Ando, the meal delivery service launched by David Chang, opened its first physical restaurant in New York City this week. A new weekday breakfast menu is available only in the restaurant, and the eatery offers both dine-in and takeout options.
Olo will team with Amazon Restaurants to create a simpler online ordering and delivery process for restaurants called Olo Rails, the company said Friday. Olo's platform provides online ordering for 40,000 restaurants under 200 brands.
Roche Bros. will open its third small-format Brothers Marketplace store next spring, the retailer said. The move marks a significant investment in the 3-year-old Massachusetts-based banner, which focuses on everyday convenience and meal solutions.
Toys R Us will move forward with plans to hire seasonal staffers for the holidays, despite its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing this week. The toy retailer has created the new position of toy demonstrator, and it expects to hire more than 12,500 part-time employees in its six largest markets.
US consumers are expected to spend a record $9.1 billion on Halloween this year, and 179 million Americans will celebrate the October holiday, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. About 47% of respondents will shop at discount stores for Halloween goodies, 38% will hit specialty shops and 22% will shop online, the survey found.
Conagra Brands will acquire Angie's Artisan Treats, the parent company of the Boomchickapop line of popcorn. "Adding the Angie's Boomchickapop brand to Conagra's portfolio is another important step in our ongoing plan to modernize our portfolio and accelerate growth," said Conagra CEO Sean Connolly.
General Mills will bring its original Trix recipe back to store shelves next month after some customers said they prefer it over the version that debuted last year, which swapped out artificial colors and flavors for natural ones. The "Classic Trix" will sit next to the newer recipe on store shelves to satisfy consumers, who "don't all want one thing," said spokesman Mike Siemienas.
Broccoli is best when it's cooked high and fast, just at the edge of charring -- the final product has a lovely, complex flavor and textures. Topped with finely grated manchego, toasted hazelnuts and honey, the broccoli takes on a new identity as a grown-up side dish.
Books offer chefs inspiration and a reminder of their culinary roots, and also help shape their ideas of food service. Here, chefs share their favorites, including "The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine" by Rudolph Chelminski, which chef Eric Bromberg says offers amazing insight for food-focused people.
Coca-Cola Bottling United has opened the doors on a new $5 million sales and distribution facility in Okaloosa County, Fla. The company employs 80 local workers in the 24,000-square-foot space.
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