The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille Set to Debut in Greater Cleveland Area

Known for its dry aged steaks hand-cut in-house and award-winning wine list, The Capital Grille announced Monday that it will debut in the Greater Cleveland area on July 5. The new 8,930-square-foot restaurant will open at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst, Ohio, joining the area's busy shopping and dining community.

Capital Grille Golf Outing Raises $40K

Monday, Sept. 8, marked the 3rd Capital Grille Golf Outing to benefit Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation. More than 100 people enjoyed a beautiful day at Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, New Jersey, followed by dinner at the Paramus Capital Grille.

Olive Garden, Red Lobster Face Sizable Sales Declines

Sales at Darden grew to $8.76 billion in fiscal 2014, which ended May 25, 2014, up 2.4 percent from 2013. While LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House, and the Specialty Restaurants group posted sales gains, cornerstone brand Olive Garden saw a 3.

Women’s Foodservice Forum Chair to Lead Strategic Direction

The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) announced that Laurie Burns, Chair of the Board of Directors, will lead the strategic direction and guide the overall operations of the organization in light of the recent passing of president & CEO, Fritzi Woods, on September 18.

Study: Maggiano's Is Favorite Casual-Dining Chain

Maggiano’s is the nation’s favorite casual-dining restaurant chain, according to a recent study by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions. Specializing in family-style Italian cuisine, the restaurant chain just edged out Pappadeaux, which ranked second, followed by Cheesecake Factory, Bonefish Grill, and P.

Taking Home Silver, Hoping for Gold

Judging the Gold and Silver Plate awards for more than 15 years has afforded me the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at many of foodservice’s most talented individuals.Reading the nomination forms is insightful and inspiring, and the judging process is equally so.

Darden to Host Fiscal Q2 Call

Darden Restaurants Inc. will host its Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter conference call next Friday, December 16, at 8:30 a.m. EST . The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet.Clarence Otis, chairman & CEO, and other senior management will cover subjects including forward-looking information, such as the outlook for the current month or quarter, and the company's previously announced earnings guidance.

2012 Financial Forecast Remains Cloudy

Get ready for more of the same.Financial analysts, consultants and restaurant operators alike seem to agree that 2012 is shaping up to look a lot like its predecessor year.The U.S. economy is likely to grow modestly—about 2 percent—with jobs being added at an anemic pace.

Finalists for 2011 Best Practices Announced

People Report and sister company Black Box Intelligence announce the finalists for the 2011 Best Practices awards, to be presented Nov. 3, at the annual “People, Profits, Planet” summit for its members.

Capital Grille Founder Joins Firebirds Owners

Edward P. "Ned" Grace, III has joined the Angelo, Gordon & Co.'s Private Equity Group as a senior advisor, where he will help the firm source and evaluate new investments in the restaurant industry as well as serve as a board member of the firm’s restaurant industry investments.

Darden to Host Fiscal Q1 Call

Darden Restaurants Inc. will host its fiscal 2012 first quarter conference call on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. EST.   The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet.

Darden Supports Michelle Obama, Cuts Calories

Darden Restaurants Inc., operator of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster dining chains, agreed to work with the Partnership for a Healthier America to cut calories and salt in its meals.Darden will reduce calories and sodium by 10 percent in the next five years at its six different restaurant chains, Rich Jeffers, a company spokesman, said today in an interview.