New design brings look and feel of stadium into restaurant Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Buffalo Wild Wings®, Inc. today unveiled its new design prototype in Ohio, where the restaurant chain got its start 30 years ago. The opening of its restaurant…

Carpinteria, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  CKE Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that due to market conditions it has determined not to proceed with its previously announced initial public offering of common stock at this time. About CKE Inc. CKE Inc. is one…

The Wendy’s Co.’s push to transform itself as a higher-end hamburger chain is showing early signs of taking hold. The Dublin, Ohio-based fast food company says a key sales figure rose 3.2 percent in the second quarter, helped by renovated…

Executive Chairman Michael A. Woodhouse to Retire in November James W. Bradford to Succeed as Independent Chairman of the Board Director Charles E. Jones, Jr. to Retire at End of Current Term Annual Meeting Date Set for November 15, 2012…

Several typically-resilient U.S. restaurant chains are putting a face on the nation’s slower economic growth, reporting a pullback in customer traffic growth in June as consumer confidence weakened–a trend that seems to have bled into July. Overall, U.S. economic growth…

Carpinteria, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  CKE Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it has commenced an initial public offering of 13,333,334 shares of its common stock at an anticipated public offering price between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. The Company is offering…

With new logo comes new restaurant design to enhance Guest experience Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  As it enters its 30th year, Buffalo Wild Wings® is refreshing its look, restaurants and its commitment to the Guest experience. The restaurant – with roots…

Miami, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Benihana Inc. (NASDAQ: BNHN) (“Benihana” or the “Company”), operator of the nation’s largest chain of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants, today announced the expiration of the “go-shop” period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced Agreement…

The world’s largest restaurant chain is showing signs of tarnish on the Golden Arches. Goldman Sachs downgraded shares of McDonald’s (MCD) on Wednesday morning, as analyst Michael Kelter slashed both his buy rating and price target on the burger giant.…

Syracuse, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) announced today that it closed its previously announced offering of $150 million of 11.25% senior secured second lien notes due 2018 (the “Notes”). The Notes are senior secured obligations of Carrols…

Indianapolis, IN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Noble Roman’s, Inc. (OTCBB:NROM), the Indianapolis based franchisor of Noble Roman’s Pizza and Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs, today announced that it had completed the refinancing of its outstanding debt, significantly lowering its overall effective interest rate. On…

Cincinnati, OH  (RestaurantNews.com)  Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE MKT: FRS) today announced the closing of the previously announced sale of all of its Golden Corral operations and real estate consisting of 29 restaurants in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania…

Indianapolis, IN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Noble Roman’s, Inc. (OTCBB:NROM), the Indianapolis based franchisor of Noble Roman’s Pizza and Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs, today announced results for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012. A summary of results for the three months ended…

Overland Park, KS  (RestaurantNews.com)  NPC International, Inc. (the “Company”), today reported results for its first fiscal quarter ended March 27, 2012. FIRST QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS: Comparable store sales increased 5.1% rolling over a decrease of (4.7)% last year. Adjusted EBITDA (reconciliation…

Pie Five Concept Growth Continues and is Producing Solid Unit Level Performance Third Quarter Highlights: Net income decreased $0.4 million to $52 thousand EBITDA decreased $0.5 million to $0.4 million Franchised domestic buffet-style restaurant same store sales decreased 1.1% while…

Acquired Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Contribute $5.0 Million to Sales Growth Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. (NASDAQ: GCFB), a Modern American upscale casual restaurant chain, today reported results for the first quarter ended March 27, 2012. Highlights were…

Oak Brook, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced global comparable sales growth of 3.3% in April.  Performance by segment was as follows: U.S. up 3.3% Europe up 3.5% Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa up 1.1% “Our focus on delivering…

North America Company-Operated Q1 Same-Store Sales Were +0.8%; Sales Were Below Company’s Expectations, but Positive for Fourth Consecutive Quarter Company Expects to Complete Refinancing in Third Quarter; Anticipates $25 Million in Annual Interest Expense Savings Image Activation Initiative and New…