Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant launched a test of Bear Robotics’ Servi robot in Rogers, Arkansas, increasing the time servers have with guests

Abuelo’s tests Bear Robotics’ Servi robot in Rogers, Arkansas restaurant

Restaurant chain to test Servi’s ability to improve guest satisfaction, increase efficiency and help retain staff

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant launched a test of Bear Robotics’ hospitality robot in Rogers, Arkansas. The goal of the test would be to help servers with service, while increasing the time servers have with guests. In the pilot at the Rogers restaurant, Abuelo’s seeks to understand Servi’s proficiency in improving guest satisfaction, increasing efficiency and helping retain restaurant staff in a tight labor market.

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Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) named Tarun Lal president of its US division

KFC US names Tarun Lal president

25-year-veteran to replace Kevin Hochman

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) named Tarun Lal president of its US division. The appointment becomes effective July 15, 2022. Lal will exit his current role of managing director of the KFC Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey, Africa, and India markets.

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Qdoba Mexican Eats debuted a Citrus Lime Shrimp rolling out at participating US and Canadian restaurants

Qdoba Mexican Eats debuts Citrus Lime Shrimp

New protein featured in Surf & Turf Burrito or Bowl, Citrus Lime Shrimp Burrito or Bowl

Qdoba Mexican Eats debuted a Citrus Lime Shrimp rolling out at participating US and Canadian restaurants. The limited-time offer will add sustainably-sourced shrimp, which is also Best Aquaculture Practices rated. The protein will be featured in chef-crafted Signature Eats, The Surf & Turf Burrito or Bowl and Citrus Lime Shrimp Burrito or Bowl.

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Smokey Bones will add a digital drive-thru lane to its restaurants, starting with Bowling Green, Ky

Smokey Bones opens digital drive-thru at Bowling Green, Kentucky restaurant

Drive-thru will also accept orders from virtual brands, The Wing Experience, Burger Experience

Smokey Bones will add a digital drive-thru lane to its restaurants, starting with Bowling Green, Ky. The drive-thru opening there today, June 22, begins a new chapter for the casual-dining chain, as it seeks to emulate the convenience of QSR drive-thrus by way of technology.

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Curry Up Now named Abhijit Kamath director of culinary & flavor

Curry Up Now names Abhijit Kamath director of culinary & flavor

CIA graduate will ramp up innovation at Indian fast casual, expand non-traditional partnerships

Curry Up Now named Abhijit Kamath director of culinary & flavor. Kamath will create new, authentic dishes that align with the brand’s existing offerings, the Indian restaurant chain said. Curry Up Now further revealed its new director is one of the youngest culinary directors in the United States for a fast-casual franchise chain.

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O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar has relaunched its Tastes O’Summer menu in 2022

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar launches Tastes O’Summer menu options

All-new Chicken Tender Nachos, Whiskey BBQ Tenders & Shrimp, Bayou Tenders & Shrimp featured entrees, part of Tastes O’Summer

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar has launched its Tastes O’Summer menu, including Bone-In Pork Chop and Smothered Chicken Breast. For $14.99 via the pick-two menu, guests of the chain will pick two items with two sides. O’Charley’s also rolled out all-new Chicken Tender Nachos, Whiskey BBQ Tenders & Shrimp and Bayou Tenders & Shrimp.

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Red Lobster launched Seafood Summerfest, introducing BBQ Bacon Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Lobster

Red Lobster Seafood Summerfest menu + BBQ Bacon Grilled Shrimp arrive

Grilled Lobster, Shrimp + Salmon, Steak + Lobster, Red Argentinian Shrimp Skewers, Live Maine Lobsters part of Seafood Summerfest

Red Lobster launched Seafood Summerfest, introducing BBQ Bacon Grilled Shrimp and featuring four additional dishes. Grilled Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon; Steak & Lobster; Red Argentinian Shrimp Skewers; and Live Maine Lobster round out the Seafood Summerfest menu.

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On The Border rolled out a summer Mesquite Wood Fire Grill menu headlined by the all-new Honey-Chipotle Grilled Chicken Fajitas

On The Border rolls out summer Mesquite Wood Fire Grill menu

Honey-Chipotle Grilled Chicken Fajitas, Authentic Tlayuda Mexican Pizza, Smokehouse Burger, Strawberry Pineapple Paleta added

On The Border rolled out a summer Mesquite Wood Fire Grill menu headlined by the all-new Honey-Chipotle Grilled Chicken Fajitas. In addition, Authentic Tlayuda Mexican Pizza, Grilled Queso Panela, Smokehouse Burger, Mesquite-Smoked Jalapeno Sausage Tacos, Mexican Surf & Turf, Coconut Paleta ‘Rita, Summer Cowboy ‘Rita, House-Made Strawberry Pineapple Paleta and Strawberry Cheesecake Chimis arrive at restaurants nationwide.

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