Chain Restaurants

P.J.W. Restaurant Group Grows Corporate Tech Team

The P.J.W. Restaurant Group announced the hire of Dylan Maxwell as Senior Manager, Systems and Analytics. In this newly created role, Maxwell will serve as a critical member of the corporate team providing actionable insights into the financial, operational, and marketing programs to enhance customer satisfaction, grow revenue and increase productivity for the growing multi-concept operator responsible for P.

3 Takeaways from Darden’s Bombshell Announcement

Coinciding with the brand’s announcement of its Q3 earnings results, Darden Restaurants will add casual dining brand Cheddar’s to its portfolio that includes Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse.Why Did Darden Take This Gamble? Read More About it HereFrom expanding to-go offerings to focusing on real estate, here’s a look at how the company continues to improve its restaurants and how it plans to integrate Cheddar’s.

Why Darden is Taking a $780 Million Gamble on Cheddar’s

It isn’t every day that a major casual dining company precedes a financial review with a $780 million jolt. In this sector of the industry especially, it has become commonplace for organizations to huddle and guard their assets.

Umami Burgers Opens First International Location in Tokyo

As part of its global growth plan, sbe-owned Umami Burger makes its first move overseas to Japan with the opening of Umami Tokyo on March 24, 2017. The launch of Umami Tokyo is in partnership with Japanese-based Medeiros Holdings Co.

Velocity Wings Continues Expansion in Virginia

Velocity Wings continues to grow as restaurant developer/operator Jim Speros announced the newest location of Velocity Wings at Wellington Station in Manassas, Virginia. This will be the fourth corporate Northern Virginia Velocity Wings restaurant, joining locations in Purcellville, South Riding, and Bristow, which have become very popular neighborhood gathering places, known for its award-winning wings and Stock Yards Angus Beef burgers.

Wild Wing Cafe to Open 13th Georgia Location

Wild Wing Cafe, the destination for “hot wings, cold beer and good times,” announced that McDonough, Georgia, will be home to its 13th Georgia location. Located at 36 Mill Road in the Henry Town Center Shopping District, the restaurant is planned to open on March 24— just in time for March Madness and more.

Chili's Names New EVP to Lead Culinary Innovation

Brinker International, Inc. announced Steve Provost was named executive vice president and chief marketing and innovation officer of Chili's Grill & Bar. In this role, Provost will lead the brand's consumer insights, culinary innovation, and marketing teams.

Denny’s Introduces New Craft Burgers in Limited-Time Menu

Denny’s is inviting America to a delicious extravaganza with its new limited time “Big Burger Show” menu. Beginning Wednesday, guests may choose from a mouthwatering lineup of high-quality craft burgers, each hand-pressed and made-to-order with 100 percent beef and premium  ingredients such as thick-cut Honey Jalapeño Bacon, sweet bourbon sauce and Gouda cheese, starting at just $6.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Introduces New Spring Features Menu

Fans of fresh, seasonal ingredients, and smoky, grilled dishes are in luck. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, known for its bold flavors and classic American cuisine, has introduced its new Spring Features menu, showcasing delicious seasonal selections such as Steak Frites, Tequila Glazed Grilled Salmon, Hefeweizen-Steamed PEI Mussels and Wood Grilled Turkey Burger.

Shoney's Expands Seafood Offerings with 4 New Items

It's that time of year when fresh seafood is at the top of everyone's wish list and Shoney's has netted four great new items for its lineup, as well as an enhanced Friday Night Endless Seafood Freshly Prepared Real Food Bar.