Casual Dining http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44074/more en Texas Roadhouse COO to retire http://nrn.com/people/texas-roadhouse-coo-retire <div class="field-deck"> Steve Ortiz to become a franchisee in the San Diego area </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Ortiz to become a franchisee in the San Diego area</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/texas-roadhouse-coo-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/texas-roadhouse-coo-retire#comments Casual Dining Latest Headlines People Texas Roadhouse Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:43:00 +0000 120751 at http://nrn.com <p>Steve Ortiz</p> Photo: Texas Roadhouse Cheddar’s CEO expects slower growth http://nrn.com/cheddars/cheddar-s-ceo-expects-slower-growth <div class="field-deck"> Ian Baines says chain will focus on fine-tuning the guest experience </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ian Baines says chain will focus on fine-tuning the guest experience</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/cheddars/cheddar-s-ceo-expects-slower-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/cheddars/cheddar-s-ceo-expects-slower-growth#comments Casual Dining Corporate News Latest Headlines Cheddar's Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:37:00 +0000 120731 at http://nrn.com <p>Ian Baines, chief executive of Cheddar&#39;s Casual Caf&eacute;</p> Photo: Cheddar's Casual Café Boston’s Restaurant streamlines menu http://nrn.com/casual-dining/boston-s-restaurant-streamlines-menu <div class="node-body article-body">Updated offerings include housemade hamburger and sauces, thin-crust pizza, lighter items</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/casual-dining/boston-s-restaurant-streamlines-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/casual-dining/boston-s-restaurant-streamlines-menu#comments Casual Dining Latest Headlines Food Trends Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:46:00 +0000 120691 at http://nrn.com <p>Baked bucatini with meatballs</p> Photo: Boston’s Restaurant Logan’s Roadhouse looks to cut costs http://nrn.com/corporate-news/logan-s-roadhouse-looks-cut-costs <div class="node-body article-body">CEO Sam Borgese says company will cut back advertising, new unit development</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/logan-s-roadhouse-looks-cut-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/logan-s-roadhouse-looks-cut-costs#comments Casual Dining Corporate News Latest Headlines Logan's Roadhouse Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:34:00 +0000 120481 at http://nrn.com Lazy Dog plots growth beyond California http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/lazy-dog-plots-growth-beyond-california <div class="field-deck"> Founder, CEO Chris Simms discusses the upscale-casual concept’s expansion plans </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Founder, CEO Chris Simms discusses the upscale-casual concept’s expansion plans</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/lazy-dog-plots-growth-beyond-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/lazy-dog-plots-growth-beyond-california#comments Casual Dining Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:00 +0000 120461 at http://nrn.com <p>Chris Simms, CEO</p> Lazy Dog Study: How casual dining can improve sales, profits http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-how-casual-dining-can-improve-sales-profits <div class="node-body article-body">Focus on why consumers eat out, not who they are, Boston Consulting recommends</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-how-casual-dining-can-improve-sales-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-how-casual-dining-can-improve-sales-profits#comments Casual Dining Consumer Trends Corporate News MillerPulse Latest Headlines Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:17:00 +0000 120121 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Landry’s to acquire Mitchell’s Fish Markets for $10M http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/landry-s-acquire-mitchell-s-10m <div class="field-deck"> Owner Ruth’s Hospitality Group to focus on its core steakhouse concept </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Owner Ruth’s Hospitality Group to focus on its core steakhouse concept</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/landry-s-acquire-mitchell-s-10m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/landry-s-acquire-mitchell-s-10m#comments Casual Dining Corporate News Latest Headlines Mergers-Acquisitions Ruth's Chris Steak House Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:39:00 +0000 120051 at http://nrn.com Restaurant Menu Watch: Despite similarities, chains’ pastries skirt ‘Cronut’ name http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurant-menu-watch-despite-similarities-chains-pastries-skirt-cronut-name <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A year and a half ago, New York-based pastry chef Dominique Ansel unleashed the Cronut on the world. The croissant-doughnut hybrid &mdash; flaky, fried and filled with pastry cream &mdash; has been copied by supermarkets, bakeries and restaurants across the world, but the original still has customers lining up at Ansel&rsquo;s SoHo bakery, buying them for $5 apiece.<br /> <br /> In recent months, at least three national restaurant chains have tried to get in on the action.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurant-menu-watch-despite-similarities-chains-pastries-skirt-cronut-name" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurant-menu-watch-despite-similarities-chains-pastries-skirt-cronut-name#comments Casual Dining Latest Headlines Food Trends Quick Service Dunkin' Donuts Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:22:00 +0000 120041 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Logan's Roadhouse names Mickey Mills COO http://nrn.com/people/logans-roadhouse-names-mickey-mills-coo <div class="field-deck"> Steakhouse operator creates new position to ‘drive business forward’ </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Steakhouse operator creates new position to ‘drive business forward’</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/logans-roadhouse-names-mickey-mills-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/logans-roadhouse-names-mickey-mills-coo#comments Casual Dining Latest Headlines People Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:17:00 +0000 120031 at http://nrn.com Local sourcing, quality ingredients take center stage http://nrn.com/sponsored-content/local-sourcing-quality-ingredients-take-center-stage <div class="node-body article-body">Chefs, operators seek to make the dining experience more transparent for customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/sponsored-content/local-sourcing-quality-ingredients-take-center-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/sponsored-content/local-sourcing-quality-ingredients-take-center-stage#comments Casual Dining Fast Casual Latest Headlines Independents Sponsored Content Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:00:00 +0000 119641 at http://nrn.com