Restaurant chain – Boatshed Restaurant http://boatshed-restaurant.com/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 22:28:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Restaurant chain – Boatshed Restaurant http://boatshed-restaurant.com/ 32 32 Popular Monmouth County restaurant chain changes hands; expansion, franchises and food truck in the near future http://boatshed-restaurant.com/popular-monmouth-county-restaurant-chain-changes-hands-expansion-franchises-and-food-truck-in-the-near-future/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 15:43:05 +0000 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/popular-monmouth-county-restaurant-chain-changes-hands-expansion-franchises-and-food-truck-in-the-near-future/

After 60 years of ownership, a popular chain of Monmouth County hot dog restaurants has changed hands.

The windmill was acquired by the Epstein family in late October.

The new owner plans to invest heavily in improving the physical appearance of the restaurants and expanding the chain’s five locations that serve Jersey Shore locals and visitors to Asbury Park, Belmar, North Long Branch, Red Bank and the West End of Long Branch. He even plans to launch a food truck in 2023, which will enhance the company’s catering capabilities and bring the WindMill’s signature food to a wider area of ​​the region. Franchise opportunities are also in the potential future.

The WindMill serves locals and visitors alike the delicious and familiar cuisine of New Jersey’s best hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese fries and more.

The Epsteins will maintain the menu and charm that have characterized WindMill restaurants for decades.

“I remember the excitement of visiting WindMill restaurants throughout my childhood, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to play a part in preserving and improving this local tradition – curating the menu, the ingredients and signature WindMill cooking techniques, and adding new options to the menu,” said Ralph Epstein, President of WindMill Restaurant Group. “We are especially looking forward to several exciting business enhancements that will enhance the WindMill experience for our customers.”

Over the next few months, the Epstein family plans to renovate the interior and exterior of the buildings and extend opening hours.

Epstein added: “Our family has been involved in New Jersey hospitality businesses for decades and we understand what a privilege it is to become stewards of an institution like WindMill Restaurants. In the months and years to come, we will invest in the channel to unlock its latent potential and maintain its vitality for generations to come.

Since establishing its first location in 1963, WindMill Restaurants has earned a reputation on the Jersey Shore as an unparalleled destination for “gourmet fast food.” The chain has served politicians and celebrities, including Governor Christine Todd Whitman and Bruce Springsteen, and hosted thousands of weddings and other events at various venues, including the Stone Pony and Yankee Stadium.

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ChefClub and Flunch Restaurant Chain Launch National Promotion with Chefclub Brand http://boatshed-restaurant.com/chefclub-and-flunch-restaurant-chain-launch-national-promotion-with-chefclub-brand/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 05:16:15 +0000 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/chefclub-and-flunch-restaurant-chain-launch-national-promotion-with-chefclub-brand/

Chefs ClubEurope’s leading food-themed content studio, and hustleone of the largest restaurant chains in France and the favorite family restaurant, launched an extensive promotion in 160 restaurants across the country.

The family promotion features entertainment for children and adults, starting with 350,000 Halloween-themed activity booklets for kids featuring mascots from both companies: Chefclub Friends, (from the Chefclub Kids channel) and Flunchy (of flush). The booklet contains 12 pages of games and activities, two recipes (one sweet and one savory with anti-waste tips), and a comic strip featuring Chefclub Friends and Flunchy illustrated in Chefclub style. The booklet will be distributed free of charge to families with children from October 22 to November 13 in flunch restaurants.

The older ones also live their own culinary experience on site with the Chocookie Chefclub & flunch, a frozen dessert co-created by the Chefclub and flunch teams. The dessert will be available as a single portion on the menu during the promotion but can also be enjoyed at home in an XXL family format: Chefclub has made a video showing how to make a large version of the dessert to share with family and friends. The video will be broadcast on the social networks of Chefclub and flunch in France and also broadcast in restaurants.

Marie-Laure Marchand, SVP Global Consumer Products & Business Development, Chefclub, said: “This unique and original partnership with flunch is at the heart of Chefclub’s philosophy: to make cooking a fun activity in life that brings friends and family, everywhere, in many different ways. We are delighted to work with flunch because we share many values ​​and have a common mission: to bring families together to have a good time and to give more autonomy to children. This original promotion gives our fans an exciting new way – and place – to enjoy our brand.

