Danny Klein

Buffalo Wild Wings Selling Over 80 Restaurants

The refranchising of Buffalo Wild Wings has kicked into gear. The chicken-wing chain announced Monday that is now offering 83 company-owned restaurants for sale. These stores are located in Canada, Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, Northeast U.

The Cheesecake Factory Warns Sales Could Turn South

Ahead of its Tuesday presentation at the William Blair 37th Annual Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, The Cheesecake Factory released updated second-quarter expectations that sent shares tumbling more than 6 percent in premarket trading.

Restaurant Sales Continued to Decline in May

While positive signs are emerging, the restaurant industry remains a volatile environment for operators, as May’s results showed. Same-store sales declined 1.1 percent across chain restaurants—a 0.

Firm Agrees to Buy Ignite Restaurant Group for $50 Million

A “long and thorough” process for Ignite Restaurant Group is one step closer to a conclusion. The struggling parent company of Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap announced Tuesday it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of San Diego-based private equity firm Kelly Companies to sell both brands in a cash bid offer.

This Father's Day, Why Not Buy a Cow with Friends?

Forget the socks and golf tees. This year, why not reserve dad a cow tongue and tenderloin?Launching June 6 in Chicago, food tech startup Crowd Cow will begin shipping throughout the U.S. The product: whatever the consumer chooses to become a “steak holder” in.

Introducing a Sustainable Seafood Program for Chefs (Finally)

Navigating the world of sustainable seafood can sometimes feel like ambling across the ocean floor, without a flashlight, and with no air tank to boot. Consumers order and hope. Some chefs go to the effort of working with local fishermen and reputable suppliers.

Restaurateur Randy Dewitt Puts Innovation on the Front Burner

Randy Dewitt can only imagine what this would have felt like 20 years ago. Like many aspiring restaurateurs, his pockets were full of passion and little else.“I just think it’s the coolest foodservice concept to come along in my entire career,” Dewitt says.

Two Buyers Reportedly Emerge for Ignite Restaurant Group

A lifeline for Ignite Restaurant Group could be in the works. Citing unnamed sources, Debtwire said Landry’s and American Blue Ribbon Holdings have emerged as possible buyers for the struggling company’s two casual dining brands, Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern & Tap.

Report: Full-Service Restaurants Reigned Supreme on Memorial Day

We all know Mother’s Day is the mother of all dining-out events. Followed by Valentine’s Day and then pretty much everything else. The National Restaurant Association found that 92 million American adults, or 37 percent of consumers, planned to dine out on Mother’s Day and 21 million, or 8 percent, had designs to order delivery or takeout.

A New Way to Pick the Best Restaurants in the Country

Renzell is out to disrupt the restaurant industry’s rating system, a process it believes is too “subjective” and flawed overall. Renzell’s ratings are data driven and based on a proprietary algorithm coupled with comprehensive reviews from its members.