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Comeback-Driven Red Robin Kicks Up Refranchising Efforts

Among the many tenets in Red Robin’s vast comeback plan, refranchising is one initiative expected to ramp up shortly. The burger brand is currently corporate heavy, with only 89 of its 573 units franchised, although this has been a push two years in the making.

Red Lobster Shares How to Hack its Lobster & Waffles Dish

Red Lobster is sharing how fans can HACK its To-Go menu to recreate Lobster & Waffles—a guest-favorite featuring the iconic Cheddar Bay Biscuit in waffle form and crispy fried Maine lobster tail—from the comfort of their own home.

How Restaurants Can Win the Next Wave of Off-Premises

Ten or so years ago, pizza parlors and Chinese restaurants delivered food, and most other full-service eateries didn’t. Now? “The masses want home delivery, not just a few people who want convenience,” says Bruce Reinstein, partner at Chicago, Illinois-based Kinetic 12, a foodservice consulting firm.

TAO Group Raising Money for World Autism Awareness Month

Global hospitality company TAO Group and TAO Cares announced its mission for World Autism Awareness Month for the fourth consecutive year. Once again, for the entire month of April, all of TAO Group’s restaurant brands nationwide – including TAO Uptown, TAO Downtown, LAVO, Bodega Negra, Vandal, Beauty & Essex, Legasea, Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge and Egghead in New York City; TAO, LAVO and Beauty & Essex in Las Vegas; TAO, Beauty & Essex, The Highlight Room and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar in Los Angeles; TAO in Chicago; as well as nightlife brands such as Avenue, Marquee, TAO Nightclub, LAVO Nightclub, and PHD – will raise money through sales of special “blue-themed” food and beverage items in honor of the official color for Autism Awareness.

Carrabba’s Giving Away Lasagne with Orders Through March 31

Starting Thursday and running through March 31, when guests dine-in and enjoy one of Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s three signature dishes—wood-grilled Chicken Bryan, savory Chicken Marsala, or creamy Pollo Rosa Maria from their Carrabba’s Today, Carrabba’s Tomorrow menu—they will take home a free order of Lasagne.

Firebirds' New Spring Menu Includes Game of Thrones Wines

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, known for its bold flavors and classic American cuisine, brings fresh seasonal ingredients and smoky, grilled dishes to its new Spring Features menu, which includes Crispy Flounder Filet, Southwest Steak Salad, Wood Grilled Striped Bass and the Impossible Burger.

Huddle House Adds Prime Rib Tips and Stuffed Hashbrowns for Limited Time

Huddle House’s menu has officially hit its prime with the announcement of an all-new, limited time lineup of Prime Rib Tips and Stuffed Hashbrowns menu options at all locations across the country.The new menu items are available now through June 2 for dine in or carry out, ensuring Huddle House fans can count on real homestyle food, freshly prepared, any way or anywhere they like it.

Flynn Restaurant Group Promotes Jaci Lee to General Counsel

Flynn Restaurant Group, the largest restaurant franchisee in the U.S., announced the internal promotion of Jacqueline (Jaci) Lee to General Counsel. In this role, Lee will oversee a wide range of legal matters for over 1,200 restaurants nationwide.

California Pizza Kitchen Unveils Globally Inspired Menu for Spring

California Pizza Kitchen welcomes guests to celebrate the start of spring with a new selection of globally inspired seasonal menu items launching nationwide. Featuring the freshest ingredients bursting with creative international flavors, CPK’s new seasonal menu includes the Spicy Milano Pizza, Sticky Asian Cauliflower, and new varieties of CPK’s innovative, hand-crafted Sangrias made with premium wines and spirits.

Abuelo’s Offering Free Delivery Through April 8

Abuelo’s Mexican restaurant is offering free delivery for three full weeks starting in March.From March 18 through April 8, fans won’t have to worry about missing a second of their favorite team and can place an online order with no delivery fee.

Why are So Many Restaurants Going Bankrupt?

In recent months and years, the restaurant industry has seen its share of bankruptcies, including, but not limited to, filings from Bertucci’s, Logan’s Roadhouse, Real Mex Restaurants, fast casual Noon Mediterranean, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Scotty’s Brewhouse, Ruby’s Diner, and Iron Chef Jose Garces.

STK Makes Tennessee Debut with New Nashville Location

The One Group Hospitality, Inc. today announced the opening of STK Nashville, the brand’s first restaurant in Tennessee. Located in the Gulch neighborhood of Nashville at 700 12th Avenue South, the opening marks the continued global expansion of the STK brand and the second restaurant opening of 2019.

Pick a Perfect Bracket, Win an Entire Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant

With Selection Sunday behind us, Buffalo Wild WIngs is launching its March Madness program to put it on the front lines for all the buzzer beaters, OT thrillers and Cinderella stories. On Monday, America’s largest sports bar announced its “unbustable” Bracket Pick ‘Em Daily Tourney Game, where over 500 prizes are up for grabs—including a chance to win a fully customized Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.