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Five Things You Need To Know About CAULIPOWER

By Julie LimEVP Foodservice, CAULIPOWER As brands emerge from the crisis, consumers will be looking for healthy choices in their favorite restaurants. Adding exciting new menu items is also a great way to attract new customers and keep existing fans…
Zaxby’s Reopens Athens, Alabama Location After April Fire

Restored restaurant offers dine-in and drive-thru for customers Athens, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Athens, Alabama Zaxby’s located at 221 French Farms Blvd. is reopening on Monday, July 13, after being closed since April due to a fire. The fast-casual favorite, known…
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Begins Q3 With Dozens of New Development Deals

Dallas-based barbecue chain finishes the quarter strong as it maps out future new locations across the U.S. Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is maintaining its long-standing status as the world’s largest barbecue franchise with a robust roster of new store…
DQ Celebrates National Ice Cream Day with Dipped Cone Deal

Ready for some sweet news? National Ice Cream Day is coming, and DQ is celebrating with a “cool” offer – $1 off any size Dipped Cone (excluding kid cones) on Sunday, July 19th! The limited-time deal available for one day…
O’Charley’s Announces New Songwriters Café Fundraiser Series for Folded Flag

First Concert Will Feature Thompson Square, Bobby Tomberlin and Lance Miller to Benefit Families of Our Country’s Fallen Heroes Nashville, TN  (RestaurantNews.com)  O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar, the classic American restaurant with locations across 17 states, today announced the O’Charley’s Songwriters Café fundraiser series to…
Celebrate National French Fry Day with Taco John’s Superior Side Dish

Popular quick-service restaurant to give away FREE Potato Olés® on National French Fry Day, July 13 Cheyenne, WY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Few people will argue with the fact that Taco John’s legendary Potato Olés® are a bigger. bolder. better side dish than French…
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Launches New Mobile App and Loyalty Program

“My Rewards” Offers Members More Convenience and More Arooga’s Perks Harrisburg, PA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Harrisburg, Pa based Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar recently launched their new, highly anticipated “My Rewards” loyalty program alongside their mobile app, both of which will…
Kelly’s Roast Beef Eyes South Florida for Expansion

Iconic Massachusetts chain scoping out potential franchisees in South Florida Revere, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Kelly’s Roast Beef, a Boston icon with seven decades of history, is looking to expand not only regionally in New England, but also establish a presence in South…
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…
The Rustic Post Oak Opens in Uptown Park

Popular restaurant, bar and live music venue set to open second Houston location on July 8 Houston, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Rustic Post Oak is set to open its doors and start serving its down-home offerings sourced from Texas ranchers and…
NH’s First Ghost Kitchen Unveiled in Manchester

Great NH Restaurants announces DingDongDeliver.com Bedford, NH  (RestaurantNews.com)  The new phenomenon of a “ghost kitchen” has hit New Hampshire. Great NH Restaurants (T-BONES, CJ’s Great West Grill, Copper Door) CEO, Tom Boucher recently announced the launch of DingDongDeliver.com, a specialty…
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…
Ledo Pizza Promotes Will Robinson to Chief Marketing Officer

Industry veteran to oversee marketing budget, technology, manage franchise partners, lead direct reports and more  Annapolis, MD  (RestaurantNews.com)  Ledo Pizza announced today that the company has promoted Will Robinson from vice president of marketing to chief marketing officer. Robinson has…
Third Generation Del Taco Operator Leads California Growth

Multi-Unit Franchisee Travis Taylor Opens Santa Clarita Restaurant Santa Clarita, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Del Taco, one of the nation’s largest Mexican quick-service concepts, announced its most recent California-based restaurant opening with third-generation, multi-unit operator Travis Taylor. Dating back to early 1970s,…
Why Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Franchise Options Are a Perfect Fit

Why Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Franchise Options Are a Perfect Fit Franchising is an ever-changing business. When considering a franchise opportunity, investors should look for brands with more than a one-size-fits-all approach. Developing a successful franchise depends on several factors including…
QSR Automations adds Contactless Features to Platforms

New ConnectSmart Kitchen and DineTime Platform features reduce non-essential interactions for restaurant operators and diners. Louisville, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Today, in response to the demand that the global pandemic has created for restaurants to comply with social distancing measures, QSR Automations,…
Farmer Boys Appoints Joseph Ortiz as Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Ortiz will Lead the Finance and Accounting Teams & Help Drive World-Class Levels of Performance Riverside, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Farmer Boys®, the farm fresh fast casual concept known for its award-winning burgers and exceptional service, has hired restaurant industry and finance…
Denny’s Announces New Partnership With St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Funds raised will support treatment and research of childhood cancer, other life-threatening diseases Spartanburg, SC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), one of the world’s largest full-service family dining chains, today announced a new partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®,…
Krystal Celebrates Summer by Offering $1 Chili Cheese Pups

Summer Deal Features Single Pups® for $1 and Combo Meal for $3.99 for a Limited Time Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Krystal, the Southeast’s original quick-service restaurant chain, is excited to serve customers new limited-time offers for the summer. Starting July 13,…
Zaxby’s Celebrates First Restaurant in Blythewood, SC

Long-term licensees open 20th Zaxby’s, their seventh in Columbia area  Athens, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Zaxby’s, the fast-casual chicken chain known for its chicken fingers, wings and signatures sauces, is opening its first Blythewood, South Carolina restaurant at 221 Blythewood Road. The…
Coolgreens Promotes Larissa Witt to New Operations Role

Healthy lifestyle eatery creates new position after experiencing notable growth Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  Coolgreens – the healthy lifestyle eatery that “feeds your life” – announced today that it has promoted Larissa Witt to Regional Operations Director, a new position…