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Moreno Valley CA: This Isn't Your Grandma's Sizzler

Tricia Spencer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Taste
Tricia Spencer

A recent visit to the newly remodeled Sizzler in Moreno Valley, CA was more than a little bit shocking. Gone was the nice, but plain Sizzler of old, and in its place was a beautiful new facility that was closer in ambiance to a hip sports bar than to a casual, family restaurant.

Is Aspen Creek Grill the Next Great American Restaurant Chain?

Tricia Spencer | Posted 12.10.2015 | Taste
Tricia Spencer

It was on a recent excursion through the Texas Panhandle that my husband and I discovered Aspen Creek Grill. Located in Amarillo, just a stone's thro...

How I Got 14 Companies Like Chipotle And Trader Joe's To Send Me Free Stuff

Thrillist | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste

Whoever said "there's no such thing as a free lunch" is an idiot.

The 16 Best International Restaurant Chains, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 12.28.2014 | Taste

You probably haven't seen any of these hugely popular international chains.

Restaurant Chains On The Verge Of Extinction

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Many of America’s once-great restaurant chains are now impossible to find. While McDonald’s and Subway locations continue to mul...

Fast-Food Freedom: Best Foreign Chains We Want in the U.S.

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel

How can America, home of the KFC Double Down, Dunkin' Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich, and Carl's Jr. Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich, not have these amazing foreign fast-food chains within its borders?

The Restaurant Chains With The Most Addictive Food

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

Eighty-three percent of consumers say that cravings are the main reason they purchase food outside their home, according to a new report by market res...

The Most Customer-Centric Restaurant Chains

Posted 06.13.2013 | Business

There are a lot of ways to evaluate which restaurant chains are the "best." Customer science company Dunnhumby has proposed a new one: analyzing data ...

5 Worst Kids' Meals

MiniTime | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

A recent study indicates even the better kids' meals still have a long way to go. Here are the five worst offenders.

10 Restaurant Chains That Are Trying To Change Their Image

Zagat | Posted 04.07.2013 | Home

Restaurant chains are a lot like the female lead in a teen movie. They don't feel confident unless they've recently gotten a makeover.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Chain Restaurants

Michael Hobbes | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Michael Hobbes

Last weekend in London, after lunch at a cute little patisserie in Soho, I was feeling all satisfied with myself until I saw the same patisserie -- same food, same interior, same smell coming out the door. Oh, I thought, deflated. It's a chain. But what am I actually against?

5 International Food Chains Permeating The U.S.

Posted 12.10.2012 | Home

There's a lot of discussion about U.S. food chains that are making significants inroads abroad (see: Shake Shake, Chipotle, Starbucks, KFC, etc.). But...

Joe Van Brussel

Franchise Owner Disregards CEO's Comments, Looks For Ways To Make Obamacare Work | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.28.2012 | Small Business

One Jimmy John's franchise owner is going rogue. While the CEO of the national chain of sandwich shops has publicly railed against the costs of imp...

Chili's New Pizza Menu

Posted 09.20.2012 | Home

You may know Chili's as the overall winner of our Chain Restaurant Showdown. But are you tired of baby back ribs and fajitas? Then you'll love this ne...

How The Cheesecake Factory Works

Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

Food writer Michael Ruhlman has remarked on the Cheesecake Factory, "The fact that any of the 146 [restaurants] around the country can put out this as...

Applebee's Ditches Old Food, Ad Campaign, Spokesperson

Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

Everyone is allowed a small mid-life crisis -- even the world's largest casual dining chain. Applebee's President Mike Archer told USA Today that he w...

America's 10 Biggest Restaurant Chains

Posted 06.27.2012 | Home

Nation's Restaurant News has recently released its annual Top 100 special report (full content of the report is available to subscribers). Included in...

How to Order Vegan, Gluten Free Or Healthier Options at National Restaurant Chains

Carolyn Scott | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Carolyn Scott

Expanding on last week's post on healthier fast food finds, I've compiled a list of popular restaurant chains that can be found nationwide.

The Fast Food Chains Whose Customers Exercise The Least

Posted 03.23.2012 | Home

On the face of it, fast food chains and exercising seem like the left and right, the fire and ice, the protons and electrons, the Starks and Lannister...

America's Favorite Casual Restaurant Chains

Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

Market Force just released the results of its 4,500-person survey on casual dining. The results were tabulated by number of votes, and then the number...

Friendly's Files For Bankruptcy, Closes 63 Locations

Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

UPDATE (10-5 10:52 a.m.): It's official: Friendly's has filed for bankruptcy. Consumerist reports that the company confirmed this morning that the Cha...

Joe Satran

The Rise Of The Emperor-Chefs | Joe Satran | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

In September 1991, chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Todd English looked unstoppable. English had just been named the James Beard Rising Chef of the...

Which American Restaurant Chains Might Go Under?

Posted 08.29.2011 | Home recently analyzed the Z-score (a formula that measures a company's financial health through factors such as working capital, total asset...

IHOP Launches Frozen Food Line

Kitchen Daily | KitchenDaily Editors | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home

Because your average frozen waffle just isn't extravagant enough, IHOP has launched a new line of portable, microwaveable breakfast products that take...

What Denny's Doesn't Get About Bacon

Time | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

It's Baconalia at Denny's! Get it? The chain has launched an elaborate promotion, with a half a dozen bacon-themed additions to the menu, including a ...