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Bloomin’ Brands is Killing Discounting and Boosting Profitability

Bloomin’ Brands reinvigoration of Outback has, rightfully so, grabbed headlines in recent months. If you look back to the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the company shuttered 14 restaurants and followed by refranchising 54 corporate stores to longtime franchisee partners.

PJW Restaurant Group Names Jim Fris Chief Executive Officer

Bob Platzer, founder of PJW Restaurant Group, the largest and most successful family-owned restaurant group in the Delaware Valley, has named hospitality veteran Jim Fris Chief Executive Officer as Platzer assumes the Executive Chairman role.

Quaker Steak & Lube Unveils New Menu

Together with its franchise partners, Quaker Steak & Lube announced the launch of its new menu, which includes many fan-favorite classics along with new flavor combinations to provide guests with fresh and on-trend dining options, while staying true to the restaurant’s roots.
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Famous Toastery's Rapid Rise to Better-Breakfast Stardom

When Brian Burchill and Robert Maynard opened the first Famous Toastery in Huntersville, North Carolina, in 2005, they had no idea they would be where they are today. The duo wanted to open a better-breakfast restaurant that excelled in excellent service and food.

Shoney’s Serving Up Buffet, To-Go Meals on Thanksgiving

Shoney’s will serve as America’s Dinner Table this Thanksgiving, as it has without equal for more than 70 years.On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, Shoney's will feature its homestyle, All You Care to Eat, Freshly Prepared Thanksgiving Day Feast, starting at $14.

Red Lobster Now Offering Give a Gift, Get a Gift Gift Card Promotion

Red Lobster’s Give a Gift, Get a Gift holiday gift card promotion makes for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the seafood lover in your life.Right now, for every $50 you spend on Red Lobster gift cards, in-restaurant or online, you will receive a bonus card—good for $10 off on a future visit in the month of January.

Del Frisco's Builds Toward a Fresh Future

To put it lightly, this past year has been a transformational period in Del Frisco’s history. But whether or not these broad changes, including the acquisition of two brands and the sale of another, have bolstered or stressed the company’s portfolio is something chief executive Norman Abdallah took head on during Del Frisco’s third-quarter recap.

Hurricane Grill & Wings Debuts Winter Specials, Vegan Impossible Burger

FAT Brands Inc. parent company of Hurricane AMT, the restaurant franchise, which includes Hurricane Grill & Wings, Hurricane BTW, Hurricane Dockside Grill and Hurricane Sports Grill, announces their limited-time winter menu items, as well as the permanent addition of the Impossible Burger.

Dave & Buster’s Offering Free Impossible Burgers on November 13

Dave & Buster’s will celebrate the national launch of Impossible Burgers with free Impossible Burgers at all 117 locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico while supplies last.The Dallas-based restaurant and entertainment concept launched the Impossible Burger in September as part of a their Crafting Craveability and Health Halo initiatives, which promote a chef-crafted menu featuring quality ingredients.

Logan’s Roadhouse Names Industry Vet Tim Kaliher President

On the heels of its merger announcement with CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Logan’s Roadhouse tapped industry veteran Tim Kaliher chief operations officer and brand president.Before Logan’s Roadhouse, Kaliher was COO of Black Bear Diners, Inc.

Golden Corral Once Again Hosting Free Buffet for U.S. Military

On November 12, for the 18th consecutive year, Golden Corral restaurants across the country will once again thank more than 300,000 active duty and retired United States military personnel for their service with a free dinner buffet and beverage, while also raising donations for DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

Rusty Bucket to Host Companywide Hiring Blitz

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern is hosting a hiring blitz for all restaurant locations companywide. Open interviews will be held November 12-13.The hiring blitz will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.