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Bar Louie Opening New Location in Arlington, Virginia

Bar Louie announced the opening of their newest location in Arlington, Virginia. When Bar Louie opens its doors on December 26th, it will be the sixth metro D.C. location for the Texas based brand with additional locations in Ashburn, Hampton, Rockville, D.

First Watch to Open Eighth Cincinnati-Area Restaurant

First Watch announced plans to open its eighth restaurant in the Cincinnati-area in the summer of 2014. The restaurant will employ approximately 25 people.The new 3,500-square-foot restaurant, along with TGI Friday’s and Potbelly’s, will be located in a to-be-developed extension of the Northgate Mall near the Colerain Avenue and Springdale Road intersection.

O’Charley’s Expands Leadership Team

American Blue Ribbon Holdings announced the hiring of three strategic leadership positions at O’Charley’s during a continued time of investment and resurgence for the classic casual dining brand.

Bagger Dave's Opens in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Diversified Restaurant Holdins opened its newest Bagger Dave's in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Sunday, December 15."We accomplished our aggressive Bagger Dave's expansion plans with the opening of our seventh location this year," says Michael Ansley, president and CEO.

Hesperia Opens its First Wingstop

Wing enthusiasts of San Bernardino County now have a new location to satisfy their wing fix! Wingstop, the award-winning chicken wing chain with 600-plus restaurants, opens its first location in Hesperia, California.

Freebirds World Burrito Celebrates Christmas

On December 15th, Freebirds World Burrito, the fast casual burrito concept owned by Tavistock Restaurants, celebrated Christmas a few weeks early with nearly 60 disadvantaged children at Arms of Hope, a not-for-profit Christian care organization that assists children and single-mother families in need.

Quaker Steak & Lube Continues Corporate Expansion

Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced the acquisition of five restaurants in North Carolina, Indiana, and Virginia. Previously owned by 3G Management, the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants in Concord, North Carolina; Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Newport News, Harrisonburg, and Fredericksburg, Virginia, are corporate owned and operated.

Drinks Americas Announces Day of the Dead Craft Beer

Drinks Americas a leading U.S. broker for authentic Mexican craft beer announces their newest brand Day of the Dead Craft Beer is now being served at 25 Taco Mac Sports Grills.Taco Mac Sports Grill is a family-friendly casual dining restaurant serving delicious, All-American grill favorites, the largest selection of craft, imported, and domestic beers on draft, and the best sports watching environment anywhere.

Buffalo Wild Wings Names Director of Culinary Innovation

Buffalo Wild Wings, the destination for wings, beer and sports, has named award-winning chef Amy Smith director of culinary innovation. Smith will be responsible for creating, executing, and overseeing an annual product development plan and ensuring it aligns with restaurant operations.

New Hooters Restaurant Opens in Pretoria, South Africa

Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. a minority holder in the privately held parent company of the Hooters brand Hooters Of America, and a franchisee of international Hooters restaurants, has announced the grand opening of its Hooters restaurant in South Africa's fifth largest city and capital, Pretoria.