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Quaker Steak & Lube Hires Corporate Chef

The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today it has hired chef André David Halston as the company’s corporate chef.

IHOP Opens First Airport Location

DineEquity, Inc. parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, announced that IHOP, the iconic brand famous the world over for bringing its guests "everything they love about breakfastSM" is opening its first airport location October 1 at the world's busiest passenger airport, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Darden Continues International Growth

Darden Restaurants, Inc. announced it has signed an area development agreement with Secret Recipe, a leading restaurant operator in Asia.  The company will initially develop 13 units under Darden's Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and LongHorn Steakhouse brands in Malaysia with the option for additional brands and locations in the future.

Hard Rock Cafes Celebrate Pinktober

Giving back never tasted so good as Hard Rock Cafe invites guests to enjoy pink-inspired desserts and drinks that benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and local breast cancer charities. To celebrate the 14th annual Pinktober campaign, Hard Rock Cafes around the world are serving up sweet support with pink menu items that carry the color of hope and raise funds for the cause.

Wingstop Signs Brigadier General to Develop Northern Virginia

Wingstop is expanding throughout Northern Virginia. The 591-unit wing chain recently signed a multi-unit development agreement with Brigadier General Joseph Bass to develop five stores in the area.Bass spent the last three decades serving in the United States Army, and with plans to retire this year, believes franchising is the perfect transition from a military career.

First Watch Restaurant to Open Deerfield Beach Restaurant

Award-winning Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch restaurant First Watch announced plans to open its seventh restaurant in Southeast Florida in early 2014. The restaurant, located at 3600 W. Hillsboro Blvd. in the Deerfield Mall, will employ approximately 25 people.

New Smokey Bones to Open in 2014

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill has rekindled its edgy positioning in casual dining. And now, the company is focused on igniting growth – with a plan to open new restaurants throughout the country.

BJ's Restaurants Opens in Dayton, Ohio

BJ's Restaurants announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Dayton, Ohio, on Monday, September 23. The new BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is located on a freestanding pad at the intersection of Austin Blvd.

Quaker Steak & Lube Expands to Warren, Ohio

The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced that it has signed an agreement with Thomas Terleski/Elmhurst Properties, Inc.

Twin Peaks Expands Deal to Include New Outposts in Missouri

Twin Peaks Restaurants announced an extended development agreement with St. Louis Lodge Ventures to open the concept’s first restaurants in Missouri.St. Louis Lodge Ventures is made up of longtime Kansas City restaurateurs - Paul Khoury, his son Patrick Khoury and Tom Petersen.

New Menu Items at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot fondue restaurant franchise with 138 locations in North America has introduced new Premium Cheese Fondue Dippers to its menu.  Guests can now complement any of The Melting Pot's cheese fondues with sliced Italian meats including capicola, mortadella, and salami accompanied by slices of summer sausage and cornichons.

Cracker Barrel Introduces New Wholesome Fixin’s

Now hungry restaurant-goers looking for their home-style favorites at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store can find them plus a whole lot more. The new Wholesome Fixin’s menu category features 11 low calorie, better-for-you choices, with fresh ingredients and full-bodied flavor.