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The Cheesecake Factory Offering Double Rewards for Black Friday Weekend

The Cheesecake Factory is sharing extra holiday cheer all Black Friday weekend with double the rewards for online and in-restaurant gift card shoppers. Beginning Black Friday through Cyber Monday (from Friday, November 24, through Monday, November 27), guests will receive two Slice of Joy Cards or two eSlice of Joy Cards for every $25 in gift cards or eGift cards they purchase at The Cheesecake Factory restaurants throughout the United States or online at shop.

Why Buffalo Wild Wings is Betting Big on Esports

A company trip to Madison Square Garden in the fall of 2016 left an impression on Bob Ruhland, the vice president of marketing at 1,200-unit Buffalo Wild Wings. The World’s Most Famous Arena was packed to the rafters with people watching other people play video games.

Texas: Home to 50-Cent Applebee's Beers on Black Friday

Forget the Dollarita. Applebee’s in Texas is taking its discount game a step further, offering 50-cent beers in honor of Black Friday.From November 24 through November 28 (closing time on Cyber Monday), Apple Texas will slash the already low price of its $1 value draft beers in half.

Zuma New York Launches Caviar and Champagne Service

Just in time for the holiday season, Zuma New York introduced a new caviar and Krug Champagne experience.Zuma’s take on the classic caviar and Champagne pairing uses Japanese flavors to complement Sturia Oscietra Grand Cru caviar, served in a 30g tin, and Krug Grand Cuvée Champagne.

Gordon Biersch, Rock Bottom Serve Up Black Friday Deals

Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries will participate in the Black Friday sales frenzy by offering our award winning, deliciously tasting and refreshing $1 Craft Beers all day long on November 24 to quench the thirsts of weary shoppers.

Meet America's True Kings of Fish

Mike Ungaro isn’t being flippant when he says his restaurant has a real traffic problem. Freeway ramps are literally chocked up. People are driving six hours to visit on a Wednesday morning, and then turning back.

IHOP to Salute Veterans with Red, White & Blue Pancakes

On November 10, participating IHOP restaurants will celebrate Veterans Day by thanking retired and active duty military members for their service with a free stack of three Red, White & Blue pancakes or a Red, White & Blue pancake combo (depending on franchised location offer) between 7 AM and 7 PM at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide.

Ginger Monkey to Thank Veterans With a Free TV Dinner

Ginger Monkey, a neighborhood tavern in Chandler, Arizona, is thanking veterans and troops with a free TV Dinner this Veterans Day, November 11.Since opening one year ago, Ginger Monkey’s TV Dinners have become the best selling entrée on the menu and the brand recently introduced a Breakfast TV Dinner in time for football season.

Rock & Brews Offering Complimentary Meal on Veterans Day

Rock & Brews, a rock-inspired, family-friendly restaurant co-founded by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, is paying tribute to veterans, active military and first responders on Veterans Day, November 11, by offering a complimentary meal at participating restaurants with proof of service.

Nominations Now Open for NRAEF's National Awards

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced the opening of nominations for their national awards highlighting the stars of the restaurant industry. The awards recognize the restaurant industry’s impact on diversity, community service and hospitality in local communities across the country.

How Twin Peaks Crafted a Winning Marketing Strategy

Editor’s note: This is the first of a monthly column with Rom Krupp, the founder and CEO of Marketing Vitals, an analytics software helping restaurants of all shapes and sizes.Since it launched 12 years ago, Twin Peaks is now an 80-location restaurant chain in 25 states.

Walk-On’s Debuts Ma’s Meatloaf for Burger of the Month

Burger? Not exactly. Just as delicious and savory? Absolutely. Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is switching things up with November’s “Burger of the Month.” Instead of a classic burger patty, the restaurant will serve Ma’s Meatloaf from November 1­–30.