Krispy Kreme to Open Times Square Flagship in May

The Krispy Kreme doughnut chain announced a major expansion in New York City this year with six new locations including a 24-hour flagship store at 48th Street and Broadway in Times Square that opens in May (rendering above). Krispy Kreme just re-opened its refurbished Penn Station shop last Thursday. By the end of this year, […]


Hooters Acquired by Private Equity Firms

The Hooters restaurant chain, known for its beautiful waitresses in orange shorts and t-shirts, has been acquired by private equity firms Nord Bay Capital and NY-based TriArtisan Capital Advisors. The firms bought Hooters of America, the chain’s parent company, from H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), Chanticleer Holdings and other investors. The amount of the deal wasn’t disclosed. […]


McDonald’s Opens Times Square Flagship

McDonald’s has opened a brand new flagship restaurant located at 1528 Broadway on the corner of 48th and Broadway in midtown Manhattan. Like other McDonald’s restaurants in NY, this one is also open 24 hours and serves Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets and french fries. Designed by Landini Associates and  architecture by Progressive AE, this new McDonald’s flagship adopts […]


Top New Restaurants for 2019

NEW YORK — FOOD & WINE has released its 2019 list of Best New Restaurants. The list will also appear in the July edition of the magazine which is owned by Meredith Corporation. For the first time ever, the 10 best appears as a ranked list, with Cadence in Philadelphia as this year’s number one restaurant. Frenchette, […]

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Hudson Yards Opens to Public

Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development built above rail yards on the West Side of Manhattan, officially opened to the public Friday, marking a historic moment in the City of New York. (Photo Above: The first Neiman Marcus department store in NYC opens at the new Hudson Yards.) New Yorkers and visitors are now able […]


Danish Bakery Chain Opens First U.S. Location

NEW YORK — Danish bakery chain Ole & Steen has opened its first U.S. location in the heart of New York City’s Union Square. The opening marks the 100th store for the Danish bakery and their first expansion outside of Europe, with over 90 locations in Denmark and the UK. Located at 873 Broadway in a landmarked building originally constructed in 1900, […]


Momofuku Debuts Noodle Bar in Columbus Circle

Momofuku, the operator of a mini-empire of Asian restaurants, has opened a new Noodle Bar on the third floor of the Shops at Columbus Circle inside the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. Momofuku Noodle Bar serves a changing roster of ramen noodles, steamed breads, soft serve, and daily dishes. Momofuku Noodle Bar is open for […]


Ruth’s Chris Steak House Opens Sixth NJ Restaurant

Ruth’s Chris Steak House has opened its 156th restaurant in The Outlets at Bergen Town Center in busy Paramus along Route 4. This is the sixth Ruth’s Chris restaurant in New Jersey. The upscale steakhouse offers a stylish and modern atmosphere along with the brand’s legendary, sizzling steaks, award-winning spirits program and exceptional service. The new […]


Chick-Fil-A to Build 3 More NYC Stores

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A is continuing to expand into Manhattan. The Atlanta-based company plans to open three new Manhattan locations at 918 8th Avenue (Midtown), 700 6th Avenue (Flatiron District) and 711 Lexington Avenue (Midtown East). The restaurants are expected to open in late 2018 and early 2019. There are currently four Chick-Fil-A restaurants in […]

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Largest Chick-fil-A Opens in Downtown NY

Chicken sandwich fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has opened its largest location in Downtown Manhattan in the Financial District. Located at 144 Fulton Street next to Fulton Center Station, the new Chick-fil-A has 12,000 square feet and a rooftop terrace (pictured above). The restaurant features five levels, kiosk ordering technology, and seating for 140 guests. The restaurant […]