Restaurants & Food News
- Gates restaurateur to pay $308,000 in tax-evasion settlement
Gates restaurateur Konstantinos Votsis has agreed to pay $308,000 to settle federal tax evasion charges.
- Wegmans donates $1.5 million to open exhibit at Smithsonian
“Wegmans Wonderplace” will open in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in December as the first exhibition directly geared for children ages 6 and younger, officials said.
- Auntie Anne's honors Rochester franchisee
Lancaster, Pa.-based Auntie Anne’s Inc. has awarded local franchisee Karen Harrison of Rochester with the Franchisee of the Year Award for her contributions to the company.
- Tech company's app offers point-of-sale system for restaurants
OrderSnapp Inc. has unveiled a free tablet point-of-sale system for restaurants, officials said.
- Hart's Local Grocers to hold vendor market
Hart’s Local Grocers is slated to hold a vendor market Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., with some 20 of its vendors. The aim is to offer customers a new experience while they attend the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.
- Burger 21 targets Rochester, tri-state area
Burger 21—a franchise based in Tampa, Fla.—is targeting Rochester and the tri-state area for future expansion, officials said.
- CFO to leave Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands Inc. soon will soon have a new chief financial officer, with its current CFO leaving the company.
- Coffee so good it inspires their customers' tears
- Wage debate lands in court with lawsuits
- He found hospitality in Rochester
Austria native Johannes Mueller once owned Rooney’s, purchased Richardson’s Canal House in 2002
- Genesee Brewery's craft beer makes its way to retailers
Customer demand has prompted Genesee Brewery to sell its Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch series beers at Northeast retailers.
- Craft beer trails expand, impact other industries
- New hotels may put pressure on market initially
- Hospitality, tourism programs remain popular
- Tops opens locations in Walworth, Lyons
Tops Friendly Markets LLC opened locations in Walworth and Lyons this week, creating 165 jobs.
- Wegmans to open first NYC store
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is moving into New York City. The grocery retailer has announced it will anchor the $140 million redevelopment of Admirals Row at the 300-acre Brooklyn Navy Yard. It will add 450 initial jobs with a projection of 600 positions in total.
- Williamson-based cidery wins gold at San Francisco competition
Apple Country Spirits—a Williamson-based farm distillery and cidery—won a gold medal for its Pear Brandy at the annual San Francisco Spirits Competition. The company also took home a bronze medal this year for its AppleJack.
- Tops parent reports preliminary results with net sales drop
Tops Holding II Corp.—parent company of Tops Friendly Markets LLC—reported a 4.4 percent drop in net sales to $722.9 million in its preliminary financial results for the period ending April 18.