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Quaker Steak & Lube Chats Social Media Strategy, and the Power of World-Class Service

Since 2017, Bruce Lane has served as VP of operations and franchise services for Quaker Steak & Lube. Serving more than 30 million wings annually, with bottled sauces for retail sale, and winning the title of “Best Wings USA,” I wanted to know more about the successful marketing behind the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant chain, which has 40-plus locations across the U.

JINYA Ramen Bar Heats Up Expansion

One of the fastest-growing franchises in the United States, JINYA Ramen Bar is heating up with its first-ever locations in Colorado and Louisiana. Franchise industry veteran Brad Smith, president of Ramen Restaurant Company LLC, is teaming up with the ramen concept’s parent company, JINYA Holdings Inc.

Primanti Bros. Opens at Pittsburgh International Airport

Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar—the 86-year-old, Pittsbugh-based casual purveyor of sandwiches topped with French fries—has more than doubled the number of restaurants it operates since 2013. After two years of regional expansion in five states, Primanti Bros.

Carrabba’s Hosting Carnevale Celebration March 20 for $40 Per Person

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is bringing the Carnevale Celebration on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m., complete with Venetian masks, Aperol Spritz glasses and festive food and drinks and for just $40 a person, guests will indulge on the following libations and bites throughout the evening.

Bertucci's Named a Most Allergy-Friendly Chain

Bertucci's, known for its authentic, scratch-made Italian food, was named one of America’s most allergy-friendly restaurant chains by AllergyEats, an app and website dedicated to the food allergy community.

Buffalo Wild Wings Launches New Ad Campaign for March Madness

As expected, Buffalo Wild Wings is continuing its annual tradition of going all-out for March Madness. The brand unveiled a fresh campaign Wednesday—its first since the start of NFL season and Buffalo Wild Wing’s second under new CMO Seth Freeman—called “That’s March Madness.

Del Frisco’s to Slow Growth in 2019 as Integration Ramps Up

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group entered 2019 a far different company than it began 2018. From just an asset standpoint, the company’s restaurant base upped 20 percent. Even with the purchase of Barteca Restaurant Group (bartaco and Barcelona Wine Bar) on June 27 for $325 million, DFRG still is a relatively small company in the publicly traded restaurant space, with 75 restaurants across 16 states.

O’Charley’s Offering Free Pie on March 13 in Honor of Pi Day

From the classic award-winning Southern Pecan Pie to the velvety smooth French Silk Pie, O'Charley's has something for every pie lover.And who can forget about Free Pie Wednesday at O'Charley's? Guests can come in on March 13 to celebrate Pi Day a little early with a free slice of pie with any adult entree.

Maggiano’s, Burtons Grill Named America's Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

AllergyEats announced its 2019 list of the Top 10 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains in America. Derived from the restaurant reviews of food-allergic diners across the U.S. on the AllergyEats app and website, this comprehensive list recognizes both small and large restaurant chains that have been ranked highest by food-allergic diners.

J. Alexander’s Shuffles Executive Team

J. Alexander’s Holdings, owner and operator of a collection of restaurants that includes J. Alexander’s, Redlands Grill, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill, announced a series of changes to its executive team on March 11.

Growler USA Launches New Menu, Tagline

Known to loyal customers for its expansive and rotating craft beer menu, Growler USA announced its new menu launch, with a focus on inspired eats to pair with its famous drink selections. The Colorado-based brand is complementing the new food focus with its updated tagline, “Growler USA, Kitchen & Taphouse.