After a spate of closings and a franchisee bankruptcy, Famous Toastery sustained its scratch-kitchen model and went on to open three new locations in 2020 as well as its
Mexican casual-dining chain On The Border signed an area development agreement that will add locations in Anchorage, Alaska,
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina travels all the way back to the 1980s with its new prototype in Alpharetta, Ga., that pays tribute to the chain’s very first
Dog Haus, a casual concept known for its gourmet hot dogs and craft beer, will debut a new prototype with its first Wyoming location in early
Bennigan’s struggles have been no secret. A top casual-dining space back in the day, the brand filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in 2008. All corporate units were
The Bensalem Quaker Steak & Lube will be a 10,000 square foot, standalone full-service restaurant featuring a
Angry Crab Shack opened its first location in 2013 and now has 10
Dine Brands Global Inc. plans to bring 19 IHOP restaurants to Pakistan over the next nine years in partnership with Pakistan-based Gerry’s Group.
Full-service sports-focused chain Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar plans to move into North Carolina with more than 15 new units during the next 5 years. The growing chain
Located on the ground floor of a skyscraper in Atlanta, Mission + Market is an upscale operation with an extremely polished casual design that attracts everyone from
Reach in to a grab bag of casual-dining brands these days and what you pull out might just surprise you. Yes, many in the segment continue to struggle and suffer
Selecting a cost-effective, on-trend mix of materials, finishes and furnishings for the casual-dining segment requires keeping a few key considerations in mind. Designers
Tampa, Fla.-based GrillSmith started out in 2004 as a family-focused casual dining chain. Earlier this year the concept rolled
Casual dining is on the upswing, according to market researcher Datassential’s 2018 SNAP! Keynote Report: Casual
Dallas-based casual-dining chain Twin Peaks signed a franchise deal with JEB Food Group, LLC to bring seven new locations to Ohio, in the cities of Cincinnati, Columbus
Polished-casual chain The Melting Pot unveiled its first brand reimage in the chain’s 43-year history.
Global Italian casual dining chain Vapiano opened its first location in Glasgow, Scotland in the newly refurbished
Casual dining chain East Coast Wings + Grill closed out the first half of 2017 with same-store sales up 18.5 percent (through June 30) and guest counts up 13 percent. The
My restaurant is consistently too loud and guests complain that they can’t hold a conversation. What can I do to solve this problem?
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.will pilot two new small-format locations in the Minneapolis metro market this summer.
Miami Beach outpost Hank and Harry’s Deli plans to open a second location, this one in South Miami.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store opened its first West Coast location in Tualatin, Oregon. It’s the first of three planned
Hooters Inc. launched a new limited-service concept in Cicero, Ill. Hoots, A Hooters Joint,
This casual-dining chain has rolled out a new design meant to appeal to families and Millennials.
In the first in a series, rd+d takes a deep dive into beverage-focused concepts.
A round up of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including news about market research, branding, design and chain restaurants.
Multi-concept operator Glacier Restaurant Group has bought the Max & Erma's restaurant chain from American Blue Ribbon Holdings
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
It’s a refrain repeated too often by casual industry observers: Casual dining is dying. Yes, some big-name brands in the segment are struggling. Full-service concepts
Full-service, casual dining concept Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill will introduce tabletop tablets to all 65 of its restaurants located across 16 states, primarily in
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