casual dining

Emerging Brands

Cheesecake Factory’s fast-casual concept has a name: Social Monk

Social Monk Asian Kitchen will be the chain’s second try at an Asian concept and will debut this fall.


Darden’s Gene Lee shows casual dining how it’s done

Olive Garden’s owner has thrived by simply focusing on doing a good job at its restaurants, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The casual-dining giant's seven other casual brands generated strong Q4 results. Now the focus is on repairing the newest addition to the fold.

In a bid for simplicity, Ninety Nine Restaurants, O’Charley’s are splitting from Village Inn and Bakers Square, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

With sales improving a year after bankruptcy, the company is looking to add another concept.

An analyst suggests the company could buy upscale chain North Italia from Fox Restaurant Group, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Arc Group will acquire the struggling breastaurant chain in a complex deal.

Longtime CEO Ken Pendery will become executive chairman of the fast-growing breakfast chain.

The 58-unit casual Italian chain becomes a sister concept of Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo and Earl of Sandwich.

The problem isn't oversupply. It's under-demand.

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