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Daunte Culpepper's restaurant closes less than 6 months after opening! Print
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 11:51

OrlandoSentinel.com - The Orlando restaurant that UCF and NFL football great Daunte Culpepper helped open on University Boulevard near his Orange County alma mater has closed. The Knight-themed upscale-casual sports bar opened in August of 2013. Culpepper's involvement was part of a partnership with another former UCF quarterback, Kyle Israel; Tony Comas, a UCF alum and radio personality; and others.

TJ Davenport Group, the majority investors in Culpepper's Orlando, have decided to sell the location to a Miami based franchise who will be introducing a new concept to the area. Continue

Big year seen ahead for Florida Restaurants! Print
Thursday, 23 January 2014 17:50

Tallahassee.com - Florida restaurants will see their business grow in 2014 with a forecast 4.5-percent expansion in sales, a statewide trade association reports.

According to the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, this is will mark the fifth consecutive year nationally of restaurant industry sales growth despite what analysts referred to as a continued challenging economic landscape. Florida will be one of the pacesetters. Continue

Panhandle restaurants to become "Pet Friendly" Print
Thursday, 23 January 2014 17:46

PNJ.com - First Pensacola Beach opened beaches for dogs.

Now Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson IV wants to open outdoor areas of beach restaurants to the canine crowd.

Today the Santa Rosa Island Authority board will consider Robinson’s idea for the county to adopt the state’s “Dixie Cup Clary” ordinance allowing beach restaurants to become “pet friendly.” Continue

Driver of Pickup that crashes into restaurant found dead of gunshot wound! Print
Thursday, 23 January 2014 17:40

Floridatoday.com - Melbourne Police say detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of man who drove a vehicle into That Little Restaurant at Aurora and Wickham roads.

When officers checked the 49-year-old driver of the white Dodge Ram truck, they discovered he had a single gunshot wound to the head. A firearm was discovered at the scene.

FLORIDA TODAY isn't naming the driver. Continue

Mother saves child as drunk driver slams into restaurant! Print
Thursday, 23 January 2014 17:33

Dailymail.co.uk -A quick thinking Florida mother saved the life of her young child by pushing him out of the way just as an out of control SUV driven by a drunk driver barreled into the restaurant the two were eating in.

The vehicle ran a red light and smashed into another car before careening into the Orlando, Florida, Popeye’s December 30. No one inside the restaurant suffered serious injury.

Phillip Brown, 26, was charged with DUI with serious bodily harm, driving on a suspended license and failure to obey a traffic control device

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2014 MUFSO Advisory Board announced Print
Thursday, 23 January 2014 17:19

NRN.com - Organizers of the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators (MUFSO) conference have named 15 leading foodservice executives to its MUFSO Advisory Board.

Now in its 55th year, MUFSO is presented by the Penton Restaurant Group, comprised of Nation’s Restaurant News, Food Management and Restaurant Hospitality. The new advisory board members will help guide program development for the 2014 conference being held Oct. 5-7 in Dallas. Continue

Restaurants turn to private exchanges for health care coverage Print
Thursday, 23 January 2014 17:16

NRN-com - Since the inception of the Affordable Care Act, there has been no shortage of confusion surrounding its details — especially as it relates to the insurance marketplaces known as exchanges. Between the clumsy kickoff last year of the website hosting federal insurance options and the patchwork of state-led networks, a growing number of restaurant companies are turning to private exchanges as they prepare to comply with the upcoming employer mandate. Private exchanges operate ... Continue

Technology Forum January 20 in Naples Florida! Print
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 18:54

For The Vendors!

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at our upcoming i.Menu Forum conference in Naples, Florida ? This day is planned with Seminar Tracks, Conferences  and a Vendor Fair to see our partners from all over the world showcasing their Hospitality Mobile Technology Solutions. We have partners with the local and state hospitality associations to promote the event to the hospitality owners/managers of the area. SouthWest Florida is a growing community in the hospitality industry with over 10,000 new dining/hospitality businesses opening up each year.

 i.Menu Forum Naples, Florida on Monday January 20, 2014. For more information on or exhibitor package visitExhibitor Kit,Sponsorship&Application.

For the Restaurants!

Want the latest restaurant technology solutions in your investment ? Wanted to purchase the new Tablet Point of Sale Menu system but want to try it out first ? Come join us at the i.Menu Forum, the Forum is  a full day conference track full of seminars and hands on conference with the latest technologies solutions like Tablet Menus, SmartPhone Credit Card Swipe Readers, Mobile Payment Solutions, Security Enclosures, Text SMS Reservations, Waitlists, Online Menus, Cloud & Social Media Solutions.

Please let us know if your interested in exhibiting or sponsoring this event. We hope to hear from you soon.

Carmine De Santo

Show Manager

i.Menu Forum


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 18:58
World's most expensive restaurants! Print
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 13:21

USAToday.com - Fine dining at Michelin-starred restaurants around the world can come at a price. But what you get for those high price tags (which can often be accompanied by sticker shock) are outstanding dining experiences that can take you to a castle in Switzerland or to an underwater culinary experience in the Maldives. From Japan to Europe to the Big Apple, luxe dining menus are often designed tasting courses paired with wines, which substantially adds to the consumer's bottom line.

Japanese restaurants all over the world often charge premium prices for lavish seafood experiences. Masa in New York City, for example, costs $450 per person before beverages, gratuity or tax, all of which can easily take the bill up to roughly $600 per person for its tasting experience. And be sure not to cancel a reservation at Masa — that, too, will cost you (close to $200 per person). Continue

Bar sued by BMI for Karaoke... and loses! Print
Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:25

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a music licensing agency that claimed a popular Hampton Beach karaoke bar ripped it off by allowing its patrons to sing its catalog of songs, including "Get Down Tonight" by KC and the Sunshine Band.

Judge Paul Barbadoro accepted a motion for summary judgment Monday against Stacey Janes after owner Charles Hughes refused to respond to the motion. The bar, located at 9 Ocean Blvd., was sued earlier this year by Broadcast Music Inc., known as BMI, alleging seven claims of copyright infringement based on the unauthorized public performances of its music.

The bar is now barred from using the agency's music without a license and may have to pay $750 to $30,000 per song that was played. A damages hearing has been set for 10 a.m. Jan. 16.

BMI attorney Todd A. Sullivan said his client intends to seek $2,500 per violation for a total of $17,500, plus attorney fees. Continue

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