The name game: Why one CEO rebranded his 'new' burger concept

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Bo’s Steak & Grill closed its doors for several days and re-opened last month as Cole’s Backyard Grill.

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Fazoli's hits refresh with menu overhaul and elevated service

With guest frequency below where he wants it to be, Fazoli's CEO Carl Howard asked his customers what it would take to get them in the door more often. The result is a revamped menu and service that looks more like casual dining than fast casual.

Secrets to successful restaurant site selection

Tour prospective sites in order from worst to best, which will allow you to become more confident, ask better questions and be more in control of the leasing process.

How a hotel became a hot fast casual concept

Marriott transformed its Courtyard food and beverage offerings away from the traditional buffet into a new fast casual format, resulting in a 27-percent jump in guests' intent to recommend and return.

The Smiling Moose is 'growing up'

The 11-year-old brand is freshening up its look with a new logo and updated store design.

Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.

Tiny stores make me happy: Tracking revenue per square foot

Leading restaurant brands are growing their top line with off-premise sales while shrinking real estate costs – resulting in better revenue per square foot and profitability.

Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

Homestyle Dining leverages smaller footprint to create 'plush fast casual' steak concept

Bo's Steak & Grill features a backyard barbecue theme, with country music, denim and red solo cups.

Check out Panera To You

The store layout is dominated by ordering, order pick-up and wait-area seating.

Good, better, best: Counter tops

For all it endures, a counter has to be tough, but durability often comes at a cost.

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NEWS


Cheeseburger Bobby's hopes makeover will attract Millennials

Cheeseburger Bobby’s is trying to attract and retain the newest wave of consumers — the coveted and discerning millennials — with a redesign.

Salata unveils restaurant makeover

Salata founder releases details about the restaurant’s renovation.

Restaurant branding expert to launch bagel concept in Florida

Tim Holcomb, one of Florida's restaurant branding and marketing consultants, and his agency, TCreative, are developing a prototype for a new fast casual restaurant.

Garden Fresh announces best monthly sales in the last six years

The increase includes and 8 percent bump from refreshed restaurants located in southern California.

HMSHost to open Starbucks Reserve Evenings at LAX

HMSHost has signed an agreement with Westfield to bring four new restaurants to Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 6. According to a news release, the first restaurants are scheduled to open in June of 2015, with the last being completed in May 2016.

Mission Burrito rebrands as 'Überrito'

The name change is the first step in a three-step process that will include revamping the décor in four existing Houston-area units and developing new markets.

Starbucks China opens new reserve store, rolls out partner exchange program

The Chengdu Taikoo Li store features Sichuan-inspired tiles, silk artwork by local craftsmen, and a warm wood tone interior similar to the materials used in the recent refurbishment of the nearby historic Daci Temple.

Feast BBQ opens 2nd location

Indiana-based Feast BBQ is jumping the Ohio River to open a second location in Louisville, Kentucky.

Fuddruckers plants flag in Delaware

The remodeled 6,430-square-foot space is located at 40 Geoffrey Drive in Newark.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian surfs into West Palm Beach, Florida

The location at the Palm Beach Outlets is located on the east side of the shopping center in front of the New York & Company Outlet.

Genghis Grill opens at DFW

The new restaurant represents Concessions International's second Genghis location and the franchise's second Dallas airport location.

Buffalo's Express added to LA-area Fatburger location

Buffalo's Express brings chicken wings with 13 different sauces to the combined location's better burger-based menu.

Sip Savvy, Einstein Bros., Red Mango land at San Jose airport

The three new restaurants, operated by airport concessionaire Mission Yogurt, will operate in Terminal A.

Report: Consumers plan to spend more at restaurants in '15

According to a new report on the state of the American consumer released today by the National Restaurant Association, although a majority of American consumers are still concerned about the economy and holding back on spending, there are signs that...

Fuddruckers builds footprint in Maryland

The 3,600-square-foot location accommodates 100 guests, with seating for 20 on a covered patio.

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