Today's North America Restaurant News http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com Today's North America Restaurant News from Restaurant News Resource en-us Restaurant News Resource http://www.nevistas.com/nev_logo.gif http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com support@nevistas.com FCPT Announces Disposition of Darden-Leased Restaurant Property for $16.2 Million https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99992FCPT_Announces_Disposition_of_Darden_Leased_Restaurant_Property_for_______Million.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99992FCPT_Announces_Disposition_of_Darden_Leased_Restaurant_Property_for_______Million.html The property is located in Orlando, Florida, and is occupied under a triple-net lease with approximately 11 years of term remaining. The sale is the result of an unsolicited offer at a cash cap rate of slightly over 5.0%, exclusive of transaction costs. Fri, 25 May 2018 14:03:35 EST Zoës Kitchen Announces First Quarter 2018 Results https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99991Zo______s_Kitchen_Announces_First_Quarter______Results.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99991Zo______s_Kitchen_Announces_First_Quarter______Results.html Total revenue increased 12.7% to $102.1 million. Comparable restaurant sales decreased 2.3%. Fri, 25 May 2018 13:54:16 EST National Restaurant Association CEO Sweeney Talks About Industry's Future https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99985National_Restaurant_Association_CEO_Sweeney_Talks_About_Industry_s_Future.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99985National_Restaurant_Association_CEO_Sweeney_Talks_About_Industry_s_Future.html President and CEO, Dawn Sweeney, shared her thoughts on the National Restaurant Association's mission and what’s in store for the future. Thu, 24 May 2018 12:43:50 EST Mcdonald's Under Pressure to Scrap Plastic Straws - BBC https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99982Mcdonald_s_Under_Pressure_to_Scrap_Plastic_Straws___BBC.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99982Mcdonald_s_Under_Pressure_to_Scrap_Plastic_Straws___BBC.html McDonald's is to face a vote by shareholders about its use of plastic straws at its annual meeting on Thursday. Thu, 24 May 2018 11:31:06 EST Food, Glorious Food: 5 Nutrition Trends at Restaurant Show https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99955Food__Glorious_Food____Nutrition_Trends_at_Restaurant_Show.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99955Food__Glorious_Food____Nutrition_Trends_at_Restaurant_Show.html Alternative proteins and reduced-sugar beverages were just some of the food items making waves at this year's restaurant show. Here's five products that got our attention. Wed, 23 May 2018 11:21:31 EST Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Reports Results for the Fiscal First Quarter Ended April 22, 2018 https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99949Red_Robin_Gourmet_Burgers_Reports_Results_for_the_Fiscal_First_Quarter_Ended_April_________.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99949Red_Robin_Gourmet_Burgers_Reports_Results_for_the_Fiscal_First_Quarter_Ended_April_________.html otal revenues were $421.5 million, an increase of 0.2%; Off-premise sales increased to 9.4% of total food and beverage sales compared to 6.3%; Wed, 23 May 2018 09:11:28 EST Chuck E. Cheese's Launches Home Delivery https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99940Chuck_E__Cheese_s_Launches_Home_Delivery.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99940Chuck_E__Cheese_s_Launches_Home_Delivery.html Chuck E. Cheese's is launching third-party delivery service from more than 345 participating locations nationwide. Chuck E. Cheese's pizzas and other menu items will be available through delivery from Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash, depending on location. Tue, 22 May 2018 11:49:33 EST West Coast Ventures Group Corp. Acquires New Illegal Burger Restaurant in Prime Denver Location https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99938West_Coast_Ventures_Group_Corp__Acquires_New_Illegal_Burger_Restaurant_in_Prime_Denver_Location.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99938West_Coast_Ventures_Group_Corp__Acquires_New_Illegal_Burger_Restaurant_in_Prime_Denver_Location.html West Coast Ventures Group Corp. (OTCQB: WCVC), which wholly owns fast-casual dining concept Illegal Burger announced today the Company recently signed a letter of intent for a new Illegal Burger restaurant in a premier high-volume location in one of Denver's busiest trade areas. Tue, 22 May 2018 11:46:18 EST Urban Bricks Pizza to Expand Internationally in Panama, Set to Make Domestic Debuts in Arizona, Colorado and Illinois https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99936Urban_Bricks_Pizza_to_Expand_Internationally_in_Panama__Set_to_Make_Domestic_Debuts_in_Arizona__Colorado_and_Illinois.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99936Urban_Bricks_Pizza_to_Expand_Internationally_in_Panama__Set_to_Make_Domestic_Debuts_in_Arizona__Colorado_and_Illinois.html Currently operating 14 locations in Texas and Ontario, Canada, Urban Bricks Pizza serves authentic, customizable Neapolitan pizza with an all-American attitude. Unlike other fast-casual pizza concepts, Urban Bricks offers delivery, drive-thru and full bar options. Tue, 22 May 2018 11:41:02 EST Food Industry Veteran Susie Fogelson Launches Strategic Branding Form - F&Co https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article99935Food_Industry_Veteran_Susie_Fogelson_Launches_Strategic_Branding_Form___F_Co.html https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article99935Food_Industry_Veteran_Susie_Fogelson_Launches_Strategic_Branding_Form___F_Co.html Food Network Pioneer Leverages Her Insights and Experience to Advise Big Food, Start-ups, Hospitality, Restaurant Groups, Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms on Engaging the Food Connected Consumer. Tue, 22 May 2018 11:32:06 EST JLL Real Views - America’s Malls Court Customers Through Food https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99929JLL_Real_Views___America______s_Malls_Court_Customers_Through_Food.