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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.

RedBrick Pizza Kitchen Café Inks Multi-Unit Deal to Grow

RedBrick Pizza Kitchen Café, known for its fire-roasted gourmet pizza, salads, and Italian specialties, announced the signing of a multi-unit franchise development agreement with VEGA Group LLC.The group has an extensive background in commercial real estate development and has secured the exclusive development rights for the state of Wisconsin with intentions to open at least 10 locations.

Resurrected Bennigan’s Plans its Second Act

Paul Mangiamele likes to say, customers didn’t give up on casual dining; casual dining gave up on customers. You could also argue restaurant pundits and professionals across the nation gave up on Bennigan’s.

Budd Dairy Food Hall Names First Chef Partners

Following a “Shark Tank-style” search for Columbus’ best food entrepreneurs and restaurateurs over the last several months, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) is proud to announce the first two chef partners have been selected to be part of the new Budd Dairy Food Hall.

Golden Corral’s New Prototype Propels Brand into the Future

In order to keep up with the growing competition and draw a younger crowd, Golden Corral is undergoing the company’s largest redesign yet as it aims to revamp the look and feel of its restaurants.When the 46-year-old company unveiled its refined, modern look last year the initial response was “overwhelmingly positive,” Golden Corral president and CEO Lance Trenary told FSR recently at the company’s Raleigh, North Carolina, headquarters.