Amidst the sea of chains in Jacksonville, Florida, one independent stands out—literally. Chef/owner Tom Gray built Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails as a brand new restaurant within a busy town center already experiencing chain restaurant domination by the likes of The Cheesecake Factory, P.
CEOs of restaurant brands oversee teams that make crucial real estate decisions, impacting the success of their concepts.From site selection to lease negotiations to overall real estate tactics, quick-service, fast casual, and full-service restaurant executives constantly seek effective strategies to boost expansion plans, optimize store networks, and maximize profits.
Crews, a retailer and food and beverage operator at top airports, announced plans to open a second Rock & Brews at the Los Angeles International Airport.The rock-inspired restaurant founded by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS will open to travelers in the fourth quarter of this year as part of the $508 million overhaul of Terminal 1 that is being spearheaded by Southwest Airlines in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Westfield.
Centennial, Colorado based The Egg & I Restaurants announced the opening of its 113th location in Melbourne, Florida on Monday, Feb. 2.The restaurant opens at 6:00 a.m. and is located at 2447 N. Wickham Road on the corner of Wickham Road & Lake Washington Road.
Dallas businessman and Applebee's franchisee Sunil Dharod, president and CEO of SSCP Management, officially added the Roy's Restaurant chain to his restaurant portfolio.In late 2014, Bloomin' Brands announced its intention to sell its interest in the Roy's concept to United Ohana, a new division of Dharod's SSCP Management.
Local restauranteur Tom Longshore and his partners Gary Holland and Ron Rosen opened Louisville, Kentucky's first First Watch restaurant.The restaurant, founded in 1983, features traditional breakfast, brunch, and lunch favorites alongside fresh recipes made with ingredients such as cage-free eggs, house-made granola and salsa, house-roasted vegetables, and 100 percent fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Zuma, London's award-winning restaurant, officially opened its ninth outpost in its international collection in Midtown Manhattan.Founded by Chef Rainer Becker, Zuma offers contemporary Japanese dining that is authentic, but not traditional, prepared using the highest quality ingredients and characterized by bold flavors and simple but exquisite presentation.
The Counter Custom Built Burgers announced a deal with Restaurantes de Marcas Gastronomicas to become the first build-your-own-burger concept in Mexico, with the first unit slated to open in fall 2015.
The grand opening of Twist by Roger Mooking marked a major milestone in ongoing upgrades to the dining program at Toronto Pearson International Airport.The new restaurant is brought to travellers by global restaurateur HMSHost, in partnership with celebrity chef, television host, and cookbook author Roger Mooking.
Hooters of America announced an extensive development agreement to open 30 Hooters locations throughout Southeast Asia over the next six years.After introducing the restaurant concept to Thailand with the opening of Hooters Phuket, international franchisee Destination Resorts Co.
36 years ago, the Perry family opened its first restaurant, a modest meat market on Scarsdale Boulevard in southeast Houston.A few years later, Chris Perry came to work at the market and persuaded his father to add tables, leading to expansion.
BARDOT Brasserie, Las Vegas' debut French concept from James Beard award-winning chef Michael Mina, is now open for dinner and weekend brunch at ARIA Resort & Casino. Paying homage to the skillful culinary techniques, celebrated libations, and sexy atmosphere for which The City of Light is renowned, Chef Mina has created a stylish and unforgettable interpretation of a Parisian brasserie in the center of The Strip.
The Edge Steakhouse, located inside The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage opened to the public near Palm Springs, California.Walled in glass and set cliff-side, 650 feet above the desert floor, The Edge is a destination restaurant in a dramatic setting.
Native Grill and Wings, an Arizona restaurant chain known for its 20 wing flavors that guests can order by the individual wing, is ready to spread nationwide with franchising.After focusing expansion efforts over the past 35 years in Arizona, where all but two of the chain’s 31 restaurants are located, Native Grill and Wings has begun to aggressively break into emerging markets across the country.