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 […]

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Krispy Kreme to Open Flagship in Times Square Sept. 15

Donut chain Krispy Kreme will open its long-awaited Times Square Flagship store next Tuesday, Sept. 15. The shop was originally scheduled to open in May but was pushed back due to the coronavirus. Located at 1601 Broadway (at West 48th St.) in Manhattan (photo above), the store will make the chain’s hot and fresh Original […]


Starbucks Selling Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich

Starbucks, the nation’s leading coffee chain, is now selling the Impossible Breakfast Sandwich as part of its new summer menu alongside new cold coffee beverages. The Impossible Breakfast Sandwich features Impossible Sausage Made from Plants, which is combined with a cage-free fried egg and aged cheddar cheese and served on an artisanal ciabatta bread. The […]


McDonald’s to Hire 260,000 Workers This Summer

McDonald’s, the largest fast-food hamburger chain, plans to hire 260,000 workers this summer as restaurants reopen their dining rooms after the pandemic shutdown. McDonald’s says it has implemented nearly 50 new safety procedures to protect crew and customers. These include wellness and temperature checks, social distancing floor stickers, protective barriers at order points, masks and gloves […]


McDonald’s Sales Drop 13% in the U.S., 22% Worldwide

McDonald’s, the world’s leading fast-food chain, released an update on March results and reported sales were down 22.2% worldwide and 13.4% in the U.S. Sales went down mainly in the final two weeks of the month as coronavirus shutdowns spread worldwide. Nearly all U.S. McDonald’s restaurants have closed their dining rooms and are only offering […]