Today's North America Restaurant News Today's North America Restaurant News from Restaurant News Resource en-us Restaurant News Resource Michael Wood Named Chief Real Estate Officer for The Krystal Company The Krystal Company announced yesterday that it has appointed Michael Wood as Chief Real Estate Officer, effective immediately. Most recently with Brixmor Property Group, Wood brings over 25 years of experience to his new role at Krystal. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:23:08 EST Buffalo Wild Wings-Owned R Taco Adds Five Locations R Taco, a fast-casual street taco chain backed by Buffalo Wild Wing®, announced today the recent openings of five new locations in Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and Texas. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:01:22 EST Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity August 15, 2017 Update from on growing and emerging restaurant concepts Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:13:47 EST Krystal Announces Transition to 24/7 Hours of Operation 125 Restaurants Across the Southeast Roll Out Round-the-Clock Hours Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:52:35 EST Beth Scott Named President for Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLMN) is announcing the appointment of Beth Scott as Senior Vice President of Bloomin' Brands and President of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:50:50 EST 3 Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste Many restaurants are trying to reduce how much food they waste during prep, cook time and service. Find out how. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:18:20 EST Laurie Schalow Named Chief Communications Officer for Chipotle Schalow comes to Chipotle from YUM! Brands where she held a variety of positions in communications, most recently serving as vice president of public affairs. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:51:40 EST Benihana Restaurant Opens Downtown Chicago Benihana announces the opening of its newest Benihana Restaurant August 23, on the Concourse level at the foot of the John Hancock Center at 875 North Michigan Avenue (across from the landmark Water Tower). Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:14:35 EST Stephen P. Joyce Named Chief Executive Officer for DineEquity Board of Directors Amends Bylaws to Create Independent Chairman of the Board Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:11:29 EST Brinker International Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year Results Brinker International's total revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 decreased 8.1 percent to $810.7 millioncompared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:07:26 EST Captain D's Continues Nationwide Expansion with Nine New Restaurants in Florida Signs Franchise Development Agreement to Expand Presence in the Greater Tampa Bay Region Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:01:58 EST The Wendy's Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results North America same-restaurant sales increase 3.2% (+3.6% on a two-year basis); 18th consecutive quarter of positive same-restaurant sales Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:56:24 EST Studying Sustainability? Come to the Annual Sustainability Executive Study Group Meeting This fall's meeting will focus on everything from sustainable sourcing to legislative action to boosting your employees' environmental enthusiasm. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:47:07 EST As Many As 160 Applebee's and IHOP Locations to Close - USATODAY The parent company of Applebee's and IHOP plans to close up to 160 restaurants, vastly boosting the number of eateries from the two comfort-food chains that it plans to shutter. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:22:57 EST Good Times Restaurants Reports Q3 2017 Results Good Times’ Same Store Sales Increase 3.7% - Bad Daddy’s Adjusted Same Store Sales Increase 1.0% - Total Revenues +20% Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:15:17 EST J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. Announces Results for Second Quarter of 2017 Same Store Sales and Guest Counts Up In All Concepts Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:11:49 EST Jose A. Dueñas Named Chief Brand Officer for Sonic He joins the brand with more than two decades of marketing and brand senior leadership in the restaurant and consumer packaged goods industries, most recently leading same-store sales growth and profitability for Olive Garden where he served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:05:55 EST Jack in the Box Inc. Reports Third Quarter FY 2017 Earnings Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) yesterday reported earnings from continuing operations of $37.1 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, for the third quarter ended July 9, 2017, compared with $30.8 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:59:20 EST Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Appoints M. Barry Westrum As Chief Marketing Officer Westrum brings more than 25 years of marketing experience with nationally-recognized brands, including Taco Bell, KFC USA, Long John Silver’s, A&W Restaurants and Dairy Queen. He will be responsible for leading Del Taco’s global marketing strategy, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer of Del Taco, John D. Cappasola, Jr. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:45:15 EST Former Franchising Executive Opens First of Six New Tropical Smoothie Cafe Locations The Snellville location is owned by franchisee Michael Shattuck, previous president of FOCUS Brands International, a leading developer of global food service brands. With over 40 years of experience, Shattuck joined the brand just one year ago and is recognized as one of TSC's newest multi-unit operators. The franchisee is underway to open a total of six locations throughout Gwinnett County. Wed, 9 Aug 2017 16:47:24 EST