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Carolina Ale House Opens Two Locations

Carolina Ale House is quickly expanding throughout the Southeast.  Last week, the brand’s footprint expanded to 23 locations, as new restaurants were opened in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Killeen, Texas.

Red Robin Introduces First of Gourmet Burger Line

Red Robin’s extensive burger menu is adding a first of its kind new burger to its lineup.  Inspired by the 2013 Best of the Bash Award Winner at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine (SOBEWFF) Amstel Light Burger Bash, the new Finest Smoke & Pepper Signature burger is available exclusively on the Red Robin menu.

Smithfield Beats National Averages for Injuries

When it comes to the rate of work-related injuries and illnesses, along with days missed from work, Smithfield Foods, Inc. beat the national averages for all industries, not just the meat industry and animal production segment, according to the U.

Applebee's Orders a New Round of Spirited Cuisine

Cooking with alcohol intimidates one in four Americans, according to a new survey by Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar.In fact, if it came down to it, men would be more comfortable cutting down their own Christmas trees and women would rather risk making a basket-weave pie crust from scratch before adding spirited flair to their at-home creations.

Twin Peaks Restaurant Opens in Metairie

Twin Peaks, a mountain-lodge themed sports restaurant, is opening its third Louisiana location in Metairie at 4436 Veterans Memorial Boulevard.Located inside the Clearview Shopping Center, Twin Peaks Metairie provides guests with more than 66 high-definition televisions, an indoor patio and fireplace, and computerized video poker.

Another Broken Egg Café Expands into South Florida

President/CEO and founder Ron Green of Another Broken Egg Cafe (ABEC) is pleased to announce the signing of a 40-store development agreement for South Florida with Double R Restaurant Group, ABEC’s  largest franchisee.

Wingstop Opens New Location in Copperas Cove

Wingstop fans in Central Texas will have a chance to enjoy their favorite wings in Copperas Cove at 3010 E. Highway 190.The new store is owner Jeff Orlando’s second in Central Texas and is readily accessible to Waco, Killeen, and Austin wing fans.

Wingstop Opens in Gresham, Oregon

Wingstop, also known as “The Wing Experts”, is now open to sauce and toss made-to-order wings at 2001 Northeast Burnside Road.This will be the 590-unit chicken wing chain’s second restaurant in the Portland area.

Wingstop Opens New Location in Chico, California

Wingstop enthusiasts in Northern California now have a chance to enjoy their favorite wings in Chico at 734 Mangrove Avenue.The new location is the 148th Wingstop restaurant in the Golden State and is the third location for brand partner Bob Uppal, who currently operates Wingstop restaurants in West Sacramento and Yuba City.

East Coast Wings & Grill Appoints New Director of Franchise System Training

East Coast Wings & Grill, one of the fast growing casual dining chicken wing franchises in the country, announced the appointment of Bryant Murray as Director of Franchise System Training.In the new position, Murray will take charge of all initial and ongoing franchisee training processes, as well as work closely with both the Field Operations and Unit Level Economics directors with specific system issues, all in the continual effort of driving strong unit level economics.

Shoney’s Offers Buffet Special

Pumpkin is the undisputed flavor of autumn, and Shoney’s is ready to pile on: with free pancakes, that is.The iconic All-American restaurant is offering free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, fresh and made-to-order, with any of its Legendary Breakfast Buffet purchases for a limited time at participating restaurants.

Fatburger and Buffalo's Cafe Opens Full-Service Restaurant

Fatburger, Hollywood’s burger franchise, opens its first full-service, co-branded location with sister brand Buffalo’s Cafe in Seattle. The brand looks forward to serving the community their refreshing hand-scooped shakes, juicy burgers, and signature chicken wings with full table service.

Bloomin’ Brands Names President of International Division

Bloomin' Brands Inc.  announced the appointment of Pat Murtha as executive vice president of Bloomin' Brands, and president, Bloomin' Brands International.In this role, Murtha will be responsible for helping define, develop, and implement the international growth strategy for Bloomin' Brands, and will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team.