Restaurant News

Restaurant News

Bittersweet goodbye as Ballard’s Ice Cream in Concord’s South End prepares to close for good

A South End staple of almost 40 years will be shuttering its doors next weekend. Ballard’s Ice Cream will serve its last cups, cones and sundaes on Sept. 7.   “It is really bittersweet to be closing the last of the Ballard’s Family businesses,” Doris and Norm Ballard wrote in a Facebook post earlier this …

Bittersweet goodbye as Ballard’s Ice Cream in Concord’s South End prepares to close for good Read More »

58-Year-Old Dino’s Italian Food Latest Old School Red Sauce Joint to Announce Closure

After 58 years of serving up its classic meatballs and other red sauce favorites on Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, Dino’s Italian Food is closing at the end of September, according to 9News.   Judy Duren, who now owns the restaurant started by her father, Dino DiPaolo, told the news station she is closing the restaurant because …

58-Year-Old Dino’s Italian Food Latest Old School Red Sauce Joint to Announce Closure Read More »

A 44-Year-Old Chinese American Restaurant Bids Farewell at the End of the Month

  A family-owned Chinese-American restaurant institution is closing   One of metro Detroit’s best Chinese eateries Kim’s Restaurant will serve its final meal in Troy on Saturday, August 31. The 44-year-old restaurant founded by Guy Yee is known for serving Chinese American classics like almond boneless chicken, Szechuan lo mein, and sweet and sour pork as well as bubble tea. …

A 44-Year-Old Chinese American Restaurant Bids Farewell at the End of the Month Read More »

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” …

Chefs Takashi Yagihashi and Luciano DelSignore collaborate for new restaurant Read More »

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 …

Prominent LA Mexican Chef Opens Restaurant in Long Beach Read More »

Could new management lead to further growth for Restaurant Brands International?

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR) reported its 4th quarter and full year results on February 12, 2019 before the market opened. As per the numbers in the early release, comparable sales are up 0.6% in Tim Hortons, 2% in Burger King, and 1.6% in Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for the Fiscal Year 2018. For Quarter 4 …

Could new management lead to further growth for Restaurant Brands International? Read More »

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 …

Locations Where Restaurants Thrive Read More »

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, …

Openings and Closings of St. Louis Restaurants During December 2018 Read More »

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 …

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