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Downtown Indy “Burger Study” To Close Tuesday, October 27th

The local downtown Indianapolis eatery, Burger Study, will permanently stop serving its gourmet burgers at the close of business on Tuesday, Oct. 27 due to economic conditions making operations unsustainable.

Opened in 2017 by Huse Culinary, Burger Study, located in the heart of Georgia Street, was designed to rely on office workers, sporting events, conventions, concerts, and business travelers. The restaurant saw double-digit, year-over-year sales increases into 2020 and its future was bright before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

“While we faced a difficult business decision to close Burger Study, we are viewing this as an opportunity to get even stronger at every other Huse Culinary restaurant,” said Craig Huse, president of Huse Culinary.

“Every single employee of Burger Study has been offered a position at a companion restaurant that is equal to or greater than their current role. We had an amazing team of hospitality professionals at Burger Study and this is a terrific opportunity to grow and strengthen the operations of all other locations, which have seen steady sales increases and opportunities since reopening.”

Huse Culinary’s other restaurants – St. Elmo Steak House, Harry & Izzy’s, 1933 Lounge by St. Elmo, and The HC Tavern + Kitchen continue to perform very well despite the pandemic’s effect on the hospitality industry as a whole.

“Because St. Elmo and Harry & Izzy’s are destination restaurants, they have given Hoosiers, and other visitors, a reason to travel downtown despite the pandemic’s effects on the Circle City’s landscape,” said Huse. “Downtown Indy has been steadily recovering, but complete recovery will take some time. It has been exciting to see all other Huse Culinary restaurants lead the way in the recovery of the hospitality industry since the reopening.”

The Burger Study team thanks to its customers for three years of loyal patronage. While disheartened by the closing, the team is reinvigorated at the opportunity of being able to put 100 percent focus on driving the increased success of all other concepts.

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Wendy’s to Launch Breakfast in the U.S. in 2020

The Wendy’s Company announced plans today to launch its breakfast menu across the U.S. system in 2020. The menu features signature items including the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

The Wendy’s Company announced today that it plans to launch its breakfast menu, currently available in more than 300 restaurants, across the U.S. in 2020. The menu features signature items that takes the best of Wendy’s, from Applewood smoked bacon to the Frosty®, and creatively delivers them to fans for breakfast. Signature items include the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

The Wendy’s Company announced plans today to launch its breakfast menu across the U.S. system in 2020. The menu features signature items including the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

“Launching breakfast in our U.S. restaurants nationwide provides incredible growth opportunities,” said Todd Penegor, President and CEO of The Wendy’s Company. “We are well-positioned to pursue it. We believe we have the right team and structure in place, and we put Wendy’s fan favorites on our breakfast menu to set us apart from the competition.”

Wendy’s is Fast Food Done Right: your go-to for real, fresh, crave-able food that doesn’t cost a fortune and the new breakfast menu attests to that. To support its expansion into breakfast, the Company and its franchisees plan to hire approximately 20,000 crew members across the country. Individuals interested in providing high-quality experiences that match the high-quality Wendy’s food should visit careers.wendys.com or a local Wendy’s.

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Restaurant Chain, Portillo’s, Announces Fishers Plans

Rendering of forthcoming Portillo’s Fishers location (Photo credit: Portillo’s)

It’s true, the chains keep on rattling into the north side suburbs of Greater Indianapolis.

Portillo’s, the fast casual concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, has announced more details on its newest location at 9201 E 116th St. in Fishers, IN.

“Over the years, we’ve had a lot of requests for expansion in Indiana,” says Portillo’s CEO Keith Kinsey. “At Portillo’s, we’re lucky to have a passionate fan base throughout the state, and in the Fishers’ community in particular. Our team is excited to bring a new location to Central Indiana.”

The 9,000 square foot restaurant will have seating for more than 200 guests and feature a Prohibition-themed interior, drawing décor inspiration from the 1920’s era. In addition, the restaurant will include a seasonal outdoor patio and a drive-thru.

Portillo’s classic menu items include Chicago-Style Hot Dogs, Italian Beef Sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads, and Portillo’s famous Chocolate Cake.

Fans can register for a chance to attend a sneak peek training meal prior to opening and receive updates on the Portillo’s Fishers location by signing up at www.portillos.com/fishers.

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Saganaki (aka “Flaming Cheese”) at Greek Islands in Indianapolis

The Saganaki (aka “Flaming Cheese”) at Greek Islands in Indianapolis is a must!

You can celebrate the 30th anniversary of this Indy gem at 906 S Meridian St in downtown Indianapolis.

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Cracker Barrel Opens 1st West Coast Location; Brad’s Wife Nowhere to be Seen

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® has announced the opening of its store in Tualatin, Ore., the first Cracker Barrel® location on the West Coast.

On Monday, April 17 at 6 a.m. PDT, residents of the Portland area will begin enjoying the unique blend of dining and shopping that is found only at Cracker Barrel. Cracker Barrel plans to bring its homestyle, authentic cooking and range of high-quality retail offerings, all offered at a fair price, to three more Portland-area locations. Cracker Barrel’s entry into the Portland area marks a key expansion of Cracker Barrel’s footprint and the brand’s commitment to deliver to new guests the unique experience that has made Cracker Barrel so popular.

We are pleased to meet you, Tualatin! Our first store on the West Coast is open starting today!

