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Rusty Bucket Promotes Jim Sauter to Vice President

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern announced the promotion of Jim Sauter from director of operations to vice president of the company. Sauter has more than 29 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

Applebee's Owner Still Plotting Acquisition

This past May, Dine Brands CEO Stephen Joyce hinted that the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP was in the market for a third brand. It appears that hasn’t changed. Joyce told Bloomberg Tuesday that “several conversations” are going on right now in regards to purchasing another chain.
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Red Robin Brings Back Oktoberfest Burger, Adds $1.99 Kids Deal

Red Robin is welcoming back one of its most popular gourmet burgers for fall, The Oktoberfest, to menus nationwide for a limited-time through October 31. The Oktoberfest features a fire-grilled gourmet burger topped with ham and melted Swiss on an artisan pretzel bun with beer mustard, caramelized onions and shredded romaine lettuce.

Red Lobster Eliminating Plastic Straws by 2020

Red Lobster announced Monday that it will begin offering plastic straws only upon request starting in November and will begin to replace plastic straws with an eco-friendly alternative straw by the end of 2020.

Why it's a New Era for America's Classic Sports Bar

For many years, the array of sports bars across the country, including the largest chain Buffalo Wild Wings, mid-sized Miller Ale House, and smaller chains like Glory Days Grill and Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, as well as independents, kept fans happy.

Applebee's Gets Spooky with Dollar Zombie in October

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar unveiled its most spine-chilling Neighborhood Drink of the Month yet, the new DOLLAR ZOMBIE. Head to participating Applebee's restaurants any day in October and trick-or-treat yourself to this electric-blue-colored drink topped with a gummy brain for just $1.

Select Hooters to Show Conor McGregor’s UFC Return

With Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated return to the UFC Octagon set for Saturday October 6, Hooters is giving fans the opportunity to catch all the action. At a majority of Hooters restaurants around the U.

East Coast Wings + Grill Propels Charlotte Expansion

East Coast Wings + Grill made serious development headway in the greater Charlotte area this year. Responding to increased demand, the full-service restaurant franchise opened its Indian Trail location in June, Waxhaw in July and third location under construction in Steel Creek.

Darden: 'Significant Amount of Work Ahead' with Cheddar's

The only real kink in Darden’s performance right now is Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, the 157-unit chain it spent nearly $800 million on last April. Darden had to lower its sales outlook at the end of fiscal 2018 in anticipation of Cheddar’s drag on sales.

How this Classic Steakhouse Inspires Lifelong Customers

With competition fierce, every restaurant is looking for ways to inspire loyalty from its customers. Lawry's the Prime Rib—Chicago decided to start at the beginning. The company created the Junior Carver Program, a loyalty program that focuses on children.

Pizza Inn Unveils Peel-A-Prize Sweepstakes

Pizza Inn is pulling out all the stops for the final months of its 60th anniversary year with its Peel-A-Prize sweepstakes.America’s Hometown Pizza Place is partnering with Coca-Cola to host Peel-A-Prize – a contest in which customers have a chance to win prizes when they buy a 32-ounce beverage at Pizza Inn.

IHOP Creates a Pumpkin Beer Inspired by Pancakes

On Monday, IHOP announced the release of IHOPS Pumpkin Pancake Stout, a limited-edition, fall-inspired craft beer brewed by Keegan Ales that pairs the flavor of pumpkin and seasonal spices with IHOP's World Famous Buttermilk pancakes into a rich, smooth stout.