Prisca Galvez Behar, Flunch Kids and Family Experience Manager adds: “We want our customers (children and adults) to have playful and tasty experiences, and also to make children more independent by encouraging them to approach cooking in a ‘mini-adult’ way. It was an obvious choice to collaborate with Chefclub as we share the same values, and as such, we are delighted to announce this new partnership”

Chefclub is a leading food-themed content studio that attracts over 300 million monthly viewers on social media (half in the US and UK) and streams on major SVOD/AVOD platforms worldwide. Chefclub’s interactive entertainment inspires its licensing, streaming and publishing divisions.

Chefclub recently announced the development of its first animated series Chefclub Adventures (52 x 11) at Mipcom with Somewhere Animation, Mediawan Kids & Family’s 2D animation label.

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Popular restaurant chain opening another location in Montana this week | Kristen Walter http://boatshed-restaurant.com/popular-restaurant-chain-opening-another-location-in-montana-this-week-kristen-walter/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 19:06:31 +0000 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/popular-restaurant-chain-opening-another-location-in-montana-this-week-kristen-walter/

If you love juicy chicken sandwiches, crispy waffle fries and creamy milkshakes, you might be pleased to know that a popular restaurant chain opens another new location in Montana this week. Keep reading to learn more.

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On Thursday, November 10, 2022, the popular restaurant chain Chick-fil-A will open its brand new Montana location in Missoula.

The new Chick-fil-A restaurant will be located at 2880 N. Reserve Street Missoula close to Wendy’s, Best Buy and Lowe’s Home Improvement store.

The business has grown rapidly across the country in recent years, and Missoula was selected as one of its new locations due to the high demand for the chain here.

New Chick Fil A Restaurant in Missoula will offer a variety of menu items that have made the chain so popular, including its chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and milkshakes.

Missoula’s new restaurant is sure to be a hit with customers, and it’s sure to become a favorite lunch or dinner spot in the area. The restaurants are also known for their fast service and friendly customer service.

Chick-fil-A also offers online ordering for delivery through their website. This is a convenient option for customers who want to enjoy Chick-fil-A food without leaving home.

The new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Missoula is sure to be a hit with locals and visitors alike. If you live or work in the area, consider stopping by the new Chick-fil-A when it opens later this week.

Kristen Walters is a freelance business news writer. It is not affiliated with the company featured in this story. Learn more about Kristen here.

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Virat Kohli’s restaurant chain, One8 Commune, opens in the iconic Kishore Kumar bunglow in Juhu http://boatshed-restaurant.com/virat-kohlis-restaurant-chain-one8-commune-opens-in-the-iconic-kishore-kumar-bunglow-in-juhu/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 09:27:01 +0000 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/virat-kohlis-restaurant-chain-one8-commune-opens-in-the-iconic-kishore-kumar-bunglow-in-juhu/

The heritage trails and golden sands of Juhu locality have been no stranger to some of the most memorable times and places that give this beloved ultra-cool suburb its heritage reputation. The brand new casual and one-of-a-kind dining and bar space called One8 Commune, owned by Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, is ready to open its doors to customers, but make no mistake, it’s not just your usual restaurant, but a place that makes you feel part of a community.

The restaurant is a tribute to the late Kishore Kumar. Installed in his old house, he celebrates the pluralism and humanism implied by belonging to the “commune”. It’s a space for everyone, to relax, unwind, hang out and just relax, and is literally designed with a ‘simple’ yet stylish social vibe.

Commenting on the reason for choosing Juhu as the location for his dream business, Virat Kohli says, “No one can offer much to Juhu which Juhu lacks, it doesn’t. It has a beautiful and unique identity that I love it. That’s why “I chose to live there too. The launch of One8 Commune in Juhu can be seen as a missing niche that settles in Juhu and makes friends. This is the true nature of One8 Commune coming to Juhu.”

As its name suggests, One8 Commune is a community – a community ready to appreciate, welcome and support humanism, a tribute to the human spirit and its resilience while finding its excellence. Doing justice to the fact that Mumbai originates from a unique and diverse architectural and urban design language, One8 Commune focuses on a singular aura of unity. This led to a design that kept the space fluid and free-spirited in its feel and invokes nostalgia, creativity and inspiration.