Posted by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store on Monday, April 17, 2017

 

But as you would expect, the “Brad’s Wife” comments are still rolling in…

If you’re bored, have fun with that.

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McCanada Gets the McSauces This Spring

I’m not sure what’s going on at McDonald’s as of late, but the gimmicks and odd offerings are running rampant. The latest announcement: McDonald’s McSauce will be hitting grocery shelves in Canada soon.

Get ready Canada! Launching on grocery shelves this spring. #BigMacSauce

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If it wasn’t too expensive, I would probably pick up the Big Mac sauce. Then I could try that Thousand Island concoction on a proper hamburger.

Thoughts? Would you buys these and if so, which ones would you buy?

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McCanada Gets the McSauces This Spring

I’m not sure what’s going on at McDonald’s as of late, but the gimmicks and odd offerings are running rampant. The latest announcement: McDonald’s McSauce will be hitting grocery shelves in Canada soon.

Get ready Canada! Launching on grocery shelves this spring. #BigMacSauce

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If it wasn’t too expensive, I would probably pick up the Big Mac sauce. Then I could try that Thousand Island concoction on a proper hamburger.

Thoughts? Would you buys these and if so, which ones would you buy?

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New Fazoli’s Restaurant Now Open in Whitestown, Indiana

Fazoli’s opened its newest franchised restaurant in Whitestown/Zionsville, Indiana, marking the company’s 35th location in the state. Located at 6378 Crane Drive, the restaurant celebrated its grand opening with a first ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on March 6th. The restaurant opened to the public on March 7th at 10:30 a.m. EST.

The new restaurant is owned by Palak Thakkar and the franchise group is operated by Jon Aiello. The franchise group currently has two other Indianapolis area Fazoli’s locations in Franklin and Shelbyville. The new Fazoli’s District Manager is Jeff Taylor and Sean McCarthy is General Manager for the restaurant.

“We truly believe in Fazoli’s fresh high-quality menu offerings and are excited about contributing to the brand’s ongoing success,” said Jon Aiello, Fazoli’s franchise operator. “Fazoli’s is uniquely positioned in the fast casual arena, and we know that Whitestown and Zionsville residents will love our approach to serving quick, affordable Italian food.”

SOURCE: Fazoli’s

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Blaze Pizza to Offer $3.14 Pizzas on Pi Day 2017, March 14th

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the fast-casual pizza concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants will celebrate Pi Day on Tuesday, March 14 by inviting guests to build their own artisanal pizzas for just $3.14. All three Indianapolis-area Blaze Pizza locations will participate during their regular Tuesday hours (see full list of locations and hours below).

Originally imagined as an unconventional “pop-up” event three years ago, Blaze’s Pi Day celebration has become a fan favorite and annual tradition for the company, and this year they expect to serve close to 250,000 pizzas on Pi Day.

“The only thing better than a Blaze Pizza, is a Blaze Pizza for less than half the price,” said Rodney Walker, Owner and President of Blaze Midwest, Inc. “Tuesday, March 14, we invite guests to create their own artisanal pizzas for just $3.14 each. It’s not rocket science, it’s just math!”

The company’s Pi Day event will also include special “behind-the-scenes” coverage on Facebook Live and Snapchat, with guests tuning in to watch the celebration live and for the opportunity to win free pizza. A special Snapchat filter will also let guests share the Pi Day love with their followers that day.

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Order Pizza Hut From Your Shoes?

Just in time for college basketball’s signature event, Pizza Hut, the Official Pizza of the NCAA, March Madness and the Final Four® has taken its digital ordering experience to the next level with Pizza Hut Pie Tops, a custom-designed, first-of-its-kind basketball shoe that can order pizza for delivery at the press of a button on the shoe’s tongue.

For real.

“It’s always important that we make it easy for fans to order the Pizza Hut pizza they love without missing a moment of the March Madness action,” said David Daniels, Vice President, Media & Advertising, Pizza Hut. “We know pizza is a fan favorite during the NCAA College Basketball Tournament, and our special-edition Pie Tops are a culturally-timed creative expression of our commitment to providing the easiest pizza ordering and delivery experience possible.”

Pizza. With the press of a button. #PieTops

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The Pizza Hut Pie Tops are equipped with Bluetooth communication via a smart button inside the shoe tongue. The button connects the actual Pie Tops shoes to the user’s phone and the Pie Tops app, allowing the user to press the button and instantly submit a pizza order.

To showcase how easy pizza ordering and delivery is at Pizza Hut, the brand enlisted basketball great and March Madness legend Grant Hill to star in its latest TV campaign. In the creative, Hill demonstrates that success on the basketball court takes hard work, but ordering pizza is easy as pie.

Pizza Hut is making easy pizza delivery the game plan for fans everywhere throughout the March Madness tournament with a slam dunk deal. Pizza lovers can get a large two-topping pizza online for just $7.99 or any specialty for just $3 more. Deal does not apply to other menu items, tax, delivery charge, or driver tip.

Unfortunately, Pie Tops are not generally available to the public.

Pizza Hut offers a variety of ways to make digital ordering easier, including a re-order button, the option to choose from the most popular pizzas menu and social sign in for PizzaHut.com accounts. More information is available at www.PizzaHutAllAccess.com.

SOURCE: Pizza Hut

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