Hot New Airport Concepts Debut, Ponderosa Goes to Dubai and Much More!

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February 26, 2015

Minnesota Wild Bar Interior

Hockey Stars at New MSP Airport Concept

HSM Host recently opened Minnesota Wild Bar, its newest dining and drinking diversion for travelers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The restaurant, designed by Ideation Design Group (IDG), celebrates the state’s love of hockey in general and its NHL team, the Minnesota Wild, in particular.

Restaurant Development News

Restaurant companies with financial and acquisition news include &pizza, Denny’s, Fiesta Restaurant Group and Chanticleer Holdings, among others. Concepts continuing to expand include Another Broken Egg Café, Pie Five, Pizza Rev and Smokey Bones.


The Taylor® Company grill line

Taylor grill

Revolutionary two-sided grilling cooks a frozen patty 66% faster than traditional flat grills. With programmable cook times, pre-set temperatures and consistent product pressure, you can cook a variety of menu items throughout the day. To learn more, click here. Taylor Logo

Bar Symon Opens in Dulles Airport

Concessions International (CI) has opened Bar Symon, a bistro-style concept created by James Beard award-winning Iron Chef Michael Symon, in Dulles International Airport’s Terminal D. The restaurant is a joint venture between CI and Cleveland-based United Concessions Group (UCG), an Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) owned by Hayat Rababy.

Keith Sirois

Q&A with Keith Sirois, Chief Executive Officer, Big Boy Restaurants International

Big Boy is dead! Long live Big Boy! That seems to sum things up for the Warren, Mich.-based franchisor. It would appear, on one hand, that better days are behind the aging brand despite an attempt four years ago to rev sales with a new full-service prototype. Yet on the other hand, the legacy brand is re-inventing itself. “Quite a bit has changed in four years. The model has had to change,” concedes CEO Keith Sirois.


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Alto-Shaam Excelerate

Alto-Shaam’s new touchscreen-based Xcelerate™ Hi-Speed oven combines powerful microwave and air impingement technologies to cook up to 10 times faster than a conventional oven while maintaining a freshly baked taste, texture and appearance.Alto-Shaam Logo

Restaurant Development Pros on the Move

Companies with personnel news include The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Del Frisco’s and Great Wraps.

Homestyle Dining Debuts Ponderosa Grill in Dubai

Ponderosa Grill in Dubai

Plano, Texas-based Homestyle Dining LLC, which owns, operates and franchises the Ponderosa Steakhouse, Bonanza Steak & BBQ and Bo’s Steak & Grill brands, has announced that longtime franchisee, The Sterling Group, opened the first Ponderosa Grill in Dubai. Ponderosa Grill is positioned as a more upscale, full-service version of Homestyle‚Äôs legacy brand, Ponderosa Steakhouse.

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