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Melting Pot Seeks Franchisees For NC's Triad Area

The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., a premier fondue restaurant and casual dining franchise, announced today that it is actively seeking franchise candidates to open a new restaurant in the Triad area, a region that includes Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point, North Carolina.

Taverna Agora Relocates to Downtown Raleigh

Taverna Agora Greek Restaurant & Bar will open to the public today at 11 a.m. for lunch in its new downtown location at 326 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is a relocation for Taverna Agora, which opened nearly 12 years ago on Glenwood Avenue.

Tequila Taqueria Debuts on the Vegas Strip

Today, a new staple opens inside Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino with the debut of Tequila Taqueria. Owned by the iconic Planet Hollywood International, the property brings fun-filled food and cocktail restaurant to the Las Vegas Strip.

CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville Announces Redevlopment Plans

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. today announced the opening of the redevelopment at CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville (Franklin), Tennessee. Designed to significantly enhance the offerings at the shopping center, the redevelopment of the former Sears location includes adding a mix of new fashion stores and fine dining options as well as a new mall entrance to improve mall circulation.

Station LIC Debuts in Long Island City

Long Island City, Manhattan’s neighbor to the East, is undergoing a transformation: a renaissance of sorts with new luxury condo buildings, waterfront parks, and new restaurants. The latest in the area’s culinary expansion is Station LIC Eatery & Bar, a cozy and comfortable neighborhood “joint” located conveniently adjacent to the Vernon-Jackson 7 subway station (and one stop from Grand Central Terminal) serving contemporary American cuisine and a variety of signature cocktails.

Hooters Inks Global Real Estate Agreement

Hooters of America LLC has finalized an agreement with leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International. The firm will advise Hooters on real estate needs and provide strategic counsel as the iconic brand expands its contemporary concept store deployment both domestically and internationally.

Hotels Seek Restaurant Developers for Partners

A new trend in hotel and restaurant management is taking afoot in America and beginning to spread to international hospitality companies, and therefore restaurant operators: Hoteliers are divesting themselves of their properties, seeking to bring in companies that can manage the entire food and beverage package, opening the door for third-party operators.

Zuma NYC Showcases Signature Aesthetic

Globally renowned modern Izakaya Japanese restaurant Zuma has arrived at 261 Madison Avenue in New York City. Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers helped convert half of the first floor and the entire second floor of this Sapir-owned office building into an elegant restaurant that combines New York style and sophistication with Zuma’s world-renowned, signature aesthetic.

laV Restaurant Opens Outdoor Garden Space

Just following its one year anniversary, laV Restaurant & Wine Bar in East Austin, Texas, debuts its outdoor walking gardens and special event space: Jardins de laV. Situated directly to the east of the restaurant just steps from the outdoor patio, the large outdoor area features several large box garden plots that provide produce and herbs for many of the restaurants’ seasonal dishes.

World of Beer to Open First NYC Location

Early next month, World of Beer will open its first location in New York City, a 5,000-square-foot space in Chelsea, six blocks from Madison Square Garden.The demographics of make Manhattan, as well as New Yorkers' love of craft beer, make it a favorable market for World of Beer, says Paul Avery, CEO of the 71-unit brand.

ESquared Hospitality Opens Second BLT Steak in Japan

After opening in Roppongi, Tokyo Sept. 2014, BLT Steak Ginza opened on the 8th floor of the Royal Crystal Ginza in Tokyo, Japan.BLT Steak and ESquared Hospitality have grown from one New York restaurant in 2004 to a multi-concept brand with more than 20 restaurants worldwide.

Site Selection Technology SiteZeus Secures Additional Funding

SiteZeus, a business centered on site selection technology for emerging and established brands, announced it has secured $2.2 million in funding from Chris Sullivan, Bloomin’ Brands partner and co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, as well as Baldwin Beach Capital.

Airport Dining Lifts Off

Eating at a U.S. airport used to mean one of two choices: fast food or full-service chain. However, the same trends impacting the broader restaurant marketplace have made their way past airport security into food courts and terminals across the country.