‎Nation’s Restaurant News:

A group of former franchisees of the Pat & Oscar’s brand in Southern California have rebranded their nine restaurants to a new concept called O’s American Kitchen.

The move follows the liquidation of the Pat & Oscar’s franchising company, which filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in September 2011, closing the three remaining corporate locations.

At the time, 11 franchise locations remained open. However, four of the brand’s franchise operators have banded together to rework their restaurants into O’s American Kitchen, featuring a similar but upgraded menu of pastas and pizzas, as well as more ethnic flavors and the breadsticks Pat & Oscar’s was known for. Read more.