Food & Hospitality

Rutgers Athletics and Jersey Mike's Subs inked a multi-year naming rights agreement for the home of the Rutgers basketball team.
Nov 3, 2021

Jersey Mike’s gets naming rights to Rutgers Athletics arena

The home of the Scarlet Knights men's and women's basketball, wrestling, gymnastics and volleyball programs will bear the name of this fast-growing franchised sub shop that got its start along the Jersey Shore.

Ventanas in Fort Lee is one of the best places for a date in the country, OpenTable said.
Nov 3, 2021

4 restaurants in NJ named best places for a date by OpenTable

Establishments in Swedesboro, Jackson, Asbury Park and Fort Lee made the list of places to woo a significant other—or a could-it-be significant other.

Inserra ShopRite of Wayne.
Nov 1, 2021

Inserra opens its largest ShopRite ever in Wayne

The store boasts 80,000 square feet featuring a Patsy’s Butcher meat department, from-scratch fresh bake shop, seafood delivered daily, a large selection of organic and locally grown produce and a floral department.

Oct 27, 2021

Jersey City ranks as one of nation’s best cities for coffee (updated)

Besting both New York and Philadelphia, Rent.com listed the Hudson County municipality – where more than half of its shops are locally based – in its top 20.

Jersey Mike's Subs sandwiches being made.
Oct 27, 2021

The third-fastest growing food chain nationwide is based in NJ

Plenty of other list makers have locations in the Garden State, including both Starbucks and Domino's—the only contenders that beat out this sandwich shop.

Pure Green opened a Lawrenceville location on Oct. 23, 2021.
Oct 26, 2021

Juice bar opens first NJ location in Lawrenceville

The Jersey Pure Green site is part of a plan to grow the brand’s national footprint with 50 new stores across the U.S.

Oct 26, 2021

Joe’s Bagel & Grill adds two locations in NJ

The Belmar-based franchisor will open a new restaurant in Marlboro and a second outlet in Toms River, bringing the total number of stores to 11.

Oct 25, 2021

‘My dream came true’

Cesar Cardenas started washing dishes at Rumson’s Salt Creek Grille at age 18 in 2001, months after arriving to New Jersey from Ecuador. This year, 20 years later, he became executive chef.

Police Security Expo at the Atlantic City Convention Center, Aug. 24 and 25. Courtesy of Meet AC
Oct 25, 2021

Turning out

Over the course of a typical weekend, tens of thousands of guests descend upon Atlantic City, with its nine casino hotels and varied restaurant, retail and hospitality offerings. That’s a problem this year: Although the delta variant outbreaks of the late summer and early fall have begun to trail off, public health officials are nonetheless warning of COVID-19 spikes from holiday gatherings, and[...]

Catering prepared at Benares during the pandemic. - BENARES NJ
Oct 22, 2021

FeedNJ passes 300K meals served

Soup Kitchen 411, the group that administers the program, said it has also provided $3 million to local restaurants.

A Wing it On! storefront.
Oct 21, 2021

Wing It On! inks deal for second NJ location

The franchise agreement is part of the brand’s larger growth strategy to lock in 25 to 30 additional units by the end of the year in markets across the country.

PrimoHoagies plans 18 new stores in 2021.
Oct 18, 2021

PrimoHoagies to open Rockaway location

The Westville sub sandwich chain's 2,200-square-foot store will create 15 jobs and will offer takeout, delivery, catering and limited indoor seating.