A New Dickey’s Barbecue is Opening in Hickory Hickory, NC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The world’s largest barbecue franchise is now ready to serve its hickory smoked meats to the Hickory community. The store opens Thursday, April 19 and the first 100 customers…

New Owner Brings Excellent Customer Service and Delicious Barbecue to Daytona Daytona Beach, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Daytona Beach is now owned and operated by local restaurant expert Craig Coleman. “Craig is an excellent franchise owner who understands…

World’s Largest Barbecue Franchise Expands All Over the Country Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Dickey’s Barbecue Pit announced today a 93% lease growth with 29 new building leases signed in the first quarter of 2012. This is nearly double the number of leases…

U.S.-Based Franchisor Expands Global Portfolio of QSR Concepts Morristown, NJ  (RestaurantNews.com)  Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced today the grand opening of its first Villa Italian Kitchen and South Philly…

World’s Largest Barbecue Franchise Hosts Grand Opening in San Jose San Jose, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is bringing the heat to San Jose.  Multi-franchise owner, Jimmy Lu, is celebrating the grand opening of his new store on April 19…

CPK hosts anniversary fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish® Georgia and Alabama Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is excited to invite Atlantans to celebrate the restaurant’s Silver Anniversary at Lenox Square, the store’s first location outside of California, on Monday,…

Existing Franchise Owners Look For Second Site Glen Allen, VA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Dickey’s Barbecue is expanding in Virginia. The world’s largest barbecue franchise is opening its fourth location in Glen Allen later this Summer.  This will be the second location for…

There is a school of thought that says the restaurant business is always a good business – people need to eat. A glance at the sales of many of America’s largest restaurant chains over the past decade quickly dispels this…

When McDonald’s opened its first Russian restaurant in Moscow’s Pushkin Square in 1990, you would have thought they were giving out the hamburgers for free. Despite frigid  February temperatures, Muscovites happily waited in line 10 hours to get a taste…

Attracted by its growing economy and huge middle class, several U.S. restaurant chains are heading to India to sell sandwiches and burgers, pancakes and sausages, coffee and ice cream. They follow in the footsteps of international fast food chains which…

Tavistock Group announced today that it has acquired a multi-concept restaurant company that operates Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar, AquaKnox and Taqueria Canonita. Headquartered in Orlando, E-Brands Restaurants sold its brands and seven restaurant locations to the Orlando-based private investment…

The Great American Food Chain, Inc. announced today that it has acquired an 80 percent interest in Amici Restaurants of Madison, Georgia, www.amici-cafe.com.  Amici Restaurants is a 17 year old regional chain of full service family style Italian restaurants. Amici Restaurants…

A food fight is breaking out in downtown San Francisco, with a group of restaurants squaring off against an incursion of food trucks that they say pose unfair competition. The rift broke out a month ago after a food-truck vendor…

Hiring in the restaurant industry is picking up steam, experts say, and has been a major contributor to the economic recovery across the nation and in the Miami Valley. Since the beginning of the year, U.S. bars and restaurants have…

Restaurants that earned one star in the inaugural Chicago Michelin Guide are likely to see the biggest lift in business among their two- and three-star counterparts, if the experience of New York and San Francisco establishments is any indicator. The…

A group of high-profile restaurant and nightclub operators are launching a new trade association and lobbying group, arguing that doing business in the city has become increasingly cumbersome and costly. Called the NYC Hospitality Coalition, the group has the support…

London restaurant prices are rising at the lowest rate in more than a decade as the number of venues increases and restaurateurs get smarter about holding onto customers, according to “Harden’s London Restaurants.” The average bill for dinner for one…