Restaurant News Bites: Arby’s, Perkins, Marie Callender’s, Corner Bakery Cafe


Restaurant News Bites: Arby's, Perkins, Marie Callender's, Corner Bakery CafeThe parent company of both the Arby’s and Wendy’s fast food chains, the Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc., has announced the pending sale of all Arby’s restaurants to the Roark Capital Group. However, the original company will still maintain an 18.5% ownership. Arby’s is the second biggest fast food sandwich chain in the country.

Roark Capital Group also recently acquired the Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio chains as well. Corner Bakery Cafe has nearly 120 locations in a variety of regions. The Il Fornaio Restaurant and Bakery chain is over 20 years old and operates 20 upscale Italian eateries. This chain also includes a retail bakery section that sells to high end grocers.

Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc., the parent company of both the Marie Callender’s and Perkin’s Restaurant and Bakery chains, has filed for bankruptcy. The company has entered into a restructuring agreement with the holders of its debts. This restructuring plan will allow the company to negotiate its debt repayment schedule so it can regain financial success.

The new Ultimate Grilled Chicken Burrito from Del Taco offers eight tasty, premium ingredients in one flour tortilla. Marinated grilled chicken, fresh guacamole, spicy rice, cheddar cheese, sour cream, Mexican red sauce and lettuce and tomatoes all make this the best chicken burrito from Del Taco. Customers can find coupons for this chain on the company’s Facebook page.

IHOP’s Bacon N’ Beef Burgers are a great choice for a Father’s Day meal. These five tasty burgers are served with your choice of fries, soup, salad or onion rings. Burger topping choices include cheese, a fried egg, extra bacon strips and grilled mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Finish the meal off with a fresh Summer Lemonade.

McDonald’s is creating a massive social networking campaign to saturate New York City this Summer. The company is utilizing Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook for their “Toast Your Town” event. Visitors can compete for the most Foursquare check-ins at their closest McDonald’s locations and winners will receive a free McCafe drink.

The first Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop opened its doors in Wilmington, Delaware 35 years ago. The chain is currently celebrating its anniversary at over 70 locations. The chain serves deli style sandwiches with unique twists, like the Bobbie. This sandwich includes all of the Thanksgiving favorites like turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce.

The Holmdel, New Jersey location of the popular Saladworks chain will be serving $5 lunch and dinner entrees all day on June 15th. This price cut is part of their Customer Appreciation Day. This New Jersey restaurant won the ‘$5 Entrée Franchisee Showdown’ by encouraging guests to vote on Facebook for their favorite Saladworks chain location.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit may be America’s biggest barbecue restaurant chain, and it is continuing an aggressive expansion campaign. The chain has signed another franchisee agreement in Minnesota. Anthony Nwakama will open a new location in Marshall, which will bring the state total to 8.

A new Furr’s Fresh Buffet restaurant is opening in San Antonio, Texas on June 29th. The location will employ over 200 workers. To celebrate their grand opening the restaurant is asking all guests to make a donation to the San Antonio Food Bank’s Backpack program. Guests who bring a non-perishable food donation will receive a free breakfast and will be entered to win a year’s worth of free food.