'It Gives Us a Little More Time': Austin Restaurants Get Boost With Help From Hometown Hormel


At a time when the impacts of COVID-19 have closed the doors of many restaurants — temporarily or permanently — Josh Diaz is busier than ever. 

Diaz is the manager and owner of Piggy Blues Bar-B-Que, a restaurant that has been a part of the community in Austin, Minn., for more than 20 years. While restaurants and bars in the state are limited to takeout service only under statewide orders, the diner-less dining room in Piggy Blues has been converted into an assembly line of to-go containers.

Governor Cuomo Announces Second Phase of Empire State Digital with Ritual and PayPal to Support New York Restaurants and Food Service Industry


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the second phase of New York's Empire State Digital initiative to support the state's restaurants and food service industry affected by COVID-19 has launched. Beginning today and extending through April 2021, e-commerce company Ritual will offer its commission-free digital ordering platform Ritual ONE to New York's restaurants and food service businesses at no cost, for pickup and delivery.

Nexas America LLC Launches SpotCheckHub to Help Restaurants Recover Following COVID-19 Shutdowns.

Press Release

August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Nexas America, LLC, Hampden, MA announces, a new web and mobile platform designed to help restaurants and restaurant patrons alike as dining restrictions are lifted in the post-COVID shutdown era.  Focusing on rebuilding customer confidence, and on American generosity, SpotCheckHub brings together two proven web-based concepts -- community reviews and crowdfunding. 

Whoa Nellie Farm - Making Regenerative Agriculture Work for All


by Woody Tasch, founder, Slow Money 

Just as I was about to head from the kitchen to the office to write an article about Slow Money for this issue of the GreenMoney Journal, a story appeared on CNN about Whoa Nellie Farm in Acme, Pennsylvania. I had no choice but to start here.

Dine Out (or in) to Give Back – Dining Out for Life® Hosted by Subaru Is Now More Meaningful Than Ever


With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing dramatic changes to our lives and bringing devastating challenges to our restaurants and non-profits, the perennial restaurant fundraiser Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru, typically held on the last Thursday in April in cities across North America, will now be delayed in most cities. In Albany, Atlanta, Boulder, Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, it will be held in April as a virtual fundraising event.

Finding a Home at Olive Garden


When Ian Nason thinks about adversity, he doesn’t view it in a traditional sense – an unfortunate event or circumstance – rather, he has a higher opinion of it. That positive outlook has helped him overcome the odds with hope and achieve much personal and professional success.

In August 2015, Ian was named a Director of Operations for Olive Garden. That promotion was a far cry from where he started his life’s journey. 

“Citi Call-Ups” Will Bring One Local New York Restaurant up to the Big Leagues to Dish Out Cuisine at Citi Field

Fan Voting to Determine Restaurant Taking Over a Citi Field Concession Starting Friday, June 26th
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Citi announced today the launch of the Citi Call-Ups program, which will present a local New York restaurant with the opportunity to showcase its cuisine at Citi Field during the second half of the 2015 New York Mets season. Now in the initiative’s second season, Citi has nominated four independently-owned local neighborhood restaurants to be voted on by fans – with the winning business to be featured alongside some of New York’s premier culinary all-stars.


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