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Boqueria Opens Second D.C. Location

Restaurateur Yann de Rochefort and Executive Chef Marc Vidal are thrilled to announce the opening of their Spanish tapas bar and restaurant, Boqueria, in Penn Quarter at 777 9th Street NW. This marks the second Boqueria location in the DC area.

Black Bear Diner Opening in Portland, Oregon

Black Bear Diner, the fast-growing, family dining concept that offers a one-of-a-kind experience and home-style comfort food classics in a friendly, bear-themed atmosphere, has announced it is officially opening its doors tomorrow, March 5, in Portland, Oregon.

Sprouts Expands Grocery Delivery to Southeast Markets

Residents in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee looking to eat better and save on groceries will have added shopping convenience tomorrow when Sprouts Farmers Market begins offering delivery of fresh, natural and organic groceries and household essentials to customers in as fast as an hour via Instacart.

TransAct Launches BOHA! Solution

TransAct Technologies, a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today the launch of BOHA!, a comprehensive ecosystem of cloud-based SaaS apps and hardware solutions that will revolutionize how restaurant and food service companies manage their back-of-house operations.

Bulletproof Plans Expansion to Over 20,000 Outlets

Bulletproof 360, Inc., the leading food, beverage, and content company best known for the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee and starting the collagen protein movement, announced that distribution for the high performance food and beverage products will expand to over 20,000 new retail stores throughout the country.

CrunchTime! Automation Simplifies Restaurant Back-of-House

CrunchTime! Information Systems, Inc., a leading back-of-house operations platform provider, today announced the release of its next generation back office suite.  CrunchTime's new release leads the charge in simplifying and automating food cost management, labor management, enterprise reporting, and system integration.

MorningStar Farms Announces 100 Percent Plant Based Commitment

MorningStar Farms announced its commitment to convert the entire portfolio to be 100 percent plant-based (vegan) by 2021, making it easier for foodservice chefs and restaurant operators to meet customer demand and satisfy their preferences for tasty plant-based menu items.

Applebee’s 3-Course Meal Deal Returns for $11.99

Now for a limited time, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants nationwide are bringing back the Applebee’s 3-Course Meal. With your choice of three items from a selection of some of Applebee’s most popular dishes—an appetizer, side salad, and a delectable entrée—you can build your own feast starting at $11.

Cargill Plans to Buy Chocolate Supplier Smet

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business and Smet, a leading Belgium-based supplier of chocolate and sweets decorations to the food service and confectionery markets, announce their intent to bring together their global gourmet chocolate activities.

Wingstop Founder Antonio Swad Unveils Fresh Concept

After dropping off the restaurant grid for two years, Antonio Swad, well-known for founding the Wingstop and Pizza Patrón chains, has come back swinging. Porch Swing is his latest concept. It fills a market void and explores a category Swad coins, "Polished Comfort Food.

Applebee’s Welcomes Spring with New $2 Rainbow Vodka Drink

What tastes like spring and pairs absolutely perfect with Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break celebrations? Applebee’s new $2 ABSOLUT Rainbow Punch.Applebee’s March Neighborhood Drink of the Month is an authentic punch made with ABSOLUT vodka and the combination of green apple, ginger and lemon flavors, topped with a rainbow gummy garnish.