Antoya Modern Korean BBQ Opens in NYC

NEW YORK — Antoya Modern Korean Barbecue has opened in Manhattan’s Koreatown neighborhood and was formerly known as SamWon Garden. The new restaurant aims to create an innovative Korean BBQ experience with authentic Korean Barbecue food while adding on its menu new dishes such as the Gangnam Style Sausage (photo above), made with Omaha Prime […]

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Blank Street Coffee Rounds Up $25 Million

NEW YORK — Blank Street, a Brooklyn-based specialty coffee company with 14 micro-format locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, has announced a $25 million Series A investment led by General Catalyst and Tiger Global, along with additional strategic investors including Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa (Founders, Warby Parker), Jeff Raider (Founder, Warby Parker and Harry’s), Joey […]


Wings of New York Opens First Store in Yankee Stadium

JERICHO, NY — Wings of New York, the virtual restaurant concept created by Nathan’s Famous, has opened its first physical restaurant, located inside Yankee Stadium, home of the NY Yankees baseball team. The Wings of New York location will offer a limited version of the menu, including Harlem style Chicken and Waffles, as well as […]

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American Express Awards $40,000 Grants to Historic Restaurants

NEW YORK — American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have chosen 25 historic and culturally significant restaurants in the U.S. owned by underrepresented groups that will receive funding through the “Backing Historic Small Restaurants” Grant Program. Each restaurant will receive $40,000 in grants funded by American Express and administered by the National […]


Pera Mediterranean Brasserie Renews Lease at One Grand Central

NEW YORK – Empire State Realty Trust announced that Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, a restaurant operated by BK Restaurant Partners, has renewed its lease at One Grand Central Place. Pera specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and was first opened in 2008 in NY. Pera derives its name from an elegant neighborhood in Istanbul that has served as […]


NYC Restaurant Week Begins With Record Number of Restaurants

NYC Restaurant Week starts this week and will run thru January 31 with a record 570-plus restaurants across all five boroughs participating. With the pandemic shutting indoor dining in the city, restaurants are only offering their meals to go or for delivery. NYC & Company is the producer of NYC Restaurant Week, now in its […]


Panera Launches New Flatbread Pizza Flavors

Panera announced the rollout of two new varieties of Flatbread Pizza — Pepperoni and Four Cheese, and new Flatbread Family Feast value meals as the chain continues to offer items perfect for delivery and off-premise dining. The new Pepperoni Flatbread features Panera’s signature crisp crust topped with fresh mozzarella, traditional pepperoni and market tomato bell […]

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Chipotle to Hire 15,000 Workers

Chipotle Mexican Grill, with over 2,700 locations nationwide, announced its first national hiring event of the year called ‘Coast To Coast Career Day’ on Thursday, January 14th. The chain has a goal of employing 15,000 new team members for its restaurants across the U.S. Chipotle said it promoted 11,000 workers last year and plans to […]


Pizza Hut Launches Triple-Decker Box for Holidays

Pizza Hut, one of the nation’s largest pizza chains, is launching a Triple Treat box for the holidays. Featuring three boxes stacked in one festive wrapped box, the Triple Treat includes two one-topping pizzas, five breadsticks and 10 Cinnabon mini-rolls for $20.99. “The Triple Treat Box is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday […]


Chipotle to Open Digital Only Restaurant Near West Point

Chipotle Mexican Grill is opening its first digital-only restaurant called the Chipotle Digital Kitchen right in NY state. Located just outside of the gates to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in Highland Falls, NY, the restaurant will open this Saturday for pick-up and delivery only. Chipotle has seen a surge in digital orders […]