Food & Hospitality

Wildwoods boardwalk
Jan 27, 2023

North Wildwood receives $1.1M grant for boardwalk upgrades

The announcement comes on the heels of Gov. Phil Murphy’s State of the State address, during which he proposed the creation of a new statewide fund to support the shoreside walkways.

Jan 26, 2023

Life Time preparing for 8th NJ location

The luxury athletic country club's Monmouth County location will include a three-floor, more than 125,000-square-foot building and a ground-level, approximately 50,000-square-foot beach club.

Campbell Soup Co. named Carrie Anderson as its chief financial officer and executive vice president, effective Feb. 6.
Jan 26, 2023

Campbell Soup appoints new CFO, executive vice president

Carrie Anderson comes to the company from Princeton-based Integra LifeSciences, a leading global medical technology company.

As part of an Allegiance Retail Services campaign launched in Foodtown and Green Way Markets, shoppers were able to learn how to prepare three healthy, quality meals for just $9 a day.
Jan 25, 2023

Allegiance supermarkets helping shoppers hack their grocery budgets

With inflation-weary consumers across the U.S. focused on cutting costs and finding ways to stretch their pennies, Foodtown and Green Way Markets customers were able to learn how to prepare three quality meals for just $9 a day.

PastaRamen, an Italian style ramen restaurant concept by James Beard Award-nominated chef Robbie Felice, will open in Montclair on Jan. 28.
Jan 25, 2023

Italian-style ramen restaurant set for Montclair debut (updated)

The concept from James Beard Award-nominated chef Robbie Felice and Montclair Hospitality Group founder Luck Sarabhayavanija originally launched during the pandemic as an exclusive, invite-only pop-up in Jersey City, Montclair, Miami and Los Angeles.

Edible Gardens' flagship facility in Belvidere.
Jan 24, 2023

Edible Garden expands distribution network to include NYC-based grocery

The Belvidere-based company's line of sustainably grown leafy greens will soon be available at Morton Williams Supermarkets, a member of Iselin-based supermarket co-cop Allegiance Retail Services LLC.

Paris Baguette’s croissant donut is exactly what it sounds like: half croissant, half doughnut. - PARIS BAGUETTE
Jan 24, 2023

Paris Baguette continues NJ expansion

The South Korean company, which has its U.S. headquarters in Moonachie, was recently named No. 118 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 500 fastest-growing franchises.

Fogo de Chão started off 2023 by announcing 12 signed leases including a location in Wayne.
Jan 23, 2023

Ahead of Fogo de Chao’s debut, Brazilian steakhouse eyes more NJ locations

The news comes as the churrasco-style chain puts the finishing touches on its first restaurant in the state, which is expected to open Feb. 13 in Paramus. 

Jan 20, 2023

Princeton Area Community Foundation awards $2M to local nonprofits

Organizations working in education and youth development programs secured the most funding, followed by those working to help vulnerable populations and alleviate food insecurity. Click through for the complete list of grantee partners.

A rendering of Campbell's snack division, which will soon be added to its Camden campus.
Jan 19, 2023

Campbell consolidating snacks division, relocating 330 jobs to Camden

As a result, the soup and snack giant said it plans to invest $50 million to upgrade and expand its headquarters in the city, where it has operated from for more than 150 years.

StretchLab was founded in 2015 by Xponential Fitness, the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands.
Jan 18, 2023

StretchLab opens location in downtown Metuchen

Erin Garcia spent years working in management in the health and fitness space and fell in love with the concept after just one intro class, leading her on an entrepreneurial journey to launch her first location of the franchise in the Brainy Borough.

Jersey Mike’s Subs named Brooke Cabrera as director of real estate in the Northeast.
Jan 17, 2023

Jersey Mike’s adds real estate director in Northeast to execute expansion efforts

Over the past three years, the Manasquan-based company has increased its number of units by 37.9%, earning the chain the No. 3 spot on Entrepreneur’s ranking of 2023's top 500 franchises.