Millburn, NJ Restaurants

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Opens First Restaurant in New Jersey

LINDEN, NJ – Leading fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announced today it has experienced significant development nationwide throughout the second and third quarters of 2021, including the opening of its first restaurants in New Jersey and Wisconsin. With these new locations, the rapidly-growing brand now has a presence in 34 states and is slated to continue expanding its footprint with a strong pipeline fueled by continued franchise development success. In addition to these milestone restaurant openings, Freddy’s has announced the recent signing of five development deals with new and existing franchisees to bring 30 units to key target markets across the U.S., including Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, North Dakota and the greater Chicagoland region.
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New York Post

NYC’s thriving restaurant scene shows us the way out of the pandemic

Too many “experts” regard restaurants as optional to the larger economy. But right now, they’re the only economy we’ve got. A recent New York Times editorial moaned that elected officials “seemed more concerned about reopening bars and restaurants than safely reopening schools.”. Yet our zillion-strong cafes, bistros, brasseries, trattorias, steakhouses,...
New York Post

11 of 15 NYC restaurants not enforcing vaccine mandate

Most of the 15 Manhattan restaurants visited by undercover sleuths this week were not enforcing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s city-wide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for people dining inside, according to a new investigation. Only four of the 15 restaurants asked reporters for ID along with proof of vaccination before seating them...

Fast-casual chicken eatery to open 2nd N.J. location

A chicken sandwich eatery based in Fort Lee is planning to open a second New Jersey location. Lauren’s Chicken Burger announced it will open its next spot in Carlstadt. The fast-casual restaurant will be located at 430 Route 17 S. An exact opening date has yet to be announced. Guests...

Izzy’s Fried Chicken Has Closed in Brooklyn

Izzy’s Fried Chicken has recently closed its doors. It was part of the Izzy’s Smokehouse group, one of the best BBQ joints (if not THE best kosher BBQ joint) in the world. The fried chicken restaurant was an independent restaurant located in Crown Heights where you can still find the original Izzy’s Smokehouse. Unfortunately for many fans, the fried chicken restaurant has shut its doors for good. Izzy’s Taqueria shuttered in 2020 as well, although the best items from both the Fried Chicken and Taqueria locations can be found on the menu in the BBQ restaurants.

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar to Open Location in Jersey City

There’s a new sushi spot coming to the Newport neighborhood of Jersey City early next year. According to Kura Sushi spokesperson Lauren Murakami, the location is set to open in the Spring of 2022. It will be inside the Newport Tower located at 525 Washington Boulevard, which is situated next to the Newport Light Rail and PATH station.

Another restaurant chain eats into NYC’s vacant retail space

Fast-growing Medierranean food chain Mezeh Mediterranean Grill has opened another location in New York City. Cushman & Wakefield arranged a long-term lease for Mezeh at Rockpoint Group’s 1700 Broadway. Mezeh will occupy 1,400 s/f on the ground floor of the fully leased office building, adjacent to the lobby. Mezeh is expected to open Spring 2022.

Key To Nyc Will Be Required By All Gyms, Restaurants: In Effect From Today

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that indoor restaurants, gyms, and entertainment facilities would demand evidence of immunization for employees and consumers. A new requirement for employees and visitors to indoor venues, the “Key to NYC Pass,” was unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio last month. Following a mayoral executive order and a health department directive, the policy will be introduced on August 16 and phased in over the next few months, with enforcement commencing on September 13. “I recognize that not everyone is going to agree with this,” de Blasio said during a virus briefing on Monday. Yet this will be a life-saving gesture for so many individuals, he says. A Covid-19 vaccination passport scheme, dubbed as “Key to NYC,” went into effect in New York City on Monday as part of the city’s reopening efforts.
Time Out Global

Afternoon opens in Brooklyn soon with trendy Korean treats

A new food hall cafe hybrid is bringing a Korean food tour to Brooklyn, all in one space. Afternoon, created by Group KFF, a New York-based Korean restaurant brand company, will offer several trendy Korean fast food spots in a new space in Williamsburg, at 148 N. 7th Street. Afternoon, which is truly the perfect stop for an indulgent mid-day snack, will house Jongro Rice Hotdog, Mochi Mochi Donut, Croffle Haus, EggLab and Brooklyn Roasting Company.