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Restaurants Need to Brace for Tough Times

By: Larry F. Harris, CEO Food Management Partners, Inc. With the compression of legacy brands, spiraling labor costs and now the latest coronavirus fears, small to midsized restaurant concepts are feeling the squeeze more than ever.  As a result, the…
The 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America for 2019

In celebration of World Vegetarian Day, OpenTable has released its list of the 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America for 2019. According to data from OpenTable, plant-based diets and meat alternatives have become much more prevalent in 2019 than…
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for August

Restaurant owners and operators have a lot to look forward to in August for restaurant marketing opportunities.  For starters, August is National Sandwich Month, National Catfish Month and National Panini Month. Restaurateur can also take advantage of special days celebrating…
100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America

As the days grow longer and we approach the official start of summer, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, today unveiled the annual 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America for 2019, perfect for outdoor brunches, dinners…
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for July

With summer upon us, restaurant owners and operators are gearing up to help family and friends savor the season.  Independence Day will see party and picnic deals, of course, but the month of July offers many more restaurant marketing opportunities.…
Father’s Day Restaurant Deals and Menus

Following is a list of restaurant chains offering special menus and deals for Father’s Day. Keep in mind that most offers are only valid on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16, 2019), are dine-in only, can’t be used with other coupons…
17 Things a Restaurant Manager Should Never Do

Restaurant managers have a lot of responsibility…and of course, this can be a good thing or a bad thing! If you’d like to avoid making some of the biggest management mistakes, read on to find out what you should never…
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for June

Restaurant owners and operators will find many opportunities for marketing during June.  Father’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for most restaurants, but your promotional activities don’t have to end there.  As June is also Entrepreneurs…
Mother’s Day Restaurant Deals and Menus 2019

Following is RestaurantNews.com’s annual list of restaurant chains offering special menus and deals for Mother’s Day. Keep in mind that most offers are dine-in only, can’t be used with other coupons or discounts, and don’t include gratuity. Participation and prices…
100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2019

OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has released its annual list of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2019. OpenTable data shows that 81 percent of diners book their Mother’s Day reservations two weeks in…
These Restaurant Chains Are Serving up Easter Deals and More

Acapulco will offer a special Champagne Easter Brunch All-You-Can-Eat Brunch on Sunday, April 21, 2019, from 8am – 2pm. The 6-hour long feast will feature a Ham and Tri-Tip Carving Station, Omelette Bar, Waffle Station, Taco Bar, Hot Specialty Items,…
Restaurant Chains Offer Valentine’s Day Deals and More

It’s love at first bite as restaurants prepare for Valentine’s Day.  Decadent deals and unique dining experiences await the hopelessly romantic.  RestaurantNews.com and Cupid have put together the following list of special offerings and menus at restaurant chains this year.…
100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Valentine’s Day is the most popular day for dining out, and to help diners pick the ideal restaurant to impress their valentine, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has released its annual list of 100 Most Romantic…
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for February

There’s a lot to love about marketing your restaurant in February.  Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl Sunday are always two important days for restaurants, but February is also Cherry Month, Heart Month and Hot Breakfast Month.  And it doesn’t end…
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for January

For restaurant owners and operators, there’s no better way to start off the New Year than with a tasty selection of restaurant marketing ideas. January is Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month and National Blood Donor Month. January also kicks off…
100 Best Restaurants in America for 2018

OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has revealed the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018 according to OpenTable diners. The list is a comprehensive look at the year’s most beloved dining spots culled from more than 12 million…
Arby’s Finally Put Curly Fries on a Sandwich – The Arbynator

For a limited time this fall, Arby’s is taking its most craveable items and piling them onto one towering sandwich — the Arbynator. Available in Classic, Double and Half Pound sizes, The Arbynator tops thinly sliced Roast Beef with Curly…
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for December

Many restaurant owners have been making their marketing lists and checking them twice, knowing that shoppers are hungry for special holiday dining deals and experiences.  These operators realize that the holiday season is the perfect time of year to promote…
Veterans Eat Free at These Restaurants on Veterans Day 2018

America will celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th this year (observed Monday, November 12th), and many restaurant chains will be offering discounts and free meals to veterans and active duty military in appreciation for their service. To help get…
The 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America

With interest in vegetarian and plant-based diets skyrocketing, more diners are seeking restaurants that cater to their herbivore needs. OpenTable today released its 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America. Featuring restaurants coast-to-coast across 15 states and Washington, D.C., the…
Sonic to be Acquired by Inspire Brands for $2.3 Billion

Sonic Corp. and Inspire Brands, Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Inspire will acquire Sonic for $43.50 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion including the assumption of Sonic’s net debt.…
Melt Shop Adds Tenders to Menu

Melt Shop, the pioneer of the Melted Sandwich Movement, announced today that it has added Tenders to its menu in all U.S. restaurants. Starting at $4.99, Melt Shop Tenders will be a core menu item and come in three varieties,…
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for October

Coming up with fresh restaurant marketing ideas can sometimes be difficult for restaurant owners and operators.  Fortunately, October lays out a tasty selection of food focused days that offer up the right ingredients to help build your restaurant’s marketing menu.…
The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America

Diners looking to broaden their travels and enjoy astonishing scenery as they feast – from wooded overlooks to twinkling skylines and everything in between – need look no further than OpenTable, which today released its 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in…
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for August

Restaurant owners and operators have a lot to look forward to in August for restaurant marketing opportunities.  For starters, August is National Sandwich Month, National Catfish Month and National Panini Month. Restaurateur can also take advantage of special days celebrating…
100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America

OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations today unveiled the 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America for 2018. From the oceanside views at Leilani’s on the Beach in Hawaii and the stunning desert scenery at LON’s at…
Carlisle Acquires 46 Additional Wendy’s Restaurants

Carlisle, the tenth largest Wendy’s franchise organization, announced the acquisition of an additional 46 restaurants in Alabama and Florida from the Wendco Group, a Wendy’s franchise organization owned by Roger and Raisa Webb. “We are thrilled about adding the Wendco…