Commenting on the inspiration behind the name ‘One8 Commune, Vartik Tihara, co-founder, of True Palate Pvt. ltd. said, “The idea was to create a comfortable space to bring together friends from different communities and age groups, all under one roof. Along with this, he also had to do justice to arguably India’s most vibrant and prosperous cosmopolitan crowd, openly accepting of varied people and cultures. We wanted to create a fluid, free-spirited space that instantly creates a sense of place and lasting memories.

One8 Commune’s cuisine unveils a memorable feast of global cuisines, all created with passion, refinement and precision. At the head of all this culinary affairs is the corporate chef – Pawan Bisht. With more than 12 years of experience, he has concocted authentic dishes full of flavor and packed with versatility and innovation. One8 Commune Kitchens chose to bring Juhu, something one would typically turn to Bandra for; a highly crafted venue with a globally recognizable menu, emphasizing light and wholesome foods with eclectic but subtle experimentation with ‘comfort classics’ and light cooks that retain their original flavor giving some favorites to all types of palates with an emphasis on as- the freshest organic products possible.

The menu is pleasantly vegetarian; loaded with cult snacks, and leans towards both the great classics and our variations while maintaining a promise of refinement in dishes inspired by the taste buds of the world. It specializes in delicious cuisine made with fresh ingredients such as poke bowls, taro leaf wadi, cottage cheese steak with fennel stew and Maharashtrian lamb curry, whose spices are sourced from the native of Kolhapur , Bhavnagri Mirchi from Gujarat and the pickle from Nepal. These exquisite ingredients have been brought together to meet the needs of all communities. They are organically and effortlessly purchased with a perfect combination.

Whether you order a multi-course meal or grab a drink and some Buffalo Wings, One8 Commune’s lively, laid-back yet upscale atmosphere makes it perfect for dining with loved ones. In a way, you could say it’s an ideal, unique, all-day hangout spot that caters to its multitude of moods.

Speaking about the menu and preparing for the grand launch of One8 Commune, Chef Pawan Bisht says, “The destination of one8 Commune is located on the property of a man who admired the culture and arts of the world. As a tribute, it is quite normal that we offer the cuisines of the world behind the doors of our kitchens.

Speaking about his favorite dishes and the avant-garde menu, Virat Kohli comments “Our main goal was to experiment with all kinds of green vegetables and grains and turn them into dishes that were not only healthy and light, but also filled with bold flavors. the commune, we wanted to push the concept of “good for the soul” cuisine, to focus on something that is not only healthier in nature but serves up a gourmet experience. You will find the menu pleasingly vegetarian – keeping a promise of refinement in dishes inspired by global taste buds.

One8 Commune has a section on the menu called “Virat’s Favorites,” which includes top menu choices like the newly added pearl barley risotto to the old favorite superfood salad. It is lightweight and has a touch of Virat’s preferences. The avocado tartare, is also something you don’t want to miss, consisting of sliced ​​avocado topped with avocado tempura, sweet corn sriracha mayonnaise, scallions and soy ponzu. Mushroom Googly Dimsums made with assorted wild mushrooms, cream cheese, vegetarian broth and truffle oil; and Pearl Barley Risotto, made with mushroom pâté, truffle oil, parmesan cheese, watercress and fresh herbs are also on the list.

“If I had to choose one dish from the One8 Commune Juhu menu, it would be avocado tartare. I remember the first time I tasted it. I specifically asked our chef to reserve a portion to take away with me. It really is SO good,” the cricketer said.

Complementing the elaborate gourmet menu, the beverage program, specially curated by Beverage Manager, Saurav Samanta is a modern reincarnation of exquisite cocktails, inspired to help drinkers discover multi-dimensional cocktails, from the boldest to the most subtle. One8 Commune has created a balanced mix of experimental new creations like Deconstructed Picante, which is more like a liquid appetizer. They are deconstructed in a way that draws on different umami that enhance your experience and White Chocolate Punch, a house specialty with flavors of earth, grapes and smooth white chocolate.

