Deloitte Digital to Redesign Chipotle Apps


NEW YORK — Chipotle Mexican Grill has selected Deloitte Digital to redesign its mobile apps. Deloitte Digital is a division of Deloitte Consulting LLP. The firm will redesign Chipotle’s iOS and Android ordering apps as it focuses on digital ordering and enhancing the customer experience. Chipotle plans to launch the new apps in the fall of 2017, with additional channels …

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Bon Appetit Names 10 Best New Restaurants

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NEW YORK — Bon Appétit has unveiled The Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants 2017 in the September issue of its magazine. Taking the top spot is New Orleans’ Turkey and the Wolf, a quirky, nostalgic, counter service–only sandwich spot. It joins past winners like Atlanta’s Staplehouse (2016), San Francisco’s AL’s Place (2015), and Washington, D.C.’s Rose’s Luxury (2014). Hart’s of Brooklyn was ranked No. 5 on the …

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Boston Market Expands in NY Area

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Boston Market, a fast-casual dining chain known for its rotisserie chickens, is expanding in the greater New York City area with the opening of several new restaurants this year. New locations are now open in Parkchester and at The Crossings at Southern in the Bronx, with an additional property scheduled to open at Bruckner Plaza in the fourth quarter of …

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Bon Appetit Names 50 Top New Restaurants

Kitchen with a view at Le Coucou in New York City (photo by Alex Lau for Bon Appétit) (PRNewsfoto/Bon Appetit)

NEW YORK — Bon Appétit magazine has announced the 50 finalists for The Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants 2017. This year’s winners of the annual list will be revealed in the September issue and on on August 15. Making the list from the NY area are acclaimed LeCoucou in Manhattan and three Brooklyn …

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Fresh&co Buys 35-Acre Long Island Farm

NYC eatery, fresh&co, launches own farm in Orient, New York: fresh&co farms (PRNewsfoto/fresh&co)

NEW YORK — Fresh&co, a fast-casual restaurant chain with 15 locations in Manhattan, has a bought a 35-acre farm in Orient, NY on the North Fork shore of Long Island. The farm is now known as fresh&co farms which will grow produce and raise livestock with the goal of providing hyper-local seasonal fruits, vegetables, and pasture-raised poultry and pork …

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Shake Shack Sees Same-Store Sales Decline 1.8%


NY hamburger chain Shake Shack reported revenues up 37.4% to $91.3 million in the second quarter. However, same store sales declined 1.8%. The company reported net income of $4.9 million. Randy Garutti, Chief Executive Officer of Shake Shack, said, “The team posted another strong quarter of growth on both the top and bottom line, increasing total …

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McDonald’s Reports Sales Up 6.6% Worldwide


McDonald’s, the world’s largest hamburger chain, reported second quarter global sales were up 6.6% and U.S. sales increased 3.9%, aided by $1 soda sales. “We’re building a better McDonald’s and more customers are noticing,” said McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook.  “Our relentless commitment to running great restaurants and keeping the customer at the …

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Umami Burger Opens in Hudson Hotel

Umami Burger at Hudson Hotel continues the brand legacy of carefully crafted interior and exterior design. (PRNewsfoto/sbe)

NEW YORK — Gourmet hamburger chain Umami Burger has opened a new restaurant in Hudson Hotel in Manhattan at 358 West 58th Street, the fourth location in New York and first in a hotel. “Hudson provides the perfect backdrop for us to bring both New Yorkers and hotel guests the innovative and truly distinct dining …

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VERTS to Open Four New Locations in NYC


NEW YORK — Fast-casual chain VERTS Mediterranean Grill is planning a major expansion in the New York City Area. In addition to their first New York location in Manhattan’s Flatiron District at Madison Square Park, VERTS plans to open 4 additional NYC locations in 2017. The locations include 2,300-square-foot at the base of L&L Holding Company’s 222 Broadway, …

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Air France to Launch Pop-Up Restaurant in NYC


NEW YORK — Air France is launching its first pop-up restaurant in New York called Paris for Dessert to promote the airline’s exceptional French cuisine for five days from June 20 – 24. Paris for Dessert takes inspiration from Air France’s long legacy of working with top Michelin-starred chefs to create onboard menus. Throughout Paris for …

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Hudson Yards to Offer 25 Restaurant and Food Concepts


NEW YORK – Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced the latest chefs and restaurateurs that will be a part of a collection of approximately 25 restaurant and food concepts at Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s newest neighborhood spanning 28 acres on the city’s West Side. Opening in late 2018, diners will enjoy signature restaurants including Chef …

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Lutze Biergarten Opens on Jersey City Waterfront


JERSEY CITY, NJ — Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) celebrated the grand opening this week of the Lutze Biergarten, Jersey City’s first outdoor biergarten along the Hudson River Waterfront.  The new biergarten is adjacent to Harborside, the Company’s premier, mixed-use asset in Jersey City. Lutze is just four minutes from Downtown Manhattan via the PATH …

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Shake Shack to Open at Staten Island Outlets

Shake Shack will open its first Staten Island location at Empire Outlets -- New York City's first and only premium retail outlet center. (PRNewsfoto/Empire Outlets)

NEW YORK — Hamburger chain Shake Shack plans to open its first Staten Island location at Empire Outlets when it debuts next spring. Empire Outlets will be New York City’s first and only premium retail outlet center. The new Shake Shack restaurant, located alongside 100 designer retailers and steps from the Staten Island Ferry and …

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Coffeemania at Bryant Park Now Serving Breakfast, Brunch


NEW YORK — The newest addition to Bryant Park’s restaurant landscape, Coffeemania, is now serving breakfast daily and weekend brunch this week. Classic egg dishes are reimagined alongside signature creations like Skillet Baked Eggs, sweet and savory crepes and Syrniki, warm vanilla fritters, as well as house made granola and locally sourced yogurt. Coffeemania’s brunch …

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