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Clay Pigeon Redefines Scratch Dining in Fort Worth

When Chef Marcus Paslay moved back to Fort Worth, Texas, last year, after nearly a decade cooking in esteemed kitchens around the country, he knew he was planning a bit of a culinary revolution."For a long time, Fort Worth has been known as a meat-and-potatoes town and certainly a lot of high-quality steakhouses," Chef Paslay says, "but if you wanted a nice meal, you had to go to a steakhouse.

Russo's Inks Deal for First San Antonio Restaurant

A local developer and experienced business owner has signed a franchise agreement with Russo's Restaurants to open a Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen in San Antonio. It will be the first Russo's location in San Antonio and is slated to open in the spring of 2015 at The Rim, a premium mixed-use residential and shopping destination.

Texas de Brazil Brings Steakhouse to Nashville

Upscale Brazilian steakhouse, Texas de Brazil, is set to spice up Music City USA with the opening of its newest location in Nashville, Tennessee. The 6,800-square-foot restaurant located in The West End neighborhood will showcase a private dining area with chef's table, an open-view grill in the dining area, a feature wine wall, and a bar/lounge area.

First Watch Acquires Nashville’s Bread & Company

First Watch Restaurants, Inc., the breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept, announced it has acquired Nashville-based Bread & Company, including the two restaurants operating in Green Hills and West End, as well as all recipes, marks, and intellectual property.

Minimal Aftershocks for Wine Supply

Chef Ken Frank, owner of La Toque in downtown Napa, found a silver lining in the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck California’s Napa Valley on Aug. 24. With the epicenter located just 10 miles from his restaurant, Chef Frank was thankful it hit at 3 a.

Russo's Targets Mid-Atlantic States for Expansion

Russo's Restaurants, founders of dining concepts that include Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced plans to significantly enhance the brands' footprint in Maryland, Washington, D.

Franchisees Boost Another Broken Egg

Boasting 200 percent new unit growth over the past two years, Another Broken Egg Café has big expansion plans in the works, beginning with the recent appointment of one of its highest-performing franchisees to chief operating officer.

Denny's High-Volume Vegas Unit Reopens

Denny's Corporation announced the reopening of its Las Vegas restaurant located at 3397 South Las Vegas Blvd. Historically the highest volume company-owned restaurant, this location was closed for reconstruction in January 2014 and is opening ahead of its originally scheduled 2015 opening date.

D.C. Restaurant Association Launches Photography Project

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and FotoDC are proud to announce a first ever collaboration highlighting the region’s booming restaurant industry through an innovative photography contest and exhibition.

Grocery Stores Ring Up Full Serves

From Italian dining at Wegmans in the Northeast to family-style meals at Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Ohio, supermarket chains are investing in full-service restaurants to garner a bigger share of consumers’ food budgets.

Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens Lubbock, Texas, Location

Hurricane Grill & Wings, an island-inspired full-service restaurant, continues its expansion in the state of Texas with a new restaurant in Lubbock.This will be the first location for franchisee Alejandro Zamanillo.

Johnny Rockets Adapts to International Tastes

Since opening its doors in 1986, Johnny Rockets expanded to more than 26 countries, from Brazil to Bahrain and Pakistan to Panama.This year, the brand is on track to achieve record international growth with a total of 40 new restaurants opening outside the U.

Houlihan's Emerges from Recession More Profitable

Acclimating to life after the recession has been a bumpy ride for many brands. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group reported a third-quarter sales decline of 5.8 percent this week, while Famous Dave's third-quarter sales declined a similar 5.

Texas de Brazil Opens in Norfolk, Va.

Brazilian steakhouse Texas de Brazil brought its fine dining concept to the MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Virginia.The new 7,500-square-foot restaurant showcases a private dining area with chef's table, an open-view grill in the dining area, a feature wine wall, and a bar lounge area.