At One8 Commune, particular attention is paid to the presentation of each cocktail, mixing the contemporary with a touch of elegance coupled with a playful and remarkable experience. Alongside this, a menu of light snacks is available throughout the day, adding the perfect cherry on top and making this bar a ‘lunch to the moon’ hangout.

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Croatian restaurant chain Koykan hopes to conquer Germany and Austria http://boatshed-restaurant.com/croatian-restaurant-chain-koykan-hopes-to-conquer-germany-and-austria/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 08:02:46 +0000 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/croatian-restaurant-chain-koykan-hopes-to-conquer-germany-and-austria/

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October 15, 2022 – Croatian restaurant chain Koykan, known for its so-called “fast-casual” style, is set to expand into the German and Austrian markets following a new round of investment.

As Poslovny Dnevnik writing, on Wednesday this week, the Croatian restaurant chain Koykan presented to investors its expansion plans for the wider European Union (EU) market, which includes the opening of no less than fifty franchised restaurants in Germany and in Austria by 2025. The Croatian Koykan chain is otherwise a very unique restaurant concept that offers a wide range of street food and international cuisine in one place, from Asian and Mexican to Mediterranean and American-style, all based on fresh, high-quality local ingredients.

In order for the company’s ambitious plan to expand its business to the European Union market to come true, the founders of Koykan plan to attract an investment worth one million Euros with the help of digital investment platform Funderbeam, and potential investors have confirmed their interest in investing in this growing Croatian street food franchise.

“Funderbeam is a global digital platform that enables startups and growing businesses to raise capital on more favorable terms than venture capital and other forms of investment at this stage of business development. In the At the same time, Funderbeam also allows individuals to be part of the successful business of innovative and growing companies as small investors with an investment as low as 250 euros.This is a significant change in the world of investments , since until now these investments were reserved only for large institutional investors”, explained Ognjan Despot, the director of Funderbeam for Central and Eastern Europe. He also pointed out that Croatian companies have already raised more than six million euros through various Funderbeam investments, while total investments through Funderbeam amount to more than 50 millions of euros.

“We didn’t decide to take this step overnight. Over the past decade, we’ve learned a lot, often from our own mistakes, we’ve worked tirelessly, we’ve grown, and it’s not that now that we are really ready for expansion into European Union markets. With the help of Funderbeam, our goal is to raise one million euros in series A and with this spring our milestone, to open fifty restaurants franchisees across Germany and Austria over the next three years,” said Boro Milivojevic, one of the co-founders of the Croatian restaurant chain Koykan.

Every company on Funderbeam must have a leading investor who contributes credibility to the campaign with their investment, and Koykan’s lead investor, Mato Marcinkovic & Partners, pointed out that here in the Republic of Croatia there is a need to activate the investment climate in companies that plan to expand to a much larger market in Europe.

Davor Bruketa, partner of the famous Croatian branding agency Bruketa&Zinic&Grey, joined Koykan as one of the investors. “After hearing about Koykan’s story a few months ago, I decided to invest and financially support the project. The expansion of the first Croatian fast food chain is also of interest to my agency, so we have decided together that Bruketa&Zinic&Grey would help with design, digital advertising and brand activation for their franchise expansion,” says Davor Bruketa.

The Croatian restaurant chain Koykan wants to include all its fans in this project, so Koykan employees and major suppliers have become investors, and the desire is for customers who love famous Koykan classics such as their burgers, gyros, wraps and other offers. to participate as well. The fundraising campaign on Funderbeam is expected to continue for another month, and the current interest in investing has already exceeded the founders’ initial expectations.

To learn more about Croatian businesses and investments, be sure to check out our dedicated business section.

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Teen Favorite Restaurant Chain Chick-Fil-a – Full List of Best Spots http://boatshed-restaurant.com/teen-favorite-restaurant-chain-chick-fil-a-full-list-of-best-spots/ Thu, 13 Oct 2022 17:48:29 +0000 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/teen-favorite-restaurant-chain-chick-fil-a-full-list-of-best-spots/
  • Chick-fil-A is America’s favorite restaurant chain for teens, according to research.
  • Piper Sandler’s semi-annual Gen Z survey also reveals that Starbucks and Chipotle are teen favorites.
  • Last year, the chicken sandwich restaurant ranked third in sales among US restaurant chains.

