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Leadership

Hard Rock gets new corporate executive chef

Michael Coury will spearhead the menu strategy for the brand’s 178 cafe units.

Marketing

Chili's simplifies loyalty program with every-visit rewards

All members will get something free when they visit a store.

The shifts in leadership of Outback and Bonefish Grill follow the casual giant's $8.1 million loss for the second quarter.

The casual chain has added a $10 Tuesdays deal.

Six of Darden Restaurants' seven multiunit brands posted positive comps for Q3. The how's and why's provided some surprises.

Here’s a peek at some of the newest restaurants we’re monitoring, along with some soon-to-open concepts to keep an eye on.

Guests can enjoy prix fixe menus and happy hour deals.

Peter D'Amelio succeeds founder Steve Silverstein, who assumes operation of the concept's first store.

Casual-dining veteran and Houlihan's CEO Mike Archer spoke with Restaurant Business on what changes he’s brought in—and still plans to make—that should keep competitors on their toes, from bar revamps to delivery service. There are even a few lessons from Houlihan’s that others pushing to modernize can learn.

The California-based family-dining chain is taking its expansion east.

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