'Breastaurant' business is booming, rapidly growing for Twin Peaks and other male-oriented restaurants

...Twin Peaks slogan is simple and to the point.The restaurant chain, which recently opened a location in Augusta Exchange...firm Technomic.While the country's 500 largest restaurant chains saw growth paces slow from 4.9 percent in 2012...

Waffle House helps FEMA gauge storms

...an unexpected source - one you see on almost every highway throughout the Southeast: Waffle House.The 24-hour restaurant chain prides itself on serving its customers at all hours of the day, seven days a week. And FEMA caught on to this...

McDonald's faces employee lawsuit over franchisee behavior

...000 U.S. restaurants, and the case reflects a growing point of contention for the Oak Brook, Illinois-based restaurant chain.The lawsuit comes a month after the National Labor Relations Board designated McDonald's Corp. as a "joint-employer...

Shake Shack plans to raise up to $80M from IPO

...have fared well after their IPOs, including chicken chain El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. and Mediterranean-style restaurant chain Zoe's Kitchen Inc.Shake Shack expects to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the "SHAK" ticker symbol...

Mellow Mushroom opens downtown Aiken restaurant

Pizza restaurant chain Mellow Mushroom opened its third location in the metro area, taking over a former pub in downtown Aiken.The West Side Bowery...

Why US inflation stays ultra-low while job growth is surging

...but not as much as the official unemployment rate has.Jennifer Durham, a vice president at the 800-fast-food restaurant chain Checkers, says it plans to add 50 to 60 restaurants this year. Each should employ 25 to 30 people.But Checkers...

The Way We Were: Western Sizzlin

...was prime for rib-eyes.When he died in 1988, Western Sizzlin was the nation's second largest family steak restaurant chain.Do you have any memories of Western Sizzlin or the Pascarallas?Share them in an e-mail to bill.kirby@augustachronicle...

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

...the country to put a calorie posting law in place, and other cities and states have followed since then. Several restaurant chains have already put calories on menus and menu boards nationwide.

Atlanta-based 'FlexMex' restaurant chain opening next spring in Augusta

An Atlanta-based "FlexMex" restaurant chain is opening its first store outside metro Atlanta next spring in Augusta.Tin Lizzy's Cantina will open a restaurant in March...

US retail sales rise at modest pace in October as greater hiring, cheaper gas boost spending

...class seems to have more disposable income as gas prices have come down," said David Barr, the chairman of the restaurant chain's board.At the same time, there are factors that have restrained spending.Despite the pickup in job growth...