Chain Restaurants

Bob Evans Sold to Red Lobster Owner

Bob Evans Restaurants announced Golden Gate Capital, a recognized national private equity firm with deep expertise in the restaurant industry, has entered into an agreement to purchase the restaurant business.

O’Charley’s Unveils New Advertising Campaign

O’Charley’s, a popular regional restaurant company with locations across 20 states, announced the debut of its new advertising campaign. The campaign seeks to bring awareness to the company’s core pillars—quality, value, experience, and relationships—and how O’Charley’s is committed to delivering southern hospitality to the everyday dining experience.

Michael Sullivan Named President and CEO of Rock & Brews

Rock & Brews, the family-friendly restaurant and entertainment concept co-founded by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS, along with Co-Founders and Managing Partners Hotelier/Restauranteur Michael Zislis and concert industry veterans Dave and Dell Furano, announced that Michael “Sully” Sullivan has been named President & Chief Executive Officer.

Olive Garden's 'Never-Ending' Promotion Takes the Next Step

Olive Garden is introducing the next phase in “never ending” with its new Never Ending Classics promotion. Available in restaurants now, the new limited-time offer gives guests unlimited servings of their most loved Olive Garden menu items, starting at $11.

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Names Brand Presidents

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. announced that the company named Ray Risley as Brand President of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and Scott C. Smith as Brand President of Sullivan’s Steakhouse, effective immediately.

Hickory Tavern Set to Open in Columbia, South Carolina

The Midlands in Columbia, South Carolina, is about to welcome Hickory Tavern, a neighborhood social gathering spot that is centered around a lively bar, serves great food and has a passion for sports and entertainment.

Heart-Shaped Pizza Campaign is Back at Boston’s

In an effort to provide 300,000 meals for hungry and malnourished kids across the country, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s) will launch its annual Boston’s Cares fundraising campaign on January 23.

RAM Restaurant Group Raises Nearly $8K for American Cancer Society

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, RAM Restaurant Group locations partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise nearly $8,000. All RAM and C.B. & Potts Restaurants and Breweries offered a unique Drink Pink menu with $1 from each purchase being donated to the ACS to help finish the fight.

STK Opens in Denver's LoDo District

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. opened the 14th STK restaurant in the heart of Denver’s LoDo District, steps from the iconic Larimer Square.The menu features numerous locally sourced dishes created exclusively for Denver by local Executive Chef William Tuggle and his team.

Beer Boosts Casual Dining

Each fall when I attend the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, there’s always a point when I stop whatever I’m doing, gaze across the hall of the Colorado Convention Center, and marvel at just how far beer has come.

Black Bear Diner Blossoms Into a National Favorite

Twenty-one years ago in Mount Shasta, California, Black Bear Diner opened its doors with the goal of being a small restaurant serving its community. That commitment to the community continues today but what started as a single location has blossomed into 85 locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

The Melting Pot Signs Second 'Path to Grow' Franchise Agreement

The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc, announced it has signed its second franchise agreement funded by its “Path to Grow” financing program (PGP), granting ownership of the Destin, Florida Melting Pot to Lucinda Hollis, who is currently an area manager of the brand’s Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina locations.

Cantina Laredo to Open in Jackson, Mississippi in Summer 2017

Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc. announced plans to open a Cantina Laredo restaurant in The District at Eastover in Jackson, Mississippi, in summer 2017.Cantina Laredo, featuring modern Mexican cuisine, will serve authentic Mexican dishes and drinks using only the best ingredients.

Hopdoddy Plans to Open 6 to 8 New Locations in 2017

Hopdoddy Burger Bar, serving craft burgers and local beer with a lively neighborhood vibe, is projected to open six to eight locations in 2017 in new and existing markets. The Austin-born burger joint will make its debut in Nashville at the historic Hillsboro Village and in the budding Texas A&M Bio-corridor in Bryan-College Station.

Ruby Tuesday Unveils Upgraded Salad Bar Nationwide

Keeping those New Year’s resolutions just got a lot easier thanks to Ruby Tuesday’s new Endless Garden Bar. Ruby Tuesday has an all-new, expanded Endless Garden Bar with more than 55 ingredients—nearly double the number of items offered on the previous Garden Bar—at all locations.