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El Fenix Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Beach Vacation Giveaway

El Fenix Mexican Restaurant has been pulling out all the stops for its 100th anniversary and now the originator of Tex-Mex cuisine is sending one lucky winner and a guest to Mexico.To say ‘thank you’ to its loyal customers for helping El Fenix become the longest-running Mexican restaurant chain in the U.

The Lost Cajun Plans Keller, Texas Store in Fall

Merely five months after opening its first Dallas–area location in Mansfield, The Lost Cajun – a family-friendly restaurant focused on authentic Cajun food and hospitality – is expanding its local footprint even further.

Woody’s Bar-B-Q Adding Salmon to Core Menu

On the heels of a highly successful performance during a recent limited time offer campaign, Woody’s Bar-B-Q announced today that it is adding the Chopped Salmon Salad to its core menu. After being positively test marketed at a number of key locations, the Grilled Salmon Dinner will also be joining the list of available items at Woody’s Bar-B-Q locations throughout Florida, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.

The Lost Cajun Headed to Huntersville in North Carolina

The Lost Cajun, a family-friendly restaurant with a focus on authentic Cajun food served with Southern hospitality, is set to expand its North Carolina footprint even further. The Louisiana-based franchisor that focuses on providing a down-home atmosphere and southern hospitality you can feel is coming to Huntersville later this year.

Babbo Italian Eatery Plans 9th Metro Phoenix Location

Locally based Babbo Italian Eatery is growing. The family-owned restaurant concept plans to open its ninth Metro Phoenix location in Goodyear, Arizona. in early 2019.“We opened our first Babbo Italian Eatery in the West Valley more than 15 years ago,” says owner Ken Pollack.

Paper Straw Producer Sold to Hoffmaster Group

Hoffmaster Group, Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of premium disposable tableware, announces the acquisition of Aardvark Straws, the sole U.S. producer of paper straws. Hoffmaster will assume operations for Aardvark as part of its family of production facilities.

From Our Hearts Helps Stir Change with World Central Kitchen in Port-Au-Prince

From Our Hearts, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of FOH Inc, a Miami-based designer and manufacturer of commercial grade dinnerware, buffetware, and tabletop accessories, turned their efforts to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where FOHers teamed up with Chef José Andres’ World Central Kitchen (WCK) and their new culinary school, Ecole des Chefs, where students master culinary career skills and graduate on to successful careers in the growing hospitality industry in Haiti.

Hard Rock International Ranked Among Best Employers for Women

Forbes first ranking of America’s best employers for women lists Hard Rock International as a leading employer of women in the Travel & Leisure category.Forbes and Statista, a market research company, surveyed 40,000 employees of companies with more than 1,000 workers to compile the 2018 list of the 300 Best Employers for Women in America.

Chef Jason Paskewitz Joins Marchesa as Executive Chef

Chef Jason Paskewitz, industry veteran and Jean Banchet award-winner, has been brought on as Executive Chef at River North's home of Continental cuisine, Marchesa. His new menu will launch after Labor Day, and diners can expect more of the perfectly-executed dishes that he has honed throughout his lengthy career.

Perdue Farms Aims to Enhance Animal Welfare Standards

For the third consecutive year, Perdue Farms continues its collaborative and transparent journey to change the way it raises chickens, addressing growing public concerns over broiler welfare. On July 11 and 12, Perdue brought together animal care experts, representatives of animal welfare advocacy groups such as the Humane Society of the United States and Compassion in World Farming; animal care researchers; leading retail and foodservice customers such as Blue Apron and Wegmans; and Perdue farmers at the third Annual Perdue Animal Care Summit to share updates on the company’s advancements in animal care and garner feedback from the groups.

MUTTS Canine Cantina Plans National Expansion Through Franchising

MUTTS Canine Cantina, a new innovative franchise concept that provides a unique urban oasis for dogs and their owners, is expanding across major markets in the U.S.The Dallas based concept, which has a proven track record and a second corporate location opening in mid-September in Fort Worth, Texas, has its sights set on first bringing the concept to the sunbelt states.