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The Big Bad Chef Preps for National Domination

Chef John Currence wants locals to feel like rock stars and rock stars to feel like locals.The James Beard award–winning chef doesn’t design menus for himself; he designs menus that are equalizers, satisfying anyone who might come in the doors.

The Cheesecake Factory Opens in Rockaway

The Cheesecake Factory, known for its extensive menu, generous portions and legendary desserts, announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Rockaway, New Jersey.With more than 250 menu selections including SkinnyLicious dishes with 590 calories or less and Saturday and Sunday Brunch—handmade, in-house with fresh ingredients—and more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts, The Cheesecake Factory’s opening provides exciting new choices for shoppers and area residents.

Boston’s Signed 33 Franchise Agreements in 2017

Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar, the casual dining concept that combines both a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, is ending the 2017 year with impressive growth.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Opens 45th Location in Pembroke Pines

Known for its scratch kitchen, warm hospitality and classic American cuisine infused with bold flavors, fresh herbs and spices, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill opened on Friday, December 15, at 304 SW 145th Ave, Suite A, in the Pembroke Center, in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Black Bear Diner Expands with Midwest City Opening

Black Bear Diner, a 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, announced it will officially open its doors in Midwest City on December 18.

Tricky Fish to Open New Restaurant in March

Tarrant County diners will soon be able to more easily enjoy the coastal & Cajun inspired cuisine of Tricky Fish when the concept’s second location opens in one of Fort Worth’s most exciting multi-use developments, Waterside.

Scotty’s Brewhouse is Headed to Missouri in February

Scotty’s Brewhouse, the Indiana-based craft beer sport bar, known for its unique burgers, fried pickle chips, and local craft beer, plans to open a new location in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, with multiple locations planned throughout the state over the next three years.

Pacific Catch Bolsters Leadership, Preps for Expansion

Bay-Area based Pacific Catch, a Westcoast Fish House serving fresh seafood inspired by the culinary traditions of the Pacific, announced seasoned new executive additions as the brand gears up for expansion in 2018.

Black Bear Diner Sinks its Claws Into National Expansion

Craig Cunningham’s experience led him to an early conclusion: Black Bear Diner was a different kind of animal in the restaurant industry. He held roles at Mimi’s Café, Smoke Modern BBQ, and Smashburger, working his way up from server to executive.

Applebee's Opens First Restaurant in Panama

DineEquity, Inc, one of the world's largest full service restaurant companies and the parent company of Applebee's and IHOP restaurants, has opened the first Applebee's Grill + Bar on December 8 in Panama City, Panama it was announced by Stephen Joyce, CEO and president, International, DineEquity Inc.

Walk-On’s Expanding with 11 New Locations

For over 10 years, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar has exceeded guest’s expectations with its quality food and game-day atmosphere, resulting in exponential growth with no plans of slowing down.Read more: The 'Best Sports Bar in America' is Ready for Primetime Walk-On’s Enterprises co-founder and owner Brandon Landry announced that the company has executed a Franchise Agreement with Jason Sadowski and his wife Amy to bring 11 Walk-On’s locations to Georgia (Savannah and Augusta), South Carolina (Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg and Myrtle Beach) and North Carolina (Fayetteville and Wilmington) starting in fall 2018.

Eatertainment: The Next Frontier for Casual Dining

When two savvy entrepreneurs launched Dave and Buster’s, a 40,000-square-foot eatery in a Dallas warehouse in 1982, where diners could play games, they likely didn’t know it would result in a new restaurant concept: “eatertainment.

The Classic Italian Chain Coming to a College Near You

College students are not a new market segment for Amici Italian Café. In fact, two decades ago, the concept was founded by a group of new college grads.As undergraduate in the early ’90s, Chris Torino, like many other college students, worked in the restaurant industry.