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T.G.I. Friday's Celebrates Summer With Craft Beer

Just in time for summer, T. G.I. Friday’s is bringing out the best seasonal flavors by introducing a new line of menu items inspired by, and prepared with, beer and featuring other bold, fresh ingredients.

Pizza Hut Supports Tornado Relief

To help support tornado relief efforts in Alabama, Pizza Hut restaurants throughout the state will host a fundraising event Thursday, May 12, from open to close.For all dine-in, carryout and delivery orders on this day, 15 percent of sales will go to benefit the United Way to assist the victims of the impacted communities.

Applebee's Celebrates Girls' Nights Out

Applebee’s is making it easy to plan time together with its "Girl's Night Out" (GNO) customized invitation on its Facebook fan page.Beginning today through June 5, the page allows guests to send a GNO invite, with time, date, Applebee's location—and even a personalized message.

Kung Fu Plaza Supports Wine Pairings and Music for Kids

Kung Fu Plaza, the oldest and most authentic Thai restaurant in Las Vegas, is partnering with the William Hill Estate Winery in support of local music programs and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.For every glass of William Hill Estate wine ordered at Kung Fu Plaza, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local music educational programs.

FCSI Unveils Online Resource Library

Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) is proud to announce that its online resource library is now available to its membership.The resource library provides information on a wide range of topics, such as: research and trends, marketing, branding, healthy eating, menu design, operations, business and finance, design consulting, MAS consulting, laws and regulations, and product information.

Multi-Unit Franchisees Are Muscle Maker Grill's Key To Expansion

The first Muscle Maker Grill in California has been so successful that the chain plans to double the number of restaurants it’s developing in the state.The first Californian store opened in Antioch in mid-March with sales 25 percent higher than typical new opening sales.

Friendly Ice Cream Chills Out With New N.J. Franchisees

Friendly Ice Cream Corporation has announced that Georgetowne Ventures, LLC of Freehold, New Jersey, has become a franchisee of Friendly's restaurants.  The company plans to build and operate two Friendly's Ice Cream Shops and two full-service restaurants in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Kids' Food Market Grows Up

The kids’ food and beverage market is expected to grow by 40 percent between 2010 and 2015 according to a recent report, "Kids Food and Beverage Market in the U.S." by market research publisher Packaged Facts.

U.S. Foodservice Sheds Pounds to Fight Hunger

U.S. Foodservice, one of America's leading foodservice distributors, donated 25,000 pounds of food to Chicago-area Feeding America member food banks. The donation is valued at approximately $50,000.

Renoir-Inspired Menu Revealed

This fall, Washington, D.C’s Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, turns the spotlight on its beloved masterpiece, Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, with a special installation and French culinary experience in honor of the museum’s 90th anniversary.