Today’s News

In an effort to give keep you updated on what’s going on in the Restaurant/Hospitality world, below are some headlines you may want to explore.

 

 Appointments 
 
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Appoints Glenn Lunde As Chief Concept Officer
Mr. Lunde has over 20 years of experience in developing and executing marketing strategies, product development and concept innovation for a variety of restaurant companies and will lead the strategic direction for all three brands. more
 
 

 

 

 Association 
 
Food Industry Alliance Joins USDA Food Waste Challenge As Founding Partners
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was joined by Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe to announce the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new Food Waste Challenge. more
 
 

 

 

 Development 
 
State of the Art Culinary Test Kitchen to Be Built in New Performing Arts Center
Off The Hook Comedy Club in Marco Island, Fla., is relocating to Bonita Springs, Fla., and plans to construct a state of the art culinary test kitchen. more
BAB, Inc.  Announces Franchise in Development for New Concept
BAB, Inc. (OTCBB: BABB), announced the launch of BAB’s first SweetDuet Frozen Yogurt &  Gourmet Muffins® unit, now under development in Kalamazoo, Michigan. more
Chipotle Inks Deals for Additional ShopHouse Locations
ShopHouse, the Southeast Asian concept developed by Chipotle, currently has one restaurant open in Washington, DC, with another Washington location and two Los Angeles area restaurants under construction and opening in the coming weeks. more
Burger 21 Announces Fresh Franchise Opportunities in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Market
Burger 21 announced it plans to develop a minimum of five new restaurants within the Research Triangle area of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill. Currently, Burger 21 has seven restaurants open and 21 franchised locations in development along the East Coast. more
Peterson Companies Announces Two New Restaurants for Promenade at Virginia Gateway
Peterson Companies unveiled that BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will open new locations at Promenade at Virginia Gateway – a 300,000 square foot lifestyle center located in Gainesville, Virginia. more
 
 

 

 

 Environmental 
 
Preventing Food Waste on World Environment Day
Food Tank: The Food Think Tank celebrates World Environment Day with a spotlight on how reducing global food waste can address hunger, poverty and climate change. more
 
 

 

 

 Financial 
 
Good Times Reports 16% Increase in May Same Store Sales
Good Times Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIM) announced its same store sales increased 16% in May, in addition to an increase of 5% in May of last year. This follows April’s 11.4% reported same store sales increase. more
 
 

 

 

 Sales and Marketing 
 
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant Hires Ad Agency
After years of ordering in-house for its advertising, the popular family dining chain Coco’s Bakery Restaurant is going outside by naming DeVito/Verdi West to handle its marketing message. more
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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