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Hooters Hosting International Pageant at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena in June

Hooters will host its 23rd Annual International Hooters Pageant at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys featuring a special concert from award winning country music singer-songwriter Lee Brice. The pageant will take place on Thursday, June 20, bringing fans front-and-center as celebrity judges, ranging from TV Star and Hooters Girl alumnae, Nicole Curtis; Chase Elliott, driver of the No.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Names Joe Jackson VP of Food and Beverage

Marcus Hotels & Resorts announced that Joe Jackson has been promoted to vice president of food and beverage today. In his new position, Jackson will oversee Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ catering, banquets and more than 40 signature restaurants, bars and lounges across the company’s 21 properties.

GameWorks Plans Nationwide Growth with JLL

JLL, a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, announced the company will align with GameWorks, Inc., a full entertainment and dining experience for millennials, teens and families, to expand its concept nationwide.

THE.FIT Launches for Restaurant Brands

THE.FIT announced the launch of its menu personalization engine, which will allow restaurants to create customized menus for each guest in just seconds. The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered platform is designed to enable restaurants to increase ticket sizes and strengthen margins while delighting guests.

Tori Jiro Restaurant to Open at Arsenal Yards

Boylston Properties and Wilder announced that Japan's Yuki Watanabe and Tori Jiro Executive Chef, Chef Mizushima will be serving up their world-famous "Yakitori" at Arsenal Yards. With over 60 restaurants in Japan, Hong Kong, The Philippines and Italy, Yuki Watanabe will open his first U.

Famous Toastery Eyes 50-Location Milestone

Last year, leading better-breakfast and lunch concept Famous Toastery experienced unparalleled growth since launching its franchise opportunity in 2013. The 35-unit concept has been expanding its national footprint through successful franchise development strategies–in particular in North and South Carolina–and is continuing to build momentum as it eyes the 40-unit mark by mid-year and 50 by year’s end.

Kinton Ramen to Open First U.S. Location on May 18

From the moment the Kinton Ramen team opened its first location in Toronto in 2012, it has been driven to create an experience that transports guests to the iconic and beloved ramen shops found all over Japan—from the careful selection of impeccable ingredients that go into each bowl of noodle soup, to the umami-rich bone broths made on a daily basis and the minimalist modern interior design reminiscent of homes in Kyoto.