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Sep 19, 2023

Wakefern launches live tracking for home delivery

ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer customers will no longer have to wonder where their order is, in addition to being able to provide feedback on the experience.

AeroFarms' vertical farming facility in Newark.
Sep 18, 2023

AeroFarms exits Chapter 11 with new leadership, refreshed focus

With its balance sheet strengthened by investor support, the Newark-based vertical farming venture said it will now work on achieving profitability at its fully automated, 140,000-square-foot flagship operation in Danville, Va.

The Hellmann’s Award is given to the college football player who showcases the best tailgate recipe featuring the condiment.
Sep 18, 2023

Hellmann’s now ‘Official Mayo’ at 6 top football universities

After generating much buzz by bringing on Tennessee Titans quarterback Will Levis as a brand ambassador, the Unilever-owned brand hopes to score another touchdown with its newest marketing effort.

Newark Restaurant Week will run Sept. 22 through Oct. 1.
Sep 18, 2023

AC, Newark, Nutley, Monmouth County among upcoming Restaurant Weeks (updated)

New Jersey’s diverse culinary scene will be on full display with several events poised to kick off this fall.

Darden Restaurants and Feeding America are providing Community FoodBank of New Jersey with a refrigerated 26-foot truck. - COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NJ
Sep 17, 2023

Darden Restaurants delivers refrigerated truck to Community FoodBank of NJ

The hillside-based nonprofit is among 10 organizations nationwide that will receive the 26-foot vehicles to help further their missions to fight hunger.

Edible Garden’s recently acquired line of Pulp sustainable gourmet sauces and chili-based products will soon be available at Morton Williams Supermarket.
Sep 15, 2023

Edible Garden’s Pulp sauces coming to NYC grocer Morton Williams

The Belvidere-based hydroponic farming company acquired the line in November 2022.

Hain Celestial's refreshed logo, purpose and values were unveiled during a Sept. 13 Investor Day event in New York City.
Sep 15, 2023

Hain Celestial unveils multiyear transformation strategy

New Jersey’s newest consumer packaged goods giant is changing up how it does business, unveiling a multiyear transformation strategy aimed at driving long-term sustainable growth.

Billing itself as “Home of the Original Taco Tuesday,” Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar in Somers Point estimates it has served more than 2 million tacos over the Past four decades hosting the promotion.
Sep 15, 2023

Amid Taco Bell challenge, support grows for Somers Point restaurant

As the fight for Taco Tuesday rages on, Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar served more than 800 hard shell handhelds this week — double the 300 to 400 it prepares for its typical weekly event.

Mike Feliziani, PrimoHoagies corporate field representative, and Barry Friedman, vice president of franchise & business development, attend Franchise Expo South, a regional trade show in Fort Lauderdale, in a move to spur additional development in the state for the chain.
Sep 14, 2023

PrimoHoagies focuses on Florida for franchise development

The Westville-based fast casual brand aims to add 300 to 350 new stores within the next five years across the U.S., including in the Sunshine State.

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.
Sep 13, 2023

Dave’s Hot Chicken plans 7 restaurants in South Jersey

A newly signed franchise agreement will see the fast-causal brand launch the new locations over the next five years, starting in Cherry Hill.

Founded 15 years ago, Bubbakoo's Burritos is known for its burritos, tacos, quesadillas and bowls that are fresh, made-to-order and affordable in a lively skater-surfer atmosphere.
Sep 12, 2023

Bubbakoo’s kicks off 1st major gameday promotion with Rutgers, LeGrand

Under a newly announced partnership, the Point Pleasant-based fast casual restaurant will give fans a $3 discount on entrees at its New Jersey and New York locations for Scarlet Knights wins.

Founded in 1998, Pennsylvania-based Philly Pretzel Factory is known for its hand-twisted, freshly baked pretzels as well as various party trays, pretzel dogs, dips and other specialty pretzel-based items.
Sep 12, 2023

Philly Pretzel Factory adds new Bergen County location

The Pennsylvania-based franchise has more than 45 stores in New Jersey.