Brinker International Promotes Longtime Exec to SVP of Brand Finance

by | Jun 14, 2024
Brinker said that Jeremy Linker's promotion is a reflection of his strong financial and operational contributions to the company's progress. He'll be focused on the company's restaurant brands Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy
Plano-based Pizza Hut Names President of Pizza Hut U.S
by | May 10, 2024
Juan Carlos "Carl" Loredo—the former global CMO for Wendy's—will assume responsibility for driving overall performance of Pizza Hut's U.S. business.
North Texas’ CMI Foods Opens 100th Pollo Campero Restaurant as Part of $190M Growth Initiative
by | Apr 23, 2024
The company said the milestone for Pollo Campero—which has a cult-like following in Latin America—underscores its dedication to growth and innovation in the U.S. and its decades-long business history that began in Guatemala.
Shopping Center at I‑30 To Be Redeveloped as ‘New Gateway to Arlington’
by | Mar 28, 2024
The company said a new name—Anthem—was selected for the 40-year-old Lincoln Square shopping center, and it will go into effect at the start of demolition, which should begin in the second quarter of 2025.

Dallas-Based Korean Fried Chicken Brand Bonchon Names New CEO, Plans 2024 Expansion

by | Jan 19, 2024

Suzie Tsai has been named the U.S. chief executive officer of Bonchon, a franchiser of distinctive Korean fried chicken that plans to bring its restaurants to new markets this year, including southern Florida, Little Rock, Arkansas, Tucson, Arizona, and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Bonchon moved its global headquarters to Dallas in 2021....

TGI Fridays Appoints New U.S. President & COO and President of Int’l Markets & CFO
by | Dec 14, 2023
Both execs will report to CEO Weldon Spangler as the company continues to implement a growth plan to revitalize the iconic brand globally. The moves come about a month after the casual dining chain appointed Spangler, a longtime board member and seasoned restaurant executive, as its new CEO.
Dallas Restaurant Company Wingstop Names Chief Information Officer
by | Dec 14, 2023

Chris Fallon has been named senior vice president, chief information officer by Dallas-based Wingstop and will lead the brand’s enterprise and restaurant technology solutions, IT infrastructure, and information security....

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.

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. 
Chili’s Grill & Bar Targets Enhanced CRM Program with VP of Marketing, Agency Additions
by | Sep 15, 2023

Dallas-based restaurant company Brinker International has added industry veteran Steve Kelly as vice president of marketing and award-winning business agency GALE to assist with its CRM (customer relationship management) activities.

The company said that the two moves will allow Chili’s Grill & Bar to serve guests “in a more compelling way” as the brand revamps its digital presence....

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.

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.
Iconic Chase Tower in Downtown Dallas Renamed Dallas Arts Tower
by | May 23, 2023
The 55-story skyscraper at 2200 Ross Ave. soon will undergo another multimillion-dollar makeover that includes a reimagined lobby, art gallery, and the addition of two restaurants, including a first-of-its-kind Greek restaurant in The Rotunda.
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.