Foodservice at Retail

Las Vegas' Grand Bazaar Shops Announces New Restaurant Lineup

Grand Bazaar Shops, the destination retail and entertainment attraction at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, is expanding its robust food, beverage and entertainment experience with several new offerings that have recently opened, with more to come this summer.

Empire Steak House Launches Signature Steak Sauce

Brothers Jack, Jeff and Russ Sinanaj started Empire Steak House in 2010 after working within the hospitality industry for decades, honing their craft in order to create an exceptional brand of their own.

New Tenants Announced for Dallas' Victory Park

Victory Park’s rebirth continues in Dallas: Two of the biggest names in dining and fitness have signed on at Victory, adding to the growing list of new tenants opening at the mixed-use district.Mesero, the latest concept from local Mexican food empresario Mico Rodriguez, will open a flagship location at Victory Park, joining Victory’s curated collection of best-in-class local food and beverage operators.

Isaly’s Ice Cream Makes its Return to Market

This spring, Isaly’s, one of the most trusted names in the dairy and deli business, is making its return to freezer shelves with Isaly’s Ice Cream. The relaunch of the iconic super-premium ice cream will adhere to Isaly’s family tradition and source only high-quality ingredients including fresh cream and the purest flavors—a commitment to quality that customers have long associated with the Isaly's name.

Friendly's Introduces Two New Ice Cream Products

Friendly’s Manufacturing and Retail, LLC, the manufacturer of the iconic Friendly’s-branded packaged ice cream and frozen dessert treats, introduced Signature Sundaes, a new line consisting of four unique, indulgent sundae creations, and Naturally Friendly’s, an ice cream line featuring eight delicious flavors made from simple ingredients with no artificial favors or preservatives.

Dream Dinners Kicks Off 2017 With Alabama Expansion

Dream Dinners, originator of the meal assembly industry, announced that it has signed a franchise deal with Ken Kleban to expand its presence in Alabama. Kleban and his partners have signed an agreement to open a store in Daphne, Alabama this summer with a long-term goal of continued development throughout the Gulf Coast.

Merchant Groups to Defend Debit Swipe-Fee Reform

More than 60 representatives from retailers, grocers, convenience stores, and restaurants will gather in Washington this week to meet with lawmakers. The groups will discuss the importance of upholding hard-fought debit swipe-fee reforms as Congress readies legislation to repeal it.

Renovated Guinness Store Opens in Las Vegas

Guinness fans from around the world have the opportunity to learn the six steps to pour the perfect pint of Guinness with the Perfect Pint Experience at the newly redesigned GUINNESS Store, located next to Rí Rá Las Vegas inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay.

Neighborhood Retail Group Opening Café Chocolat in DC

Neighborhood Retail Group recently announced Café Chocolat, a premier chocolate and coffee retailer, will open at 1423 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., in spring 2017. Founder Gjergj Dollani created the “beans to bar” concept as a place to discover and experience the best in high-end chocolate and specialty coffee.

Whataburger Adds Additional Sauces to H-E-B Shelves

Whataburger and H-E-B are rolling out Buffalo Sauce, 40-ounce Fancy, and 40-ounce Spicy Ketchup at H-E-B stores, offering customers a new flavor and two long-time fan favorites in a new size. Whataburger's new Signature Sauces include:Buffalo SauceThe flavor of our Buffalo Ranch Chicken Strip Sandwich lives on in this sauce.

Survey: Consumers Will Spend $14.1 Billion for Super Bowl

American consumers will spend an average of $75 for a total of $14.1 billion as an estimated 188.5 million watch the Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI on February 5, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Super Bowl Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Dining Options Expanding at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

United Airlines and OTG announced plans to further expand the dining and retail experience in United’s Terminals at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The new concepts in Terminals C-South and E are expected to offer locally sourced ingredients to the two million United customers passing through each month.

New Owners Unveil Plan for East Hills Mall in Bakersfield

Local developers C & C Properties, Inc. and MarkChris Investments announced their plans for the revitalization of East Hills Mall in Bakersfield, California. The vision is to transform the enclosed mall into an exciting, destination open-air lifestyle center offering a collection of restaurants, shopping and entertainment in 350,000 square feet.

Can Restaurants Give Barnes & Noble a Boost?

As sales at bookseller Barnes & Noble sag and dip annually, something had to be done to jumpstart revenue. When in doubt, experiment. In December 2016, B&N introduced three full-service Barnes & Noble Kitchens at stores in Eastchester, New York—a suburb 18 miles north of New York City—Edina, Minnesota, and Folsom, California.

Restaurants Flock to Upcoming ONE DAYTONA

Mark McKee often travels from his Orlando office to his home in Kansas City. The CEO of Ace North America LLC, the Central Florida franchisee of Oklahoma Joe’s, wasn’t intending to conduct business at 20,000 feet.