Chick-fil-A remains the most popular restaurant chain among American teens in Piper Sandler’s biannual Gen Z survey.

The investment bank’s “Taking Stock with Teens” report tracks their brand preferences, behavior and habits. In the latest study, 14,500 teenagers were interviewed.

Quick chicken restaurant Chick-fil-A was ranked by 15% of respondents as their favorite restaurant, similar to the Spring 2022 and Fall 2021 surveys.

Read on to find out the top five chain restaurants where teens prefer to spend their money.

1. Chick-fil-A

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2.Starbucks

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3.Chipotle

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The order counter at Chipotle.

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4. McDonald’s

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McDonalds.

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5. Garden of Olives

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Chick-fil-A’s popularity has reigned supreme over the years. In 2019, Insider asked over 3,000 readers of our fast food coverage to tell us their favorite chains. Chick-fil-A dominated, with the best food, best customer service, cleanest restaurants and best bathrooms in American fast food, according to readers.

Chick-fil-A ranked third in sales among restaurant chains in the United States in 2021, just after McDonald’s and Starbucks, according to The 2022 NPD Group Restaurant Report. The company also won first place for the eighth consecutive year in the 2022 US Restaurant Customer Satisfaction Index Study.

Chick-fil-A might be popular with teenagers for several other reasons, perhaps because of its well-balanced sweet tea, as one Texan found, although the same The Texan found Chick-fil-A’s chicken fingers disappointing compared to two other chains based in the South. And while the restaurant chain may have what a study has shown to be the slowest drive-thru, it’s for a reason: It’s so popular that there are simply too many cars driving around. tail – for more than eight minutes at a time.

A Chick-fil-A restaurant sign is seen from a drive-thru on July 05, 2022 in Houston, Texas.

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Both Chick-fil-A and Starbucks are working to address “line blocking” by adding drive-thru lanes to eliminate bottlenecks and using handheld devices to take orders, Insider reported. Chick-fil-A even deployed a fleet of autonomous robots to deliver meals in California, Texas and Florida.

“Self-driving vehicles have been instrumental in increasing delivery awareness in my restaurant, allowing us to reach even more customers in the area,” said Luke Steigmeyer, operator of a Chick-fil-A. in Austin, Texas, in a press release. .

Founded in 1946, Georgia-based Chick-fil-A has more than 2,700 locations in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The family business, which claims to be founded and guided by Christian values, is best known for its chicken sandwiches and be closed on Sundays to stay in line with the Christian faith.

He may be ranked consistently because he does a good job of producing “indulgence and longing,” especially for young men, Insider reported.

Chick-fil-A has supported youth initiatives, commit millions of dollars education, youth entrepreneurship and financial literacy, and partnership with and donation of proceeds to Covenant House in New York and New Jersey to prevent youth homelessness.

“We are thrilled to support the advancement of students in all of the communities served by Chick-fil-A,” said Rodney Bullard, Chick-fil-A’s Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, of its initiatives. in education.

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National group of pubs and breweries acquires Chester-based restaurant chain http://boatshed-restaurant.com/national-group-of-pubs-and-breweries-acquires-chester-based-restaurant-chain/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 11:18:03 +0000 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/national-group-of-pubs-and-breweries-acquires-chester-based-restaurant-chain/

The Greene King pub chain has acquired Chester-based independent restaurant group Hickory’s Smokehouse for an undisclosed sum.

Greene King made his decision after the exit from London-based private equity firm Piper.

Piper took a £6m stake in Hickory’s in 2014.

The chain of American-style smokehouse and barbecue restaurants was founded in 2010 by Neil McDonnell and now operates from 17 locations across the North West, North Wales, Midlands, Yorkshire and Nottingham.

The team have been operating in Chester for over 22 years, with Mr McDonnell opening the Barlounge in 2000, followed by Upstairs At The Grill, a steakhouse restaurant, two years later.

The first Hickory’s restaurant was opened in 2010 in Chester on The Groves by the River Dee.

The acquisition supports ambitious plans to expand the Hickory’s brand across the UK.

Neil McDonnell said: “This investment from Greene King enables us to bring Hickory’s to many more customers and will provide our teams with fantastic opportunities for growth and development.

Hickory’s will continue to be led by the existing management team, led by Managing Director, John Welsh, and will remain based at its headquarters in Chester.

