Category Archives: News and Other Happenings

Multimillionaire McDonald’s CEO is a Force of Nature, Making Money Moves

Roland Parrish is the president, CEO and owner of Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd. Parrish is also the former chairman and CEO of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association, a 42-year-old organization with $2.7 billion in sales and 1,300 restaurants. However, it … Continue reading

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The Name Game

Chefs share insights from increasingly common trademark disputes
When chef Waldy Malouf opened Waldy’s Wood Fired Pizza & Penne in New York City, in 2006, he decided to name the restaurant after himself, as many rising chefs do.
“I foolishly named it … Continue reading

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How Memphis Black Restaurant Week’s Founder Turned a Setback into a Big Win

In 2008, Daniels was given the pink slip and was forced to abandon one of her fondest passions: recruiting talented mentors to serve at-risk youth. It was an emotional loss, to say the least.
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5th Annual Miller Lite Tap The Future® Live Pitch Tour Kicks Off In Search

Original Business Ideas Competition Featuring Daymond John Travels to Five Cities, Giving Entrepreneurs a Chance at $100,000
Miller Lite is in search of entrepreneurs who are committed to growing their business. For the fifth year, the Miller Lite Tap the Future® business … Continue reading

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Call for Entries: TGR’s Editors’ Pick Awards

The Gourmet Retailer’s editors are seeking the best new products in the gourmet industry. TGR is now accepting new product entries for its sixth annual Editors’ Picks awards. The deadline to submit entries is June 12.
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Carla Hall to Keynote at MUFSO

Southern food influencer to address restaurant executives 

Carla Hall, chef, restaurateur and co-host of ABC lifestyle series “The Chew,” will be the keynote speaker at this year’s MUFSO conference, presented by Nation’s Restaurant News.
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Beverage Experts Share Their Biggest Career Lessons

David Flaherty has more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry and is the marketing director for the Washington State Wine Commission. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.

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BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. to Honor Unsung Heroes on Random Acts of Kindness Day with Lunch

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.  announced that team members from its 188 BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® locations nationwide will deliver a special “thank you” lunch to first responders on National Random Acts of Kindness Day this Friday.
On Feb. 17, BJ’s team members will … Continue reading

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