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Chef Edward Lee to Star in U.S. Debut of Culinary Genius

Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia and MilkWood in Louisville is the chef judge of Culinary Genius, which premieres August 7 on FOX in select U.S. markets. Samantha Harris, who previously co-hosted Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight, is the host of Culinary Genius.

Main Event Introduces FUNhour Featuring Half-Price Games

This week, Main Event rolled out its all-new late-night FUNhour. From 10 p.m. to close, Sunday through Thursday, every guest can enjoy half-price games and adults can quench their thirst with these tasty beverage features:Pabst Blue Ribbon ($2.

Dads Get Free Wings at Hooters on Father's Day

This Father’s Day, Hooters is giving thanks to dads across America with a buy any 10 wings, get 10 free boneless wings deal. We know how much you love pops, so give him a gift you know he’ll like—free wings at Hooters on June 18.

Hickory Tavern Celebrating Dads with Father's Day Feast

Hickory Tavern will honor Dads this Father’s Day at all 27 locations with an incredible feast featuring a 10 oz. Sirloin Steak accompanied with a loaded baked potato, Tavern Salad, a Brownie Sundae and a soft drink—all for $26.

Dads Eat Free at Arooga’s on Father’s Day

The love affair between Dads and Arooga’s is alive and well every day of the year, and on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, America’s hottest restaurant and sports bar is letting Dads eat free at all 10 of its corporate locations in Central Pennsylvania and its franchised restaurants in Uncasville, Connecticut, and Warwick, Rhode Island.

Arooga’s Offerings BOGO Burgers on National Hamburger Day

Arooga’s is doubling down with its famous Wagyu Burgers on National Hamburger Day, when guests who buy one burger will receive a second one for free 11 am.—9 p.m. on May 28, at all 10 Central Pennsylvania locations and its franchise locations in Uncasville, Connecticut and Warwick, Rhode Island.

Use of GPOs on the Rise for Independent Restaurant Operators

Nearly 40,000 independent restaurant operators are now affiliated with Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) and that number is only expected to grow. According to Dining Alliance, the use of GPOs is expected to rise because of the cost savings they provide to independent restaurant operators.

How to Improve Restaurant Loyalty Programs

Recently Justin Guinn, customer loyalty analyst for the online technology consultancy Software Advice, released a report which studied which loyalty programs or platforms can best meet the needs of your targeted customers.

Umami Burger Debuts Burger Inspired by Cindy Crawford

In the latest culinary collaboration for its Artist Series, Umami Burger presents Cindy's Casa Burger by fashion icon, supermodel and businesswoman, Cindy Crawford, along with Rande's Spicy Margarita, an exclusive Casamigos Tequila cocktail created by her husband, Rande Gerber.

6 Easy Ways to Fill Your Empty Tables

We've all had those days where at opening it looked just like any other day, but by 8 p.m. it was obvious the electric bill hadn't been covered, much less the cost of wait staff. Every restaurant goes through cash crunches at some point, but successful restaurants know how to keep them as few and far between.

Hickory Tavern Offering Free Queso to Start March Madness

In anticipation of the college basketball tournament, Charlotte-based Hickory Tavern is giving away free Chips & Queso on March 16 and March 17.Also on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) only, Hickory Tavern will introduce its very own, adult version of a popular and iconic seasonal shake.

How TGI Fridays is Changing the Casual Dining Game

One of the widespread criticisms of casual dining—a segment that just experienced a 4 percent sales drop in February—is an antiquated and rigid approach to business. Nobody will accuse TGI Fridays of that anytime soon.