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99929JLL_Real_Views___America______s_Malls_Court_Customers_Through_Food.html A bite of locally sourced salmon carpaccio at a cozy bistro, after snowboarding on the world’s largest indoor ski slope. A craft cocktail reservation booked by a concierge, before browsing the racks at Gucci. A sip of wine at an open-air Italian market tied to a celebrity chef, during special hours set aside for VIP guests. Tue, 22 May 2018 10:01:40 EST Moe's Southwest Grill Names Kate Munoz As Chief Taco Officer (CTO) https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99921Moe_s_Southwest_Grill_Names_Kate_Munoz_As_Chief_Taco_Officer__CTO_.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99921Moe_s_Southwest_Grill_Names_Kate_Munoz_As_Chief_Taco_Officer__CTO_.html ate, who hails from New York City, will lead the charge of spreading Southwest flavor across the country with Moe's first-ever Taco Tour - a traveling, multi-city food truck tour where Moe's will give lucky fans more than 10,000 free Three Amigos tacos. Mon, 21 May 2018 12:15:01 EST Kitchen United Announces Pasadena Location Opening https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99920Kitchen_United_Announces_Pasadena_Location_Opening.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99920Kitchen_United_Announces_Pasadena_Location_Opening.html At opening, the space will house 15 different concepts, specially optimized to take advantage of KU's delivery-centric infrastructure. This facility is the first opened by the company and plans are in place to open nationwide in the coming year. Mon, 21 May 2018 12:08:45 EST Local Entrepreneurs Celebrate Opening 10 Capriotti's Locations in 10 Years with Fresh Perspectives, Unique Site https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99919Local_Entrepreneurs_Celebrate_Opening____Capriotti_s_Locations_in____Years_with_Fresh_Perspectives__Unique_Site.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99919Local_Entrepreneurs_Celebrate_Opening____Capriotti_s_Locations_in____Years_with_Fresh_Perspectives__Unique_Site.html Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is celebrating alongside two of the brand's long-time franchise partners who will debut their tenth Capriotti's restaurant in Henderson. This is the tenth location open for the pair in the past decade, with their first Capriotti's locations open in Anthem and Stephanie in 2008. Mon, 21 May 2018 12:00:25 EST P.F. Chang’s Opens in Los Angeles International Airport https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99893P_F__Chang______s_Opens_in_Los_Angeles_International_Airport.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99893P_F__Chang______s_Opens_in_Los_Angeles_International_Airport.html The location will be the fourth airport site for the Asian brand, following launches in Atlanta, Detroit and Tampa. Thu, 17 May 2018 13:07:09 EST Pollo Campero Opens in Nashville, TN https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99892Pollo_Campero_Opens_in_Nashville__TN.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99892Pollo_Campero_Opens_in_Nashville__TN.html Pollo Campero announces the opening of its very first location in Nashville, TN. The new restaurant, owned by businessman Alberto Sosa, will open its doors on May 22nd. Thu, 17 May 2018 13:06:07 EST Drayton Martin Named Vice President Brand Stewardship for Dunkin' Donuts U.S. https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99891Drayton_Martin_Named_Vice_President_Brand_Stewardship_for_Dunkin__Donuts_U_S_.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99891Drayton_Martin_Named_Vice_President_Brand_Stewardship_for_Dunkin__Donuts_U_S_.html In this role, Ms. Martin will lead the development and implementation of Dunkin' Donuts' brand messaging across all channels including advertising, packaging, in-store and digital while overseeing the company's internal brand marketing team and external creative agency partners. Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:34 EST Jack in the Box Inc. Reports Second Quarter FY 2018 Earnings https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99875Jack_in_the_Box_Inc__Reports_Second_Quarter_FY______Earnings.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99875Jack_in_the_Box_Inc__Reports_Second_Quarter_FY______Earnings.html Earnings from continuing operations were $25.0 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 compared with $31.4 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:30 EST Fazoli's Opens in Columbus, Georgia https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99867Fazoli_s_Opens_in_Columbus__Georgia.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99867Fazoli_s_Opens_in_Columbus__Georgia.html Fazoli's announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Columbus, Georgia. Marking the brand's fifth restaurant in Georgia, the newly built restaurant is located at 6589 Whittlesey Boulevard. The new Columbus restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on June 4 with the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Wed, 16 May 2018 13:56:57 EST Chicken Salad Chick Propels Expansion With Second Tennessee Opening In A Week https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99866Chicken_Salad_Chick_Propels_Expansion_With_Second_Tennessee_Opening_In_A_Week.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article99866Chicken_Salad_Chick_Propels_Expansion_With_Second_Tennessee_Opening_In_A_Week.html Chicken Salad Chick announced today it will be expanding in Tennessee with its newest location in Memphis. The company-owned restaurant emphasizes the brand's rapid development throughout the state, with an additional location in Knoxville opening last week and a new restaurant in Germantown slated to open later this year. Wed, 16 May 2018 13:55:23 EST