The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Red Lobster, Toppers Pizza, Build My Burgers, and Twin Peaks lead RestaurantNews.com’s top stories for the week ending May 26, 2024.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants and 19 More Restaurant News Headliners of the Past Week

1) The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Announces the 51-100 List for 2024
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, today reveals the list of restaurants ranked from No.51 to No.100, ahead of this year’s awards ceremony, which takes place in Las Vegas on 5 June.

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The World's 50 Best Restaurants and 19 More Restaurant News Headliners of the Past Week

2) Red Lobster Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petitions To Strengthen Financial Position and Maximize Value for Stakeholders
Red Lobster Management LLC, along with its direct and indirect operating subsidiaries, owner and operator of the Red Lobster restaurant chain, announced that the Company has voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants and 19 More Restaurant News Headliners of the Past Week

3) Toppers Pizza Announces Partnership with Charlotte-based Family as Part of Commitment to Open Nine New Locations Statewide
Toppers Pizza has announced the Castillo family as the new operating franchisees for their first Toppers Pizza located in Charlotte. This partnership is just one of many to come as the brand plans to open nine more North Carolina locations across all franchisee groups.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants and 19 More Restaurant News Headliners of the Past Week

4) Build My Burgers Gears Up for Future Growth Through New Franchise Launch
Build My Burgers, a deliciously attractive fast-casual burger chain specializing in handcrafted, fresh-never-frozen burgers, salad bowls, fried chicken tenders, wings, hand-spun milkshakes and more, has just announced the launch of its nationwide franchise opportunity.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants and 19 More Restaurant News Headliners of the Past Week

5) Twin Peaks Partners with Tunnel to Towers for Memorial Weekend, Amplifying Support for Heroes
Twin Peaks, the ultimate sports lodge featuring made-from-scratch comfort food and scenic views, has a long history of supporting the Tunnel to Towers Foundation with fundraisers through golf tournaments and donations tied to professional football and basketball. This year, the sports bar plans to keep the charitable momentum going with special promotions to raise even more money and awareness.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants and 19 More Restaurant News Headliners of the Past Week

6) Happy Joe’s Continues Expansion in Egypt
Egypt is a land known for pyramids, its mighty river and, thanks to Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream, family-sized servings of pizza. Dating back to 2022, the beloved pizza brand has been expanding across Egypt through a 25-unit franchise agreement led by the President of Happy Joe’s Middle East LLC, Ahmed El Batran.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants and 19 More Restaurant News Headliners of the Past Week

7) BurgerFi Relaunches The Chicken Wars
Hold onto your beaks! BurgerFi is “winging it” big time by rebranding as ChickenFi and diving into the Chicken Wars! The name change ruffles feathers and celebrates the debut of the new Fried and Grilled Chicken Sandwiches and this antibiotic-free chicken is available every day including Sundays.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants and 19 More Restaurant News Headliners of the Past Week

8) Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality Transitions All Restaurants, Catering, and Entertainment Venues Across Canada to Silverware POS
With an immediate need to update and standardize its point-of-sale systems across 30 restaurants plus event venues and other partners, and enable corporate to self-manage and maintain all systems, Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality has transitioned to Silverware POS.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants and 19 More Restaurant News Headliners of the Past Week

9) Pizza Hut Announces Kalen Thornton as Global Chief Brand Officer
Pizza Hut has announced two new executive marketing appointments. Kalen Thornton will join the company as Global Chief Brand Officer reporting to Pizza Hut Division Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Powell, effective June 10. In this role, Thornton will lead Pizza Hut’s global brand strategy and oversee all aspects of marketing across 110 markets and territories.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants and 19 More Restaurant News Headliners of the Past Week

10) PJ’s Coffee Pays Tribute to Military Personnel for Memorial Day
PJ’s Coffee will reserve a special single table throughout Memorial Day weekend in honor of U.S. military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. With a long history of supporting U.S. military service members, all PJ’s Coffee locations – over 180 systemwide – will participate in the initiative.


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