New York (CNN Business)Restaurants are taking an astounding hit because of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are limiting seating. Some are shutting their doors altogether. Darden Restaurants — which owns Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and other casual dining chains — shared bleak news when it reported financial results Thursday. In… Continue reading Restaurant operations manager: We are running a to-go business
Bitcoin adoption continues to gain traction as a new partnership between Bakkt and Quiznos allows users to pay in BTC for meals at certain locations in the US. Pay For Your Meal with Bitcoin According to a press release issued on August 3, digital asset marketplace Bakkt has collaborated with Denver-based chain restaurant Quiznos to… Continue reading Denver: Quiznos Restaurant Customers Can Now Pay in Bitcoin (BTC) Courtesy of Bakkt Partnership
The rules of restaurant spaces are up for grabs as the city’s Department of Transportation looks to the future of street and sidewalk seating. By Pete Wells Last September, a pair of cabins the color of spaghetti sauce went up in the West Village roadbed outside the Italian American restaurant Don Angie. Along the base… Continue reading New York Loves Outdoor Dining. Here’s How to Keep the Romance Alive.
It may be that the average patron of Huddle House or Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, a pair of chains that specialize in hearty breakfasts at more than 600 locations across the United States has never heard of Leon Black. But Black happens to be the owner of both family-dining chains through his investment firm, Elysium… Continue reading Restaurant chain CEO ignores owner Leon Black’s link to Jeffrey Epstein in memo
An automated dumpling shop in the East Village, a pivot for Gabriel Stulman’s The Jones space, and more restaurant news. By Florence Fabricant Headliner Le Pavillon Daniel Boulud’s latest restaurant, a soaring glassed-in multistory space, is made more intimate with graduated ceiling slabs and more vibrantly alive with a wall of trees and plants. “Half… Continue reading Daniel Boulud’s Le Pavillon Opens
At Via Vai in Astoria, Queens, sweet pastries like maritozzo and savory rustic pies are now available to go. By Florence Fabricant Bake a lineup of lovely pastries, and the incentive is to share. Via Vai, an Italian restaurant in Astoria, Queens, now offers assorted simple, traditional and inviting sweet and savory items to-go from… Continue reading Roman Treats Worth the Trip
Headliner Cadence At this new spot in the East Village, the chef, Shenarri Freeman, is interpreting the Virginia Southern and soul food of her youth through a contemporary plant-based lens. It’s another of Ravi DeRossi’s many places (11 and counting) in the neighborhood, under his Overthrow Hospitality umbrella. Here, a compact dining room with a… Continue reading Cadence, Serving Plant-Based Southern and Soul Food, Opens
The Persian New Year, on the vernal equinox, lasts for 13 days. The kickoff, Nowruz (New Day), was Saturday, and though the feast for that gets lots of fanfare, the holiday concludes with Sizdeh Beder (Nature Day), April 2. That day’s dishes might include ash reshteh, a thick soup of beans, noodles and herbs; marinated… Continue reading To-Go Meals for Sizdeh Beder
Tramezzini in the East Village has created a party box for two to transport you to Venice, at least for one meal. By Florence Fabricant Without breaking the budget for Valentine’s Day, two can enjoy an intimate taste of that most romantic of cities, Venice, at home. Tramezzini, a Lower East Side spot specializing in… Continue reading Gondola Not Included
Business owners continue to ask for RESTAURANTS Act to be passed NYC Hospitality Alliance Executive Director Andrew Rigie discusses the frustration felt by local restaurant owners and what needs to be done to help his industry. New York City restaurant owners aren’t loving the idea of indoor dining reopening at just 25% capacity on Valentine’s… Continue reading NYC restaurant owners not loving Valentine’s Day return of indoor dining at 25% capacity
Headliner Burgie’s by Roberta’s At first glance, it would be hard to equate Roberta’s, a friendly, comfortable, eclectic place with its geometrically designed cousin, this new burger spot nearby. But that’s because the space was handed to Brandon Hoy and Carlo Mirarchi, owners in Roberta’s, largely finished. It’s in a warehouse development with retail and… Continue reading Roberta’s Does Burgers at Burgie’s
Fox News Flash top headlines for December 11 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. A San Diego restaurant owner who invested all of her savings into her outdoor patio is refusing to abide by California Gov. Gavin Newsom's regional stay at home order — but she doesn't want… Continue reading San Diego restaurant owner defying shutdown after investing everything she had into outdoor dining
