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American Express Acquires Reservation Platform Resy

American Express today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Resy, the digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform. The acquisition will build on the growing suite of digital-first benefits and services from American Express that extend beyond traditional rewards and points, to provide Card Members with access and experiences across travel and lodging, airport lounges, exclusive events, and dining.

Danny Meyer’s New Bar, Cedric’s at The Shed, to Open in Late April

Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) announced “Cedric’s at The Shed,” located at 545 West 30th St., between 10th and 11th Aves. It is in the ground-floor public lobby of The Shed, the city’s new arts center dedicated to commissioning, producing and presenting original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences.

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar Adds Seasonal Dishes to Menu

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar welcomes guests to celebrate spring with new seasonal dishes added to the menu. Notably, a brand-new section of the menu features eight “cicchetti”—Italian small plates inspired by snacks served traditionally in Venetian “barcari” or wine bars.

Chef Ryan McCaskey to Open Acadia House in Maine

Set along the docks of picturesque Stonington, Maine, Acadia House Provisions, from two Michelin-starred Chef Ryan McCaskey, opens in late June 2019. The sister restaurant of Chicago’s award winning, Acadia, offers the celebrated chef and Deer Isle summer resident’s takes on coastal Maine fare.

The Select Restaurant & Bar Makes Its Debut in Sandy Springs

The Select Restaurant & Bar is now open at City Springs, the multi-use project in the heart of downtown Sandy Springs. The 1920’s-inspired restaurant and bar offers light and bright dishes from a menu blurring the lines across the Atlantic and incorporating contemporary continental cuisine.

Oriole and Kumiko Team Introduce Kikkō

The team behind two Michelin-starred Oriole and Kumiko introduced Kikkō, the renovated 10-seat counter space below Kumiko that offers a 7-course omakase-style tasting menu and a variety of beverage pairings, launching on May 22.

US Foods Study: Tech is Still Being Underutilized by Restaurants

US Foods Holding Corp. released the results of a new survey of 500 independent restaurant decision makers to gauge their outlook on critical operational decisions. Although half of restaurant decision makers think technology is a way to address food waste, manage staff and drive customer traffic, only one-third of them are implementing it.

Former Coca Cola Execs Join SPRiZZi Drink-Co.

SPRiZZi Drink-Co., the world’s leading eco-friendly beverage system, announced the appointment of former Coca Cola Enterprises, Inc. executives, Tim Goff as President and Bob Relf, as Chief Operating Officer (COO).