Tag Archives: restaurant

Lawsuit filed over heart attack theme for restaurants

Calorielab in the article “Heart attack themed restaurants in legal spat” notes that an Arizona “medically themed” hamburger restaurant is suing a Florida copycat restaurant.


Arby’s chief Tom Garrett resigns

Nation’s Restaurant News reports that Tom Garrett has resigned as president and chief executive of Arby’s after 29 years with the brand. Garrett leaves as Arby’s continues to struggle with lackluster sales. In the company’s latest quarter, ended Sept. 27, Arby’s reported a 9-percent drop in North American same-store sales. Roland Smith, president and chief executive of Atlanta-based Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, has assumed the role of interim president for the brand while the chain searches for a permanent replacement.

McDonalds issues responsibility report

McDonald’s Corporation has issued a report outlining its latest global practices in the areas of sustainable supply chain, nutrition and well-being, environmental responsibility, employment experience, community and corporate governance and ethics. This all-digital, interactive 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report can be accessed at www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/csr/report.html

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Recognized by Citysearch

Gregory Woloszczuk, President of GMW Carolina Inc,  the company that locally owns and operates two area Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations, is proud to announce that users of Citysearch voted and selected their restaurant for the Best American Food, as well as Best Place for Group Dinning.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is located at 200 Crossroads Blvd Cary and 5318 New Hope Commons Drive in Durham off 15/501 and Mt. Moriah Road. Both locations offer dine in, take out, catering, and online ordering. The restaurants are open 7 days a week 11:00 AM- 9:00 PM.

NY Restaurants on transfat ban

In the article “Restaurants react to transfat ban” WBHG reports that the way local eateries cook your favorite meal, could soon change.

When a restaurant becomes part of the family

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Michael Bauer in the article “When a restaurant becomes part of the family” writes that many diners who repeatedly visit the same restaurants develop an emotional attachment to the staff, the food and the surroundings.

Bocci Trattoria & Pizzeria Opens a New Location in Cary

Bocci Trattoria & Pizzeria has opened a new location in Cary at the Lochmere Pavilion Shopping Center on Kildaire Farm Road.

They have taken over the former Blue Note & Oishee space which overlooks the Lochmere Golf Club.

Bocci’s owner, Bob Jewett, has redesigned the space to reflect an Old World ambiance reminiscent of the many trattorias throughout Tuscany.

The restaurant can seat up to 155 people is divided into three distinct areas:

  • the bar, which features a stunning large curved bar with a beautiful glass mosaic tile backdrop with a “Pizza Bar” and a grand piano for live music on the weekends;
  • the main dining area, which is set off by a mural of a Tuscan vineyard, cozy booths and a “special occasion” table which is partitioned off with a tile roof; and
  • “The Vintage Room” that is available for private parties and can seat up to 50 guests comfortably.

To celebrate the opening, Bocci has unveiled an updated menu.  Head Chef Michele Rizzo will feature classic Italian fare along with new favorites such as Pork Osso Buco, Tilapia Zafferano & Chicken Saltimbocca.

Bocci also offers a variety of pizza styles including New York style, Chicago Deep Dish & their very own Nonna’s Pizza.

Bocci is open seven days a week for lunch & dinner.  Find out more at www.bocciitalian.com or call (919)803-5358 in Cary or (919)206-4067 in Durham.