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Chef Kevin Malone Takes the Reins at Crossings South Pasadena

After much success of being a Sous Chef at both Mattei's Taven in Los Olivos and gargantua, a pop-up in LA, Kevin Malone, decided to expand his expertise of focusing on hyper-local and seasonal menu items and apply them to a new endeavor, Crossings South Pasadena.

North Carolina Hospitality Leaders Recognized at Annual Award Ceremony

The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, the voice of North Carolina’s $23 billion restaurant, foodservice and lodging industry, hosted the 2018 Stars of the Industry Awards ceremony last night at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park.

Hangman Corp Announces Name Change to The Maven Group

Hangman Corp unveiled new branding to express the company’s renewed focus on divisional expert consulting. Now, the parent company will be The Maven Group with three main divisions: Forge Craft Foodservice, Maverick Healthcare Outfitters and Resquip Foodservice Supply.

Impossible Foods Launches Food Bank Program to Help Fill the Protein Gap

Today, Impossible Foods launched a program to help nourish communities where it does business by partnering with food banks that serve those affected by food insecurity. The food technology startup is partnering with Alameda County Community Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to serve plant-based meat to San Francisco Bay Area residents who receive assistance from food bank meal programs.

Jack’s Coal Fired Pizza Debuts 'Midnight Munchies' Special

Jack’s Coal Fired Pizza, a recently opened hot spot in Burlington, Massachusetts, serving up gourmet hand-tossed pizzas, pastas and wings straight from its dueling coal- and wood-fired ovens, is now offering a late-night “Midnight Munchies” special on pizzas and appetizers.

Menufy Partners with LevelUp to Drive Increase in Restaurant Orders

Menufy, the online ordering solution provider, announced a partnership with LevelUp that will allow restaurants to grow their order ahead sales via new channel distribution partners. With this partnership, Menufy’s restaurant clients will enjoy free distribution through LevelUp’s extended network of consumer channels, leading to an increase in orders at no additional cost.

Chef Brian Malarkey Announces New Restaurant Animae

Bosa Development announced its Super Prime Pacific Gate by Bosa's more than 15,000 square-foot ground floor retail space will be anchored by Puffer Malarkey Restaurants’ newest restaurant, Animae. Spearheaded by Christopher Puffer, Brian Malarkey and co-chef and partner Shayne McIntyre, the company is known for its successful concepts, including Herb & Wood, Herb & Eatery, Green Acre, and Farmer & The Seahorse.

Paytronix Expands Sales Team with New Exec Hires

Paytronix Systems, Inc., an innovator in mobile loyalty and online ordering applications, mobile payment, and digital communication tools, today announced new additions to its sales organization. Eric Israel has been appointed head of global sales, Carl Gern has been named head of global partner sales, and Eddie Ayala is returning to the company as West Coast sales representative for Paytronix.

Ocean Prime Announces Chicago Restaurant for 2019

Ocean Prime, the modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, and Oxford Capital Group, LLC announced the opening of a Chicago location next year at the Shops at LondonHouse located at the corner of North Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.