryland at the Solaire Building. Co-founded by integrative medicine specialist Dr. Andrew Weil and eight-time James Beard Award nominee for Restaurateur of the Year Sam Fox, the restaurant’s progressive and flavor-forward menu is rooted in the principles of Dr.