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20 05, 2017

Two Hawaii-Based Ice Cream Companies Opening New Honolulu Locations

Categories: Foodservice|

Two separate local frozen dessert companies, dedicated to giving back to the community, are opening new locations in Honolulu. Banán, a banana-based soft serve company that started in 2014 as a food truck, is opening its third location at Royal Hawaiian Center between Cheesecake Factory and the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. The company was launched

14 05, 2017

Starbucks Is Now Being Sued Over The Unicorn Frappuccino

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Owners of Brooklyn coffee shop The End have filed a lawsuit against Starbucks, claiming that the company’s famous new unicorn frappuccino was a copy of one of their very own drinks, the unicorn latte. The End started selling their Unicorn Latte all the way back in December 2016, way before Starbuck’s viral version arrived. According to

14 05, 2017

Chipotle May Be Getting Ready to Open Restaurants in Hawaii

Categories: Hawaii, Foodservice|

Chipotle Mexican Grill could finally be coming to Hawaii, following the restaurant chain's registration of two business entities with the state Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs last month. Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) filed two separate registrations on April 14 with the DCCA, one for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., and one for Chipotle Services,

20 04, 2017

Ikea Considers Stand-Alone Restaurants

Categories: Foodservice|

Ikea is considering the development of stand-alone cafes and restaurants to capitalize on the popularity of its in-store food facilities. In the past, the assemble-it-yourself furniture chain has hosted pop-up restaurants in Europe, but the new eateries would be permanent brick-and-mortar locations separate from its retail stores. “I firmly believe there is potential,” Food Managing

16 04, 2017

Sunny Side Up: Egg Yolk Dishes Are on Spring Menus

Categories: Foodservice|

Move over, egg white. After years of cholesterol-shaming, egg yolks have gotten the thumbs up from doctors and nutrition experts. In addition to adding a stunning pop of color to a dish, egg yolks add rich flavor. An egg is a sign of rebirth, as well as a traditional Easter symbol, so we’ve rounded up

3 04, 2017

Pressed Duck Is the Rich, Old Trend That’s New Again

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According to just about everybody, the future of dining in America can be summed up in two words: fast casual. But before you imagine your world full of nothing but chicken tenders and kale caesar salads, I’d like to direct you to a contrary trend—the rise of old-fashioned cooking tools and methods, along with a

25 03, 2017

Secrets From the Highest-Grossing Restaurant in New York

Categories: Industry News, Foodservice|

If there’s a venture with a projected shelf life of five minutes, it’s a nightlife restaurant in New York’s Meatpacking District. The exception? Tao Downtown. Since it opened in 2013, with heavy wooden doors that look like they were airlifted in from an ancient Chinese fort, the temple to Pan-Asian-style food and drinks has been a prime

6 03, 2017

Barnes & Noble Turns To Restaurants As A Main Customer Draw

Categories: Foodservice|

The Barnes & Noble book chain plans to test four expanded in-store restaurants, each featuring bar options and service at all three dayparts, in anticipation of turning its branches into dining destinations surrounded by shelves of books. The experiment flips the bookseller’s current approach to foodservice. Instead of outfitting stores with cafes as an amenity

17 02, 2017

How the Hawaiian poke bowl became the world’s new fast food

Categories: Foodservice|

Sons of Thunder wasn’t planning on serving poke. The small restaurant in New York was supposed to be a burger and sandwich joint. But when the utilities company took forever to turn the gas on, Sons of Thunder decided: When life gives you a cold stove, you make poke. “We almost closed because no one