Chain Restaurants

BJ’s Restaurants Opens in Columbia, Maryland

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announced the opening of its restaurant in Columbia, Maryland. The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on February 20, in the Columbia Crossing shopping center at 6181 Columbia Crossing Circle.

Red Robin Opened 26 Restaurants in 2016

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a casual dining restaurant chain serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 25, 2016.

Mimi’s Adds Fire-Grilled Seafood Skewers to the Menu

Mimi’s, the popular neighborhood cafe offering French-inspired American comfort food, has some limited-time menu additions to help you celebrate with family and friends, including Seafood Skewers, a can’t miss Surf N’ Turf and several new Blackboard Features.

Cracker Barrel Reports 11th Consecutive Quarter of Growth

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. reported its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 ended January 27.Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 HighlightsCompared to the prior year second quarter, comparable store restaurant sales increased 0.

Bloomin’ Brands Plans to Ramp Up Off-Premise Dining

In a self-described challenging year for Bloomin’ Brands, the casual-dining company decided to close 43 underperforming restaurants while increasing its delivery efforts to give customers a differentiated dining experience.

DineEquity's CEO to Resign as Applebee's Sales Plummet

DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, announced that chairman and chief executive officer and interim president of the Applebee's business unit Julia Stewart will resign from the company, effective March 1, 2017.

Bloomin' Brands to Shutter 43 Restaurants

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 25, 2016 compared to the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 27, 2015.Highlights for Q4 2016 include the following:Repurchased 1.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Opens in Lake Worth

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, a full-service casual dining restaurant, will officially open the doors to its new Lake Worth location at 6700 NW Loop 820 Freeway February 20, that features an open kitchen, carry out entrance, and contemporary design elements.

Johnny Rockets Continues to Grow Internationally

Johnny Rockets continues to experience international growth, opening new restaurants in Latin America and Asia and signing development deals to open restaurants in the Caribbean, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Boston’s Signs Multi-Unit Deal in Mexico

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, the casual dining concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, announced the signing of a franchise deal that will bring eight Boston’s restaurants to areas across Mexico by 2020.

BJ’s Restaurants Opens in in Noblesville, Indiana

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announced the opening of its restaurant in Noblesville, Indiana. The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on February 13 on the southwest corner of Campus Parkway and Cabela Parkway in the new Noblesville retail corridor at 13003 Campus Parkway.

Denny’s Donating $1 million to No Kid Hungry

As part of its commitment to feeding the communities in which it serves, Denny’s will donate $1 million to No Kid Hungry to end childhood hunger in the U.S. This year’s donation will help provide 10 million meals to children in need across the country, marking this the largest contribution made by Denny’s in the company’s six-year partnership with No Kid Hungry.