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Paradise Biryani Pointe Opens in Manhattan

A welcome addition to New York City’s dining landscape, Paradise Biryani Point (77 Lexington Avenue) is captivating discriminating palates with its rich and authentic biryani—a centuries-old recipe of slow-cooked meat and basmati rice, seasoned to perfection with brand founder Raj Gowlikar's hand-mixed spices.

Twin Peaks Targets Southwest Florida for New Locations

Twin Peaks Restaurants has signed a multi-unit development agreement to open four locations along the Southwest coast of Florida.WARM Restaurants will open all four restaurants throughout the Fort Meyers, Sarasota, Naples, and Bradenton areas over the next several years, beginning with the first location in Naples as early as next summer.

Tara Walpert Levy Elected to the Bloomin' Brands Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Bloomin' Brands, Inc. elected Tara Walpert Levy as a director of the Company effective July 31, 2013. Levy will also serve on the Audit Committee.Levy is managing director of Global Ads Marketing for Google, where she leads the company's communications and market development for major clients and partners, and video product marketing worldwide.

DineEquity Reports Strong Second Quarter Results

DineEquity, the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2013.“DineEquity’s second quarter included a number of accomplishments.

Huddle House Hires New Director of Culinary Innovation

Huddle House, the 400-unit franchise known for its warm atmosphere, comfort food, and value pricing, announced today it has hired Sean McLendon as director of Culinary Innovation.As a restaurant industry veteran with an extensive background in the causal and fine dining segments, McLendon will contribute to Huddle House’s brand evolution by offering expertise in menu optimization.

Regional Chain Restaurants Take Their Time

They may not have the major marketing budgets that national chains have, but smaller full-service chains have found effective strategies to endear themselves to consumers in a big way.Sometimes it’s as simple as pacing the progress, often it involves menu engineering, but always it demands agile and consistent execution.

Famous Dave's Shares Second Quarter Financial Report

Famous Dave's of America reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2013.Revenues increased 5 percent over the second quarter of 2012 to $43.4 million, and same-store sales increased 3.

Top 10 Full-Service Franchise Opportunities

Full-service restaurants account for 5 percent of all franchised establishments in the U.S., notes Rick Bisio, franchise consultant and author of The Educated Franchisee. And while opportunities abound, full-service restaurants remain a capital-intensive venture.

Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern Opens in Indiana

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. ("DRH" or the "Company"), the creator, developer, and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings, today announced it opened its newest Bagger Dave's in Avon, Indiana on Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Dave & Buster’s Re-Invents Summer Cocktails

Dave & Buster’s has done it again! As part of the chains on-going quest to bring “what’s hot” to guests this summer, they have created some new drinks.So what makes these cocktails different? Two of the drinks feature flavored ice cubes, something typically found only in upscale cocktail lounges at high prices.

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q Unveils New Branding

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q is updating its image, and it is doing so by tapping into its roots. Franchisees cheered the unveiling of the revamped Sonny’s BBQ that includes the new name, logo, décor, and prototype restaurant.