There is no change for Barlounge and Upstairs At The Grill which will be independently managed by Jason Bligh and his teams, led by Jack Brightwell and Richard Parr, as they currently are.

Nick Mackenzie, Managing Director of Greene King, said: “Hickory’s is an exceptional company that has established itself as one of the leading operators of BBQ smoker restaurants in the UK.

“This is a company that is committed to providing authentic hospitality and dining experience, and provides an offering that is valued by its customers, old and new.

“Hickory’s shares Greene King’s focus on providing quality food and beverages at the best value and, as far as our stable is concerned, it really complements our existing brands. We are confident that we can take Hickory’s to the next chapter in its history, and we look forward to working with John and the entire Hickory’s team as we focus on transforming it into a national restaurant brand.

Libby Gibson, Partner at Piper, said, “Hickory’s is a fantastic company that is uniquely positioned in the market, providing our customers with exceptional barbecue food and service. Its broad appeal to a wide range of customers has allowed us to grow the business significantly over the course of our partnership. We have truly enjoyed working with Neil, John and the team at Hickory’s and wish them and Greene King much success as they embark on their next stage of growth.

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A Cut Above: Three Restaurant Chain Bell Competitors in a Meat-Cutting Battle | Region http://boatshed-restaurant.com/a-cut-above-three-restaurant-chain-bell-competitors-in-a-meat-cutting-battle-region/ Sun, 09 Oct 2022 03:34:00 +0000 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/a-cut-above-three-restaurant-chain-bell-competitors-in-a-meat-cutting-battle-region/

Three expert Bell County meat cutters are on the hunt for a scorching prize in a high-stakes food contest where the cold comes into play.

The trio – temple residents Francisco Espino and Marco Torres, along with Daniel Porcayo of Killeen – will fight in the first round of the Qualifier Meat Cutting Challenge which features 13 meat cutters from Texas Roadhouse restaurants across the state.

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Mezzan, restaurant chain, lives from the kitchen Ctg http://boatshed-restaurant.com/mezzan-restaurant-chain-lives-from-the-kitchen-ctg/ Wed, 05 Oct 2022 18:00:00 +0000 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/mezzan-restaurant-chain-lives-from-the-kitchen-ctg/

The Barcode Food Junction on CDA Avenue in Panchlaish, Chattogram is packed with customers who come to enjoy the different cuisines on offer. The Mezbani meal is a particularly big draw as people come from all over to taste it. Photo: Rajib Raihan

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The Barcode Food Junction on CDA Avenue in Panchlaish, Chattogram is packed with customers who come to enjoy the different cuisines on offer. The Mezbani meal is a particularly big draw as people come from all over to taste it. Photo: Rajib Raihan

Mezban, a social festival in the southeast division of Chattogram, attracts not only locals but also people from other parts of the country.

Traditionally, the social feast is held to mark occasions such as death or birthday anniversaries and marriage. And many people other than Chattogram residents want to join the event to feel the heat of the festival.

Today it is possible.

Barcode Restaurant Group, based in Chattogram, has set up restaurants in the port city and the capital Dhaka to allow food lovers to enjoy the Mezbani meal, consisting mainly of steamed white rice and beef curry, without having to wait for the festival.

The journey began in 2015 from the country’s largest port city and attracted guests within months of launch.

“Many of my friends often wanted to participate in Mezban and the idea behind opening a restaurant just for Mezbani food was born out of that,” said Monjurul Hoque, founder of Barcode Restaurant Group.

Hoque first started with the Barcode cafe in the port city. Later, he decided to open a specialty restaurant named Mezzan Haile Aaiun so that people could celebrate Mezban every day of the week.

He initially started the business with Tk 30 lakh and seven employees, although the idea was not encouraged by his peers and family members.

Hoque said people were hesitant to visit the restaurant at first because they weren’t sure if they would get the authentic taste of Mezban.

Locally called Mejjan, the festival is most popular and widely practiced in the Chattogram region, but is well known across the country, according to Banglapedia.

And over the past seven years, Barcode has grown the number of outlets to nine, including five in Chattogram and four in Dhaka. Additionally, Barcode opened a branch of Mezzan in the United Arab Emirates.

