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Red Lobster Updates Menu

Red Lobster is introducing its first new menu since becoming a private company in July.The menu is designed to appeal to true seafood lovers by bringing them new lobster-based entrées, new and improved signature combination dishes, and more seafood variety.

Serendipity 3 Crafts World's Most Expensive Grilled Cheese

New York City restaurant Serendipity 3, which celebrates 60 years in business this year, received a Guinness World Record for the most expensive sandwich in the world, The Quintessential Grilled Cheese Sandwich, which sells for a whopping $214.

TGI Fridays Debuts Customizable Rib Menu

TGI Fridays announced its new Rib Flight Trio, offering customers an expanded selection of ribs with choice of three of five grilled, premium rib tastes on one plate with sides for $10.Guests at Fridays can choose three sections of baby back ribs baked in-house, each with their own tasty seasoning, sauce, or topping.

Red Robin Offers Halloween Treats

All Hallows' Eve is a time for candy, ghost stories, costumes, and vampires. Avoiding the living dead can be a real pain in the neck so this Halloween, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is launching "Vampire Fighters Fries.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Shooters. Frequently, they are drinkable and proffered as a beverage, but just as often they are food items served with a spoon. The trend is gaining momentum on bar and beverage menus, as appetizers or desserts, and across most dayparts.

Choosy Customers Like Menu Options

Customer choice has become the calling card for menus among full-service chains as they take note of the success enjoyed by fast-casual concepts. Now that diners are accustomed to designing their way to countless versions of burritos, burgers, and other fast-casual favorites, savvy full-service chains are creating menus that allow some of this build-your-own freedom.

Bonanaza Steakhouse Rebrands to Steak & BBQ Concept

On the heels of its 50th anniversary in 2013, the Bonanza Steakhouse restaurant brand has entered a new era as Bonanza Steak & BBQ.This modern, casual-dining concept celebrates Bonanza’s American steakhouse heritage and modernizes it with an updated menu including new authentic, Southern-style barbecue offerings, an interior redesign around a butcher house theme, and full-service dining.

Crawling Through Pork: Three Days in Puerto Rico

On the first night of the National Pork Board's annual Pork Crawl, held Oct. 9-12 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of my fellow travelers posed a question to me: "If you could eat only one meat for the rest of your life, which would it be?"No offense to the Pork Board, but I chose chicken.

Gordon Biersch Offers Limited-Time FestBier Menu

Gordon Biersch, an upscale casual brewery restaurant specializing in handcrafted German lagers brewed in-house, is celebrating fall with its annual, limited-time FestBier menu through Oct. 19, 2014. This year, Gordon Biersch locations nationwide are offering "The Best of the Fest," the brand's traditional German food items that have its signature Gordon Biersch flavors.

What’s Old is New Again

People may not know exactly what they are, but ancient grains are still in demand. In fact, they’ve grown 13.5 percent on restaurant menus in the last year alone, according to research firm Technomic.

Cheers, Chef

Just as alcohol can liven up any social gathering, its presence can also work wonders on a dish, giving it unexpected new dimensions. Traditionally, alcohol has been used as a component in well-known specialties like French coq au vin, in which the chicken is braised with red wine, or Italian salsa alla vodka, where the spirit potentiates the tomato’s flavor and gives the pasta dish an upgrade.

Johnny Rockets Shakes Up its Vendor Offerings

When a new vendor came to Johnny Rockets this year, wanting to test its milkshake ingredients against those the burger brand already used, Johnny Rockets decided to put the choice in the hands of consumers.

Texas de Brazil Debuts New Lunch Menu in NYC

Texas de Brazil is launching a new lunch menu at its New York City location. The restaurant, which is traditionally known for its continuous dining experience with a fixed-price and fixed-menu, is unveiling an a la carte menu with rice bowls, salads, and sandwiches.