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Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar Picks Birmingham Site

The site for the first of two locations has been confirmed for Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar in a new retail and entertainment development in the Birmingham, Alabama, area.Big Whiskey’s will be in good company at Stadium Trace Village, a mixed-use property that will also be home to Duluth Trading, Aldi, and additional retail, The Shoppes at Stadium Trace Village.

Studio Movie Grill Receives $100M Investment to Grow

Studio Movie Grill announced that it has received a strategic growth investment of $100 million from TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., an international investment management firm. The partnership will help drive SMG's next stage of accelerated growth, as the Company continues to open in-theater dining locations across the United States.

Bloomin's Fast Casual Concept, Aussie Grill, to Open in Tampa

Aussie Grill, a fast-casual concept from Bloomin’ Brands, operator of Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Bonefish, and Fleming's, is expected to open in April. The counter-service version of its iconic steakhouse chain will be located in Tampa.

JINYA Ramen Bar Expanding in Virginia with Reston Location

JINYA Ramen Bar, a Burbank, California based concept that has become wildly popular throughout the United States and Canada, specializing in the innovative combination of gourmet noodles, authentic toppings and specialty broth, announced it will be opening its second location at 11964 Market Street in Reston.

Woody’s Bar-B-Q Heads to Pembroke Pines

With roots firmly planted in the Deep South, Woody’s Bar-B-Q has opted to move even deeper South. Marking the opening of its newest franchise location, Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Pembroke Pines will soon serve barbecue lovers in Broward and Dade Counties.

HOBNOB Tavern in Atlanta Reports Record Growth

As HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern heads into its 10th year of operation, the casual dining destination is enjoying record success. In the past two years, HOBNOB has expanded beyond its flagship Midtown location, opening well-received outposts in Brookhaven and Dunwoody, going from 25 employees to more than 180, with a fourth location at the popular Atlantic Station mixed-use developed slated to open this fall.

Angry Crab Shack Seeks Out Franchisees in Las Vegas

Angry Crab Shack, a full-service Asian-Cajun seafood restaurant specializing in boiled seafood flavored with signature sauces, will be attending the Multi Unit Franchising Conference in Las Vegas from March 24-27 in search of passionate entrepreneurs looking to join the franchise system and expand the brand throughout Las Vegas and the Southwest.

NYC Institution Pastrami Queen Opens 2nd Location in Times Square

Pastrami Queen, the iconic NYC Jewish deli, opened its second location in Times Square at 233 West 49th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). A New York institution for over 60 years, Pastrami Queen was made famous by its signature namesake - thick, subtly smoked pastrami - and its menu of uniquely satisfying kosher dishesThe new location will feature Pastrami Queen’s legendary, closely-guarded recipes and Jewish staples including pastrami, corned beef, brisket and chopped liver sandwiches as well as smoked fish platters, crispy latkes and “world famous” matzo ball soup.

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.

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.

Sedona Taphouse to Open 12th Location in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

The 12th Sedona Taphouse location will open in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, on Monday, March 18, making it the first location in the state for the restaurant concept.“We are ecstatic to add Phoenixville to the Sedona Taphouse family,” says DJB Hospitality LLC/ Sedona Taphouse Restaurants Founder and CEO, Dennis Barbaro.

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.