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O’Charley’s Launches $5 BurgerFrest Deal

As we enjoy the last weeks of summer, O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar is inviting backyard chefs to give their grills a rest and experience the return of BurgerFest—a $5 burger and fries offer available through August 9 at any of its more than 170 locations throughout the Southeast and Midwest.

Susan M. Collyns Joins Dine Brands' Board of Directors

Dine Brands Global, Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP restaurants, announced the appointment of Susan M. Collyns to the corporation’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Why Cheesecake Factory Took a $353M Gamble on Fox Restaurants

As The Cheesecake Factory wrapped up its second quarter of fiscal 2019, it announced a multi-million dollar deal to acquire Fox Restaurant Concepts and the remaining interest of North Italia. Instead of continuing as an investor, The Cheesecake Factory’s leadership decided it would be more beneficial to acquire renowned restaurateur Sam Fox’s company.

Denny’s Races Ahead in Refranchising Strategy

An ending is in sight for the hefty refranchising goal Denny’s set last year, with the brand closing on the sale of 37 company restaurants in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 alone.Last October, Denny’s announced a revitalization and growth strategy focused on selling between 90–125 company restaurants to franchisees—a move slated to boost business for development-focused operators, attract new well-capitalized franchisees, and make Denny’s business model lower-risk and asset-light.

Outback Kicks 'The Drug of Discounting'

Be wary of “the drug of discounting.” That’s the message from Bloomin’ Brands chief executive officer David Deno.“… You’ve got to be very careful of that,” he said Wednesday during the company’s second-quarter review.

Applebee’s Unveils Island-Inspired $1 Drink of the Month

Summer break may soon be coming to an end, but you can still get a taste of that island life all month long at Applebee’s. Starting Thursday, and for the rest of the month, escape to a participating Applebee’s restaurant to wind down at the new neighborhood tiki bar with the August Neighborhood Drink of the Month, the $1 Mai Tai.

Cheesecake Factory to Buy Fox Restaurant Concepts, North Italia for $308M

The integration process was going so smoothly The Cheesecake Factory decided to buy the entire company. The polished casual leader announced Wednesday afternoon it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Fox Restaurant Concepts and the remaining interest in North Italia, “reinforcing its leadership position in experiential dining,” the company said.

Hooters Launches Line of High-Quality Spirits

Hooters announced the launch of Hooters Spirits, a line of high quality spirits. The Hooters Spirits portfolio, which includes a premium array of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, American and cinnamon whiskey will be available at Hooters restaurants and select retailers around the country, starting in the Fall.

Another Broken Egg Revamps Itself Inside and Out

For a long time, Another Broken Egg remained stagnant. Clay Carson, the brand’s VP of franchise sales and real estate, says people in the industry wondered why the concept didn’t grow. It had done well in tourist destinations, but after an initial expansion in 2008, Another Broken Egg hit the brakes.

Maggiano's Offering Free Cheesecake Slices on July 30

Maggiano's Little Italy is offering a complementary slice of its best-selling Italian-American New York-Style Cheesecake with the purchase of an adult entrée.Maggiano's talented chefs dedicate 10 hours to making the Italian-American restaurant's top-notch cheesecake in-house daily.