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FLAT Tech Products Solve Serious Health and Safety Risks

Wobbly tables, caused by uneven surfaces and damaged table bases, pose a danger to restaurant goers. Unsuspecting customers may settle in to enjoy that bowl of hot soup or coffee, only to have their dish tip over and spill on their lap.

Healthy Dining Launching Personalized Nutrition Concierge MyMenu

Healthy Dining, a nutrition services provider for the restaurant industry, together with 1,000-plus restaurant locations nationwide, is launching the first ever technology system, called MyMenu, personalized for guests’ health, wellness and taste preferences.

James Beard Foundation Kicks Off 2018 Taste America Series

Tastemakers from across the country joined James Beard Foundation (JBF) CEO Clare Reichenbach last night at the James Beard House to kick off the Foundation’s 2018 Taste America. Spanning six weeks from September 28 to November 17, the sixth annual traveling series will bring unique dining and educational programs to ten culinary destinations across the country.

The Cheesecake Factory Enters Delivery Deal with DoorDash

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated entered into an exclusive delivery agreement with DoorDash. The new agreement makes DoorDash the sole delivery partner for all of the company’s restaurants, and provides The Cheesecake Factory with enhanced operational delivery data, and collaborative marketing opportunities throughout the year.

Applebee's Selling $1 Strawberry Margaritas in August

The restaurant that introduced the original $1 Margarita, is now bringing the $1 Strawberry Margarita to the summer of fun at Applebee's."It's crazy to think that our most popular drink could get any better, but with the addition of strawberry, our guests are going to love how good this Dollarita tastes," says Patrick Kirk, vice president of beverage innovation at Applebee's.

Twin Peaks Signs Franchise Deal to Grow in Ohio

Twin Peaks is continuing its commitment to crank up expansion and has signed yet another franchise deal, with plans to open seven additional stores in Ohio.CEO Joe Hummel announced that the company has executed an Area Development Agreement with JEB Food Group, LLC, to bring seven Twin Peaks locations to Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio.

Como Teams Up with MobileBytes on Data-Driven Tools

Como, a global leader in customer engagement solutions, has partnered with MobileBytes, a Point of Sale (POS) for iPad innovator, in order to bring restaurants across the nation the data-driven tools that will help them know their customers better, personalize their experience, and grow visits and sales.

Ex-Popeyes CFO Mel Hope Takes Same Role at First Watch

First Watch announced Wednesday that Mel Hope has joined its executive team as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. This week, the leading breakfast, brunch and lunch concept welcomed Hope, who brings decades of experience leading complex public organizations like Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.

Schafer Condon Carter Earns Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year Gold Award

Independent creative and technology agency Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) has won Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year Gold Award in the Midwest category. The Awards honor independent agencies that are producing innovative and exciting work among some of advertising’s oldest, largest and most sought-after partners.

Mixologist Brian Heese Joins Lousville Hotspot Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole, Lousville’s newest bourbon distillery in the progressive Nulu community, welcomed Brian Heese to its team as Bar Manager and mixologist for OverLook, the distillery’s on-site event space and where tours will conclude, beginning summer of 2018.