| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Moody's Investors Service weighed in Tuesday on debt associated with the new owners of the Red Lobster restaurant chain, giving it a relatively low corporate rating of B3 but with a stable outlook. Moody’s said it was the first rating for the new...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants has set an opening date for its second Orlando location, on International Drive, of Sept. 1.
The company is hiring 200 new people to work at the new restaurant, in the I-Shops location at International Drive...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) announced Monday that it began a program to buy down $600 million of its debt.
The debt repurchase is subject to Darden completing sale of its Red Lobster business to Golden Gate Capital, which the company announced in May...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:41 AM
My first bite at Shake Shack: Burgers, custards and fries, oh my! Shake Shack recently opened its fourth restaurant in Florida at 119 N. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park. The Shack is a sleek interpretation of the roadside burger stand with some nice twists....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Siro Urban Italian Kitchen wins Achievement of Excellence Award at 2014 American Culinary Federation convention in Kansas City, Mo. The farm-to-table restaurant at the Orlando Marriott World Center, was one of 20 operations to receive the award from ACF...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Fast-casual restaurant franchise, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, has broken ground at 8107 Vineland Ave. in Orlando on the first of more than 20 eateries planned for the area. The restaurant’s menu includes burgers, Vienna Beef hot...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Quaker Steak & Lube, a fast casual concept will develop four restaurants throughout Central Florida. Altamonte Springs' Wingnutz LLC plans to open Quaker Steak & Lube locations in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala and Kissimmee over the next several years....
| Aug 3, 2014
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has opened in Orlando's Mills Park. The upscale-casual restaurant serves lunch and dinner and features aged beef, fresh seafood, chicken and ribs seared over local hickory and oak.
At first glance the restaurant has a feel...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Forbidden City restaurant, a fixture near downtown Orlando before the area was designated as the Mills 50 district, will close when its lease runs out in November. Owner Fran Le says she does not want to move, but has been given little choice by the...
| Apr 13, 2014
The new Artisan's Table in downtown Orlando has a lot going for it.
The location off Orange Avenue is prime for downtown workers, concertgoers and sports fans headed to Amway Center and visitors staying at the nearby Grand Bohemian. Yes, the three...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:21 PM
What makes a downtown cool?
Last week, Orlando city leaders announced plans to launch a yearlong initiative to make downtown Orlando a cool place to live, work and play. Certain cities across the country - Austin, Portland and Seattle - seem to have...