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Allium to Debut at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Allium, the new American restaurant and bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, will open its doors on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.Allium, a name derived from Latin origins, meaning “onion,” pays homage to Chicago, whose name comes from the Native American “Shikaakwa,” or “wild onion.

Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse Opening in Pensacola

A new restaurant will open its doors in downtown Pensacola on February 10, 2012.City goers are invited to experience Rodizio Grill’s unique dining style with new flavors never before seen on the streets of Pensacola.

Del Frisco's to Open Steakhouse in Former Esquire Theatre

Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, has announced that the company plans to open one of the largest steakhouses in Chicago in the former site of the famed Esquire Theater on Oak Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.

The Top 10 Franchise Deals

Are you looking to buy a full-service restaurant franchise? Read this report first.Though a top-10 list of any kind provokes dialogue and debate, and "deal" is most certainly a subjective term, our search was a coast-to-coast expedition to find the full-service restaurant brands with the most compelling mix of initial and ongoing investment measured against return on investment and growth potential, sustainability and management, sales, and traffic momentum.

NRA, Restaurateurs to Speak to Congress About Job Growth

An expected 500 restaurateurs from across the country will convene in Washington, D.C., from April 17-18, 2012, for the National Restaurant Association’s 26th annual Public Affairs Conference.“The Association’s highly anticipated Public Affairs Conference gives restaurant operators and their advocates an opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and provide them with a better understanding of the integral role the restaurant industry plays in our nation’s economy,” says Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

NRA: Full-Service Sales to Grow 2.9% in 2012

Full-service restaurant sales are expected to grow 2.9 percent to $201 billion in 2012, according to the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) annual Restaurant Industry Forecast.The NRA announced Forecast results in a webinar today.

Focus on Franchising

This month, with the premiere of our special report that highlights “The Best Franchise Deals” for the full-service restaurant market, Restaurant Management is offering readers the opportunity to purchase information they can’t find anywhere else.

El Fenix Brings Tex-Mex to Wichita Falls

El Fenix, the restaurant credited with introducing enchiladas to the U.S. almost 100 years ago and launching the Tex-Mex craze, will open its first restaurant in Wichita Falls on Jan. 30.The new restaurant, at 3801 Call Field Road, is the first for the iconic Tex-Mex chain outside the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Newest The Egg & I Restaurant Opens Monday

The Egg & I Restaurants announce the opening of its 51st restaurant on Monday, January 30th, in the Northcross Shopping Center located on the southwest corner of Anderson Lane and Burnet Road in Austin, Texas.

Twin Peaks Names New Real Estate Manager

To support its goal of opening 12 to 15 new locations this year, Twin Peaks Restaurants has named Kaylann Allan as its Senior Real Estate Manager. “Kaylann is a great asset to our company and the best person to source out locations for successful conversion sites,” says CEO Randy DeWitt, who co-founded the concept in 2005 with Scott Gordon.

NRA: Increased Tourism is Key for Industry Jobs

The National Restaurant Association expressed appreciation for President Barack Obama's visit today to member company Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and pledge of support for the U.S. travel and tourism industry, which is of critical importance to the growth and success of the restaurant industry.

Pizza Still Brings in the Dough

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” – Henry Hill, “Goodfellas”Substitute “gangster” with “pizza virtuoso,” and you have the makings of a pizza school that happens to be named after Martin Scorsese’s 1990 Oscar-winning mob classic.

Darden Ranks No. 99 on Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For

Darden Restaurants, Inc., whose restaurant brands include Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, and more, announced today that it has been recognized for the second consecutive year by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For.