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Cracker Barrel – New Prime Rib Heat n’ Serve Menu Item

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Offers New Prime Rib Heat n’ Serve and Creative Basket Options to Spring Into the Season. Cracker Barrel guests can look forward to new, classic meal options for families and unique gift-giving for Easter, everyday moments. LEBANON, TN (StLouisRestaurantReview) Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® announced today the launch of its Spring Into the Season campaign, featuring a new, homestyle Prime Rib Heat n’ Serve meal and Baskets for Every Occasion gift options to make the most of the Easter holiday and life’s most memorable milestones.  Plus, Cracker Barrel’s popular classic Easter Heat n’ Serve a meal, including spiral-sliced sugar-cured ham, will be back in two sizes – Feast and Family Dinner. “Whether you’re craving a country feast, refreshing your home fo

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Chick-fil-A Opens Applications for $5 Million in Nonprofit Grants

Black-led Nonprofits and Organizations Impacting Communities of Color Can Apply to Receive True Inspiration Awards Grants to Further Their Impact ATLANTA, GA (StLouisRestaurantReview) Applications are now open for the 2022 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards grant program.  For the second year in a row, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will award $5 million in grants to 34 deserving nonprofits that are Black-led or impacting communities of color in the areas of education, homelessness, and hunger.  The 2022 True Inspiration Awards grants range from $50,000 to $350,000, and organizations in the U.S. and Canada have until May 31, 2021, to apply. “There are incredible nonprofit organizations across the U.S. and Canada working to address key issues that disproportionately affect communities of color in the a

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Restaurant Industry Sales Struggle – Help from Government Needed Now

Restaurant Industry Sales Struggle Through Winter; Help from Government Needed Now Washington, DC (StLouisRestaurantReview) Today, the National Restaurant Association released new data showing that the industry continues to struggle in pandemic conditions.  In a letter to Congressional leadership, the Association highlighted how the results demonstrate a continued vulnerability for the nation’s second-largest private-sector employer and warrants prompt passage of the $25 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund in the American Rescue Plan. “The Restaurant Revitalization Fund represents the culmination of a year’s worth of advocacy and development toward an industry-specific solution,” said Sean Kennedy, executive vice president of Public Affairs for the National Restaurant Association.  “Pro

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Recognizes 2020 Top-performing Franchisees

ATLANTA, GA (StLouisRestaurantReview) Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading national fast-casual cafe franchise known for both its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist, recently celebrated top performers during its annual franchisee awards ceremony. The virtual celebration recognized the brand’s leading franchisees and their respective crew members who delivered an extraordinary performance with recording-breaking results in 2020. Among those recognized were Mike Philip and Rafik Fouad, named the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Multi-Unit and Single-Unit Franchisees of the Year, respectively, for their exceptional results and commitment to supporting the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand. Tropical Smoothie Cafe celebrated more than 250 franchisees and their cafes during the awards ceremon

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Cold Stone Creamery Introduces ‘Lucky’ New Flavor

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Available for a Limited Time SCOTTSDALE, AZ (StLouisRestaurantReview) This St. Patrick’s Day, you can save a trip to the end of the rainbow and indulge in a magical new flavor at Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com).  Beginning March 1, Lucky Charms Ice Cream will be featured in an enchanting Creation and Shake. Our Ice Cream at the End of the Rainbow Creation is made with Lucky Charms Ice Cream, double the Lucky Charms Marshmallows, Whipped Topping, and Gold Glitter.  Also, Cold Stone Creamery® is offering green waffle cones and bowls to complete your Lucky Creations. Lucky Charms Ice Cream is also featured in our Sprinkled with Charms Shake, topped with Whipped Topping, Gold Glitter, and Lucky Charms Marshmallows. “Cold Stone Creamery is delighted to pa

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Darden Restaurants To Host Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Conference Call

Darden Restaurants To Host Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Conference Call On March 25 ORLANDO, FL (StLouisRestaurantReview) Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) plans to release its fiscal 2021 third-quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday March 25, 2021, with a conference call to follow at 8:30 am ET. Gene Lee, CEO, and other senior management will discuss third-quarter results and conduct a question and answer session. A replay will be available shortly after the call for those who cannot listen to the live broadcast. What: Darden Restaurants, Inc. Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call When: 8:30 am ET, Thursday, March 25, 2021 Where: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1007/40153 How: Live over the Internet – Log on to the web at the address above or,

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St. Louis Restaurant Review Launches Directory

St. Louis, MO (StLouisRestaurantReview) St. Louis Restaurant Review has officially launched a restaurant directory.  The company will be adding restaurants that participate in their upcoming online ordering system. One website that promotes restaurants that offer detailed information about local establishments and offering online ordering from multiple restaurants.  The site is designed to provide prospective consumers more than a star rating system.  Still, the review site provides a significant amount of content to help consumers make better dining decisions. The benefits to restaurants are its ability to promote the restaurants better using news, social media, blog post, syndication network, and more.  Most importantly, this platform cost the restaurants a significantly less commission

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Culver’s Announces the Appointment of New CEO Rick Silva

Enrique “Rick” Silva Brings Long Track Record of Success as Former CEO and President of Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants PRAIRIE DU SAC (StLouisRestaurantReview) Culver Franchising System, LLC announced today the appointment of Enrique “Rick” Silva as its new CEO lead the highly successful restaurant chain.  Beginning March 29, Silva will lead the system of 792 restaurants, 496 owner-operators, 31,000 team members, and the Culver’s Franchise Support Team. Silva previously led the transformation of Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc. in his 13 years as CEO. While at the organization, he created a “family-serving-family” culture among its franchisees, support teams, and restaurant teams; grew the enterprise value from $180 million to $525 million; improved unit-level operating margins

