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Red Robin Adds New Master Cheese Burger to Menu

Red Robin is lighting up its menu with new additions and limited-time offerings for the holidays. Beginning Monday, Red Robin guests can savor The Master Cheese, a new Black Angus burger with a duo of melted extra-sharp Cheddar and Provolone cheeses, Bistro Sauce, dill pickle planks, shredded romaine and tomatoes on a toasted brioche bun and served with Bottomless Steak Fries, which means free refills.
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How Outback Got Customers Talking Again

Outback has, mostly, taken its business off the discounting track. Across Bloomin’ Brands entire portfolio, which includes Carrabba’s, Bonefish, and Fleming’s, discounting dropped 19 percent in the second quarter.

Huddle House Earns High Franchise Marks

Huddle House announced that it has been named to Franchise Times’ Top 200+ list, which is an exclusive ranking of the 500 largest franchises. Based on the company’s worldwide system sales and number of locations, Huddle House has been rated number 224 alongside the largest franchises in its industry.

Hooters Offering Free Wings Deal with Uber Eats in Honor of 35th Anniversary

To commemorate Hooters 35th anniversary, Uber Eats has an free offer for fans to join in on the celebration. From October 13-19, Uber Eats is exclusively offering guests a free order of 10 Original Hooters Wings, which has become one of America’s most iconic foods since Hooters first launched in October 1983.

First Watch Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Debut Cookbook

To commemorate its 35th anniversary, FirstWatch Restaurants, Inc., the award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, will release its first ever cookbook, Yeah, It’s Fresh (Story Farm, $23.95.) Available beginning November 5 at all nationwide First Watch locations, the 160-page book features 75 recipes including beloved favorites like Smoked Salmon & Roasted Vegetable Frittata, Floridian French Toast and The Elevated Egg Sandwich.

Black Bear Diner Launches Delivery through DoorDash

Black Bear Diner, the fast-growing, family dining concept that offers a one-of-a-kind experience and home-style comfort food classics in a friendly, bear-themed atmosphere, this week launched delivery at available locations thanks to a partnership with DoorDash.

Pizza Inn Signs 3 New Franchise Deals

Pizza Inn is growing faster than ever, bringing its Original Buffet and fresh pizza to more towns across the country.Bob Bafundo, president of RAVE Restaurant Group, announced today that the company has executed three new Franchise Agreements.

GameWorks Launches Chef-Driven Food Concept

GameWorks, Inc. is bringing a new food-focused vision to life. The seven-unit entertainment-driven brand launched a chef-driven restaurant concept, The Works Kitchen at GameWorks, across all of its locations.

Expanding Growler USA Elevates the Craft Concept

Growler USA, as the name suggests, has the beer part covered. Yet even in an industry as compelling as craft beer, you could argue the concept had it too covered. As in the suds-focused name soaked the rest of its features, including the basic fact Growler USA is a full-service restaurant.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Unveils Fall Menu, Expands Happy Hour Lineup

Romano’s Macaroni Grill unveiled eight fall-inspired favorites that have been added to the menu for a limited time. Fall classics from Osso Bucco to Braised Lamb Shank and Pumpkin Cheesecake take center stage on the seasonal menu and are now available at participating locations nationwide.