Gregory Lippert Appointed CEO of Willie’s Restaurants

The Houston-based restaurant group is poised for unit expansion in the Texas market   Houston, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Willie’s Restaurants, the group that operates Willie’s Grill & Icehouse and Fajita Willie’s Cafe and Cantina, today announced that Gregory Lippert has been appointed…
Jimmy John’s Wants To Buy You A House So They Can Deliver You A Sandwich

National “Home in the Zone” Contest and media campaign promote Freaky Fresh® delivery Champaign, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Today, Jimmy John’s announced the “Home in the Zone” Contest, which will give one Jimmy John’s superfan a home in a delivery zone so…
Smashburger Celebrates 12th Anniversary with 12 Cent Burgers for All

Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Smashburger invites burger lovers across America to take part in their upcoming birthday bash. On Friday, August 16, 2019, Smashburger will mark its 12th year in business by offering the signature double Smashburger for just $.12. Purchase…
Fazoli’s New Restaurant Design Paves the Way for the Future

America’s largest premium QSR Italian chain’s record-breaking boost in sales and traffic following upgraded design prove no slow down for the brand  Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  With record sales and one-of-a-kind menu innovations, Fazoli’s continues to stack up new reasons for…
Zaxby’s Expands with New Farmhouse-Style Restaurant in Arab, Alabama

Local licensees open Arab’s first-ever Zaxby’s Athens, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  The first Zaxby’s in Arab, Alabama is coming in August to 1300 N. Brindlee Mountain Parkway. A fan favorite for chicken fingers, wings and salads, the new fast-casual restaurant will be…
The Lost Cajun Brings Authentic Cajun Flavor to Charlotte Area

Set to open first location in Huntersville Covington, LA  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Lost Cajun, a family-friendly restaurant with a focus on authentic Cajun food served with Southern hospitality, is set to expand its North Carolina footprint even further. The Louisiana-based franchisor…
Ruby Tuesday to Roll out Two New Limited-time Craveable Meals!

High craveability meets everyday value with the Classic Twists $7.99 promotion Maryville, TN  (RestaurantNews.com)  To reach both current and new guests capitalizing on the Ruby Tuesday commitment to flavor and freshness, Ruby Tuesday is rolling out the flavor-filled Cheesy Crunch…
Over 2,600 Chipotle Crew Members Receive New Quarterly Bonus

New benefits program and increased retention rates propel performance at the manager and crew level Newport Beach, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has announced that over 2,600 employees across 135 restaurants qualified to earn up to an extra…
Restaurant Chain Growth Report 08/13/19

(RestaurantNews.com)   RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit OperatorsConcepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Illinois-based EL TORO (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit for the…
Slim Chickens Continues Expansion with Opening in Russellville, AR

Chartwells grows better chicken concept throughout Arkansas colleges by bringing Slim Chickens to the Arkansas Tech University campus. Russellville, AR  (RestaurantNews.com)  Slim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast-casual restaurants, continues expansion of its fresh chicken and…
Restaurant Vendors Find New Leads for Restaurants Opening Soon

(RestaurantNews.com)  Flhip.com has released its latest restaurant openings report, providing restaurant vendors with a sampling of fresh sales and marketing leads that can be found on their website. Flhip provides regularly updated lead lists, allowing vendors to check for updates…
Newly Opened Roba Noodle in Tustin, California Surpasses 25,000 Skewers Sold!

Fine-Casual Noodle Eatery in The District’s Union Market Expands Menu with Rice Bowls  Tustin, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Roba Noodle, an Asian-fusion restaurant specializing in fine quality noodles and skewers at fast-casual prices, announced it has sold more than 25,000 skewers since…