Hoque wants to increase the number of outlets to 15 by 2024, with Cox’s Bazar and Sylhet being the next two destinations for Mezzan.

“We want to expand Mezzan all over the country,” he said.

Apart from offering the popular Mezbani food, Barcode has opened another restaurant named Bir Chattala, where it serves traditional Bengali dishes such as rice, pulses and curries in an ambiance of local culture and tradition.

Barcode has two traditional Bengali food outlets to serve customers in the port city.

Additionally, he opened another restaurant called Omerta to serve foodies who want to try Korean, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine.

And a branch of all these outlets is available at one point i.e. Food Junction where foodies can taste different dishes including subcontinental foods.

Barcode currently has a staff of over 500 employees serving over 2,000 guests daily, up from nearly 300 guests in the restaurant’s first days.

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Famous Boston Roast Beef Restaurant Chain Set to Expand to CT http://boatshed-restaurant.com/famous-boston-roast-beef-restaurant-chain-set-to-expand-to-ct/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 14:26:18 +0000 http://boatshed-restaurant.com/famous-boston-roast-beef-restaurant-chain-set-to-expand-to-ct/

CONNECTICUT – The Bostonian inventor of the “North Shore roast beef sandwich,” Kelly’s Roast Beef“aims” at Connecticut for growth as it continues to expand “across New England and beyond.”

The announcement was made Thursday.

Restaurant chain officials said Kelly’s is looking to capitalize on its fame in Massachusetts by securing “multi-unit franchisees who will fulfill the mission of sharing iconic roast beef and seafood dishes with communities around the world.” Connecticut”.

Through market research, Kelly’s Roast Beef estimates the state can support up to 20 new locations, with a goal of 12 units over the next six years, officials said.

Potential locations were not disclosed.

“Connecticut has been a top state on our expansion list for quite some time now,” said Neil Newcomb, CEO of Kelly’s Roast Beef Franchising. “Connecticut is an integral part of the Northeast due to its large economy and population. Kelly’s would do wonders in this market as it has been very receptive to new business concepts, has a 12 month climate climate and is close to our headquarters, where the brand enjoys undeniable notoriety and the flagship products we sell correspond to the New England market.”

Kelly’s Roast Beef sandwich has become a local legend in Massachusetts.

Officials said the process begins with a carving machine that thinly slices roasted sirloin tip meat that is medium rare and aged for 25 days. The sirloin is then placed on a buttered and “grilled” burger roll and topped with “any condiments the customer desires”, plus a slice of cheese.

A small sandwich contains 5 to 6 ounces of roast beef, while a large one can contain between seven and a half and eight and a half, officials said.

A busy place during its peak season can sell more than 20,000 roast beef sandwiches a month and, across the chain’s multiple locations, Kelly’s officials estimate that one million sandwiches are sold over the course of a year.

Kelly officials said that even in the face of this volume, the channel had not returned to “a commissioner’s setup”. Instead, each location roasts its beef in-house throughout the day, “ensuring that sandwiches can always be cut to order as they have been for decades.”

Says Newcomb, “That, in itself, is the hallmark of a Kelly sandwich. It never sits. It’s a medium-rare, melt-in-your-mouth roast beef sandwich.”

He added, “We are excited to continue to expand our unique brand concept into new markets across the country, particularly in our home region where we have gained a loyal following. The food and atmosphere at our restaurants are enjoyed by all types of people and families, in suburban and urban demographics, and we look forward to providing the highest quality experience to Connecticut communities. »

Kelly’s garnered national attention on the Food Network show, “$40 a Day with Rachael Ray”, on a PBS special called “Sandwiches You Will Like”, on “Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins” , on NBC’s three-time Emmy-winning “30 Rock,” and on the big screen in the Oscar-winning film “Good Will Hunting.”

In 2019, Thrillist named Kelly’s one of “11 New England chains the whole country needs” and Business Insider said travelers “shouldn’t leave Boston without trying the roast beef sandwich at Kelly’s.”

Officials said that, including a franchise fee of $40,000, the total initial investment to open a Kelly’s franchise is $1.8 million to $3 million.

Kelly’s was founded in 1951 and has been franchised since 2020.

There are five locations open in the Boston metro area.

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