Food & Hospitality

Mar 17, 2023

Will Metuchen bring home Great American Main Street Award?

Described as "the Oscars of downtown awards," just two N.J. municipalities, Montclair and Westfield, have received the honor in the past.

Kirshenbaum Baking Co., an online gourmet cookie delivery service, opened its first brick-and-mortar shop in New Jersey, located at 62 Elm St. in Westfield.
Mar 15, 2023

Gourmet cookie delivery business opens Westfield bakery

The sweet spot is co-owned and operated by Uyen Kirshenbaum, a classically trained French pastry chef with over two decades of experience in the industry.

Piscataway-based Clio Snacks is voluntarily recalling its Strawberry Granola & Greek Yogurt Parfait Bar over possible listeria contamination.
Mar 15, 2023

Piscataway-based Clio Snacks recalls product over listeria risk

The refrigerated bar maker said affected items were distributed to select Walmart stores between March 5 and 8.

Founded in California in 1969, The Habit Burger Grill specializes in preparing fresh, cooked-to-order chargrilled burgers and handcrafted sandwiches featuring grilled tenderloin steak, grilled chicken and ahi tuna over an open flame.
Mar 15, 2023

The Habit Burger Grill expands to Essex County

The location marks the brand's 15th in the Garden State.

Eatontown-based meal delivery service Eat Clean Bro is making its retail debut at Livoti’s Old World Market, a family-owned and operated specialty grocery chain in Monmouth County.
Mar 15, 2023

Eat Clean Bro makes retail debut

The company healthy, chef-prepared offerings are now available at family-owned and operated specialty grocery chain Livoti’s Old World Market in Monmouth County.

PrimoHoagies is opening its 100th location at 380 Egg Harbor Road in Sewell.
Mar 15, 2023

PrimoHoagies to open 100th store, expand to new state

The Westville-based sandwich chain also said it's on pace to reach a record $100 million in sales for 2023.

Mar 15, 2023

Menendez, Booker call on Starbucks CEO ‘to negotiate in good faith’

The senators are urging Howard Schultz to stop delaying negotiations with four New Jersey Starbucks stores in Hopewell Township, Hamilton, Summit and Montclair.

NUTSÓLA, based Livingston, is adding a new product to its lineup: DÄT Organic Dark Chocolate.
Mar 14, 2023

Better-for-you snack brand NUTSÓLA adds chocolate to lineup (updated)

The family-founded company from Livingston is expanding its healthy and organic options.

Mar 13, 2023

Wildwoods tourism officials report record growth in 2022

The $9.99 million in generated tax revenue included gains in several key categories, including visitor spending on lodging and prepared foods and beverages.

Eric LeGrand (left) teamed up with Brian Axelrod (right) to the launch his first whiskey brand, Eric LeGrand Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Mar 13, 2023

With a new bourbon, LeGrand starts another new chapter

Rutgers legend Eric LeGrand and venture partner Brian Axelrod recently sat down with NJBIZ at LeGrand Coffee House in Woodbridge to discuss the launch of Kentucky Straight Bourbon and life as a business owner.

Rush Bowls, a Colorado-based fast casual restaurant known for its fresh and healthy meals-in-a-bowl, is making its debut in New Jersey this spring.
Mar 10, 2023

Rush Bowls bringing healthy options for people, pups to NJ

Franchising since 2016, the Colorado brand now has 39 restaurants across 21 states.

Mike’s Amazing was named the Official Mayonnaise, Mustard & Vegetable Oil of the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center as part of a new multiyear partnership.
Mar 10, 2023

NJ Devils, Prudential Center partner with ‘Amazing’ NJ condiment brand

Mike’s Amazing, owned by Saddle Brook-based Chefler Foods, was named the Official Mayonnaise, Mustard & Vegetable Oil of the team and venue as part of a new multiyear partnership.