June 16, 2021


Arthur Treacher’s to open 1st ghost kitchen this month

Arthur Treacher’s will open its first virtual kitchen presence in Baltimore this month. (Provided)

Arthur Treacher’s — which recently announced its conversion to a ghost kitchen brand — will partner with Franklin Junction to use the latter’s so-called “Host Kitchens” to open 100 locations of the seafood QSR by year’s end.

Franklin Junction’s Host Kitchens are existing restaurants with the capacity to add a variety of delivery-only menus with established growth brands interested in low-capital expansion to new markets through delivery-only presence, a news release said.

Following the success of sister brands, Nathan’s Famous and Wings of New York on

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Philadelphia coffee shops with indoor seating: These cafes are open

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The world is inching toward normalcy with each passing day, but many of us are still working from home, at least part of the time. (Is that actually the new normal? Maybe!)

If you’re in that position and have been aching for a change of scenery, or are looking for a laid-back meeting spot, many cafes and coffee shops in Philly have opened seating areas and are allowing patrons to once again set up shop inside.

Several of

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Universal to open new Asian Bend the Bao quick service restaurant

ORLANDO, Fla – Universal Orlando said Monday that it’s set to open the new food Asian food venue, Bend The Bao, at CityWalk on June 15.

The new venue takes over the former Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake Bar that closed in April.

Universal said the new venue will feature a variety of delicious items that fuse popular Asian cuisine with diverse ingredients like crab cakes, pork belly, kimchee fried chicken and more.

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Owlbear Cafe is now open in Mount Pleasant | Raskin Around

Opening a new restaurant is not a game. In the case of Owlbear Cafe in Mount Pleasant, it’s about 200 of them.

Sarah Reuter and Marshall Tyers, a couple engaged to be married, had trouble finding a Charleston-area cafe where they could eat and drink well while playing board games. They hope to correct that situation with Owlbear, where the in-house collection runs from Battleship and Mystery Date Game to Tides of Madness and Catan Seafarers.

“We love supporting our local businesses, but breweries are often too loud and many other restaurants and cafes didn’t want people sticking

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Cuban Cafe Colada Shop Will Open Inside the First Bloomie’s Department Store, in Virginia

The first ever location of “Bloomie’s,” a scaled-down offshoot of luxury department store Bloomingdale’s, will offer customers a place to buy Cuban coffee drinks, rum cocktails, croquetas, and pressed sandwiches when it opens in Northern Virginia later this year. D.C.-based all-day cafe Colada Shop will continue its recent expansion tear after striking a deal with the legacy retail company to open a 900-square-foot cafe with its own separate entrance and patio inside the Bloomie’s coming to the Mosaic District development in Fairfax.

A representative for Colada Shop says the restaurant has submitted an application for an alcohol license, with plans

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Sauce Magazine – Former Niche chef Nate Hereford will open Chicken Scratch at City Foundry STL this fall

Former Niche chef Nate Hereford will open Chicken Scratch at City Foundry STL this fall

Chicken Scratch, a Midwestern-inspired rotisserie chicken concept, will open early this fall at City Foundry STL at 3700 Forest Park Ave. 

Chicken Scratch is the creation of Nate Hereford, former executive chef of Gerard Craft’s now-closed Niche in Clayton. In 2016, Hereford headed to California to work on research and development projects for Just Inc., where he was senior research chef on a plant-based egg product. After seeing several rotisserie chicken shops pop up in San Francisco,

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