Starting today, BLT Restaurant Group begins its national online ‘Name Game’ contest. The acclaimed restaurant group is in search of a great name for the three new burger restaurants it plans to open later this year in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.
Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. (OTCBB: SPKL) announced today that its Bread Garden Urban Café Canadian subsidiary, operator of Vancouver’s original bakery cafe since 1979, will open three food and beverage locations within the Richmond Olympic Oval in the summer of 2010 in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The Olympic Oval is the facility that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic long track speed skating.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) today announced that Pebbles Acquisition Sub, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of GMCR, has extended its previously announced $35.00 per share cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Diedrich Coffee, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDRX.
Duffy’s Sports Grill, Florida’s fastest growing casual dining restaurant chain, today announced the grand opening plans for their two newest locations, both of which will open in Broward County this spring.
Ricks Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) announced that it was not able to enter into a definitive merger agreement to acquire all of the outstanding stock of VCG Holding Corp.in accordance with its letter of intent with VCG.
Growing South Florida Brand Plans to Expand Nationally in 2010/11
Tootie Pie Company, Inc. (OTCBB:TOOT) announced today that is has cancelled plans to open a Tootie Pie Gourmet Café at Artisans Alley, due to difficulties coming to suitable final terms.
Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) has entered into a purchase agreement with OTB Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital, to sell its On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina brand. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The New Hotspots Debut Memorial Day Weekend
Papa Bello Enterprises (Pink Sheets: PAPA) announced today that the company has signed a new lease agreement to open the 2nd Kebab Cafe which will be located in the Horton Plaza Shopping Mall in the Gas Lamp Quarter of downtown San Diego.