Cheesy Eddies in Henrietta celebrates National Cheesecake Day

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Friday is National Cheesecake Day and there are some great ways to celebrate around Rochester. The Cheesecake Factory in Pittsford introduced a new flavor — the coconut cream pie cheesecake. The chain will donate $1 to Feeding America for every slice of its cheesecakes sold during the day.
Rochester, NY13 WHAM

New help coming for some restaurants in the form of tax credits

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - New help is coming for restaurants hit hard during the pandemic. Thursday, the state announced a $35 million Return-to-Work Tax Credit for restaurants that were in orange or red zones for at least 30 consecutive days in 2020 and 2021. The Hideaway Restaurant in Rochester was...
Henrietta, NY13 WHAM

Cheesy Eddie's continues free slice giveaway tradition Friday

Henrietta, N.Y. — Friday marks National Cheesecake Day. In honor of the big day, Cheesy Eddie’s is giving away free slices of cheesecake from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at its Jefferson Road location in the Genesee Valley Regional Market. More than 3,000 slices are expected to be distributed on a first-come,...
Irondequoit, NYBay News 9

Some Monroe County restaurants struggling to find workers

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — Many restaurants, both in Monroe County and around the country, are experiencing the problem of having open positions, but not having enough staff to fill shifts. Uncle Danny's Family Restaurant in Irondequoit is struggling to hire cooks. Owner Mary Stefeanou says she's worried the pandemic has changed...

Readers Write: Banning Chick-Fil-A from NYS Thruway Rest Stops Makes No Sense

New York State Assembly members Harry Bronson of Rochester along with Deborah Glick and Danny O’Donnell of Manhattan recently sent a letter to the New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew Driscoll opposing the opening of Chick-fil-A outlets at the Thruway rest stops. They claim to represent the interests of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Queer communities, but calling for the denial of this free enterprise business to open new locations is intolerant in itself.

Undergraduate research project focuses on future of restaurant dining post COVID-19

Maddie Reim has worked in a restaurant in her hometown of Perkasie, Pa., so she knows first-hand the impact the pandemic has had on the hospitality business. That’s why the third-year hospitality and tourism management major was excited to work with Saunders College of Business Associate Professor Jerrie Hsieh on research pertaining to the return of consumers to restaurant dining. Reim will present her findings during RIT’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Rochester, NYRochester Business Journal

St. John’s

St. John’s announces that Claudio Russo has been named director of dining services. He brings more than 40 years of experience in customer relations and food services to the role. He most recently served as executive chef at Wegman’s Food Markets Inc. corporate office. The information in the People and...
Canandaigua, NY13 WHAM

'Sand Bar' in Canandaigua reopens to public next week

Canandaigua, N.Y. — A popular spot in Canandaigua is getting ready to reopen to the general public. Earlier this month, The Sand Bar announced it would only be open to guests of The Lake House on Canandaigua on a temporary basis, citing staffing issues. The bar announced Thursday that it...
Rochester, NYWHEC TV-10

Good Question: Why aren't all dining areas open?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) —Here's a Good Question about restaurants. This specifically covers fast-food chains. Just last week, Christopher asked News10NBC's Brennan Somers: Why is the East Avenue McDonald's lobby still closed to the public? It's drive-thru and take-out only, no dining in for well over a year since the pandemic began.

Genesee Brewery gets eight new tanks for Seagram’s Escapes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester’s own Genesee Brewery received eight new storage tanks Tuesday for the premium malt-based drink, Seagram’s Escapes. These new stainless steel tanks replace four tanks that are decades old. Each individual tank holds up to an equivalent of 28,000 cases of Seagram’s Escapes malt base. Genesee Brewery says the addition is good news, as the flavored malt beverages bring in a good amount of business.