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The Greene Turtle to Ditch Straws Starting May 23

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille announced that, starting on World Turtle Day, May 23, its restaurants are going straw free, in an effort to protect marine life. Over 500 million plastic straws are used each day in the United States.

Kitchen United Announces Pasadena Location Opening

Culinary on-demand startup Kitchen United announced the grand opening of its 12,000-square-foot local food hub in Pasadena, California. The facility helps food businesses expand their delivery, takeout and catering operations.

The Pour House Rolls Out New Spring Brunch Menu

The Pour House, a P.J.W. Restaurant Group restaurant with locations in North Wales and Exton, Pennsylvania, and Westmont, New Jersey, rolled out a new for spring brunch menu this month, plus a fresh menu of limited time offerings.

Tom Colicchio Bringing 40,000-Square-Foot Food Hall to Kansas City

James Beard Award Winning chef Tom Colicchio, Crafted Hospitality, GFI Development Company, LLC and Cameron Group, LLC announced their collaboration to develop an approximately 40,000 square foot food hall and social recreation venue at their Gateway development in Kansas City.

Unilever Food Solutions Launches 'FairKitchens' Movement to Fight for Chef Well-Being

A movement aimed at creating ‘FairKitchens’ by driving change in the restaurant industry has been launched by Unilever Food Solutions. Through partnering with chefs across the industry such as Michael Gulotta and Kat Kinsman, founder of the Chefs with Issues forum, the ‘FairKitchens’ movement seeks to stamp out the abusive and destructive culture of the past through solutions created by chefs, for chefs.

Cowford Chophouse Debuts Spring 2018 Menus

The Cowford Chophouse has launched its spring lunch, dinner, dessert, and cocktail menus. The menus feature recipes that have been updated to include seasonal ingredients and new recipes by the culinary and beverage teams, alongside menu staples that have become guest favorites since the restaurant opened in October 2017.

Shoney’s Offering Discounted Strawberry Pies To-Go for Memorial Day Weekend

Shoney’s, the All-American iconic restaurant brand, will have a special offer for families during historically one of the first picnic get-together opportunities of the year on Memorial Day Weekend 2018 (Friday, May 25–Monday, May 28) by offering a 20 percent discount on Shoney’s signature Whole Strawberry Pies To-Go.

James Beard Foundation to Honor Padma Lakshmi at Chefs & Champagne

The James Beard Foundation (JBF), the country's preeminent culinary organization, announced that Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Bravo’s James Beard Award–winning and Emmy award–winning Top Chef, will be the guest of honor at this year’s Chefs & Champagne on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Announces Hospitality Award Winners

The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) honored the hospitality industry’s finest at its 23rd annual Hospitality Awards Luncheon. Held in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Restaurant-Hotel Show at McCormick Place, more than 400 professionals gathered to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the hospitality industry in Illinois over the past year.