TGI Fridays Promotes CMO to Chief Executive Officer to Lead Transformation

by | Aug 29, 2023

Restaurant industry veteran Brandon Coleman III has been named chief executive officer of Dallas-based TGI Fridays, charged with moving the company forward into a new era.

The announcement was made by Rohit Manocha, chairman of the board and co-founder of TriArtisan Capital Advisors, the lead investor in TGI Fridays.

In a statement, Manocha lauded Brandon, saying the executive has “proven time and time again that innovation layered on top of rich brand history is the key to sustained and impactful growth.”...

Jim Lake On Building the Future While Preserving the Past
by | Aug 17, 2023
Jim Lake Companies has carved out a niche in Dallas for redevelopment — not simply knocking down the old to make way for the new, but blending the best of both, to give long-neglected areas a new lease on life. You can find the company's fingerprints in Cedar Hill, Waxahachie, Bishop Arts, and as of this month, Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff.

Here, Lake and one of his Jefferson Tower tenants talk about the impact of investment dollars.
Dallas’ Stream Realty Partners Opens First Florida Office in Greater Miami
by | Jan 31, 2023
The office will be led by Executive Managing Director and Partner Greg Katz, who comes to Stream from Newmark and has lived and worked in South Florida since 2000. He is tasked with overseeing the brand's growth across the state. The new office is Stream's 15th location across the U.S., the company said. In 2021, Stream opened three offices—in Nashville, Northern Virginia, and Phoenix—to complement its locations in some of the strongest commercial real estate markets in the nation, including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and Southern California.
Two Hands Eatery Becomes First Retail Lease at Stream’s QUAD Development in Uptown Dallas
by | Jan 18, 2023
Two Hands will occupy one of the five free-standing retail spaces surrounding The QUAD's 12-story, Class AA office tower in the heart of Uptown. The Australian-accented eatery is a casual restaurant concept that will offer indoor and outdoor dining with a menu of fusion share plates and well-traveled classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a coffee program and full bar.

‘A Healthy Eating Ecosystem’: Dallas Startup Aims to Help People Stay Healthy While Eating Out and In

by | Mar 9, 2022
The personalized meal planning startup, bitewell, is launching soon in Dallas with an app that offers "menu transparency" on around 600 local restaurants to help users find meals that meet their needs. It also offers a wide range of recipes for making personalized meals at home.

“Our mission as a business is to make healthy eating simple and accessible for all,” says co-founder and CMO Samantha Citro Alexander. Next up: Chicago, and then the world, the team says.
A Local Restaurants’ COVID-19 Refuge: Dallas-Based Oasis App Offers Fee-Free Delivery
by | Jul 21, 2020
Newly launched Oasis provides food delivery that is affordable for both customers and restaurants in Uptown Dallas—there's a $0 delivery fee and restaurants are only charged 10 percent.
Dallas College and the Texas Restaurant Association Partner on New Restaurant Certification Amid COVID-19
by | Jul 13, 2020
New ‘Texas Restaurant Promise Certification’ to ensure consumer and staff confidence in restaurant industry amid COVID-19.
Study: Bottle Rocket Finds Quick Service Restaurants Remain In Demand
by | Apr 27, 2020
Among other findings researched following the COVID-19 outbreak, the Addison-headquartered company found that more than a third of customers will rely heavily on quick service restaurants in the coming weeks.
Hoque downtown Dallas

International Developers: Meet Mike Hoque From Dhaka, Bangladesh

by | Jan 30, 2020
The developer has several projects planned or underway in the downtown Dallas area, including the proposed Cedars mixed-used development SoGood @ Cedars.
OneDine restaurant
Tech to Table: OneDine’s App-Based Restaurant Solution
by | Oct 7, 2019
Plano-based OneDine seeks to create a seamless experience for restaurants as well as their guests through its app 'designed by people in the restaurant industry, for people in the restaurant industry.'
Pei Wei Pokes at Panda, Hopes to Be “The Wei Forward” With Clean-Label Initiative
by | Oct 15, 2018
The DFW-based restaurant chain has launched its transparency campaign, calling out competitors to reveal their own ingredient labels in a series of cheeky tweets.
MUTTS Canine Cantina

MUTTS Canine Cantina Plans to Expand its Paw Print in Sunbelt

by | Aug 14, 2018
The Dallas restaurant and dog park is a membership concept in which dogs and their human partners can relax, eat, and play in a pet-frieindly environment.
4 Eleven
4 Eleven Bringing Events Venue, Retail to Restored Warehouse
by | Sep 7, 2017
The 1920s-era building offers unique features inside and out. It also will house shops from local entrepreneurs.
Shake Shack, Horseshoe Project
Earn Design-Build Awards
by | Jul 14, 2017
Both projects will go on to compete for a National Award of Excellence and the Project of the Year to be announced in November at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo Awards Ceremony in Philadelphia.
No Restaurant Experience? That Didn’t Stop These Dallas Eatery Founders
by | Apr 10, 2017
Three Dallas restaurateurs recently discussed what it took to open and succeed in today’s hypercompetitive food world.