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Cracker Barrel Debuts First California Restaurant in Victorville

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store announced its newest location in Victorville, California, the first Cracker Barrel store to open in the Golden State. Starting Monday, February 5, Cracker Barrel will open its doors to families in Victorville, who will experience a restaurant that combines dining and shopping as a seamless experience in a relaxing, comfortable environment.

California Pizza Kitchen Offering Sweet Deal for Two on Valentine's Day

Love is in the air at California Pizza Kitchen with the return of its Sweet Deal for Two Valentine’s Day promotion. From February 14-18, CPK invites guests to share the love over a freshly prepared meal from its “Sweet Deal for Two” prix fixe menu, which includes the choice of an appetizer, two entrées and a dessert, for just $35.

Illinois Restaurant Association Presents Industry Honors

The Illinois Restaurant Association held its Annual Board Meeting at the Union League Club of Chicago. The afternoon included the installation of new members of the Association’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council, a highly anticipated keynote speaker and the organization’s annual awards presentation.

Fort Worth's Upcoming Food Hall Announces Vendors

Four new local culinary vendors will join the FOODHALL at Crockett Row when it opens later this year in Forth Worth, Texas. Chef Grady Spears and the teams behind Tokyo Café, Press Waffle Co. and Not Just Q are the latest operators to join previously announced vendors Knife Burger by John Tesar and The Dapper Doughnut.

Bo Jackson & WFC Partner to Form Food Sport's Dream Team

An all-star, two-sport pro athlete just announced his availability to be drafted into a whole new league: Food Sport. The winning team? Food Champs, as World Food Championships announced today that it is teaming up with Heisman Trophy winner Vincent “Bo” Jackson to make history in 2018.

Houston Restaurant Poitin Names Dominick Lee Executive Chef

Poitín, a high energy, elegant new restaurant and bar concept by Irish-turned-Houston restaurateur Ian Tucker, will feature cross-cultural cuisine, vibrant cocktails, and a globally-curated wine list when it opens as the anchor tenant at Sawyer Yards in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District in spring/summer 2018.

IFDA Names Major Products 2018 Partner of the Year

The International Foodservice Distributors Association, recently announced that Major Products was named the 2018 IFDA Partner of the Year. The announcement, made at the opening reception of the 2018 IFDA Partners Executive Forum, marks the second year in a row that Major Products has received this distinction.

Cantina Laredo Opens Location in Puerto Rico

Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc. announced the opening of Cantina Laredo in The Mall of San Juan.Cantina Laredo, featuring modern Mexican cuisine, will serve authentic Mexican dishes and drinks using only the best ingredients.

IHOP to Serve Free Pancakes February 27 at All Restaurants

IHOP Restaurants announced the date for its 13th annual IHOP National Pancake Day event, the centerpiece of the all-day breakfast leader's 60 Days of Giving campaign. As the brand's signature philanthropic event, IHOP National Pancake Day and all related activities directly benefit charities dedicated to finding cures and eradicating life-threatening diseases that affect children and families, including Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.