Illinois restaurant owner on COVID restrictions: Politicians make rules they don’t follow themselves Erik Baylis tells ‘America’s Newsroom’ the Paycheck Protection Program money he received was a small ‘Band-Aid’ and now restaurants have been ‘left to the wolves.’ An Illinois restaurant owner told "America's Newsroom" Thursday that while he is grateful for the "Band-Aid" of the Paycheck… Continue reading Illinois restaurant owner slams coronavirus shutdowns: 'We're just left to the wolves'
Just two years after its founding, Inspire Brands Inc. took a major step toward its goal of building a full-spectrum collection of restaurants with the $11.3 billion acquisition of Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. The deal announced Friday, whose price includes assumed debt, is the restaurant industry’s second-largest transaction ever and the most expensive based at… Continue reading Inspire Becomes Restaurant Giant in $11.3 Billion Dunkin’ Deal
NYC restaurant owner: Hardworking people suffer from stimulus delay Buckley’s Restaurant & Catering owner Jim Buckley discusses how New York coronavirus shutdowns have hit his business. Hardworking people are being "punished," a New York City restaurant owner said on Tuesday, blasting the city's coronavirus shutdown. Continue Reading Below “It’s been a struggle, a real struggle and it… Continue reading NYC restaurant owner blasts coronavirus shutdown: Hardworking people are being 'punished'
Kokomo Brings the West Indies to the Brooklyn Waterfront 8 Photos View Slide Show › By Pete Wells In the past, we restaurant critics rarely needed to check the weather forecast before heading out for a reservation. Severe blizzards sometimes made travel challenging, but in general neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night kept… Continue reading Caribbean Food, All Dressed Up to Party at Kokomo in Brooklyn
At least 29 people are dead after a two-storey restaurant collapsed during a birthday party in China. A further 28 were injured, including seven of them seriously, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said. The building in Linfen city suddenly fell apart on Sunday but it is not yet clear what caused this. Hundreds of rescue… Continue reading Dozens dead after restaurant collapses during birthday party in China
McDonald’s restaurant in Greater Manchester lockdown zone is forced to shut after five staff test positive for coronavirus Five staff at a McDonald’s branch in Stockport have tested postive for Covid-19 It comes as a ‘major incident’ was declared in Greater Manchester yesterday A spokesman for McDonald’s said the restaurant is now temporarily closed A… Continue reading McDonald's restaurant in Greater Manchester is forced to shut
PRINCE Andrew was seen leaving a restaurant with "three young, blonde women" after partying with Ghislaine Maxwell, a Brit couple has claimed. The couple spoke of their "very strange" experience when they stayed with Maxwell for a few days in New York – being shocked by her extravagant life. ⚠️Click here for the latest news… Continue reading Prince Andrew left restaurant with 'three young, blonde women' after partying with Ghislaine Maxwell, Brit couple claim
A West Village restaurant has transformed itself into a delivery service for essential workers on the frontlines of COVID-19. The Village Den — a health-focused eatery at 225 W. 12th St. that serves up smoothies, frittatas and updated dishes like sweet potato and mushroom lasagna — is delivering meals to essential workers during the crisis,… Continue reading NYC restaurant feeding essential workers during coronavirus crisis
Rockstar Pizza splits Christmas profits between its employees Rockstar Pizza owner Colby Mathews and general manager Rob Notter discuss their pizzeria’s sharing the profits from the shop’s Christmas sales. Employees at an Indiana pizzeria took home $700 each, which was generated by the shop on Christmas Day. Continue Reading Below For the fifth year in… Continue reading Pizza restaurant sharing Christmas profits with employees
A MEXICAN chain restaurant in Utah was closed by health authorities over the weekend after a video of one of their new employees peeing in the corner of the kitchen went viral. A customer at the drive-thru filmed the scene on Sunday morning as he was so shocked that he didn’t think anyone would believe… Continue reading Restaurant shut down after employee is filmed URINATING in the corner of the kitchen – The Sun
This annual list is an exercise in selective memory: The trick is to remember every impressive snack, sandwich, pastry, main course and cocktail I ate over the past year without ever thinking about how much food it all adds up to. It helps to eliminate, right off the bat, anything I consumed in a restaurant… Continue reading Top 10 New York Dishes of 2019
On Oct. 30, an inspector from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was making her rounds when she came across a vending machine unlike any she seen before. Called Farmer’s Fridge, it was made of washed white wood, with a giant touch screen and a built-in recycling bin. Inside was not… Continue reading Fresh-Food Vending Machines Will Be Graded Like Restaurants