Food & Hospitality

Bubbakoo’s Burritos' new store in Fair Lawn will be the fast casual Mexican chain's 50th location.
Dec 1, 2023

Bubbakoo’s prepares 50th restaurant in New Jersey

Opening in December, the new store is owned and operated by Rubert Nogales, an existing franchisee with the brand who also runs a location in Park Ridge.

Founded in 2018 in Queens, N.Y., KPot has more than 50 locations across the U.S., including six in New Jersey.
Dec 1, 2023

Woodbridge getting all-you-can eat Korean BBQ, hot pot spot

Founded in 2018 in Queens, N.Y., the brand has more than 50 locations across the U.S., including six in New Jersey.

2023 Coramino Fund grantees (from left): Monica Nava, Chemn Cafe, Elgin, Texas; Kendra Payne, The Herbal Scoop, Narrowsburg, N.Y.; Martin Boyd Jr., Redemption Body Wellness, Philadelphia, Pa.
Dec 1, 2023

Hart’s tequila brand awarding $500K in grants to Black, Latinx small business owners

Last year, the initiative included two New Jersey businesses: NYCSE LLC, a streetwear boutique in Englewood, and Valdez Institute of Self Defense, a martial arts school in Union City.

The PrimoHoagies store in Sewell opened in March as the chain's 100th location.
Nov 30, 2023

After CEO takes helm of Sewell PrimoHoagies, store plans customer appreciation day

The chain's 100th location "was doing well but it was mutually decided with the original owners that, given its location in the neighborhood of the PrimoHoagies headquarters, this would be an ideal store for Nicholas [Papanier Jr.] to own and oversee day-to-day,” a company spokesperson told NJBIZ.

QuickChek's new location in Scotch Plains began welcoming customers Oct. 31.
Nov 30, 2023

QuickChek bringing back ‘Free Coffee Fridays’ in December (updated)

The campaign from the Whitehouse Station-based convenience chain runs from Dec. 1-29.

After being granted approval by the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Instacart is giving customers the ability to have alcohol from Wegmans stores or all independently owned Wegmans Wine, Liquor & Beer locations delivered directly to their doorstep in as fast as an hour.
Nov 30, 2023

Instacart powering alcohol delivery from Wegmans in NJ

Since partnering in 2017 to offer same-day arrival, the companies have expanded their relationship to include pickup, EBT SNAP acceptance and loyalty program integration.

Jersey Mike’s founder Peter Cancro (center) celebrates the 2023 Day of Giving with local charity partner Junior Achievement of the Heartland in Iowa.
Nov 29, 2023

Jersey Mike’s raises $4M for Feeding America

Following the November giving campaign, the sandwich chain is gearing up to raise funds in December for Wreaths Across America, a coordinated effort to remember fallen heroes by placing a wreath on the grave sites of veterans.

A new QuickChek is now open at 235 Route 10 E. in East Hanover. - QUICKCHEK
Nov 29, 2023

Nerd Focus expands distribution to NJ, NY QuickChek stores

Owned by Freehold-based Beverage USA Holdings Inc., the energy drink brand has also launched several sports partnerships, including with the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center.

After announcing its franchising initiatives in 2019, Dave’s Hot Chicken now has more than 700 restaurants confirmed and plans to open over 70 new locations this year.
Nov 28, 2023

Dave’s Hot Chicken sets opening for 2nd NJ restaurant

Known for its tenders and sliders with spice levels ranging from “No Spice” to “Reaper," the fast casual will begin welcoming customers at its Ocean Township eatery Dec. 2.

Discount grocer Aldi is recalling certain brands of cantaloupe as well as select peaches, nectarines and plums.
Nov 27, 2023

Aldi expands fruit recall to NJ stores

Because of concerns over salmonella and listeria, the discount grocer issued the warning for certain brands of fresh cantaloupe, as well as select peaches, nectarines and plums.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
Nov 25, 2023

Doherty honored for assisting Florida Applebee’s employees after Hurricane Ian

The Allendale-based restaurant group was among several franchisees recognized by the restaurant brand for demonstrating a commitment to guest service, community involvement, operational excellence and brand success.

Bluestone Lane is scheduled to open Nov. 30 at Nassau Park Pavilion in Princeton.
Nov 22, 2023

Bluestone Lane ready to launch newest New Jersey café (slideshow)

The location marks the chain’s fourth in the state, following spots in Jersey City and Hoboken as well as a kiosk at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal A.