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Beer Sauce has opened a new location in Ballwin, Missouri

Beer Sauce recently opened a retail store in Ballwin, Missouri, offering 600 beers from around the world and more. Ballwin, MO (StLouisRestaurantReview) Today, out of curiosity, we stopped in to see what this new location in Ballwin, Missouri was all about.  In a convenient location on Manchester Road is the newest location of Beer Sauce store.  It is not a bar, it is not a store, it is not a lounge, and it is not a restaurant, but it is a unique shopping experience created for beer and BBQ lovers.   Yes, they offer a bar small bar area as well as a BBQ menu with retail sales.  One of the most impressive business models we have seen recently.  According to Adam, this location opened in September 2020.  As we all know, this was not the best time to open a new business, but it appears to be

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Ballwin, MO – Candicci’s Relaunches Happy Hour

Candicci’s Restaurant relaunches Happy Hour – Monday thru Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Ballwin, MO (StLouisRestaurantReview) Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar has announced on their Facebook page that they are reopening their Happy Hour.  Naturally, they support the guidelines established by the CDC to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases. Candicci’s has been opened and followed all guidelines and local restrictions throughout the pandemic.  There have been no confirmed cases that began from the establishment as a successful result of their actions. Throughout the pandemic, Candicci’s has continued to provide curbside pickup, delivery, and dine-in following the restrictions without any incidents accomplishing protecting customers and staff while still serving their loyal customers. Needl

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Celebrate Jersey Mike’s 11th Annual Month of Giving in March

100 Percent of Sales Fund Local Charities on March 31 “Day of Giving.” MANASQUAN, NJ (StLouisRestaurantReview) Hoping to raise a record-breaking amount for charity this March, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, asks customers to eat a sub and help a local cause.  CLICK to view the video. To celebrate the company’s 11th Annual Month of Giving fundraising campaign, Jersey Mike’s locations across the country are joining forces with more than 200 local charities. During March, customers can make donations through the Jersey Mike’s mobile app or onsite.  Charities include hospitals, youth organizations, food banks, and more.  As an added incentive, special deals will be announced each week on Twitter and through Jersey Mike’s email club. The campaign cu...

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Tripadvisor and TheFork Announce Leadership Management Transition

Tripadvisor and TheFork Announce Leadership Management Transition as Bertrand Jelensperger Moves into Advisory Board Leadership Role and Almir Ambeskovic is Appointed as CEO for TheFork – Jelensperger to Join Tripadvisor CEO and Cofounder, Stephen Kaufer, on a Newly Created Advisory Board for TheFork, Overseeing Strategy and Growth – Ambeskovic to Assume CEO Role starting March 1, 2021, Leading Global Strategy Development and Operations for TheFork NEEDHAM, MA and PARIS (StLouisRestaurantReview) Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, and TheFork, a leading global platform for booking restaurants, today announced a key management transition at La Fourchette SaS (known commercially as TheFork.com). The Fork’s co-founder and CEO, Bertrand Jelensperger, has announced his i

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Now at Einstein Bros. Bagels – Brisket is for Breakfast

That’s Right: New Brisket Egg Sandwich – Featuring Flavor as Big as Texas Launches February 25 LAKEWOOD, CO (StLouisRestaurantReview) Breakfast will never be the same. Einstein Bros. Bagels‘ new Texas Brisket Egg Sandwich will raise expectations of taste buds across the country starting February 25, 2021, for a limited time. Featured on the all-new, fresh-baked, and cheesy Jalapeño Bacon Gourmet Bagel, the Texas Brisket Egg Sandwich is packed with unforgettable flavor: Mouth-watering, slow-smoked beef brisket, melty cheddar cheese, perfectly seasoned cage-free eggs that are hot off the grill, and a smoky chipotle sauce. “If you’ve never experienced brisket with eggs, there is a first time for everything,” said Chad Thompson, Head of Culinary Innovation at Einstein Bros. Bagels.  “Our brisk

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Little Caesars Pizza Names Paula Vissing Chief Operating Officer

Vissing will lead all domestic and international operations for the global pizza brand. DETROIT, MI (StLouisRestaurantReview) Little Caesars Pizza, the global family-owned pizza chain, announced that Paula Vissing had been named Chief Operating Officer.  Vissing has been with Little Caesars since 2011 and most recently served as the Senior Vice President of International.  In the newly created role, Vissing will oversee all domestic and international operations during a period of incredible growth for the world’s third-largest pizza brand. “Paula has an impressive track record within the company and has successfully led our international division for the last five years, which continues to see record-breaking results year after year,” says David Scrivano, President and CEO of Little Caesar

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Cracker Barrel Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

St. Louis, MO (StLouisRestaurantReview) Cracker Barrel published the following statement reporting second-quarter financial results.  Maybe you own stock in Cracker Barrel, or maybe you own a restaurant and can use this information to compare trends to help you improve your operation. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (“Cracker Barrel” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CBRL) today reported its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 ended January 29, 2021. Cracker Barrel – Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Highlights Dining room service was adversely impacted by the nationwide resurgence of COVID-19 during the quarter, resulting in increased dining room closures and capacity restrictions compared to the first quarter. For the second quarter, comparable store restaurant sales decreas

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