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Snooze Wakes Up the Breakfast Scene

There’s a new meaning for “green eggs and ham” in Denver, Colorado, thanks to the commitment one breakfast-centric concept has made to sustainable practices.Founded in 2006 by brothers Jon and Adam Schlegel, Snooze, an A.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill Headed to Texas

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, a Portland, Oregon-based restaurant concept known for its from-scratch cooking and seasonal menus with fresh and local ingredients and extensive craft beer menu, announced Monday that it will be opening its first Texas location in late September at the upcoming Irving Music Factory next to the Irving Convention Center.

Buca di Beppo Opens New Location in Celebration

Buca di Beppo, the authentic, family-style Italian restaurant serving Italian cuisine to over 97 US locations, opened its third Orlando location, Buca Celebration in Kissimmee, Florida. Buca Celebration is located on US Highway 192, tucked between Route 417 and Interstate 4, open daily starting at 11 a.

Jing Fong Debuts Second NYC Location

The iconic and well-respected Jing Fong opens a second location in the Upper West Side of Manhattan Wednesday. This outpost continues to serve the traditional Cantonese cuisine it’s been long celebrated for, and offers its famed dim sum all day.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar to Open 6th New Jersey Location

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar is continuing to grow in the Garden State.The upscale boutique burger restaurant, which offers gourmet burgers combined with perfectly paired wine selections, opens its doors to the Jersey City location on Tuesday, August 1 at the Newport Centre, 30 Mall Drive West in Jersey City.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Opens in Montebello

On July 24 Southern California’s favorite family-owned award winning barbeque destination, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que restaurant will celebrates the opening of its newest location at The Shops at Montebello.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar Sets Date for Bryan-College Station

Hopdoddy Burger Bar, known for its wide variety of high-quality burgers, fresh baked buns, local craft beer and hand cut Kennebec fries, will open its first location in Bryan-College Station on Monday, July 31, adjacent to Texas A&M University in Century Square.

Famous Toastery is Ready to Grow its Better-Breakfast Empire

There is a high rate of probability that during some part of Jeff Panella’s introduction to Famous Toastery his family was eating at the restaurant. In case he needed any more convincing, Panella could always turn to their well-researched testimony.

Mize Houser Launches Mize Restaurant Group

Mize Houser & Company P.A., a regional accounting and consulting firm announces the creation of the Mize Restaurant Group brand to represent the services provided to over 1,800 plus restaurants and breweries nationwide.

Are Independent Restaurants Actually Growing?

There has been a lot of buzz about the strength of independent restaurants, even to the point of some saying independents were doing better than major chains. A clear understanding of restaurant performance begins with defining the landscape, says The NPD Group, a leading global information company.

Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant Headed to Chicago

Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant has signed an agreement to lease 8,600 square feet of space located in the Village of Rosemont at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chicago. The six Murray brothers (Bill, Andy, Brian-Doyle, Ed, Johnny and Joel) and their three sisters (Nancy, Laura and Peggy) grew up in Wilmette, Illinois and all agree that Rosemont is close enough.

BJ’s Restaurants Opens in Fredericksburg

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announced the opening of its restaurant in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on June 26 at 1861 Carl D. Silver Parkway. The restaurant is approximately 7,500 square feet, seats approximately 230 guests and features BJ’s extensive menu, including BJ’s signature deep-dish pizza, award-winning handcrafted beer and famous Pizookie dessert.

Roka Akor Opens First Texas Outpost in Houston

Roka Akor, a contemporary Japanese steakhouse brand, opened in Houston on Monday. Roka Akor brand’s fifth location and first Texas outpost is located in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood.Corporate Executive Chef Ce Bian and Executive Sushi Chef Mike Lim lead the location’s kitchen, focusing on robatayaki cuisine prepared on an open-charcoal robata grill.

Bar Louie's West Coast Invasion Has Officially Begun

Bar Louie’s West Coast expansion began in earnest recently with two openings in the Los Angeles area. But that was just the start of a far-more ambitious plan, the company announced. In the next five years, the chain, which has more than 125 locations across 26 states and the District of Columbia, plans to debut in San Diego County, Los Angeles County, and key cities in Northern California.