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BRIO Tuscan Grille Expands Bar Menu with New Bar Bites

BRIO Tuscan Grille’s Bar Bites menu will now feature four additional Bar Bites perfect for sharing with friends, family or coworkers. Guests can relax in BRIO’s welcoming bar area and indulge in refreshing cocktails, beer or wine, while sampling these new offerings.

How a Kids-Eat-Free Promotion Can Boost Sales

When 110 Grill set out to identify how it could attract more guests to its Rochester, New Hampshire, location, plenty of promotional opportunities seemed like potential fits. But with so many families and schools in the area, the nine-unit upscale-casual brand decided on a bold, family-forward approach: a kids-eat-free promotion.

Are China's Mixian Noodles the Next Ramen?

Simone Tong believes American consumers are ready to expand their Asian noodle horizons—and their vocabularies. While ramen has more or less become a household word—thanks not to the cheap packets that college students eat in mass quantity but to the rise of hip, Japanese-inspired noodle eateries in major cities—few are quite as familiar with mixian, a type of rice noodle popular in China’s Yunnan province.

Hwy 55 Shakes Up Menu with New Salads, Tater Tots

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries is turning its attention to another popular food category: Salads.The chain is debuting a new menu at its 135 restaurants that features many changes including new sandwiches, new burgers and a new side.

The Purple Pig is Discontinuing Breakfast

After a highly successful run since July, The Purple Pig in Chicago is discontinuing breakfast service and breakfast catering, effective immediately. The restaurant now opens at 11:30 a.m., seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner.

Walk-On’s Blitzen Burger is Here for the Holidays

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is celebrating the start of the holiday season with a savory new Burger of the Month. In honor of the upcoming holiday festivities, the restaurant will be serving up The Blitzen Burger throughout the month of December.

Tilted Kilt Unveils Bold Catering Menu, New Program for 2018

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports Pub where “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good” will launch a new catering program system-wide early 2018.Soon to be available at all locations, guests will be able to order off premise catering items for pick up or delivery.

RARE Steak and Seafood Launches Happy Hour Program

RARE Steak and Seafood announced that they will introduce a happy hour program starting Tuesday. Happy hour will be seven days a week from 5 to 7 p.m. Drink offerings include half-price wine and $5 beer and signature cocktails.

IHOP Unveils New Decadent French Toast Flavors for a Limited Time

In celebration of Tuesday’s National French Toast Day, IHOP Restaurants is unveiling new Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast, a limited time lineup that pairs buttery, Brioche French Toast with creamy cheesecake and seasonally-inspired toppings available in three delectable flavors: OREO Cookies and Cream, Toffee Apple Cheesecake, and Strawberry Cheesecake.

Abuelo’s Dishes Up Holiday Offers for the Season

The holidays are right around the corner and to celebrate, Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant is offering new promotions. Starting November 14 through the end of the year, anyone who purchases a $50 gift card will receive a $10 VIP pass that can be used at any location.

111 Ideas for Menu Innovation

Accessorize with sauces and sides:1. Savory yogurtCarl Jorgensen, director of thought leadership with Daymon, believes we’ll see savory yogurt take off in sandwich sauces and sides.2. Romesco SauceAn orange sauce made with roasted red peppers, romesco is gaining traction.