SONIC Drive-In sizes up with the Biggie Cheese

Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  SONIC® Drive-In is beefing up the menu with the Biggie Cheese, a new cheeseburger piled high with double the beef and triple the cheese to prove that size does matter when it come to satisfying those…
SONIC’s New BBLT is Bringing Home the Bacon, and Then Some

All that matters is the B in BLT, so America’s Drive-In® adds 50-percent more to this classic Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  There’s never too much of a good thing when it comes to bacon. That’s why SONIC® Drive-In added a…
Inspire Brands Completes Acquisition of Sonic Corp.

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Inspire Brands, Inc. (“Inspire”) has announced the completion of its $2.3 billion acquisition of Sonic Corp. (“Sonic”). With the acquisition of Sonic, Inspire now encompasses more than 8,300 restaurants and generates annual systemwide sales in excess of…
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.…
Inspire Brands Launches Today with Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings as Foundation

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Inspire Brands, Inc., a new global, multi-brand restaurant company, launched today following the completion of a $2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. by Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Inspire was co-founded by Paul Brown of Arby’s…
Buffalo Wild Wings Pilots B-Dubs Express

New Smaller Format Restaurants will offer on-the-go fans a faster Buffalo Wild Wings experience Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) has announced it will pilot two new small-format locations in the Minneapolis metro market this summer. Inspired…
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. Names Santiago Abraham as Chief Information Officer

Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), today announced that Santiago Abraham will assume the role of chief information officer (CIO) effective December 5, 2016. As CIO, Abraham will be responsible for the company’s technology strategy, policies, processes…
Buffalo Wild Wings Launches Half-Price Wing Tuesdays Nationwide

Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) today announced it will offer hungry fans half-price traditional wings every Tuesday at more than 1,100 participating U.S. restaurants as part of its new Wing Tuesdays® promotion.  The “Wings. Beer. Sports.”®…
Buffalo Wild Wings Introduces New 15-Minute Lunch Guarantee

Limited-Time Offer Promises Guests Speed, Quality and Personalized B-Dubs Fast Break Lunch in 15 Minutes or Their Meal is Free Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) today introduced a limited-time, 15-minute lunch guarantee across nearly 900 U.S.…
Buffalo Wild Wings Launches “Wings for Heroes” Offer for Veterans Day

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurants across the U.S. Offer “Free Wings” to Military Personnel and Veterans Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  In honor of Veterans Day and the heroes who bravely serve and protect our nation, Buffalo Wild…
Buffalo Wild Wings CEO: Prices Are Going Up

Sally Smith, chief executive officer and president at Buffalo Wild Wings, talks about higher labor costs and the ability to raise prices with their new menu. She speaks on “Bloomberg ‹GO›.”
Buffalo Wild Wings CEO: $15 Minimum Wage Hurts Teen Jobs

Fast food workers are clamoring for a higher minimum wage. But the CEO of one big restaurant chain worries that boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour could hurt teens looking for their first job. Sally Smith, the CEO…
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. to Acquire Eighteen Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurants

$54 Million Accretive Transaction Expected to Close in July Southfield, MI  (RestaurantNews.com)  Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAGR) (“DRH” or the “Company”), the creator, developer and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern® (“Bagger Dave’s”)…
Buffalo Wild Wings Introduces B-Dubs Fast Break Lunch Menu

New Lunch Program Offers Time-Strapped Guests Quicker Service, Variety and Value Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) today announced that it is offering Guests a faster and more personalized way to enjoy their lunch break with the…
Staying Ahead: The Importance of Innovation at Your Restaurant

In the restaurant industry, innovation is a prerequisite for success. Just ask Michael Bonacini and Peter Oliver, co-owners of Jump in Toronto, who closed their popular eatery for one month for a million-dollar upgrade, including the installation of state-of-the-art audio…
How Chipotle Is Forcing Sit-down Chains to Rethink Lunch

For years, casual restaurants such as Olive Garden and Buffalo Wild Wings have been battling for your dinnertime dollars, to be the place where you take the kids for a heaping bowl of spaghetti on their birthday or where you…
Tables, Tablets, Data And Eating

by Vladimir Edelman, chief development officer of NTN Buzztime, a bar and restaurant social entertainment and integrated marketing platform. Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over 200 years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt…
Pizza Studio Inks Multi-Unit Deal With Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee

Calabasas, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Los Angeles-based fast-casual restaurant, Pizza Studio, has signed its 16th franchise deal with another superstar multi-concept franchisee. Luke Strockis of LND Restaurants Inc. has signed an agreement to open 10 Pizza Studio locations in the San Gabriel…
Bars and Restaurants Get Innovative with Guest-Facing Technology

Expect to see guest-facing technology offered in more and more bars and restaurants, from tablets to mobile apps that enhance the customer experience. Industry analysts predict guest-facing technology in restaurants will continually become the norm as consumers get more comfortable…