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Southern Proper Hospitality Names Alex Curley EVP of Operations

Southern Proper Hospitality CEO Tory Bartlett announced an addition to the Atlanta restaurant group’s leadership team. New executive vice president of operations Alex Curley is now overseeing all restaurant operations for the company, which includes nine concepts and 21 restaurant locations.

Angelic Cox’s 'The Jerk Man Burger' Wins Red Robin's Annual Golden Award

The votes are in and to the delight of taste buds everywhere, Red Robin is announced Angelic Cox’s “The Jerk Man Burger” as the sixth annual Golden Robin Award Winner. Red Robin’s Golden Robin Contest is a key component of the ongoing partnership between Red Robin, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival and FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, one of the highest rated hospitality and tourism programs in the United States.

Burke & Wills Names Ryan Turner Executive Chef

Burke & Wills, the Upper West Side staple known for its modern American cuisine with Australian influences, announced new Executive Chef Ryan Turner. Originally from Portland, Turner learned his craft in LA as sous chef under locavore innovator Kyle Schutte at Vu Restaurant in Marina del Rey.

Grand Ole BBQ y Asado Plans 2nd Location

Grand Ole BBQ y Asado, known by locals for its Central Texas Barbeque, announced plans to bring its famed BBQ to a second, much bigger location in Flinn Springs, in partnership with Social Syndicate. As part of the collaboration, the teams plan to create a quintessential Texas-style dining and entertainment venue—a first of its kind in San Diego.

HotSchedules Launches OpX Roadshow for Restaurant Leaders and Operators

HotSchedules, provider of Clarifi, the first cloud-based intelligent operating platform for restaurants, announced the launch of its OpX Roadshow, a powerful half-day event packed with cutting-edge educational content on emerging trends and premier networking opportunities for executive restaurant leaders and operators.

New Orleans Bourbon Fest Unveils Lineup for March

Food, spirit and culture will converge once again for the Second Annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival, to be held from Wednesday, March 7– Saturday, March 10. Beginning with a Bartenders Bourbon Battle on Wednesday, the festivities include private pairing dinners on Thursday followed by a VIP After Party, informative seminars with expert panelists and a two-day Grand Tasting on Friday and Saturday.