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Wild Boar officially closes its cozy doors in Fort Collins

    Settled onto an overstuffed leather couch Wednesday, 23-year-old Marinna Dilley turned the pages of her book as she waited for a friend.   Around her, Wild Boar Cafe — a Fort Collins shop that’s been serving up coffee drinks, quick bites and cozy nooks for 12 years — buzzed as only a coffee shop can on a snowy …

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North Davis Highway O'Charley's in Pensacola to close down Sunday

The O’Charley’s chain restaurant on North Davis Highway in Pensacola will serve dinner for the last time Sunday before going out of business.    An interim manager with the O’Charley’s location on 6233 North Davis Highway confirmed the restaurant’s doors will close around 4 p.m. Sunday for the final time, two hours ahead of the restaurant’s typical …

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Developer’s SLO bowling alley failed. Now his tapas restaurant is closing after 5 months

  The owner of a new San Luis Obispo tapas restaurant — whose downtown bowling alley and entertainment center project fell through last year amid controversy — has temporarily shut down the eatery after just five months.   The seafood restaurant Branzino, inspired by Spanish and Californian cuisines, closed Aug. 2, pending a potential sale or recapitalization …

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HopCat plans $7M expansion

HopCat, which recently received $7 million in equity funding, is making plans to grow the 17-unit, beer-focused casual-dining chain.   “We’re scouting for new locations,” Mark Sellers, HopCat’s founder, told Restaurant Business. “We’ve got the infrastructure to handle a larger footprint. We’ve hired people in anticipation of more growth.”   The Michigan-based concept will open …

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Wendy's begins $25M in digital investments for 2019

The Wendy’s Co. has begun investing a planned $25 million this year to strengthen the burger brand’s digital capabilities, company executives said Thursday.   The Dublin, Ohio-based company intends to make its restaurants easier to operate and its customers more loyal with the digital platforms, executives said on a fourth-quarter earnings call.   “We have …

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Airline to open restaurant

Budget Malaysian airline Air Asia is to open a restaurant showcasing the dishes listed on its in-flight menu called Santan, including chicken teriyaki, Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak and a vegetable rice bowl. While food served on-board aeroplanes is often the butt of jokes, Air Asia believes its offering will stand up to scrutiny. The low-cost airline …

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Restaurant Prices are Increasing

 Going out to eat is costing you more.    Prices at full-service restaurants are going up, according to the US Department of Labor. Experts say increased expenses such as rent, insurance, and labor are getting passed on to consumers.    In December, prices at full-service restaurants were up 0.5 percent from the prior month on a …

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Chefs Takashi Yagihashi and Luciano DelSignore collaborate for new restaurant

Two titans of Detroit’s restaurant industry are teaming up for new project in Birmingham.    Chefs Takashi Yagihashi and Luciano DelSignore are planning to open Pernoi, a French, Italian and Japanese restaurant at 310 E. Maple, where upscale American restaurant Cafe Via was before closing last March.    DelSignore says Pernoi will be “extremely contemporary” …

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Instagram worthy desserts and boozy milkshakes coming to Chicago

  River North goes from champagne to milkshakes at the end of month when JoJo’s Milk Bar opens to replace Coco Champagne Lounge. February 28 is opening date at 23 W. Hubbard Street, and JoJo’s will have those Instagram-friendly desserts including spiked and over-the-top shakes, cookies, ice cream popsicles, and more. The group behind Shore …

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Prominent LA Mexican Chef Opens Restaurant in Long Beach

Long Beach arrival   Popular Southeast LA chef Thomas Ortega (Amor y Tacos, Playa Amor) is adding another new restaurant to his repertoire this week. It’s called Amorcito Taqueria, and it opens inside the LBX Hangar property in Long Beach, a mixed-used development stuffed with other restaurant ideas. Unlike Ortega’s sit-down restaurants, Amorcito taqueria is …

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Multi-level Restaurant is Shuttering

Downtown Austin restaurant Boiler Nine Bar + Grill is closing this month at 800 West Cesar Chavez Street within the Seaholm District. Its last day of service will be on Saturday, February 23.   Boiler Nine’s management company La Corsha Hospitality Group said that the reason behind the shutter is because of “unpaid management fees” …

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Locations Where Restaurants Thrive

  Are you thinking about opening that restaurant you’ve dreamed about owning for years? Good for you. We won’t go into the industry’s failure rate, the hours you can expect to work, or the labor shortage that looms larger than ever—you’ve undoubtedly heard the negative news more than once. What we will do is let …

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Openings and Closings of St. Louis Restaurants During December 2018

The losses the city’s restaurant scene sustained this month were significant. Central Table, the remainder of the much-ballyhooed Central Table Food Hall, ceased operations earlier this month. Affton barbecue institution Phil’s Bar-BQ will close its doors on December 30th after 57 years of serving quintessential St. Louis-style barbecue. Though its tenure was not as long, …

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RestaurantEquipment.Bid to Sell BRAVO Restaurant's Assets as Orlando Location Shuts Down

  BRAVO Cucina Italiana Restaurant has closed the doors of its Orlando location. The contents are currently being auctioned online by RestaurantEquipment.Bid, an affiliate of TAGeX Brands.   Bidding for all items starts at $1.00 with no reserves.   BRAVO chose TAGeX Brands to support the closure. “BRAVO is an awesome brand and we are …

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