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NRA's Faces of Diversity Program Awards Four Scholarships

On Tuesday, April 12, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and partner PepsiCo Foodservice awarded four scholarships to future leaders in the restaurant industry as part of the 2011 Faces of Diversity Awards program.

Fuddruckers Brings Back Burgers

This May Fuddruckers will feature two of its most popular burgers—the Southwest and the Swiss Melt—and bring back the Inferno Burger for the first time in five years.Piled high with crisp toppings and served on its homemade, warm buns, baked fresh daily at all Fuddruckers restaurants, its three signature burgers are designed to provide guests with new options and a different twist to the classic hamburger for which Fuddruckers is famous.

Father and Son Expand Dickey's Barbecue Pit Into Ohio

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is opening its first Ohio location, with a father and son franchise team.Anthony Salem and his father will open the restaurant in Akron.This is the first Dickey’s franchise opportunity for Salem, a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Red Robin's Surprise and Delight

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc, in partnership with Coca-Cola and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., today launched the Rockin’ Red Royalty Giveaway, its first Red Royalty reward program’s “Surprise & Delight” of the year.

Third Mole Restaurant Opens in New York

Husband-and-wife team Nick Cervera and Lupe Elizalde have opened their third Mole Mexican restaurant, this one in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.The pair already operates Mole restaurants in Manhattan, on the Lower East Side and the West Village.

Bountiful Crab Recipes from Phillips Foods

Phillips Foods makes it easy for chefs to find a vast variety of crab recipes in its enhanced robust crab oriented Recipe Center.This, the largest collection of crab recipes geared to the foodservice industry, features a user-friendly search engine that can be accessed anytime: www.

NRA Show Recognizes Best in Food & Beverage

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the recipients of its first annual Food & Beverage Product Innovations Awards, which recognize progressive food and beverage products that will make a significant impact in the restaurant industry.

Management Moves April 22

The National Restaurant Association today announced that Katie Laning Niebaum has joined the association as director of advocacy communications. In this position, she will lead messaging efforts to promote a policy environment that can help restaurants thrive and grow.