CEC Entertainment Taps Veteran Exec for Chuck E. Cheese’s Chief Insights and Marketing Officer

by | Nov 10, 2023
The company said Mark Kupferman, a former Six Flags executive, is a marketing leader with expertise in brand development, digital media, menu innovation, as well as in leading high-performing teams to deliver transformational growth.
2nd Annual Fort Worth Music Festival & Conference Targets Agents, Promoters, Emerging Artists
by | Oct 26, 2023
Produced by Live Nation in partnership with Chef Tim Love and Larry Joe Taylor, the festival & conference's inaugural event earlier this year drew more than 3,500 attendees from more than 25 U.S. states to shows and panel discussions at 10 participating music venues in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The 2024 event will be held February 28 through March 2.
Denny’s Hires Dallas-Based Exec as Its First Chief Digital and Technology Officer
by | Oct 13, 2023
Pankaj Patra will support Denny's iconic diner and growing Keke's brands in a new enterprise role at Denny's Corp. The Dallas executive joins the company from Brinker International, where he served as SVP and CIO.
The Last Word: Duro Hospitality’s Chas Martin on Dallas as a Food & Beverage Destination
by | Oct 4, 2023
Duro Hospitality recently opened Mister Charles (above) in the former home of the historic Highland Park Soda Fountain in Dallas' Knox Street District. He spoke with Forbes' Benjamin Liong Setiawan about why Dallas has become an emerging food & beverage destination. 

Lux Ice USA Names “Coolest” New CEO After HQ Move to North Texas with $4M Funding

by | Sep 15, 2023
Lux Ice produces crystal-clear, slow-melting craft ice spheres to "elevate beverage experiences" for consumers and the foodservice industry. Now chilling in new HQ and manufacturing digs in Flower Mound—with a top industry veteran as its new CEO—Lux is out to conquer America, one frozen orb at a time.
Dallas’ Fast-Casual Asian Fusion Concept Bonchon Adds Chief Growth Officer
by | Sep 8, 2023

Suzie Tsai has been named chief growth officer at Dallas-based Bonchon, a global leader in fast-casual Asian fusion dining known for its distinctive Korean double-fried chicken....

Modera St. Paul Rising: Construction Kicks Off On New Urban Living Hub in Dallas’ East Quarter
by | Jul 20, 2023
WDG-Designed Modera St. Paul will offer 333 apartments and nearly 4,000 square feet of retail space. Amenities will include a karaoke room, podcast studio, an arcade, a rooftop deck and sky lounge, access to work-from-home spaces, private EV charging stations, and more.
Milagro CEO: How AI Is a Key Ingredient in the Recipe for Restaurant Success
by | Jun 26, 2023
Milagro Corp. is readying for the transformation. Its latest move adds an OpenAI's ChatGPT integration for data access and enhanced user interactions. In the next 12 months, the CEO said, "the entire restaurant industry will change as we know it." Milagro its proprietary restaurant software captures actionable data that allows restauranteurs to maximize customer data through personalized messaging, turning data into a direct increase in revenue.

Wingstop Appoints Industry Veteran as SVP/President of International

by | May 5, 2023
Wingstop has nearly 2,000 restaurants globally. Kapoor will be responsible for driving the company's growth and development strategy for markets outside of the U.S. and overseeing the performance of the brand's existing international markets.
DFW 2023 James Beard Nominees
2023 James Beard Awards Nominees Include North Texas Restaurants, Bakeries, and a Banh Mi Sandwich Chef
by | Mar 30, 2023
Three restaurants, two bakeries, and a chef from Dallas-Fort Worth have been named among the James Beard Foundation's 2023 Restaurant and Chef Award nominees. Considered to be among the nation’s most prestigious honors, the awards recognize exceptional talent in the culinary and food media industries. Here are the six nominees from Dallas, Fort Worth, and Richardson. Bon appetit!
Ride On: Dallas’ Design District to Roll Out Edgy Skate Rink With Retro Vibe
by | Mar 28, 2023
Coming this fall to the Dallas Design District, Ride On's adults-only “social drink rink” will offer a fusion of tech and nostalgia—with a restaurant, craft cocktails and mocktails, an arcade, and custom-made “RIDE ON” skates for the rink. “We can say there is nothing like this in the world. Trust me, we’ve checked,” says Adrian Verdin, CEO of On Brand Hospitality.
Brinker International Taps Industry Vet as SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer
by | Feb 15, 2023

James Butler has joined Dallas-based restaurant company Brinker International Inc.—parent company of Chili’s— as senior vice president and chief supply chain officer.

It’s a role in which he will oversee all supply chain functions, including procurement, food safety and quality assurance, distribution and logistics, brand program management and supply chain systems for Brinker’s corporate-owned restaurants....


Brinker International Adds New Vice President of Marketing to Leadership Group

by | Jan 20, 2023

Jesse Johnson has joined Dallas-based restaurant company Brinker International Inc. as vice president of marketing, a newly created role at the company.

Johnson will develop and execute marketing strategies for Chili’s Grill & Bar and bring the brand to life across multiple touchpoints, including advertising, media, PR, and the guest experience, the company said....

This Dallas Data Marketing Automation Startup Wants to Lead the Way in Restaurant-Focused ‘Know Your Customer’ Technology
by | Oct 25, 2021
CustomerX.i launched 2019, but saw its explosion during COVID. With new partnerships with Google and Microsoft and fresh funding on the way, the startup wants to be the leading platform for giving restaurants the best data-driven marketing decisions.
On-Demand and Same-Day Delivery App Lalamove Responds to COVID With Discounts For Small Businesses
by | Nov 24, 2020
Lalamove, which has offices in Dallas, Chicago, and Houston, is giving back to small- and medium-sized enterprises that might be struggling with the fallout from COVID-19.
Anurag Jain and Patrick Brandt Share How They Started Nonprofit Get Shift Done Amidst a Pandemic
by | Sep 2, 2020
What started as an idea with backing from community organizers and restaurant owners, Get Shift Done has rallied support to give meals and livelihoods to at-risk groups in 11 cities.