| Mar 20, 2015
| 3:03 PM
Darden's turnaround under new leadership appears to be taking hold as restaurant sales were up during the past three months, even at struggling flagship Olive Garden.
CEO Gene Lee said Friday that profits and sales were up at all seven restaurant...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 2:44 AM
Heading to the theme parks in Orlando for some spring break fun?
Save on tickets to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Sea World, Legoland, Cirque shows, Blue Man Group and more with offers from VisitOrlando.com.
Orlando's official tourism site...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 10:03 AM
Winter Park: Small Business Education Series, 8 a.m. March 20, Winter Park Welcome Center/Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave. Cost: free to Chamber members, $10 for nonmembers. Details: 407-644-8281 or winterpark.org.
East Lake County:...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Husband-and-wife duo, Katerina and Vassilis Coumbaros, who own the Greek eatery Taverna Opa Orlando, are opening a second concept, Tapa Toro, a Spanish restaurant slated to open in May in the center of the city’s new tourism complex at the I-Drive...
| Apr 5, 2015
TR Fire Grill is Tony Roma's new restaurant concept aimed at millennials and other diners who want artisanal fare with a local farm-to-table approach.
We stopped by the south Orlando location shortly after last month's grand opening. There are a few...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 1:34 PM
Hurricane Grill & Wings has opened a third Central Florida location in Orlando near Lake Buena Vista. The restaurant chain is known for its 35 signature wing flavors including maple pepper, ancho lime and raspberry. Heat intensity ranges from "Calm Seas"...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 11:53 AM
Two Chefs Seafood Oyster Bar opens Tuesday, April 7, near downtown Orlando. Bernard Carmouche, former culinary director for Emeril Lagasse's Florida restaurants, has teamed up with Larry Sinibaldi, former chef of Hard Rock Hotel's The Palm restaurant,...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:40 PM
Dickey’s Barbecue, a family run joint from Texas, is opening a new location at 599 S. Chickasaw Trail number in Orlando this week with a three-day celebration.
Thursday March 5 the first 50 dine-in guests after the 11 a.m. grand opening will...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 1:44 PM
Local high school students won honors in the recent ProStart Culinary Team Competition at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Educational Foundation put on the contest that involved 49 high schools. Cypress...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:37 AM
Hawkers Asian Street Fare is expanding to the EDGE district of St. Petersburg. Currently operating eateries in Orlando and Jacksonville, the concept fuses Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Indian fare into an impressive menu.
| Feb 20, 2015
When Efrain Lozada appeared on TV's "Undercover Boss" five years ago, Subway exec Don Fertman noted the young Orlando restaurant manager had a bright future in the business.
Lozada ran circles around Fertman, the chief development officer at Subway, and...