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LevelUp Names Mike Mirkil VP of Restaurant Insights and Analytics

LevelUp, the growth engine for restaurants, announced today the appointment of industry veteran, Mike Mirkil, to the newly created role of Vice President of Restaurant Insights and Analytics. Mr. Mirkil brings over 20 years of restaurant experience working with brands such as Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill to support branding, marketing and business development efforts.

Vollrath to Highlight Induction Products at NRA Show

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, hosted by the National Restaurant Association  from May 19-22 in Chicago, is the largest and most comprehensive event for the foodservice industry.

Plate IQ Unveils Integration with Square for Restaurants

Plate IQ, a technology company that helps restaurants improve and automate their Accounts Payable (AP) processes, announced its integration with Square for Restaurants, the new fully integrated point of sale (POS) solution from Square, Inc.

Sommelier Mark Canak Joins ENO Wine Room and Michael Jordan’s Steak House as Beverage Director

ENO Wine Room and Michael Jordan’s Steak House, both located within the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel, welcomed Sommelier Mark Canak to the team as the new Beverage Director. Receiving his Sommelier certification with guidance from the world’s best sommeliers, he looks forward to offering unique expertise and expansive knowledge to the guests at ENO and Michael Jordan’s Steak House.

iSi Revolutionizes Nitro Brew Coffee

Visit iSi at NRA booth #7267 and watch baristas charge, shake, and serve nitro coffee and tea beverages the no-hassle iSi way. No tanks, no tubes, no taps. They are shaking up a storm with the revolutionary new handheld Nitro Whip and Nitro Charger system.

Kyle Erickson Joins Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort as Food & Beverage Director.

Santa Barbara native and certified sommelier Kyle Erickson joins the team at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort as the new food & beverage director. Bringing his noteworthy experience in the wine and spirits industry, he works in tandem with Executive Chef Anthony Endy to elevate Alisal’s already reputable food and beverage program.

Buffalo Wild Wings Unveils Summer Menu, Including Salted Caramel BBQ Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings knows a friendly rivalry can be the best part of watching sports with friends. This summer, when fans gather to watch the NBA and NHL playoffs and World Cup, B-Dubs is introducing a series of limited time only (LTO) food and beverage items designed to satisfy any fan’s taste buds, regardless of their allegiance.

Villa Restaurant Group Announces Key Internal Promotions

Villa Restaurant Group, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced that the company has made significant promotions within its corporate team. As the company continues to expand its presence, evolve in the industry and focus on brand building, Villa has promoted the following individuals to better support its rapid growth within the quick and full-service restaurant industries.