Today's North America Restaurant News Today's North America Restaurant News from Restaurant News Resource en-us Restaurant News Resource Oracle Hospitality Fosters More Meaningful Guest Experiences with New Mobile POS and Robust Analytics Mobile POS and Enhanced Reporting and Analytics Solution Are Engineered to Increase Revenue Opportunities for Food and Beverage and Hotel Companies Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:58:05 EST Checkers & Rally's Restaurants Sold for $525 Million Oak Hill Capital Partners announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. from Sentinel Capital Partners. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:49:48 EST Brinker International Names Steve Provost Chief Marketing And Innovation Officer Of Chili's Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), today announced Steve Provost has been named executive vice president and chief marketing and innovation officer of Chili's Grill & Bar. In this role, Provost will lead the brand's consumer insights, culinary innovation and marketing teams. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:44:58 EST The Pizza Press Plans for Nearly 150 New Stores & International Expansion by End of 2018 As The Pizza Press approaches its fifth anniversary in June, Orange County, California's fastest growing build-your-own pizzeria has announced it will expand to nearly 150 restaurants in the U.S., Mexico and China by the end of 2018, with 300 of the casual pizzerias planned over the next three years. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:11:37 EST Captain D's Selects The&Partnership As Advertising Agency of Record The&Partnership will spearhead all aspects of Captain D's brand marketing and will handle integrated campaigns for television advertising, shared mail, digital and social media throughout the country. Empower MediaMarketing is the media buying AOR for Captain D's. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:00:48 EST Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity March 21, 2017 Update from on growing and emerging restaurant concepts Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:49:24 EST Restaurants Are Filling All Rungs on the Career Ladder Half of limited-service restaurant job openings in 2016 were filled by either new entrants to the workforce or people being promoted, according to the NRA’s chief economist. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:47:55 EST Will a Soda Tax Be Hard to Swallow? More cities and states are taxing sugar-sweetened beverages. Are they reallly trying to curtail consumption or create some extra revenue? Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:48:17 EST Chicken Salad Chick To Open First Mississippi Location In Oxford The new restaurant will open on Tuesday, March 28 and is located at 1305 Merchants Drive in the Galleria II Shopping Center near Marshalls and Ulta. This location is owned and operated by husband-and-wife franchisee team Robin and Will Clayton. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:30:03 EST Hospitality Employee Turnover Rate Edged Higher in 2016 Hospitality sector turnover topped 70 percent for the second consecutive year, but remained below pre-recession levels, according to the NRA’s chief economist. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:35:25 EST Oracle Hospitality Launches Enhanced Reporting and Analytics Service for Food and Beverage Operators - By Sarah Clelland Join our webcast on April 5th and find out more: 11am ET and 7pm ET. This latest version of Reporting and Analytics brings a whole number of fantastic benefits to food and beverage operators. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:26:06 EST Sbe Launches Third Los Angeles Location of Renowned Cleo Restaurant Chef Danny Elmaleh to Collaborate with sbe on New Location at The Orlando Hotel Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America OpenTable today unveiled the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 25,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:06:31 EST Tropical Smoothie Cafe Signs Franchise Agreement To Open First Locations In Idaho Tropical Smoothie Cafe announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement to open four restaurants in Idaho, with the first cafe slated to open at 8925 Overland Road in Boise this June. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:00:20 EST Sushirrito Opens 2nd NYC Location Sushirrito has opened its second location in Midtown Manhattan at 1450 Broadway, serving up nine varieties of culinary-driven sushi burritos, while using responsibly-sourced seafood and carefully crafted Asian and Latin flavors. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:58:22 EST Fight Debit Card Tax The National Restaurant Association helps restaurateurs connect with their members of Congress and voice opposition to legislation that would repeal swipe-fee reforms. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:34:25 EST TAC Capital LLC Releases Open Letter To Board Of Directors Of Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results and Recently Announced Decisions to Engage Investment Bankers and Delay 2017 Annual Meeting Underscore the Need for Change Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:59:31 EST Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity March 14, 2017 Update from on growing and emerging restaurant concepts Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:25:44 EST Celebrity Chefs Announced for March 24-31, 2017 6th Annual NH Restaurant Week Restaurant Week NH displays the talent and creative genius of nine Granite State Celebrity Chefs, chosen for their vision and passion in culinary arts and contributions to New Hampshire's culinary community. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:41:55 EST Round Table 'Clubhouse' Restaurants Expand in Pacific Northwest Round Table Pizza opened three new 'Clubhouse' restaurants in the Portland suburbs of Camas and Newberg, and in Bend. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:05:56 EST