Bennigan’s Rolls Out New 40th Anniversary Menu

New appetizer, burgers and Death by Chocolate™ join signature favorites Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Turning 40 never looked so good! This week, Bennigan’s is rolling out a new menu to commemorate its 40th anniversary, with new chef-driven recipes and innovative drinks…
Bennigan’s Is Back and Better Than Ever in Frederick!

Feb. 5 ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates return of beloved restaurant Frederick, MD  (RestaurantNews.com)  An epic comeback story is being written about the iconic Bennigan’s restaurant chain, and an exciting new chapter is unfolding this week in Frederick. Located at 221B Shorebird…
Bennigan’s Brings True Irish Hospitality to Melbourne

First new restaurant in Florida to host ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 28 Melbourne, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  It’s been three years in the making…and now the time is here. Bennigan’s – where every day is St. Paddy’s Day – is bringing its Legendary…
Robust Growth Propels Bennigan’s into 40th Anniversary Year

Brand that created casual dining poised for significant global expansion in 2016 Fremont, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Buoyed by strong sales and unit growth throughout 2015, and a significant buildup in its new-store pipeline, the iconic Bennigan’s brand is poised to take…
Twin Peaks Announces Executive Changes

Realigns Leadership Structure, Recruits Senior Marketing, Human Resources Execs to Support Growth Addison, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Fast-growing Twin Peaks has restructured its senior leadership team and recruited two new executives as it focuses on streamlining communications, enhancing restaurant support and evolving…
Ring in the New Year with California Tortilla’s Super Food Burrito

Fast Casual Chain to Offer Protein-Packed Burrito in 2016 Rockville, MD  (RestaurantNews.com)  Overdid it on eggnog and Christmas cookies this December? Good news: California Tortilla is offering a healthy new option to help ring in the New Year that’s as…
Togo’s Sandwich Franchise Acquired by Nimes Capital

Mainsail Partners sells ownership of Togo’s Sandwiches San Jose, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Togo’s Eateries, Inc., a “West Coast Original” since 1971, today announced that Nimes Capital will acquire the sandwich franchise. Growth equity firm Mainsail Partners, Togo’s current co-owner, has agreed…
Fremont Set to Welcome California’s Newest Bennigan’s

‘Largest Toys for Tot Drive in Fremont History’ to kickoff at Dec. 9 ribbon-cutting ceremony Fremont, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Fresh on the heels of its popular and newly reopened restaurant in Santa Clara, Bennigan’s is preparing to bring its Legendary Irish…
Joe’s Crab Shack Leads Industry in No Tipping Test

Team Members will be paid at higher, fixed hourly rate Houston, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  As recently announced, Joe’s Crab Shack has been testing a new service model which brings an end to tipping for guests. This forward-thinking policy puts the brand…
Twin Peaks Restaurants Salute Veterans with Exclusive Veterans Day Menu

U.S. Military and Veterans Invited to Dine-in on November 11 Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Twin Peaks, the ultimate sports lodge known for its great food, 29-degree beer and premium sports-watching environment, will honor military men and women this Veterans Day, November…
Starlette Johnson Joins Twin Peaks As CEO

Experienced industry executive to guide fast-growing brand’s growth Addison, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Twin Peaks announced today that industry veteran Starlette Johnson has agreed to join the company as CEO, allowing company founder Randy DeWitt to spend more time on his various…
100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America

Restaurants Opening in 2015 Earn 25 Spots; New York, California, Minnesota, Oregon, and Texas Restaurants Make Strongest Showing, Standout Cities include Austin, Brooklyn, Minneapolis, Portland, and Seattle As we anticipate dining on the most delicious ingredients of the late summer…
Brio Tuscan Grille Introduces New Fall Menu

Seasonal Dishes Now Available at All Locations Nationwide Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  BRIO Tuscan Grille, an upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic cuisine inspired by northern Italy, is excited to announce that its new Fall Menu is now available at all locations…
Bennigan’s Extends Job Offer to Jon Stewart

‘Funny man’ welcome to join wait staff at any restaurant now that ‘Daily Show’ gig is kaput Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  In a matter of hours, Jon Stewart, the Comedy Central star, will be Jon Stewart, the unemployed has-been. As noted…
10 Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Industry

by Aaron Allen Restaurant Consultant, Speaker & Industry Analyst Aaron Allen & Associates It isn’t enough to know that the fast-casual brands are eating into the market share of fast-food chains and full-service restaurants; nor is it enough to know…
Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. Names Jim Eschweiler as New President and CEO

Seattle-based restaurant group welcomes retail and hospitality veteran as chief executive officer Seattle, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. (RUI), a Seattle-based restaurant group, is pleased to announce Jim Eschweiler as its new president and CEO. With more than 20 years…
Bennigan’s Kicks Off New Summer Menu with Salute to Heroes

Fourth annual tribute to wounded veterans begins June 8 nationwide Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bennigan’s has long been a proud supporter of the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces; and this year, they’re teaming up with two…
Bennigan’s ‘Superfan’ Wins Trip to Ireland

Winner of 2015 St. Paddy’s Day sweepstakes will celebrate 10th wedding anniversary on the Emerald Isle Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Allison Parkyn has been going to Bennigan’s since she was a kid, but the last thing she expected was for Bennigan’s CEO to…
The Most Expensive Restaurant Menus in America

When it comes to dining, we all have our definitions of what qualifies as a “splurge.” For some, a visit to a restaurant where entrée prices exceed $20 is reserved for special occasions only; others have no problem ordering a…
Bennigan’s Says It’s ‘Halfway to St. Paddy’s…Party Time!’

Introduction of new beverage menu coincides with global celebration of the Irish-themed brand’s favorite holiday Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  It never takes much prodding to convince Bennigan’s to throw a party, so it should come as no surprise that the brand…
Q&A with Bennigan’s CEO Paul Mangiamele

Since taking the helm at Bennigan’s in 2011, Paul Mangiamele has championed several game-changing initiatives aimed at revolutionizing the casual dining category and bringing the iconic brand back to its Legendary status. As chronicled in his 2013 book, Bennigan’s Return…
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Redefines Bar Food With Classic American Fare

2014 “Top 10 Breakout Brand” Adds Small Plates Charlotte, NC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Known for its classic American cuisine infused with bold flavors, fresh herbs and spices, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill launches its new Bar Bites menu. Guests can now enjoy a…