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Tom's Urban is Out to Reimagine the Eatertainment Segment

The term “eatertainment,” often conjures up images of arcades, bowling alleys, bocce courts, and golf clubs. But Tom’s Urban views the experiential-dining experience through a different lens. In an industry where many bar and grill chains can’t get the TVs off the walls fast enough, Tom’s Urban is taking the reverse course: Give guests “screen play” they can’t ignore.

Black Bear Diner Starts 2019 with New California Openings

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, announced it has opened two more units in its home state of California, this time in Turlock and Rancho Cucamonga.

Walk-On’s Opens Milestone 25th Location

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a leading full-service family sports bar that provides gourmet takes on game day favorites, announced the opening of its newest restaurant located at 3165 Regent Blvd.—marking the brand’s milestone 25th location.

Angry Crab Shack has the Attitude to Make it Big

Ron Lou admits people often laugh when they hear his goal. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t serious. “My biggest thing when you walk into Angry Crab,” he says, “is I want to punch you in the face so you remember Angry Crab.

Shuckin' Shack Opens 4th Location in Raleigh

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar ended the year on a high note and picked up 2019 in stride. After opening their fourth triangle-area location in Raleigh, NC and the soon-to-open location in Statesboro GA, Shuckin’ Shack Franchising is proud to announce a partnership with a group in the Hickory area to bring “A Good Shuckin’ Time” to the North Carolina Foothills.

The Lost Cajun Gears Up for Growth in 2019

The Lost Cajun is celebrating a remarkable year of growth for both franchise development and company milestones.Here’s a look at what The Lost Cajun accomplished in 2018:The brand opened 13 restaurants in 2018, boasting more than 450 percent growth increase in restaurant openings.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Opens 2nd Metro Atlanta Location

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, a classic American restaurant offering exceptional wood-grilled dishes with bold flavors and fresh ingredients, will open January 14, in Peachtree Corners at 5215 Town Center Boulevard across from The Forum on Peachtree Parkway.

2018's Breakout Brand: The Incomparable Lost Cajun

Let’s turn the calendar back a few years. Raymond Griffin was lamenting the oft-told, always appreciated story of surviving those daunting early years of owning a restaurant. He had $35,000 and a dream to found a Cajun restaurant in Frisco, Colorado, a town 9,000 feet above sea level that averages 175 inches of snow a year.

City Tap Opening in Atlanta's Midtown in Early 2019

City Tap, an elevated American gastropub, will open in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood in early 2019. Guided by a passion for craft beer and great food, the new restaurant and bar will be located at 848 Peachtree Street NE and serve as a welcoming neighborhood destination.

Applebee’s Completes Purchase of 69 Restaurants

Today, Applebee's Grill and Bar announced the closing of the transaction purchasing 69 restaurants in North and South Carolina. The restaurants will be operated under industry veteran and Applebee's chief operating officer, Kevin Carroll.