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Former Nike Exec Joins Brinker International Board

Brinker International, Inc. announces the appointment of Cindy L. Davis and John W. Chidsey to its Board of Directors.Davis is an accomplished executive with a track record of driving innovation and profitable growth globally.

Primanti Bros. Names First Chief Marketing Officer

Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar, the 86-year-old Pittsburgh-based restaurant concept, today announces Adam Golomb as the company's first Chief Marketing Officer. Golomb will oversee Primanti Bros.

A Look Into the Legacy of Experiential Dining

With a history spanning 60 years and more than 70 restaurants, Specialty Restaurants Corporation continues to find a viable recipe for success through its many iterations, ranging from Tiki bars to fine dining.

The Old Spaghetti Factory Turns 50 in Style

In the restaurant industry, where concepts often burn out in less than a year, making it to five years—or even a decade—is a monumental feat. The Old Spaghetti Factory is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019.

Kona Grill Founder Marcus Jundt Takes Over as Sole CEO

Kona Grill is undergoing another major change at the beginning of 2019. The contemporary American grill and sushi bar’s co-chief executive officer, Steve Schussler, announced January 11 that he was resigning from his executive position and the company’s board of directors.

Gary Brackett’s Journey from Super Bowl Champion to Restaurateur

Early retirement isn’t for everyone. And for professional football players, retirement can come even earlier. After nine seasons in the NFL, former Indianapolis Colts linebacker and Super Bowl Champion Gary Brackett found himself a little restless after stepping away from the game.

Former Applebee’s Franchise Exec Named Uno CEO

After 11 years as CEO of Uno Restaurant LLC, Louie Psallidas has stepped down from his role. Psallidas made the announcement, “A farewell to my friends at Uno,” on his LinkedIn page on November 21.

Rotolo’s Welcomes Ryan Brach as Chief Operating Officer

Mitch Rotolo, CEO of Rotolo’s—the Baton Rouge-based pizzeria—announced that industry leader Ryan Brach will join the team as Chief Operating Officer.Brach is a quality-committed restaurant professional that brings over 10 years of experience with all aspects of market development to his new role at Rotolo’s.

How to Market Your Restaurant Online

You want to occupy some sort of digital space—to increase your brand’s recognition and entice new customers. From a marketing perspective, there are a lot of factors that you must consider to ensure a successful campaign, and this can be achieved by using a range of different platforms.

Should Your Restaurant Partner with a Private-Equity Firm?

For restaurant operators that want to grow and need funding, partnering with a private-equity investor can be a good place to start, as long as operators fully consider the pros and cons.Private-equity firms can provide significant benefits to a restaurant company, such as providing the financial backing that can fuel substantial growth.