Tony Roma’s Focuses on Experience

Competition for the dining dollar is fiercer than ever. High-quality options are available from a multitude of restaurants; grocery stores have entered the fray with hot and cold bars and even cooked-to-order offerings; takeout-only businesses specialize in pre-portioned meals for the calorie-conscious; and mail-order services give people all the ingredients they need to make a delicious meal at home. With so many choices available to consumers, offering good food in a comfortable environment may not be enough.

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bite-sized buzz for March

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including news about chains, mergers and acquisitions, and recommended reading. 

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Hooters Continues Expansion in Asia

Hooters of Singapore — Marina Bay opened in February, led by franchisee Destination Properties Group, a Hooters 2015 Developer of the Year.

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Hooters Enters Fast-Casual Space

Hooters Inc. launched a new limited-service concept in Cicero, Ill. Hoots, A Hooters Joint, serves a condensed menu comprised of Hooters’ most popular food items, including fried pickles and the chain’s ubiquitous wings.

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Saladworks Plans Brand Changes, Food Truck

After celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, Saladworks plans to implement extensive changes system wide in 2017, including more than 10 store remodels.

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bite-sized buzz

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including a “TaCoat” from Taco Bell, Richardson Design’s new graphic design team, and details on mergers and acquisitions.

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