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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.

Customization Concept Stacked Builds a Plan for Growth

Since Chipotle arrived on the scene, customization has become a major factor in the fast-casual and quick-service industry. However, in the full-service space, it hasn’t caught on quite as quickly. Chefs craft menus from carefully selected ingredients, and a substitution could throw off the flavor of a dish.

Colorado-Based Growler USA Announces New Menu

Known to loyal customers for its expansive and rotating craft beer menu, Growler USA announced today its new menu launch, with a focus on inspired eats to pair with its famous drink selections.

Kitchen United Bolsters Leadership Ahead of Expansion

Kitchen United, the GV-backed start-up creating a new way for restaurant brands to expand via off-premises optimized kitchen centers, announced several senior appointments to its operations team to support its national rollout and expansion plans.

Lazy Dog to Open New Houston Location in Late 2019

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, the casual dining restaurant known for its handcrafted American food and drink, is coming to the Houston community of Cypress Crossing later this year. The new restaurant will be located in a retail center at the corner of Highway 290 and FM 1960.

Black Bear Diner Opening in Portland, Oregon

Black Bear Diner, the fast-growing, family dining concept that offers a one-of-a-kind experience and home-style comfort food classics in a friendly, bear-themed atmosphere, has announced it is officially opening its doors tomorrow, March 5, in Portland, Oregon.

Thirsty Lion Plans 2019 Expansion

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, a Portland, Oregon-based made-from-scratch kitchen restaurant concept, has been expanding across the West since its launch in 2011, with nine locations in Oregon, Arizona, Texas and Colorado and plans to open two more U.

Huddle House Announces Expansion Plans for 2019

Huddle House is dishing out a series of significant announcements positioned to continue to elevate the brand’s presence across the country. To kick off 2019, Huddle House is debuting a new store footprint, providing an option for a smaller, 2000 square-foot building with fewer seats, but with the same warm environment that Huddle House fans have come to know and love.

15 New Walk-On’s are Coming to North Carolina

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a full-service family sports bar that provides gourmet takes on game day favorites, recently announced plans to launch North Carolina expansion efforts. As a new restaurant concept in the market, the emerging brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships with an overall goal to introduce more than 15 new locations throughout the state over the next five years.

Why Refranchising is the Key to Denny's Success

A combination of refranchising, remodeling, and promising off-premises sales resulted in a positive fourth quarter and end-of-the-year finish for Denny’s.For the eighth consecutive year in a row, Denny’s reported positive same-store sales growth.

The Timeless Tex-Mex Brand Taking Over Texas

Tex-Mex is a growing segment in the restaurant industry. While new concepts selling tacos, margaritas, and queso are popping up across the South, there is one brand in particular that has spent the last three and a half decades growing and dominating the Tex-Mex scene in Texas.