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Burke & Wills Names Ryan Turner Executive Chef

Burke & Wills, the Upper West Side staple known for its modern American cuisine with Australian influences, announced new Executive Chef Ryan Turner. Originally from Portland, Turner learned his craft in LA as sous chef under locavore innovator Kyle Schutte at Vu Restaurant in Marina del Rey.

Grand Ole BBQ y Asado Plans 2nd Location

Grand Ole BBQ y Asado, known by locals for its Central Texas Barbeque, announced plans to bring its famed BBQ to a second, much bigger location in Flinn Springs, in partnership with Social Syndicate. As part of the collaboration, the teams plan to create a quintessential Texas-style dining and entertainment venue—a first of its kind in San Diego.

HotSchedules Launches OpX Roadshow for Restaurant Leaders and Operators

HotSchedules, provider of Clarifi, the first cloud-based intelligent operating platform for restaurants, announced the launch of its OpX Roadshow, a powerful half-day event packed with cutting-edge educational content on emerging trends and premier networking opportunities for executive restaurant leaders and operators.

New Orleans Bourbon Fest Unveils Lineup for March

Food, spirit and culture will converge once again for the Second Annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival, to be held from Wednesday, March 7– Saturday, March 10. Beginning with a Bartenders Bourbon Battle on Wednesday, the festivities include private pairing dinners on Thursday followed by a VIP After Party, informative seminars with expert panelists and a two-day Grand Tasting on Friday and Saturday.

Quiet Light Communications Announces New Team Members

Quiet Light Communications (QLC), a full-service, B2B, food and nutrition marketing communications firm is excited to announce the expansion of its creative, client services and digital teams in response to the company’s rapid growth.

Another Broken Egg Names lay Carson VP of Franchise Sales

Another Broken Egg of America, LLC, one of the nation’s fastest-growing breakfast and brunch restaurant concepts in the country, today announced the appointment of Clay Carson as the company’s new vice president of franchise sales and real estate development.

Charleston Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on 4th Toast Location

Ground broke for Charleston Hospitality Group’s fourth Toast! location, this one in the family-friendly Nexton community in Summerville, South Carolina. With locations in downtown Charleston, West Ashley, and Old Trolley Road near downtown Summerville, the newest Toast! is scheduled to open in late 2018 or early 2019.