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eMonitor Enhanced with Food Safety Support for Restaurant Chains

Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the award-winning eMonitorTM energy, water, and asset management system, has announced a critical new food safety feature. It has been designed to support chain restaurants' need to monitor refrigeration and food preparation equipment temperatures across all locations.

Hooters Introduces New Summer Menu

Hooters of America, LLC, today announced it is dishing out a new summer menu designed to honor its heritage as the classic beach joint established in Clearwater, Florida. The “Back to the Beach” menu will include favorite seafood dishes such as blackened mahi sandwich, Cajun shrimp, drunken shrimp, mussels, and snow crab legs.

Waffle House in the Eye of the Storm

As summer storm season starts, the nation looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and FEMA looks to Waffle House. FEMA administrator Craig Fugate coined the “Waffle House Index” in 2011 after an F5 tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri.

Quaker Steak & Lube Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day with Free Wings

The casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today a special promotion to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29. Guests who donate a non-perishable item from July 22 through July 29 will receive a voucher for a free sprinster (6 piece) of wings valid for redemption on National Chicken Wing Day.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Coming to West Covina, California

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, the award-winning restaurant concept that serves savory, Southern-style food in 17 full-service, high-energy restaurants throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, will open a new location at the Westfield West Covina shopping center in the first quarter of 2014.

Bennigan’s Rolls Out All-American Summer Menu

It’s getting hot outside, but Bennigan’s has teamed with Hormel Foods to introduce a cool All-American Summer menu featuring several new items along with a few of the restaurant’s traditional favorites.

Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens Fifth Long Island Restaurant

Hurricane Grill & Wings introduces its largest Long Island restaurant in Garden City. The family-friendly restaurant known for its relaxed atmosphere and award-winning wings, welcomes local residents to experience the bold island flavors that have made New York one of the franchise’s fastest growing markets.

First Watch Plans Opening Of Third Pittsburgh-Area Restaurant

Award-winning Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch restaurant First Watch announced plans to open its third Pittsburgh-area restaurant in mid-2014.The restaurant will be located in McCandless Crossing, a mixed-use retail center under development at the corner of McKnight Road and Cumberland Road, and will employ approximately 25 people.

Revitalized Huddle House Reveals Growth Plans

Following three consecutive years of comp sales growth and the successful launch of a new contemporary restaurant prototype, Huddle House announced plans today to open 135 new restaurants throughout the Southeast and Texas over the next five years.

Max's Wine Dive to Serve Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

Max’s Wine Dive, with locations throughout Texas in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, will begin serving gluten friendly Fried Chicken on Saturday, July 6 for guests to enjoy in time for National Fried Chicken Day.

FSR 50: Five Segments, Fifty Leaders

The FSR 50 salutes top performers whose 2012 revenues led the industry across five segments of the full-service restaurant industry: Casual Dining; Family Dining; Upscale Dining; Restaurant Groups; and Independent Operators.