La Madeleine Country French Café has announced that John Cahill, a 10-year veteran at la Madeleine, has been named chief operating officer. In his new role, Cahill will manage strategic direction of the brand while overseeing the operations, culinary, marketing, and purchasing functions.
American Blue Ribbon Holdings has announced the promotion of Mickey Mills to president of O’Charley’s. Mills was previously vice president of operations for O’Charley’s and has been with the Nashville-based casual dining chain since 2010.
Lou Moshakos, president and owner of LM Restaurants, Inc., has released plans to expand the Carolina Ale House brand by at least seven additional locations over the next 12 to 18 months, creating more than 800 new jobs.
Newcomer to the Atlanta restaurant scene First Watch continued its expansion in the metro area this week with the opening of a restaurant in the Vinings-Smyrna area. The 3,031 sq. ft. breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant is located at 1675 Cumberland Pkwy.
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, with more than 110 family dining locations in the Western United States including California, Arizona, and Nevada, has announced the newest addition to its legendary menu – online and mobile ordering.
New Johnny Rockets restaurants have opened in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, two Gulf Arab States previously developed by the iconic all-American chain in a geographic area positioned for further expansion.The new restaurants at Kipco Tower (formerly known as United Tower) and Riyadh Exit 5 offer the flavorful all-American fare, upbeat music, timeless ambiance, and engaging dining experience that guests have enjoyed since the first Johnny Rockets restaurant on the Arabian Peninsula opened more than 17 years ago.
DineEquity, Inc., parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, has announced that IHOP is expanding into the Asia Pacific region for the first time via a franchise relationship with InterDine Corp.
California Pizza Kitchen has launched two new seasonal menu items that embrace world flavors – California style. The Brussels + Bacon Pizza and Roasted Beets with Whipped Goat Cheese Salad small plate will be available in all California Pizza Kitchen locations through the end of March.
For sale: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Inc.Is it a surprise? Not really. But the situation isn’t unique to McCormick & Schmick’s—many restaurants have had a hard time keeping their businesses running in the last few years.